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From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

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

Discover the archaeological park of Dion and Mount Olympus on this tour from Thessaloniki. Travel in an airconditioned bus and take a nature hike along the Enipeas river to admire views of the Enipeas gorge.  Depart from a centrally-located meeting point in Thessaloniki and head to the archaeological park of Dion. Take some free time to explore the exterior archaeological site.  Purchase a ticket to the site to see the Hellenistic-era theatre which was known for hosting plays by the ancient philosopher Euripides in the past and now hosts the Olympus Festival. Visit the museum of Dion to see statues and admire mosaic work in of the House of Dionysus. Stop to purchase lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in the village before continuing to Olympus. Uncover the secrets of the mythological house of the 12 Greek gods.  Take a short trek through the foothills of the mountain. Go along the Enipeas gorge and keep any eye out for local wildlife. Capture pictures of mountain views, before going back to Thessaloniki by bus in the afternoon. 

From Thessaloniki: Half-Day Canyoning Trip to Mount Olympus

2. From Thessaloniki: Half-Day Canyoning Trip to Mount Olympus

After pick-up in the morning from your hotel, head to the base of the Mount Olympus protected National Park. Have a light breakfast and sit down for a safety brief by your instructors and photographers for the day. Select your equipment and get ready for the mountain, before you head out. Take a short hike up to the canyon entrance and have a practical lesson on jumping, sliding and abseiling technique to get to know your equipment. Once you are ready, the day is all about having fun in the water with jumping, sliding, swimming in pools and abseiling on ropes. No experience is required as the routes have been selected to offer you a safe and fun environment suitable for all ages.

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What people are saying about Mount Olympus

Maria was our tour guide and was very good at giving introductions to the area and explaining what we would be doing that day. The City of Dion was very interesting with ruins slowly being excavated. Lots of informational signs throughout the tour. We were able to see the structures at our own pace. The next part of the tour we went to a museum that showed the archeological finds. Incredible how they were preserved! The hike to Mt. Olympus was beautiful. We walked through a quaint city and through a path to get to a gorge. The water was not flowing much, but it was a good walk through the town and Mt. Olympus. We had a good lunch in the town and did a little shopping. A very nice day overall.

It was a pleasant journey, not too tiring and the places we visited are worth seeing. The guide was nice and the information she provided was really interesting. Also, entry to the archaeological site and museum is free for under 25's and people from EU countries.

Felt good to not feel so rushed like other tours. Plenty of time to soak in the amazing sights. The tour guide was very helpful and friendly. The driver drove safely as well. Refreshingly different to our other tours to say the least.

Lovely guide who made the trip more personal. Nice scenery. Wish we had more time at the archeological site …

Very nice experience. Mont Olympus is great with the surrounding village. Great experience overall.