RELIGIOUS TOURISM
Religious Tourism : CHAPELS

CHAPELS

Some of the chapels on Mount Olympus which are of particular interest due to their history or their amazing surrounding landscape are as follows:

PROFITIS ILIAS CHAPEL

Built at an altitude of 2800 m on Mouson Plateau, 10 minutes from the Skiing and Hiking Association refuge, Profitis Ilias is the highest chapel in the Balkans. It was first built by Saint Dionysios in the 16th century and has now been restored. It commands an amazing view.

AGIA KORI CHAPEL

Located on the north foothills of Mount Olympus at the mouth to Kori Gorge 300 m high and surrounded by a mysterious and magical landscape. It is said that a young Greek girl retreated here to escape Ali Pasha during the Turkish occupation.

AGIA TRIADA CHAPEL IN PALAIA VRONTOU

It is built at the mouth of the stream near to Palia Vrontou at an altitude of 400 m.

AGIOS NIKOLAOS CHAPEL IN PALAIA VRONTOU

This well preserved chapel is located in the old village and its surrounding area has been specially designed into a recreation area.

AGIOS - IOANNIS CHAPEL IN LITOCHORO

A stunning small chapel just 3 km from Litochoro set in a green pine forest. It is an ideal place for recreation and relaxation. There is also a guesthouse here with a cafe that serves food all in the idyllic landscape. There is a children’s’ playground and a barbeque area.

PROFITIS ILIAS CHAPEL IN LITOCHORO

This chapel is built just above Litochoro village at an altitude of 440 m with a breathtaking view of Mount Olympus peaks and the village below.

AGIA PARASKEVI AND AGIOI APOSTOLOI CHAPELS

They are small chapels on the east side of Mount Olympus in Litochoro village.

AGIOS VASILEIOS CHAPEL

It is a small chapel on the foothills of Mount Olympus on the north side.

KOIMISEOS THEOTOKOU CHAPEL (PANAGIA)

It is a Byzantine chapel of the 11th century which is extremely well preserved. There is space for events in the churchyard and it is located southeast of Kryovrysi

AGIA TRIADA AND AGIOS NEKTARIOS CHAPELS

They are small chapels on the south side of Mount Olympus, south of Karya and Sykamnia.

AGIOS ATHANASIOS AND AGIOS IOANNIS CHAPELS

They are small chapels located in Kokkinopilos.

AGIOS KONSTANTINOS CHAPEL IN DION

This chapel is located 5 km from Dion, next to Orlia Stream at the start of the path Koromilia – Petrostrouga.