Litohoro. Place where the Olympic gods are descended.

Away from civilization, or, as they say, away from urban noise, lives this town under the auspices and guardianship of the gods. And if the gods go down to the ground, then the first place where they get – it is Litohoro. So we decided to devote our next journey to these places. To the Athens-Thessaloniki highway – about 5 km, to the Aegean Sea and more. So if you arrive here, be sure – calm and charm of these places are provided to you.

By the way, traveling in Greece, get here very easy. Since Greece is considered one of the best countries in Europe to organize a bus service, to get to Litohoro, perhaps on a comfortable bus from the capital of Paralia – Cateribia, for 2 euros or, as we, taxi. True, it will cost a little more. DION PALACE RESORT & SPA Bomo Club 5 * located on the very shore of the Aegean Sea 7 km from Olympa, we were brought for 12 euros on Mercedes.

Good-natured taxi driver Kostas, whom we have changed without problems with the reception of the hotel, after 10 minutes I was already waiting for us at the entrance. Since the day of arrival in Greece coincided with Orthodox Easter, with the words: "Christ Aestias (Christ is Risen)," we sat in the car. Kostas, who spoke in English quite in English, because English here in the go, told us that Litohoro population is 7 thousand. man, and the height of Olympa is about 3 thousand. meters, and you can rise to a certain height by several organized routes. That is what entails numerous tourists here in the summer.

Our goal was just a visit to the town, the opportunity to wander around his streets, sit in a cafe and experience the whole charm, so to speak, the Greek depths – Cheryy. Although the presence of Olympus was felt in all. By the way to say how such a mountain of Olympus does not exist. There is a mining chain with several vertices, proudly called Olympus. At the entrance to Litohoro, the Sun unexpectedly disappeared in the clouds, White Pelona wrapped two nearby peaks of Olympus, screeching them from human eyes and giving all this mysteriousness and incomprehensibleness. "Probably, the gods under the cover of white clouds descended from Olympus," I thought and mentally appeared before Zeus and the hero. Kostas led me to feel. Returning me to earthly joys, he showed a cafe of his wife, hinting that, they say, when I hurt, we can go into it.

Disembarking us on the central street, Kostas went further, and we walked around the town. Time was about 2 o’clock in the afternoon and the life of Litohoro froze until the evening, Greek Siesta began. Someone alone passersby and schoolchildren came across our eyes. The void of streets allowed to dissolve among them and feel all the charms of measured life. Road led up. Almost all the shops were closed, unlike a cafe, where there was at least some movement. This was especially noticeable on the central square with a fountain, where just in the clock Seside life is enlivened. The smell of fried lamb and mountain air drunk and fascinated.

For a minute I remembered our Lazarevskoye, where you feel something similar, however, in the evening. In a cafe, or in a tavern, as it is customary to speak Greece, we decided to go on the way back. Especially since the meal badly did not bring inconvenience, and we continued to circle on narrow streets among the sometimes toy, not similar to each other houses. Then there, then the echoes of noisy companies were heard – the Greeks celebrated Easter. Suddenly, we found themselves at the foot of the legendary mountain.

Litohoro. Place where the Olympic gods are descended.

And suddenly, quite somehow they suddenly appeared, Zeus and Gera. They peacefully sat in the shadow of the gazebos and about something a little heard talked. Everything converges – Mount Olympia, Olympic gods, Greece. "They descended," I thought. Believed? I myself was in it believed. And why not … This could look like the Olympic gods in the world of people. Greek couple made the gods, unfortunately, I do not know their real names. We photographed into memory, congratulated each other with the great holiday of Easter and diverged.

For goodbate, they pointed to us the road at the Olympus National Park. By the way, if you are in Litohoro, it is necessary to visit it – the entrance is free, the impressions are just the sea. We had a chance to visit the part where the Engineas Canyon is located with a walkway along one of the edges.

The length of the route is about 2 km. The walking track at times passes at an altitude of more than 100 meters and on the one hand fenced with iron handrail, on the other – natural cliffs. The basis is the man-made aqueduct, inside which the mountain stream passes, which feeds the whole city.

Something similar I met in the ancient city of Hierapolis, in Turkey, only there will flow mineral waters. Move on such a path very interesting. Somewhere below, in the gorge, the mountain river is noisy. From above, hanging the cliffs of Olympus, and you in the middle of all this magnificence … the final point of the route is one of the many waterfalls, where you can admire the falling water on the site, to think and think about the eternal ..

Litohoro. Place where the Olympic gods are descended.

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