"DION" Prefecture of Pieria by MITNIC
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In the foothills of mount Olympus 5 km from the cost of Pieria, Gritsa Litohorou, lies Dion, the sacred city of the Macedonian.
The excavation of the area commenced in 1928 and is continued at present by the University of Thessaloniki. It has brought to light a fortified city, surrounded by cult areas, that was inhabited continuously from the Classical period to Early Christian times. Buildings of various periods have been discovered in a series of different levels. Private residences, public buildings, shops,and a large number of workshops are erected in building blocks defined by the streets.
Dion today is a tiny village 15 Kilometres SSW of the prefecture capital Katerini. with a small number of Restaurants, café, the Museum, a little square school and a church.
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From the buck rooms excellent view to m. Olympus! Double room 30€ . more travel advice
4-5 km. N. following the road to Katerini you will turn to the left, bypass the village Vrondou and continue for Agia... more travel advice
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