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Mount Olympus National Park Panorama, Pieria, Greece (Credit: Photo 30127694 | Greece © Helena Bilkova |

Pieria: Home to Mt Olympus and majestic coastline

Known as Pieria or Pieris in Antiquity and connected to Homeric πῖαρ “fat”, πίειραν ἄρουραν “fertile land” in a metaphorical sense, Pieria took its name from the Pieres (Πίερες), a Thracian tribe. Expelled from their homeland, Pieria, when the Macedonians conquered it in the 8th century BC and driven to the North beyond the Strymon river and Mount Pangaeus, Pieres formed a new settlement …