Olympus Litochoro, Saint Dionysius, enipeas

Litochoro (Greek: Λιτόχωρο) is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it has been part of the Dio-Olympos municipality, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. It is located at the base of Mount Olympus, on the western shore of the Thermaic Gulf. The first recorded mention of Litochoro is in an account of a visit by Saint Dionysius (Greek: Άγιος Διονύσιος) to Mount Olympus in the 16th century. The town is a popular destination for those wishing to climb Mount Olympus as almost all climbing routes begin to the southwest of the town.

Litochoro is located 22 km S of Katerini, 90 km SSW of Thessaloniki, 58 km N of Larissa and 420 km WNW of Athens.

Enipeas is a river of Pieria, which runs through Litochoro. Its canyon has evolved and exploited to an extent that attracts many tourists every year. The name of the river comes from a sea goddess, father of Pelias and Nileas and wife of Tyros. It is a personification of Neptune. The same divinity is also found in Thessaly and Ilida. Again according to Mythology, the Orpheus musician was devastated by the Maenads, and the beautiful Leto was bathed in the river.

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