Posts Tagged ‘Kato Olympos’

Impressions – Kalipefki Mount Olympus – Paragliding with Ozone Mantra R10.2

paragliding at Mount Olympus, the high plateau of Kalipefki – John Ellison visited Olympic Wings just after the paragliding world cup in Drama in June 2010

+++shot on 27th June 2010+++


Impressions – Castle of Platamonas – Mount Olympus

Impressions – Paragliding at the Little Church – Mount Olympus

Impressions – Paragliding at the high plateau of Kalipefki

preparing the paraglider for a flight on top of the impressive high plateau of Kalipefki at Mount Olympus


Livithra – the ancient city of Orpheus

The excavations of Livithra are located at the foot of Mount Olympus round about 7 km away from the village Leptokaria at the Olympic Riviera.
Following the road from Leptokaria towards Karia you will find the small control point of the Olympus National Park, here you turn left following the signs to Ancient Livithra, to the right the road will take you to Palaio (Old) Leptokaria. The signs lead you to the entrance of the excavation area. There are steps down to the bottom of the gorge, the huge plane trees and a rest area invite you to relax here. The excavation area is situated opposite on a little height, where you come through the small gorge.
This very old town was build during the 10th centrury B.C. and it is bound with the myths about Orpheus.There are parts of a very old cemetery not far from the excavations.


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Impressions – Paragliding in Kalipefki – Olympus

two paraglider pilots enjoying the great soaring conditions at the high plateau of Kalipefki, a small village located in Kato Olympus

+++shot on 28th August 2010+++


Impressions – Chapel near Kalipefki – Olympus

mountain chapel at the southern edge of the high plateau of Kalipefki, a village located at the hight of 1.050 m in the lower area of Mount Olympus – Kato Olympus
+++shot on 12th December 2009+++