Nature lovers from all over the world visit the Pieria Mountains, the mountain of the nine Muses, to admire the charm of nature and enjoy hiking on the mountain slopes. Walking along the ridge of Pieria and enjoying the view from above, the experience that one lives is just memorable.
The Northeast reveals a valley where four large rivers of central Macedonia meet (Axios, Aliakmonas, Gallikos and Loudas), while gazing towards the southwest you can admire the view of Lake Polyfyto. Looking to the south, you can just stand in awe as Olympos presents his magnificence in front of you, in all its grandeur. The paths of the area are quite well preserved, with a large number of them having special markings for orientation and safety purposes.
The rich variety of deciduous and coniferous tree vegetation, as well as the abundant streams and endless creeks add an air of authentic natural beauty to the exploration experience and a powerful dose of pure and oxygen-rich atmosphere. More importantly, the area is an ideal place for exploration all year round. Every season has to offer its own unique feeling and experience!
Come to feel it!
The mountainous nature of the area supports riding activities at the foothills of Mount Olympus. “Ktima Iraklis” , equips you appropriately and offers you an unforgettable experience in the green paths of the grove. Experienced escorts ensure a safe ride that will entertain you and offer you peace and relaxation.
For the ones who are sporty and daring, we suggest the most adventurous excursion of your life… riding bikes! Mountain biking is a very demanding hobby but here it turns out to be the easiest and a fun way to get to know the fauna and flora of our grove, to do one’s morning exercise and to revive oneself feeling the morning breeze!
On the northeast side of the Pieria Mountains, just 8 km from the village and at an altitude of 1,450m. one meets the Ski Center Elatochori, in a privileged location surrounded by fir trees, with a unique view of Mount Olympus and the Thermaic Gulf, and on the other side the Lake of Aliakmonas. Although relatively new, the ski resort has become popular with winter sports enthusiasts, both thanks to its excellent infrastructure and its experienced and attentive staff, as well as to the wonderful nature that surrounds it. It works during the winter months. Its facilities include 10 slopes with varying degrees of difficulty to serve both experienced and novice guests, a Snowboard and a sled track, two “Baby-Lifts”, ski and snowboard equipment stores, as well as a ski school! Entertainment, coffee-bars and chalets will make your stay a memorable experience while the center also offers car parks as well as a first-aid doctor’s office.