Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it has been part of the Dio-Olympos municipality, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. It is located at the base of Mount Olympus, on the western shore of the Thermaic Gulf. The first recorded mention of Litochoro is in an account of a visit by Saint Dionysius (Greek: Άγιος Διονύσιος) to Mount Olympus in the 16th century. The town is a popular destination for those wishing to climb Mount Olympus as almost all climbing routes begin to the southwest of the town.
Litochoro is a semi-mountainous town (altitude 300m., 6,697 inhabitants) of the prefecture of Pieria. It is located in the southern part of the prefecture, at the eastern end of Olympus, 23 km from Katerini and 92 km away. from Thessaloniki. The first written mention of Litochoro is made in the first half of the 16th century, when Saint Dionysios, a companion of Saint Nicanor of the Zavorda Monastery, visited the area and founded the monastery of the same name. Litochoro is a popular city for those who want to start climbing Olympus, as from there all the efforts to conquer the top of the mythical mountain begin. To the northwest of Litochoro is the Holy Monastery of Agios Dionysios in Olympus.
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