Olivia sports and sea complex is situated just in the center of CONTINENTAL GREECE, offering  plenty of opportunities for guests, who is particularly interested in discovering Greek historical heritage and famous natural resorts. A lot of worldwide famous destinations, such as METEORA, DELPHY, DION, OLIMPUS and many other  are accessible during one-day trips, making the host place as ideal location for discovering of continental Greece and nearby islands.


A lot of people are coming to Greece just in order to visit Meteora.

SERENE, SPIRITUAL, MAGICAL, mystical, extraordinary, breathtaking, immense, inspiring, impressive. These are only some of the words people very often use in an effort to describe THE METEORA PHENOMENON. The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area.

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  • Working hours of monasteries: the most of them are opened for visitors at 9:00 and closed after 15:00. In order to visit more monasteries, it is necessary to start the trip early in the morning.


Must visit place! Ancient Delphi is famous as sanctuary, grew rich as THE SEAT OF PYTHIA, the oracle who was consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. It is now the as EXTENSIVE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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  • Distance to Delphi: 145 km
  • Driving time: 2 h
  • Website: www.eccd.gr


Ancient Dion is located at the FOOT OF MOUNT OLYMPUS, 15 km south of Katerini (capital city of Pieria prefecture) in 1,5–1 h 45 min driving distance from Olivia sports and sea.  Stretched in a plain area, Ancient Dion is recognized as is one of the largest and best organized archaeological sites in Greece, covering the area of 1,500 acres and it is very well organized.

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On the way back, after visiting ancient Dion and short lunch break in the Litochoro village guests could also visit Platamonas castle, or, hike on the spurs of Olimpus mountains.

OLIMPUS MOUNTAINS, being the highest peaks in Greece (2918 m), represents plenty of opportunities for lovers of hiking in untouched nature. The unlimited kilometers of pathways, stunning views, fresh air and the beauty of surrounding nature will introduce visitors into new world of unknown Greece, not really associated with the beach leisure.


HIKING EXPERIENCE and visiting of villages in Pelion: Portaria and Makrinitsa. Villages are situated in one hour driving distance from the Olivia sports and sea. Highly recommended to visit.

The Pelion peninsula is the unique place, composed by the HISTORY, unforgettable BEAUTY OF NATURE and true SPIRIT OF GREECE. The legend says, that Kentavros – half people, half horses – lived in the forests on the slopes of Pelion, Argonauts started their far journey from the Volos port of Pelion, and the villages, located in deep forests of Pelion, were never concurred by centuries of Turkish occupation.

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  • Distance to Portaria: 82 km
  • Driving time: 1 h 15 min
  • Distance to Makrinitsa: 87 km
  • Driving time: 1 h 25 min
  • Website: www.volosinfo.gr


The most of the people are not aware, that more than 80 % OF GREEK TERRITORY IS COVERED BY THE MOUNTAINS. People perceive Greece as only beach and sea destination, but in fact, this is not true. One day trip to Plastira lake will introduce “alternative” vacation experience, available just in 1,5–2 hours driving distance from Olivia.

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Athens - Thessaloniki

Very often guest of Olivia Sports and Sea come to Greece via ATHENS of THESSALONIKI, due to the fact, that there are much more international flights, hosted by airports of these cities.

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  • Distance to Athens: 273 km
  • Driving time: 3 h
  • Website: greece-is.com
  • Distance to Thes/niki: 247 km
  • Driving time: 2 h 40 min
  • Website: thessaloniki.gr