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. The beach of Skotina is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. It is very well organized and safe, always clean and with lifeguards. Ruins of an ancient city which is believed to be Leidira, as well as the oldest wine factory in the world were discovered in Skotina. In addition, the International Center of Youth 'Olympus', one of the largest centers of the Balkans organizes in the summertime the Musical and the Balkan Festivals of Youth with concerts of music and dance by young artists.
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.