Excursion to Mount Olympus

The Organizing Committee of the European Senior Teams Championship managed two excursions for the participants in the event – on 6th May the group visited Thessaloniki and on 8th May two buses headed towards nearby Mount Olympus.

The program for Mount Olympus included visit to the restaurant in the National Park on 1000m above sea level, next was the Orthodox Monastery Agios Dionisios, and then the charming village of Litochoro, which took the name City of Gods because of its location on the roots of the mountain.

In Litochoro many players took the opportunity to follow the Basketball Euroleague final between Panathinaikos and Maccabi. The excursion finished with a brief visit to the beautiful coastal village of Leptokharia, a popular summer destination.

Olympus as seen from the Dion Palace Resort

Olympus as seen from the Dion Palace Resort

A valley north of the mountain is home to city of Katerini

A valley north of the mountain is home to city of Katerini

Litochoro under the mountain and Leptokharia further on the coast

Litochoro under the mountain and Leptokharia further on the coast

Paralia resort as seen from Olympus

Paralia resort as seen from Olympus

Catalonia team posing in front of the restaurant

Catalonia team posing in front of the restaurant

Chess players at the Litochoro central square

Chess players at the Litochoro central square

Litochoro

Litochoro

Dion Palace Resort

Dion Palace Resort