Dolichi in Thessaly

English Version: Mary Kaloida

Dolichi in our days

Dolichi (greek: Δολίχη) is situated on the west foot of mountain Olympus, 21 km from Elassona to Katerini, at an attitude of 5,90 m.

According to the last census in 2001, the population of Dolihi was 473 people. In summer the population exceeds the 1000.

With the municipal district of Livadi they constitute the municipality of Livadi of the prefecture Larissa.

It’ s habitants are mainly occupied with farming and agriculture (tobacco, grain, sugar beets, corn, clover etc)

In Dolichi the visitor can see the Byzantine Chapel of the Holy Metamorphosis (transfiguration) of Christ which is dated from 1210 AC.

He can walk up the hill of Prophet Elias or the “Xilo” and enjoy their unique view.

He can also choose to go to one of Dolihi’ s shops or taverns.

Every year there’ s a bid variety of cultural events with the most important event the Metamorfosis of Christ festival on the 5th – 6th August.