Olympus: the mountain of Gods and Muses - Page 9

The unknown Greece - mini travel guides Gastronomy Routes There are many trails for hiking on mount Olympus. The ones on the higher alpine landscape are harder than the lower ones, which are easily accessible by everybody. On the east side of the mountain the trails and routes start from 350m (1148ft) and run through dense forests and running water. At the end of this route one can enjoy a swim at the nearby sea, Thermaikos bay. Local cuisine offers a great variety of local traditional dishes, desserts and beverages. Authentic, local, Mediterranean ingredients are used ensuring healthy diet and culinary delight. Greek traditional food with the senses and taste of origano, parsley, basil, mint, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove. Climbing on Mytikas ­ Photo: Giorgos Toulis Accomodation There are many hotels and B&Bs around Litochoro, Platamonas, Elatochori, Palaios Panteleimonas and generally in Pieria and Larisa regional units. Access and Transport to Litochoro =