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Snapshots

  1. The port of Gritsa

    Snapshot Title: The port of Gritsa
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    The seafront location of the Litochoron village



  2. The Litochoron village

    Snapshot Title: The Litochoron village
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    The main vilalge in the area and the 'official' entrance to mountain Olympus (maybe a subject of another panrorama?)



  3. Ancient Livithra - the ciity of Orpheus

    Snapshot Title: Ancient Livithra - the ciity of Orpheus
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    An Homeric city (dating back to prehistory), attributed to Orpheus, recently excavated. Not too much for sightseeing on the hill with the exception of the breathtaking scenery of aged plane trees. D...



  4. (Old) Leptokarya - The lost village

    Snapshot Title: (Old) Leptokarya - The lost village
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    The village was the first to be transferred to the seaside due to landslides Today very few ruins, remind the location of life in the past, including half the remaining church of Agios Nikolaos



  5. Leptokarya

    Snapshot Title: Leptokarya
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    One of the most developed villages in the area. Every summer it is flooded by tourist from Skopia (just 100 km straight distance) and other neighboring countries.
    Leptokarya presents a steadily incr...



  6. Skotina

    Snapshot Title: Skotina
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    The village of Skotina was never moved to the seafront. It is a typical village of the area. It is worth climbing up the village and follow the path to the river/springs that provide water to the vil...



  7. Skotina seafront

    Snapshot Title: Skotina seafront
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    Best known as the location of one of the first official camping sites in Greece controlled by the National Tourist Organisation (NTO). it was the place where the fishermen of the nearby village of Sko...



  8. New motorway tunnels exit (under construction)

    Snapshot Title: New motorway tunnels exit (under construction)
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    New motorway tunnels exit (under construction). Delayed due to the economic crisis, but works currenlty resumed (2013)



  9. (Old) Saint Panteleimon and the main old village square

    Snapshot Title: (Old) Saint Panteleimon and the main old village square
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    The most picturesque village in the area and probably the sole faithful reconstruction of how the life was at the turn of the centrury (1900). Definitely one should devote a short visit. Isolated fro...



  10. New Panteleimon

    Snapshot Title: New Panteleimon
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    Transferred recently (1950-1960) from the location of (old) Saint Panteleimon (located higher up the mountain), it is situated exactly opposite the castle of Platamon the 'highway' connecting Athens w...



  11. The castle of Platamon

    Snapshot Title: The castle of Platamon
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    Build (according to legend) on the ancient city of Herakleia, the last time was used during the German occupation of Greece (1945).
    The middle tower is impressive and controls the only passage in t...



  12. The Pltamon village and hardbour

    Snapshot Title: The Pltamon village and hardbour
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    One of the view ports in the area. The Platamon village is famous for itrs taverns and it was the first train station in the area with teh establishment of the railway in the recent history oif Greec...



  13. Neoi Poroi: teh new seaside village

    Snapshot Title: Neoi Poroi: teh new seaside village
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    Another village at the delta of Pinios River with the sandy seafront. The old village of Poroi is located at the foothills of the mountain above Neoi Poroi and cannot be seen here.



  14. Nea Messangala

    Snapshot Title: Nea Messangala
    Taken by: Nicholas Desypris

    Image: Macedonia, Greece, View from Lower Olympos
    Image Owner: Nicholas Desypris



    Description:

    Village by the Delta of Pinios River.