The best way to understand a country is by discovering its customs and traditions. There are places in this world with very well preserved traditions which are definitely worth exploring. Palaios Panteleimonas, a small mountain village situated at the foothills of the Mount Olympus, is one of those special places.
Located in Pieria, the region of Central Macedonia, this amazing village is one of the many treasures of Greece.”The balcony of Olympus”, as it is called, is a picturesque village with lovely landscapes. If you are a nature lover, it will be a delight to explore its large forests which display a variety of trees, plants and flowers. Walking down the narrow streets of the village you will discover a lot of fruit trees and beautiful flowers.
One of the things you should not miss is the unique panorama of the Thermaicos Gulf. Spending some time in this gorgeous village will give you the impression that you are in a fairytale. In case you are an active person you can combine the relaxation with different entertaining activities such as: climbing, paragliding, biking, off-road driving or just walking in the nature. You should also visit a few interesting tourist attractions which are situated close to Palaios Panteleimonas.
You can visit the Castle of Platamon and also explore the famous Mount Olympus, where you will discover Zeus’s pools. Situated at the foothills of the mountain, these natural pools are formed in huge rocks. Palaios Panteleimonas is also close to Neos Panteleimonas Beach and this is perfect for sea lovers.
You can visit this amazing village in any season, but if you choose to do it in summer you can admire the nature in its splendor and also take part in a cultural event, the International Olympus Festival. You should taste the Greek traditional food in one of the rustic restaurants in the village, because the Greeks prepare delicious food (Try rooster in wine sauce because it is a delicious local dish)
In my opinion there are a lot of reasons to visit this traditional Greek village. Palaios Panteleimonas is a perfect option in case you want to spend relaxing and entertaining moments on your holiday.