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From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

1. From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

Depart from Thessaloniki and head to the archaeological park of Dion. Take some free time to explore the exterior archaeological site, enjoying a trip back in history. Admire the ancient theater of Dion, known for hosting the plays of the ancient philosopher Euripides, now host to the Olympus Festival. Next, visit the unique museum of Dion to see statues of the ancient city, and move on to admire the magnificent mosaic of the House of Dionysus in a chamber next to the museum. Enjoy lunch in one of the traditional restaurants of the village, and continue to Olympus, the house of the 12 Gods, known worldwide for its mythological background. Take a short trek on the foothills of the mountain following the Enipeas gorge. Admire the wild nature and the river, and stop to capture the view of the astonishing mountain. Head back to Thessaloniki at around 3:30 PM. 

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From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

2. From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

Following early morning pick-up from central Thessaloniki, journey by luxurious air-conditioned bus to the ancient sanctuary of Dion in the foothills of Mount Olympus. Upon arrival, explore the mythical home of the Greek gods with your guide for around 90 minutes. Learn more about the sanctuary, dedicated to the leader of the gods, Zeus. Marvel at artifacts from antiquity, including Greek statues, mosaic floors and more. Then, go to the traditional village of Litochoro, situated close to the mountain and a popular destination for those planning to climb Mount Olympus. Enjoy approximately 2 hours of free time to explore the picturesque village and to walk in the valley of Enipea on the low slopes of the mountain. Return to Thessaloniki at around 18:00 with memories to last a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Mount Olympus

What a wonderful day! Lazaros (our former Olympic alpine skier and now guide!) was full of knowledge and enthusiasm. I very much appreciated him showing us the summit of Mt Olympus peeking up above the clouds on the drive over as the view is not always guaranteed. We walked quickly through the archaelogical site of Dion to fit it into our allocated hour and 45 minutes but still struggled to see everything but this did not take away from our great experience. Straight up to Mt Olympus and the views were breathtaking (shame we weren't able to have a quick photo stop for this). After visiting Agios Dionysios monastery, we walked at a fair pace through the Enipeas gorge, with two beautiful photo stops, working up an appetite for lunch in Litochora. Lazaros made several good suggestions for food and we had the opportunity to have a quick walk around Litochora afterwards. All in all an excellent tour and a great day out. Thank you Lazaros!

Wonderful to see the archeological park that had sanctuary of Zeus and the muses and the museum where the statues and mosaics are preserved. We also did an easy and picturesque hike to the gorge.

Fascinating, great guide (former flight attendant, outstanding stories), fun (and very small) group, new minibus, for really an unbelievable price.

Yanis was great travel guide, full of knowledge and very helpful. Trip was great despite rain. Warm recommendations. Aaron & Maria,Melbourne AU

A day well spent at both locations. Highly recommended.