You start the cycling tour to get to know the feet of Olympus and its mountain villages. You ride up the hill heading to the traditional village of Old Panteleimon. It is a picturesque mountainous village, which is built on the slopes of Lower Olympus at a height of 700 m. The village was first built at the end of the 14th century. It is certified as a traditional settlement, as it is one of the best samples of the traditional Macedonian architecture in Northern Greece. The village is a “natural balcony” of Lower Olympus, where one can enjoy the amazing view of the Thermaic Gulf, the beaches of South Pieria and the Venetian Platamon Castle.
You make a short stop to the beautiful village to get some rest and have something to drink and eat. You may want to take a short walk to enjoy the paved alleys, it is restored stone-built houses, the old church of Saint Panteleimon, the picturesque stores that sell traditional and folk art products.
You continue climbing leaving behind the mountainous Ano Skotina. Next stop to regroup and to take photographs is the position Patomeni, some 2 kilometres from Kallipefki of Thessalian Olympus. You continue your way moving to the country road of Larissa to Kalipefki passing some kilometres outside the village of Karya. You take a short break for hydration & food and get ready to take the downhill road of some 25 kilometres to Leptokarya and then follow the seaside road to reach Platamon. The lovely 86 km cycling route is concluded at the initial point.