Location and Travel




The Paragliding School Olympic Wings and also our Tour Operator Office are located in Neos Panteleimonas, a village at the foot of lower Olympus with a beautiful view at the Castle of Platamonas and the sandy beaches of the Olympic Riviera.


Neos Panteleimonas is located on the Northern Greek Mainland, round about 100 km south of Thessaloniki, at the main highway between Thessaloniki and Athens.

How to come to us

The next airport is located in Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece, 115 km and round about 1:30 h by car away from us. Another airport lies near Volos and is now served by Ryanair, 120 km and round about 1:30 h driving from Olympic Wings.


Neos Panteleimonas has good access to public transport, the overland coaches and the regional buses stop directly at the village. In the neighbour villages Neoi Pori and Leptokaria you will find the nearest train stations.


Athens, the capital of Greece is located round about 400 km – 4:30 h driving by car from us. Also from here there are good connections by train and coaches to come to us.



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Region

Katerini and Larisa are the two larger cities near Neos Panteleimonas. Katerini, the capital of the prefecture Pieria, is located 35 km north of us, Larisa is the third largest city of Greece and lies round about 45 km south from Olympic Wings.
Along the coast line of the Olympic Riviera you will find some more smaller cities and villages: South of Neos Panteleimonas lies Platamonas, a lively touristic village with a long seaside promenade and a fishing harbour.


Here at the southern end of Platamonas starts the widest sand beach of Olympic Riviera, which ends far south of Nei Pori after the villages of Mesagala and Kouloura at the delta of Pinios. The river Pinios flows through the impressive Tembi Valley and forms the natural border between Mount Olympus and Kissavos Mountain.


At the foot of Kissavos Mountain there are further interesting villages. The beach continues from the river Pinios until the fishing village Stomio, towards south at the coast of Kissavos you will find rocky cliffs, small pebble beaches and hidden bays. The main villages are: Omolio, Stomio, Kokkino Nero, the mountain village Karitsa, Velika and Agiokampos. Velika and Agiokampos again provide a longstreched sandy beach.


Starting from our village towards north you will find the following villages connected by the long sandy beach: Neos Panteleimonas, Skotina, Leptokaria and Plaka Litohoro. At Plaka at the foot of Mount Olympus starts a cliff, which becomes a beach again after the harbour of Gritsa towards Katerini. Katerini is located inland, the villages at the beach here are Paralia and Olympic Beach which both have a developed touristic infrastructure with many hotels and appartments.




In the mountains and hidden inland you can discover traditional mountain villages and other interesting spots:

  • Paleos Panteleimonas, Paleos Porus, Palea Skotina
  • Ambelakia – historical village of the cotton dyers with mansions and museum
  • Rapsani – famous for its wine
  • Agia Paraskevi – pilgrim church in Tembi Valley
  • magnetic field – Leptokaria
  • Drystella – historical washing system in Skotina
  • Kastro Orias – with view into Tembi

 

Driving instructions

The information about our location and region further additional driving instructions from Thessaloniki Airport to the Olympic Wings office are available for download.


Just register and receive your copy of the pdf-document here:


travel information


After the registration you will receive an email with the download link.

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