Litochoro’s sources lie in myth and tradition. The old city has managed to preserve its cultural heritage and traditional architecture and to successfully combine it with its modern lifestyle. It combines the cool of the mountain air with the sea breeze and visitors can walk around the lanes between the traditional houses with the Macedonian architecture, the old wooden courtyard doors and the gabled roofs, work of local wood turners and stonemasons.
The folk traditions are kept alive through customs that are continued to the present day. Litochoro is an ideal base for investigating the wider area due to its easy access and excellent tourist infrastructure. Above Litohoro stands Mount Olympus, magnificent, imposing, observing for millennia the life down in the valleys and shores below, joining its peaks with the heavens and leaving the myths to roll down its slopes, wander its woods and ravines, encountering history and spectacular natural beauty.
At the foot of Mount Olympus the ancient city of Dion is located, known for its archaeological site and the Archaeological Museum. The Thermaic Gulf offers its delights on shores that stretch for thirty kilometers with sandy beaches and the bluest of waters.
It is located 36 km away from Katerini and 56 km from Larisa and it is found at the south-east of the prefecture. The beach is under the castle of Platamonas, in a small creek and due to its location, it is occasionally also called Kastro.
Skotina attracts tourists mainly from Europe as it is situated in front of the blue Aegean Sea and the foothills of Mount Olympus. The bright sun and the vivid colors, the crystal sea and the golden sandy beaches remind us why the Greek Gods chose this area for their residence.