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The Prefecture of Pieria, is a pole of attraction for every visitor of intense archaeological and historical interest, as it brings together a wealth of findings, ranging from the Neolithic village of Makrigialos, the Ancient Pydna and Ancient Dion, to the Castle of Platamonas. A number of Monasteries and Churches also bear witness to the long history of the.
The Ancient Dion
At the foot of mount Olympus, and only 5 km away. from the πιερικές coast, ancient Dion, the sacred city of the Macedonians in an area overgrown, overrun by water. Ancient Dion was the sacred city of the Macedonians and had taken the name of Zeus, the father of the Olympian gods.
The castle of Platamonas
At the foot of mount Olympus,on a hill next to the sea, rises the castle of Platamonas, built between the 6th-10th century, one of the most imposing and important Medieval castles in the Greek area.