Top Things to Do When Visiting the Greek Gods: Mount Olympus and Litohoro



Many people come to visit Greece with a mission in mind – visiting Litochoro and the surrounding sights.

Whether you want to hike the trails of Mount Olympus, the mythological home of the twelve gods of Olympus, or feel the untouched nature of the area, let’s take a look at some of the amazing experiences waiting for you.

Tourists like to stay in Litochoro, since almost all climbing trails for Mount Olympus begin in the southwest part of the town. One popular hike is between Prionia to Litochoro. It has a lot of river crossings, bridges and untouched nature.

There are other activities for your to check out near Litohoro such as Orlias Waterfalls. These peaceful and cold waterfalls are the perfect place to cool down with the backdrop of the pine, cedar and fir trees of the forests of Mount Olympus.

If going to the beach and swimming in clear, sparkling blue water sounds relaxing to you then check out the coastal area known as Pláka or Pláka Litochoro which is located just east of the town of Litochoro.

You will find everything you need to enjoy yourself in Pláka Litochoro from seaside resorts as well as hotels, to campsites, restaurants and beach bars.

If you are interested in the history of Litochoro, check out the Old Monastery of St. Dionysius. This Greek Orthodox monastery on the slopes of Mount Olympus is the ruins of the original monastery which was first established in 1542. It has been destroyed many times, the last time by the Nazis during WWII in 1943.

An interesting fact is that the first recorded mention of the town of Litochoro is in an account of a visit by Saint Dionysios to Mount Olympus in the 16th century.

You can visit the unique chapel of Saint Dionysios, which is located some 20 minutes from the monastery at the Enipeas River.

Also be sure to visit two important ancient sites in Litochoro: Dion for its archaeological park and museum and Leivithra with its acropolis and the Leivithra Park.

Where to stay?
The Litohoro Olympus Resort Villas and Spas is in Pláka Litochoro and it is a one-of-a-kind boutique-style hotel.

Located very close to the well-known and traditional Litochoro Village, here you will find accommodations ranging from Deluxe Rooms with Sea Views to VIP Villas with a private gardens and pools. It is a great place for couples, weddings and families with children.

Private Villa with Private Pool at Litohoro Olympus Resort Villas and Spas

While staying at the Litohoro Olympus Resort Villas and Spas, you will enjoy the best Greek and Mediterranean cuisine at their restaurant, Elia.

There is also a private spa, Aphrodite, where you will find programs for rejuvenation in combination with a choice among the best beauty and work-out therapies.

At the Litohoro Olympus Resort Villas and Spas you will find the perfect place to relax and unwind at the Lemon Beach Bar at Lemon beach. All of this is complimented by the breathtaking views of the Mythical Mount Olympus.