Discover Greece from mount Olympus to Aristotelis school and Xinomavro wine
Visiting Greece there are several options to see and get known in this special country. If you are nature lover, an amazing combination of nature elements are evolving you. There is an opportunity to combine hiking and trekking on exquisitely mountains, to swim in wonderful seas and learn about the history as long as you try the unique variety of Xinomavro wine, in only a few days.
Starting from the mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece located on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, about 80 km (50 mi) southwest from Thessaloniki.
In antiquity, Olympus was the home of the gods where they lived on the summit “Mytikas”. Mount Olympus has 52 peaks, deep gorges, and exceptional biodiversity. The highest peak, Mytikas, meaning “nose”, rises to 2,919 metres (9,577 ft) and it is one of the highest peaks in Europe. Climbing the Mount Olympus is a non-technical hike, except for the final section from the Skala summit to the Mytikas peak. It is a landmark for many visitors around the world while estimated that more than 10.000 visitors climb Olympus every year.
Very close to Olympus in a distance of 18 km you can enjoy your summer holidays in Litochoro village. Litochoro is an amazing place where a visitor can relax and enjoy swimming in sea and eat fresh fish in local “tavernas”. It is an unrepeatable feeling to swim in sea and look the mountain that you climbed a day before.
At a distance of one hour of Litochoro, you have the chance to visit Naoussa “the city of wine”. A city with natural and historical wealth located in north Greece near Thessaloniki. Providing the opportunity to try the Xinomavro wine and browse in vineyards and cellars of the wineries. Taste delightful snacks and learn the wine culture of this place. Since we still have time in our disposal, we should visit and discover the Aristoteles school in Naoussa where Alexander the Great was educated. A beautiful place who visit many people around the world every year.
In conclusion, there is an amount of activities and experiences that a traveler can earn visiting Greece in only a few days.