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Discovering hidden Olympus from South to East.

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Its Southwest Side unfolds in between the mountains of Macedonia, the plains of Larissa, and the blue of the Aegean.

Lower Olympus is approached by road from two points in Thessaly: west of Elassona and east of Palaio Panteleimonas. The region of Lower Olympus is not  a high mountain, since its peaks reach an altitude of only 1,587 meters. It is, however, a beautiful mountain massif covered in dense forest with many running waters and lush green valleys.
Its flora is rich and includes most of the mountain species of Greece. As for the fauna, a significant population of wolves and foxes has been documented, while there are also deer and wild boar. According to eye witnesses, the brown bear has reappeared in the region after an absence of many years.
Here on the slopes of Lower Olympus, which is separated from the main body of Olympus by the River Zeliana, three of the finest mountain villages of the region, with deep historical roots, can be found hidden behind the shadowy forest of beech, oak and chestnut trees.
Starting from Larissa, capital of the Thessalian plain, and passing Tempe, we reach Olympus from the old main village of Palaio Panteleimonas, enjoying the divine view that rises next to us and gazing over the same view that the ancient gods once delighted in, as it becomes lost in the far distance of the wide Aegean.

Program Identity

 

Code: GREX01

Description: Discovering the hidden Olympus from the South to the East.

Category: Rural/Serenity

Type: Tour in the nature, Greek mythology

Area: Olympus, Larisa-Thessaly

Duration: 3 days / 2 overnights

Accommodation: In a 4 star hotel

Board: Halfboard (dinner)

Traveler Type: Sightseer

 

 

The services included in the program:
1. Transfer by bus/mini bus from airport of Thessaloniki or Volos airport or another upon request to the hotel and return (days 1 and 3).
2. Transfer by bus/mini bus from hotel in Larisa to the area of Kato Olympus and return to the hotel (day 2).
3. Two (2) nights in double standard room.
4. Two (2) breakfasts.
5. Two (2) dinners.

  1. Disposal of a hotel meeting room for the group’s briefing (day 1).
    7. Disposal of a hotel meeting room and audiovisual material for presentation (day 2).
    8. Escort (days 1, 2, 3).
    9. Guide – Archaeologist for the presentation of the region, the myths, legends, and archaeological finds (day 2).
    10. Guide to the Ancient Theatre of Larisa (day 3).

 

A TRAVELER’S EXPERIENCE

“My first thought was: but, is it possible that there is a hidden Olympus?
The famed mountain of the Twelve Gods and the Muses has… hidden parts…
and undertook this tour, remaining on the side of the Thessalian land. This tour turned out to be the starter course for my family and a group of friends, in relaxed conditions, as we discovered Olympus and specifically Lower Olympus. The starter course for our future acquaintance with the mountain of the Gods, its tall peaks and its gorges.
Unique are its myths, legends and archaeological finds and their connection with the traditions and archeology. We thank you for the opportunity you gave us, thanks also to your co-workers for the excellent tour and the important information…”

 

Nicholas Franqy  Murray

Leeds England  2016

Tour Plan

1

Fist Day.

Arrival in Larisa. Transfer from the airport of Thessaloniki or Volos airport to our hotel. Briefing by our escort about the program we will follow and the cognitive field that will occupy us. Dinner and overnight at Olympus Terra Boutique Hotel.
2

Second Day

Discover the area of Kato Olympus. After the rich breakfast with local products from the land of Olympus, we will have a tour to the area of Kato Olympus. Late in the afternoon, we return to the hotel, where we will watch a presentation with the use of audiovisual equipment, with subject the region of Thessaly, through the myths, legends and the connection to the current reality as recorded by the archaeological discoveries found in archaeological museums of Larissa and Volos. Dinner and overnight at Olympus Terra Boutique Hotel.
3

Third Day

3 Day Visit the Ancient Theatre of Larissa and departure for the airport. After the rich breakfast with local products from the land of Olympus, we will have a short visit to the Ancient Theatre of Larisa, the Archaeological Museum and the Diachronic Museum. Departure for the airport or connection with another holiday program in Thessaly.

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