village Skotina is builded in fringes of Olympus where his shade, sunset
reaches in the endless beach of Thermaikos gulf.
It is addressed in each preference with the gold-trimmed sandy
beach irritating the visitor’s disposal to find in the summer
indolence the genuine simplicity and the magnificence of fabulous
Olympus that in the ancient times was the mountain of 12 gods.
This mountain range Olympus - with the top the MITTIKA with
altimeter 2.917m has the magic and beauty each season of time
As said the ancient relic and
deliveries, the locomotion and the contraction in a village emanated to
the predatory raids at the season of Byzantine times after it abstained
only few hundreds metres from the inmost part of Thermaikos at the 14th
– 18th century. Upper Skotina was shelter of Christian
population while the field, gave the impression of abandonment.
This capital village began to thrive also result of that
prosperity is the appreciable monuments of season which are maintained
until today afterwards the maintenance by the archaeologists of z'
eforias of Byzantine antiquities is the temple of Savior in the locality
(kontres) that in the sign above recorded the chronology of construction
e'tos1618. Skotina referred in 1649. After 30 ages on 17 May 1670, there are a lot of reports and
its inhabitants and their attendance in the revolutionary movements
against the Ottomans.
ever-memorable patriarch Kallinikos in 1861 prompted his fellow-villager
to be shifted the village from the inaccessible height of 740m in the
current locality of Skotina near the ancient culture of Livithra near in
their properties. They did not sympathise his thoughtful however in order not
to abandon cleanest air and crystal waters. The village numbered about
400 inhabitants but pushed from the Turkish hordes immigrated in various
the expiry of a century accepted to abandon the village as anticipated
the ever-memorable Kallinikos and they are located in the current
locality of Skotina near in their properties.
The beginning became in 1890 from 10 roughly families and in 1830
gone there 60 more. Skotina today presents a tourist movement at the
summer months even if the possibilities of village are wider region for
tourist growth is big.
Thus the last time has become an
appreciable effort to grow enormous natural possibilities.
Still in time and history of Upper Skotina characterized
traditional village and the work of exploitation await their
concretisation. It is not accidental that whoever visits the village
leaves with the wish to go back soon.