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From Athens: Train Trip with Guided Tour to Mount Olympus

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Visit Olympus

From Athens: Train Trip with Guided Tour to Mount Olympus

Activity provider: Visit Olympus

From US$ 166.14 per person

Enjoy the majestic landscape of Athens on this train trip and tour to Mount Olympus. Explore the mythical heritage of Olympus, the ancient site of Dion, and the village of Litochoro.

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Duration 13 hours
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English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an independent train ride from Athens through mainland Greece
  • Visit the archaeological site of Dion
  • See the Crusaders' Castle of Platamon
  • Discover the Natural Park of Mount Olympus and see the Bath of Zeus
  • Explore the village of Litochoro
Full description
Be one with nature on this trip from Athens to Mount Olympus. Board a train to Katerini and see ancient and historical sites such as the site of Dion, the Platamon Castle, and the Bath of Zeus. Start your day by taking the morning train from Athens to Katerini. Be immersed in a scenic trip through mainland Greece and then meet your guide at the Litochoro station. Head over to the archaeological site of Dion where you will see where the ancient Greeks worshipped the gods of Olympus. Then, go back in time as you visit the grounds of the medieval Platamon Castle and marvel at the magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. Next, explore the natural landscape of Mount Olympus on your way to see the Bath of Zeus, which is found in the gorge of Enipeas. Finally, you will have some free time to discover the village of Litochoro and see the locals' lifestyle before boarding the train that will take you back to Athens.
Includes
  • Train ticket from Athens to Katerini
  • Return train ticket from Katerini to Athens
  • Mount Olympus tour guide
  • A bottle of water
  • Tour transportation with minibus
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to the Dion archaeological site
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Go to the Athens Railway Station and board the train for Katerini departing at 09:22 AM and arriving at approximately 01:00 PM. Please be at the station at least 30 minutes earlier in order to board without stress. Upon arrival at Katerini, your guide and driver will be waiting for you outside the train station.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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This trip is worth taking. It is a nice break from the city. The train trip was long but comfortable. Our tour guide, Damian, met us at the train station in Katerina. He was knowledgable and very nice. We went to the archeological site in Dion. You are given a ticket and allowed to tour the site alone. Damian gave us good suggestions, and we enjoyed walking around the site on our own. The site is interesting, especially since they are still excavating. We had lunch at a small family restaurant in Dion. The food was great. At the castle we were only able to walk around the exterior, but Damian gave us great information, and we felt like we saw all we needed. Last was Mt. Olympus. We walked up to the Bath of Zeus. The stories are so interesting, and the views incredible. We ended up having to take a bus back because the train was booked. It was perfectly comfortable if a little longer than the train.

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October 17, 2022

My first proper tour in Greece The group was small less than 10 and the guides were young and passionate about the history of Greece ( no surprise) and the area around Olympus and ofc Olympus itself Genuinely warm and friendly and excited to see you enjoy the special places they love And to be honest the food was above average I have not eaten one bad thing since arriving and the roasted eggplant and loucaniko Greek sausage) at the lunch stop I had were excellent Would reccomend Mt Olympus is truly a special place And being part of the landscape ( if only for a moment) of the places you read about as a child/ youth was a very meaningful experience for me

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September 11, 2022

The train trip from and to Athens is long but comfortable. Once we met our guide, Jason, we were off on the adventure. Some of the archeological sites are self-guided and you need to move fast to see all the sites at them. We were joined by another for the trip. We all had the same priorities of more time with Mt. Olympus (did see the site of Dion). Once we got into the mythology and history of Greece, we found Jason very engaging and we learned a lot. Mt. Olympus is beautiful and I had no idea that Greece received snow. The waters of Olympus are amazing to see. Loved this trip.

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July 11, 2022

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