Olympus Riviera Villas: Experience the Peaceful Escape
In Greece, you'll find the beautiful Olympus Riviera, where the sky is blue, the sea is crystal clear, and stories from ancient times come alive. Our Olympus Riviera villa holidays offer a special getaway along the beautiful Greek coast, where you can enjoy both modern comfort and the magic of the past.
Explore our collection of handpicked villas, each a sanctuary of comfort and sophistication, and perfectly located to capture the beauty of this place. Whether you're looking for a romantic retreat for two, a family gathering, or an escape with friends, our villas provide a private haven for an unforgettable experience.
Imagine waking up to the view of the Aegean Sea and Mount Olympus from your cosy villa. You can relax by your private pool, enjoy tasty Greek food, and soak in the beauty all around you. Outside your villa, there's a world to explore – from ancient ruins with stories about gods and heroes to charming villages full of traditions. Experience a mix of luxury, natural beauty, and friendly Greek hospitality that makes every moment here special.
Things to Do in Olmypus Riviera
In Olympus Riviera, you can look forward to a range of activities, whether you want to unwind and relax or get an adrenaline rush from a little adventure.
Begin your exploration with a visit to the ancient city of Dion, where archaeological wonders await, including well-preserved theatres and sanctuaries dedicated to the gods. For nature enthusiasts, Mount Olympus offers hiking trails that lead to breathtaking viewpoints. The coastal towns of Litochoro and Leptokarya provide a charming blend of traditional Greek culture, with their quaint streets, local markets, and seaside cafes. Don't miss the chance to unwind on the pristine beaches of Paralia Katerinis or Platamonas, where crystal-clear waters invite you to swim and soak up the sun.
Aside from the above, the region has vibrant nightlife, particularly in Katerini, so a lively atmosphere will always be on the cards if you want to dance the night away. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or simply enjoy the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle, Olympus Riviera has something for everyone.
Beaches in Olympus Riviera
Olympus Riviera is a coastal haven blessed with a diverse selection of stunning beaches, each offering a unique blend of natural beauty and relaxation:
Paralia Katerinis Beach
This beach stands out with its expansive stretch of golden sands and inviting clear blue waters. This vibrant beach is a hotspot for sun-seekers and water enthusiasts alike. With a backdrop of lively beachfront bars, cafes, and restaurants, Paralia Katerinis offers a perfect blend of relaxation and entertainment. Visitors can partake in various water sports, take leisurely strolls along the coastline, or simply bask in the Mediterranean sun, creating unforgettable memories against the stunning backdrop of the Aegean Sea.
The beach in Platamonas is bordered by a medieval castle here which adds a touch of history to the sun-soaked shores. Travellers can enjoy picture-perfect strolls along the shoreline, take in panoramic views of the castle, and tickle their tastebuds with local delicacies in the quaint beachside tavernas. Platamonas Beach perfectly captures the essence of a tranquil seaside escape, offering both beautiful views and cultural richness.
Nestled amidst lush greenery, Leptokarya Beach provides a peaceful escape for those looking for a more tranquil coastal experience. The pebbled shoreline and clear waters create a quiet ambiance, inviting visitors to unwind and connect with nature. The beach is embraced by verdant hills, offering a gorgeous backdrop for peaceful walks.
Located at the foothills of Mount Olympus, this beach offers a unique coastal experience with its pebbled shores and breathtaking views of the legendary mountain. The beach combines stunning views with a laid-back atmosphere, attracting both nature lovers and beachgoers. Visitors can explore the charming village, known for its traditional character, and then head to the shoreline for a calming day by the sea.
Nei Pori Beach
This is a family-friendly destination known for its long stretch of soft sand and shallow, calm waters. This inviting beach is perfect for those looking for a relaxed and safe environment for swimming and water activities. The surrounding area offers a variety of amenities, including beachside cafes and shops. Families can enjoy the tranquil atmosphere whilst children play along the shoreline.
Nightlife in Olympus Riviera
As the sun sets, the nightlife in Olympus Riviera comes to life in various ways across its towns. Katerini pulsates with energy, offering diverse nightlife options, from beachside tavernas to lively nightclubs. Head to Platamonas if you're looking for an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, with beachfront cafes providing a charming setting for an evening tipple. Leptokarya's nightlife channels a more calming ambiance, providing the perfect setting for intimate conversations.
For cultural events and traditional music, Litochoro is the place to be, where you can get involved in a fully-fledged authentic Greek experience. Nei Pori, with its family-friendly focus, transforms into a delightful evening scene with ice cream parlours and cheerful activities along the beachside promenade.
Enhancing your stay, you can enjoy these experiences with one of our handpicked villa holidays to Olympus Riviera, guaranteeing a comfortable and memorable retreat throughout your getaway.
Food and Drink in Olympus Riviera
Olympus Riviera promises a delightful culinary journey.
Nautilos Taverna (Nei Pori)
Adding to the culinary diversity of Nei Pori, this restaurant is a must-visit for those looking for coastal charm as well as tasty meals. With a prime beachfront location, this taverna offers a delightful selection of seafood dishes and traditional Greek cuisine. Enjoy the gentle sea breeze and the soothing sound of waves as you take in the beautiful flavours, making this a standout choice for a memorable dining experience along Olympus Riviera.
To Souvli (Litochoro)
Renowned for its grilled meats and cosy ambiance, this restaurant invites you to enjoy an authentic Greek dining experience against the backdrop of this charming mountain town.
To Perasma (Leptokarya)
An intimate restaurant with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, the peaceful setting complements the exquisite flavours, creating a perfect escape for an evening of culinary delight.
This culinary gem is known for its gastronomic excellence. The menu blends premium ingredients and inventive dishes. With an inviting ambiance and a commitment to culinary artistry, it promises a sophisticated dining experience that elevates the flavours of the region and adds a touch of gourmet delight to your stay in Olympus Riviera.
History and Culture in Olympus Riviera
As the birthplace of legends and gods, this coastal haven offers more than just pristine shores. From the ancient theatres and sanctuaries of Dion Archaeological Park to the medieval allure of Platamonas Castle, the region invites you to explore its fascinating history.
Dion Archaeological Park
Explore the rich history of Olympus Riviera with a visit to Dion Archaeological Park. You'll find ancient theatres, sanctuaries, and well-preserved artifacts, offering a fascinating glimpse into the region's cultural heritage. Wander through the remnants of this ancient city, once dedicated to the gods, and immerse yourself in the captivating history that unfolds at every step.
Perched on a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea, it stands as a testament to the region's medieval past. This historical fortress, dating back to the 12th century, provides panoramic views of the coast and the surrounding landscape. Explore the castle's towers and walls, gaining insights into the strategic importance it held throughout history.
Traditional Charms of Litochoro
Discover the traditional charms of Litochoro as you meander through its cobblestone streets. The town's architecture reflects its rich history, and landmarks such as the Agios Nikolaos Church add a spiritual touch to the cultural tapestry.
Old Railway Station in Katerini
Go back in time at the Old Railway Station in Katerini, a historical landmark that preserves the region's railway heritage. The station, with its vintage architecture and exhibits, provides insight into the significance of rail transportation in Olympus Riviera's history.
Discover Your Ideal Olympus Riviera Villa
Our selected villas offer a cosy and comfortable escape in this beautiful coastal area. Whether you prefer a hillside view or a spot near the beach, our Olympus Riviera villas blend modern comforts with the charm of the Mediterranean. Each accommodation is chosen to match the beauty of this place, for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
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