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Natural Beauty Visit mountain Olympus, the highest
mountain of Greece as well as green
mountain Kissavos and enjoy the
unique natural beauty of Thessaly.    
Meteora Meteora is a formation of huge dark colored rocks
that constitute a geological phenomenon of unique
beauty as well as an important monument of the
Orthodox religion.    
Plastiras Lake Plastiras Lake is an ideal destination for
excursions, outdoor activities and relaxation
during both summer and winter months.    
Traditional Villages Several traditional villages
lie in the mountains of Thessaly.    
Pelion Pelion, the mountain of the Centaurs is a perfect
tourist destination for all seasons.    
Sporades Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos.
Discover the unique beauty
of Sporades.  

Getting there and away

One has to reach Olympus through Larissa (see the web page: Larissa:  Getting there and away) or Katerini Pierias. This can be done by:





The bus service of Larissa Prefecture (K.T.E.L) connects Larissa with Olympus villages daily, for those coming from Thessaly.
Some routes are shown below:

  • Elassona (14-15 routes, 45 ' - 1 hour 15 '),
  • Kallipefki (2 routes a week, 1 hour 15 ').

There is also a bus connection from Elassona (Tel. 24930.22528) with

  • Katerini (4 routes, 1 hour 30 '),
  • Sarantaporo (2 routes, 30 '),
  • Livadi (1-2 routes, 1 hour),
  • Karia (2 routes, 1 hour),
  • Pithio (2 routes, 50 '),
  • Kokkinopilos (2 routes, 1 hour),
  • Sparmos (2 routes, 15 '),
  • Kallithea (2 routes, 15 ').

The bus service of Pieria Prefecture (K.T.E.L)  (Tel. 23510.29317) connects Katerini with the villages of Olympus daily, for those coming from Pieria.
Some routes are shown below:

  • Litohoro (15 routes, 30’).
  • Leptokaria (7 routes, 30 '),
  • Platamonas/Neoi Poroi (9 routes, 40'-50 ').

For more information call 14505.



Some rides and suggested taxi fares are shown below, as well as phone numbers for taxi services in Larissa and suburbs:

  • Larissa - Elassona (40 km)
  • Elassona - Karia (38 km)
  • Elassona - Livadi (34 km)
  • Elassona - Sarantaporo (25 km)
  • Katerini - Elassona (70 km)

Larissa (2410.661414), Elassona (24930.22200), Meadow (24930.41300),
Katerini (23510.21222), Sarantaporo (24930.22200).


One can come here by car:

  • through Katerini – Elassona Highway, if coming from Katerini,
  • through Kozani – Larissa Highway (E65), if traveling south, coming from Kozani, or if traveling north coming from Larissa,
  • through Grevena – Larissa Highway, if coming from Grevena or Deskati,
  • through Rodia – Sikaminea road, if coming from Larissa,
  • through Leptokaria – Karia road, if coming from Leptokaria or Litohoro,
  • through Skotina – Kallipefki road, if coming from Skotina or Platamonas.
  • through Kallithea – Pirgetos road, if coming from Krania or Pirgetos,
  • through Gonnoi- Kallipefki road, if coming from Kallipefki or Larissa,

In any case, in winter months, it is best to be suitably prepared and well informed about whether the roads are accessible.

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