From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

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From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

From $60.33 per person

Take a day excursion to travel back in time! Discover the culture and the traditional heritage of the mythical mountain of Olympus where the 12 gods of ancient Greece lived. Hike to the Enipeas gorge and enjoy lunch at a picturesque village nearby.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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English, Greek
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit and explore the museum and archaeological site of Dion
  • Walk the Enipeas gorge of Mount Olympus near Litochoro village
  • Enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants
Full description
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. 
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from central locations in Thessaloniki
  • Bus transportation to all locations
  • English-speaking trip attendant
  • Basic travel insurance (during transportation)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option is selected)
  • Entrance fee to the Archaeological site of Dion (8€ during summer season - 4€ during winter season)
  • The guided tour at the archaeological site and the Museum of Dion
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Board the bus at one of the following meeting points: White Tower Entrance at 8:00 AM, Makedonia Palace Hotel at 8:05 AM, Aristotle’s Square and Egnatia Street (Venizelos Statue) at 8:15 AM, Capsis Hotel at 8:20 AM, and The Met Hotel at 8:25 AM.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The hike that leads to the cave of Saint Dionysius takes about 20 minutes and requires comfortable walking shoes
  • Please be informed that there is the possibility of modifying the schedule of the excursion according to current weather conditions; in case of non-favorable weather conditions (mostly during winter season) the short trek might be replaced either by visiting the picturesque village of Litochoro or by visiting the Holy Monastery of Saint Dionysus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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It was good the only problems were, we were in a small full minibus so no social distancing was possible. We got to Dion and had about 40 minutes to look around. It’s quite sparse and large so there just wasn’t enough time to see it all in favour of having a coffee at the cafe nearby. The rest was exceptional especially the waterfall on Mt Olympus.

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October 25, 2020

This was an absolutely unforgettable day to the home of the 12 Gods. From the moment we met at the White Tower to being dropped off we had a fantastic time, made even more memorable by one of the best tour guides we have had the pleasure to meet, the amazing Dimitris. He brought the history of Dion and Olympus to life, both with his stories and his wider meditations on life.

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October 6, 2020

The trip to Mount Olympus was very interesting. During the trip we visited the beautiful archaeological site of Dion, with the suggestive theater and then the interesting archaeological museum, always in the city of Dion. Subsequently, we made the excursion to the beautiful waterfall on the slopes of Mount Olympus. A particular appreciation to mr. Demetrios, companion of the Ammon Express for the interesting news and the courteous and valid management of the whole trip. Dino and Paola

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July 27, 2020

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