Pieria/Olymp Villa Rental Photos and Description
A Beautiful Villa with Breathtaking Views - 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
At the foot of Mount Olympus, just by the sea of Thermaikos gulf, the Villa Platamonas awaits you all through the year to offer you unforgettable holidays. A beautiful villa that combines comfort with elegance and makes the most of its location in front of the Aegean sea.There are olives trees galore, figs, pomegranates, grapes and the full range of wild herbs. Feel free to help yourself! In the summer the wildflowers are breathtaking. From the villa there is no better view of the Aegean Sea, Mount Olympus and the Byzantine Castle where, during the summer, performances, music concerts and other cultural events take place within the frame of the Olympus Festival. Even the sun sets in precisely the right spot. The bays and beaches are perfect for both children and strong swimmers and, apart from June, July and August, you may well have the whole beach to yourselves.
The village of Platamonas is walking distance from Villa Platamonas and is considered one of the most known tourist resorts of the region. There are many stores, cafes, taverns and restaurants. It is suitable for family vacations but is also the ideal place for those that seek intense nightlife. The numerous little taverns on the picturesque bays and the beach bars and night-clubs on the road along the coast will satisfy even the most demanding visitor. It also has a harbour where you can anchor your craft.
The owners would be happy to give advice on the local area; point out the best places to eat and generally make sure that your holiday is as enjoyable as possible.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
Why Contact the Owner chose Pieria/Olymp
Olympus, the legendary mountain where the ancient Greek mythology was born. The residence of the 12 Gods, the countless demigods and heroes, the Nymphs and the Muses. It is the highest and most sacred mountain of Greece. On the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, with its highest peak, Mitikas (2,917 m), Olympus is famous not only for its mystic character, but also for its rare flora and fauna, small rivers, waterfalls, caves and forests, its peaks and steep rocky slopes, its monasteries and churches, its shelters and taverns. According to the Greek mythology, here, the twelve Gods defeated the Titans and established their reign. They fed on ambrosia and nectar, which certifies the excellent quality of local products (plants and wine). The thunderbolts of the mountain were the weapons of Zeus. In ancient Dion, on the roots of Olympus, Olympian Zeus was worshiped. In the wider area, the legend of ancient, wonderful lyrist Orpheus floats in the air. For the sake of his beloved woman, Orpheus bewitched even Hades, but found an awful death by the Maenads. The slopes and peaks of Olympus are a centre of attraction for climbers from all over the world, while they hide dangers, surprises and intense emotions, and its tranquil forested side has zealous fans of all ages.
The Pierian Mountains also have many and rare beauties, traditional hamlets and the famous ski centre of Elatochori, with modern facilities and ski runs.
The imposing medieval Castle of Platamon that has been standing proud for 10 centuries, at the gate of Thermaic gulf. The former guardian of pirates now stands proud and watches the ships of the Aegean Sea.
What makes this villa unique
The surrounding beaches on a coastline of more than 70 km (it has been noted as the “Greek or Olympic Riviera”), with a variety of coasts (fine sand, pebbles, pine trees, hydro biotopes) and warm and clear sea. They are surrounded by hamlets with excellent tourist infrastructures, cosmopolitan environment and exciting nightlife.
The stone-built hamlets of Old Skotina, Old Panteleimon, Old Poroi, Ampelakia and Litochoro.
The wineries of Rapsani and many other areas in the Wine Roads.
The hamlet of Ampelakia, on Kisavos, with the mansion houses and its Folk Museum.
The very notable archaeological area of Dion, the sacred town of Macedonians, dated in the 5th century B.C.
The Tempi valley with the famous river of Pinios flowing through it.
Agro-tourism facilities § Sanative drinkable waters (Red Water)
Forests with planes and chestnuts
The ancient towns of Vergina and Pella, capitals of powerful Macedonia, with royal tombs and many findings and monuments
The gigantic Rocks of Meteora, a global ecological phenomenon which is also an important monument of Orthodoxy.
Swimming, sunbathing, fishing, rowing and water sports,
Paragliding and other air sports,
Theatrical performances and concerts in the Castle of Platamon and Ancient Dion, within the framework of the Olympus Festival,
Visits to wineries,
Ski and snowboard,