The Old Panteleimon Village
Text: Predrag Dimitrijevic
Photos: Predrag Dimitrijevic
Tonight we climbed 700 meters above sea level to feel the true traditional Greece in the 15th-century pastoral village, the Old Panteleimon.
This village was submerged under the peaks of the powerful Olympus and in 2003 it was declared a national heritage. Stone houses, cobbled streets, platan protected by law, stone church dedicated to Saint Panteleimon, and many shops and taverns that surround it give this village an irresistible charm and beauty. And, of course, the traditional Greek coffee is nowhere like this here, because it is exuding the Greek tradition and soul! Old Panteleimon is located 8km from Platamon and about 12km from Leptokarya.
It's the fifty lights you see at Olympus in the evening! Visit them and you will not regret!