With its sun-drenched beaches and luxe resorts, Pieria is one of Central Macedonia’s most coveted holiday destinations. Whether you want to beach hop your way along the coast, explore the mountainside village of Litohoro or take a day trip to mighty Mt Olympus, Pieria is an enchanting slice of the Balkans.
Things to do in Pieria
Leptokarya Beach is one of the most popular stretches of sand in Piera, with a picturesque coastline and plenty of waterside restaurants. Nearby Skotina Beach has been crowned with Blue Flag status, luring sunseekers with its sugary sand and sparkling blue water.
Venture six kilometres west and you’ll stumble across the mountainside village of Litohoro. Explore its cobblestone town centre and take in the sweeping views of the sparkling Mediterranean and snow-capped Mt Olympus.
While Pieria’s beaches are its premier attraction, its location makes a fantastic base for day trips around Central Macedonia. Towering almost 2,000 metres high, Mt Olympus offers stunning panoramic views of the Troodos Range for those keen to hike to its summit.
Interested in the history of Pieria? A signposted path will take you through more than a dozen archaeological sites at Ancient Dion, including the sacred hot springs and ruins of a Roman theatre.
Getting around Pieria
Pieria’s waterfront strip is compact and walkable, which makes it easy to get around. If you plan on venturing beyond the main resort strip it’s best to rent a car or hire a private driver for the day.