Kanari 1, Leptokarya


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Discover Leptokarya

Leptokarya is a coastal town administratively under the Municipality of Dion-Olympus, constituting a Municipal Community of the same name. Based on the 2011 Census, Leptokarya has a permanent population of 3,700 inhabitants. It is 26 kilometers from the capital of the prefecture, Katerini, and its name, according to the opinions of the locals, which are checked, came from the hazelnut trees and the rendering in Greek of the Turkish word fintikioi (hazelnut village).


Leptokarya has natural beauties, a long coast, crystal clear waters and a history that is lost in the depths of the centuries, in the ancient Levithra. This ancient city is connected to the Dionysian cult, as it was the area where the first Dionysian Festivals were held. Of particular interest are the monuments of Leptokarya, among which are the Byzantine churches, the monastery of Panagia Kanaliotissa, the cave (cave) where, according to tradition, Orpheus was born, the city of the Muses, etc.


Its beaches attract visitors from Greece and abroad. In 2006, during works for the construction of a sewage pipeline, new archaeological finds came to light. In particular, the continuation of the fortified enclosures, parts of which had been found in the past, were found in the area.

The long sandy beach at the foot of Mount Olympus is located in front of the settlement of Leptokaria. The crystal clear waters, the very good organization and in general the satisfactory tourist infrastructure make the beach of Leptokaria ideal for family holidays and for every visitor.