The Feasts of the Muses in 1972 being its precursor, the Olympus Festival was transformed through its course of time to a contemporary cultural institution, which counts thousands of friends and stands high for its aesthetics and the completeness of the cultural events it presents every summer. Within its long presence in the artistical events of northern Greece, the Festival recollects important moments and splendid unforgettable shows of greek and international artists. Great creators, big theatre actors and important artistic groups have honoured the Olympus Festival and have marked it as a cradle of civilization for the whole region.
With passion and imagination, the Olympus Festival continues its journey in alliance with the unalterable by the time conditions it has set and invites everybody, this year as well, to short escapes from the daily routine in the beautiful Pieria. With vigour and verve, the Olympus Festival climbs one more summer on the Castle of Platamon to gaze at the big blue of Thermaikos Gulf and strolls around the archaeological parks of Dion, Livithra and Pydna. Right there, works of man – unique musical and theatrical performances – invite all guests to magic and dreamy nights under the star-spangled sky of Pieria. The Festival has for many years been the top cultural event of Pieria as well as of Macedonia and Thessaly, with impact all over Greece and international perspective. The events of the Festival take place at locations of historical and archaeological importance, such as the Ancient Theatre of Dion, the Castle of Platamon, ancient Livithra, the Byzantine Temple of the Assumption of the Virgin in Kontariotissa and others.