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Pieria-Olympus Riviera

Pieria (Greek: Πιερία) is one of the regional units of Greece located in the southern part of the Region of Central Macedonia, within the historical province of Macedonia. Its capital is the town of Katerini. The name Pieria originates from the ancient Pieres tribe.

In Pieria, there are many sites of archeological interest, such as Dion, Pydna, Leivithra and Platamonas.

This area is very connected to mythology: Pieria is home to Mt. Pierus from which Hermes takes flight in order to visit Calypso, home to Orpheus and the Muses, as well as the Pierian Spring.

Mt. Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and throne of the ancient Greek gods, is located in the southern part of Pieria.
Other ancient cities included Leibethra and Pimpleia.

Our accommodation units are in Paralia Katerini, Olympic Beach and other resorts and villages of the area, like Korinos, Nei Pori, Platamonas, Leptokarya, Plaka Lithochorou, etc.


Chalkidiki, also spelt Chalkidike, Chalcidice, Khalkidhiki or Halkidiki (Greek: Χαλκιδική), is a peninsula and regional unit of Greece, part of the Region of Central Macedonia in Northern Greece. The autonomous Mount Athos region constitutes the easternmost part of the peninsula, but not of the regional unit.

The capital of Chalkidiki is the main town of Polygyros, located in the centre of the peninsula.

Chalkidiki is a three-fingered peninsula, namely Kassandra, Sithonia and Mount Athos and also has a continental part.

Chalkidiki is a popular summer tourist destination. With countless beaches, forests, waterfalls, stone villages and one of the world's great monastic communities, Halkidiki is for endless vacations during summer time. It offers everything that one can hope for, from busy resorts  with clubs and bars for young people to quiet picturesque small traditional villages for relaxing, crowded beaches and unorganized isolated ones, trekking paths up on the mountains, nature to be enjoyed, water sports, shopping possibilities, museums, churches, thermal baths, ancient and byzantine sites, options for daily trips and cruises, open air cinemas, film festivals and traditional celebrations.


Thassos is one of those Greek islands that boast an incredible natural setting. Thassos Island is the northernmost island of the Aegean Sea and sits very close to the coasts of the Greek mainland. This island makes a great destination for family holidays and relaxing vacations.

The strongpoints of Thassos are its beaches and its mountainous villages. The island’s quaint villages boast a traditional architecture, as they are full of stone-made houses, narrow paved streets, and grey-tiled roofs.

Thassos also makes a great destination for trekking, as many hiking paths cross the island, leading to abandoned places, castles, and caves. Hiking is also the perfect opportunity for sightseeing! Some nice places to visit during your exploration are the Ancient Agora and the Monastery of Archangel Michael.

Surrounded by lush greenery and having crystal clear waters, Thassos beaches boast a unique natural landscape. Some of them are organized with umbrellas, sunbeds and water sports facilities, while others are unspoiled and private. Paradise, Makriammos, Golden beach Thassos, Alyki, Metalia, and Livadi are some of the best beaches in Thassos.


(Greek: Λευκάδα), also known as Lefkas or Leukas and Leucadia, is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea on the west coast of Greece, connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Lefkada. It is situated on the northern part of the island, approximately 1 hour by car away from Aktion National Airport.

Laid-back Lefkada Town is a charming place to spend a day or two, while the soaring mountains of the interior still conceal timeless villages and wild olive groves, and the rugged west coast holds some amazing beaches, albeit in some cases badly damaged by recent earthquakes. Only along the east coast are there some overdeveloped enclaves; if you continue all the way south you’ll find stunning little bays and inlets, as well as windy conditions that attract kitesurfers and windsurfers from all over the world.

The stretch of coast that runs down the east side of the island is by far the busiest and most of the almost contiguous mini-resorts strung along it barely merit a halt, although campers may like to set up at Kariotes Beach in Karyotes, a decent site with a pool and only around 4km from town. Unfortunately, the beaches along here at places like Ligia, Episkopos (another good campsite) and Nikiana share the characteristic of other Ionian east coasts in being rather narrow and pebbly. The main focal point of the East Coast is the island's main resort of Nydri, a 2km strip of villas, hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. Marking the end of Lefkada's more touristic side, Vassiliki is second only to Nydri in terms of visitor numbers. It tends to draw a more youthful crowd, many of whom come for the excellent windsurfing - the bay here is regarded as one of Europe's top spots and hosts international competitions. It's a lively place. The beach is sandy but the sea predictably shallow.
The busiest resort on the western side of the island is Aï Nikitas. The beautiful beach of Kathisma is a superb wide strip of sand that gets very crowded in high season.
The final bathing spot, still further south, is Porto Katsiki, where the most travelled branch of the coast road terminates some distance above sea level.
Lefkada shares the distinction with Evia of being the only Greek island that you can drive right onto without the assistance of a seafaring vessel. The causeway means that Lekada Town is under half an hour by road from Preveza airport, which has flights from Athens most days and other northern European countries in season. There are also at least four daily buses from Athens and other services twice a week from Patra and Thessaloniki.


