C4 Students exchange in Katerini, Greece (Day 5)

Friday 13th March 2020

On Friday morning we visited the Platamon Castle, a castle of the middle Byzantine period located in strategic position in the southeast of Mount Olympus. We were guided around the castle and enjoyed the view from up there.
The Platamon castle

On the way to the castle

The gate of the castle

Mount Olympus at the back
Afterwards we headed towards the traditional village of Old Panteleimon. There we had plenty of time to admire the local architecture of the stone houses and cobbled streets and at the same time relax and enjoy ourselves under the hot sun. 
The whole team at the entrance of the traditional settlement
Basque students enjoying Greek confectionaries

In the village of Old Panteleimon a nice lady, a shop owner, was kind enough to talk to us about the architecture of this traditional settlement.

Note: The visit to the archeological site of ancient Leivithra was cancelled as a precaution measure against the Coronavirus spread. So we just did the open-air visits to the castle of Platamon and the traditional village of Old Panteleimonas. 

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