Trantas Antonios - Alexandra
600 63 - Pieria
Tel: +30 23520 91339
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Region

 

SKOTINA

The 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. 

The 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 urban centres. 

  Afterwards 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.

 

The LIVITHRA

«The Livitra» was found in ravine separates the mountain range of Olympus. It is an Ancient city and one of the most important cultural centres.  Near in Dion existed citadel called Livithra.  In this part the Orpheus organised dances for admiration of god of wine - Dionysus and was prohibited for all the women Pierias takes part in the clandestine operations of Orpheus.  After his death they built his temple and planted around cypresses. Because of the earthquake a river carried away all the region of the town.  Afterwards by this destruction the grave of Orpheus was transported in different locality 4kilometrs Western by the Dion.

The beauty of nature however until today touches and thrills each individual that visits this region!