Euboea or Evia (Greek: Εύβοια, Évvia, pronounced ([ˈevia]) is the second-largest Greek island in area and population, after Crete. It is separated from mainland Greece by the narrow Euripus Strait (only 40 metres at its narrowest point).[2] In general outline it is a long and narrow island; it is about 180 kilometres (110 mi) long, and varies in breadth from 50 kilometres (31 mi) to 6 kilometres (3.7 mi). Its geographic orientation is from northwest to southeast, and it is traversed throughout its length by a mountain range.

Evia has wonderful beaches, a pleasant climate, renowned monuments, many thermal sources and tasty food and is, therefore, a popular and nearby destination for the inhabitants of Athens.

 Almost 80 km away from Athens and a road access to the rest of Evia, Chalkida, the city of the sacred spring Arethusa, is known for its famous tidal phenomenon, where once every six hours tidal currents reverse direction. The beautiful capital of the island, built on both sides of the Straits of Evripos, is also a favorite destination for a daytrip. The road from Chalkida to Aidipsos around the northern part of the island perfectly combines the sea and the mountain, is a scenic serpentine route through the mountain, adorned with conifer forests, olive groves as well as all kinds of wild flowers and herbs. The village Prokopi, where one can see the relic of St. John the Russian, is probably the most famous point for the tourists of Evia. In the northern part of the island, one reaches Loutra Aidipsou, with more than 80 thermal baths and excellent tourist infrastructure.

South Evia is equally interesting and enjoys a great tourist development, though it has completely different features from those of the north part of the island. It is less forested, yet it nestles sites of rare natural beauty; it enjoys an ecosystem with rare flora, beautiful canyons, an enchanting coastline with sandy beaches, picturesque islets and the legendary cape Cavo Doro.


( Greek: Αθήνα) is the capital and largest city in Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years.

Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and in particular the Romans. In modern times, Athens is a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece.

The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Landmarks of the modern era, dating back to the establishment of Athens as the capital of the independent Greek state in 1834, include the Hellenic Parliament and the so-called "architectural trilogy of Athens", consisting of the National Library of Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Academy of Athens. Athens is also home to several museums and cultural institutions, such as the National Archeological Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, the Acropolis Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum and the Byzantine and Christian Museum. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics, making it one of the few cities to have hosted the Olympics more than once.

 Athens is a global city and one of the biggest economic centers in southeastern Europe. It has a large financial sector, and its port Piraeus is both the largest passenger port in Europe and the second largest in the world. Athens is also the southernmost capital on the European mainland and the warmest major city in Europe.


Thessaloniki (520 km. north of Athens) is the second largest city of Greece and the most important centre of the area. Built near the sea (at the back of the Thermaïkos Gulf), it is a modern metropolis bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitan character, which give it a special beauty and charm. It is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia.

At about a million inhabitants, it is considered Greece's cultural capital, renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general and has recently been ranked by Lonely Planet as the world's fifth-best party city worldwide. More importantly, it is also a city with a continuous 3,000 year old history; preserving relics of its Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman past and of its formerly dominant Jewish population. Many of its Byzantine churches, and a whole district of the city in particular, are included in UNESCO's World Heritage list.

Sprawling around the coastline of the Thermaic Gulf, Thessaloniki is filled with unique landmarks. The shore spans from the ferry harbour to the White Tower, and the many Byzantine churches and vestiges of past life sprinkled throughout the city and its historical districts make it ideal for sightseeing. With ancient ruins rooted in the middle of the city (from UNESCO sites including the Roman Agora, the Arch of Galerius, the Rotonda, the Byzantine Baths and the Crypt of Agios Demetrios), a plethora of museums – such as the Museum of Byzantine Culture, the Archeological museum and the Cinema Museum of Thessaloniki, built for the city’s status as Cultural Capital of Europe in 1997 – as well as astonishing churches (make sure to visit Aghia Sofia), you won’t have time to see and experience it all in one go. The city offers plenty of affordable accommodations and great eats to make your visit even more enjoyable.

Thessaloniki’s cuisine is known across the country for its quality and variety. Because of its historical past, the city’s gastronomy boasts flavors from Pontus, Asia Minor, and Constantinople as well as Arab and Armenian influences that infuse traditional dishes with exotic nuances.

The Ladadika district is a beautiful, walkable area is located off the Thessaloniki harbor and is a hotspot when it comes to eating and drinking. Named after the numerous olive oil shops that use to populate the area, it is the former bazaar and central market of the city under the Ottoman rule, now peppered with charming tiny tavernas, restaurants and bars and clubs that fill this lively historical landmark.

Thessaloniki has its own stunning vantage point, known as the Eptapyrgio Castle. This stunning fortress perched on the hilltops overlooking the city offers all-encompassing views that include the Gulf. Whether you visit it by day or at night (a common habit of young people), it is an attraction you shouldn’t miss. On your way back, discover the small little streets and drop by one of the small mezedopoleio to enjoy some local delicacies.