The new portal, presented in Larissa during a press event, offers information in English about Mt Olympus, things to do, places to visit, cultural options in villages and towns around Mt Olympus and aims to inspire users to visit through photos, online tours, a map for planning and promote the region’s multitude of products.
Situated between the Thessaly and Macedonia regions, Mt Olympus is home to one of the country’s largest national parks and is a popular climbing and hiking destination.
Thessaly Region Governor Kostas Agorastos said the promotion of Mt Olympus was part of a wider plan which includes among others infrastructure upgrades, new tourism products and attractions. “In recent years, Thessaly has been the protagonist on all levels and in tourism making leaps of progress,” he said.
Elassona Mayor Nikos Gatsas said it was a very important day for the town and for the first time, a collaborative effort had been made to promote equally all the villages and towns at the foothill of the great mountain. “We can now cooperate with the municipalities of Tempi and Agia to present and promote a mountain that combines mythology, history, and cultural heritage.”
The mayors of Tempi, Giorgos Manolis, and of Agia, Antonis Gountaras echoed Gatsas, adding that joint efforts bring better results while contributing to the tourism development of the wider region.
The press event in Larissa included the screening of a video that invites viewers to “Discover Mount Olympus: The Mountain of Myth” which you can see below.
An initiative by Escape Greece, a company that specializes in travel photography and video in Greece, themountolympus.com site was made possible through Larissa Prefecture Development Organization funding and is supported by the Region of Thessaly and the municipalities of Elassona, Tempi and Agia.