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Enipeas Valley

The fascinating Enipea Valley, where the waters of the river descending Mt Olympus form small lakes or suddenly disappear in sinkholes. Here, according to the myth, Maenads tore apart the musician Orpheas and threw his head in the gulch.

The Enipea river crosses over the Valley creating a prosperous land for cultivating fruits and vegetables. The valley is one of the most fertile lands in Greece.

Here, Greek companies grow crops, vegetables and fruits and they export these all over the world.

Characteristic of the valleys is Maurologos-Enipea (14km) and Mavratzi-Sparmou (13km), joined together almost in a position bar and ‘cut’ the mountain in two elliptical sections. In the southern foothills, the great stream of Zilianas length 13km is a natural border that separates the mountain from Kato Olympus.

Also there are many potholes and a series of caves, many of which remain unexplored. The nature and arrangement of rocks in conjunction with a climate conducive to the emergence of many sources, especially from the 2.000m, small seasonal lakes and streams, and a small river, Enipea, whose sources are in place and the mouth Saws the Aegean.

Particularly rich variety of trees and shrubs located in the valley Enipea. There you can see the elm (Ulmus glabra), the cherry (Prunus cerasifera), the Itamos (Taxus baccata), the hazel (Corylus avellana), the arkoudopournaro (Ilex aquifolium) the cornel (Cornus mas) in meliadi (Fraxinus ornus ) and maple (Acer monspessulanum), a large variety of herbaceous plants. The gorges and ravines covered by trees (Platanus onentalis), willow (Salix cinerea) Black Sklithri and riparian vegetation.

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