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