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From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

Activity provider: Ammon Express
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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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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek

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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Date

Meeting point

Meet at Aristotelous Square or Egnatia Street (Venizelos Statue) at 08:00 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 127 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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excellent excursion the driver / guide was friendly & informative the site both the museum & archaeological sites at Dion were excellent & the trip up & around parts of mount Olympus are very enjoyable we went for a wonderful at the end of the trip before heading back to Thessaloniki a most Brilliant and worth while adventure

March 29, 2022

Due to a lot of snow, we had a few starting troubles, including electricity shortages at the museum of Dion, but it also meant that we had a spectacular snow-covered view of Olympus, which made the trip pretty unforgettable. Both Lazarus and Eleni are very warm and friendly guides, who kept us entertained with plenty of Greek tales all through the journey.

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March 21, 2022

We had a lovely experience with our tour guide Nepheli. The tour was very punctual and had the perfect amount of time allocated to each stop along the tour. We had the opportunity to explore things by ourselves as well as getting lots of first hand information and great stories from the guide, along with time to relax and grab a Greek coffee along the way. Going up Mount Olympus was an amazing experience and our guide made the experience even more enjoyable. We also had time to stop in the nearby town and enjoy the local food. I would highly recommend this tour and would like to give a special thank you to Nepheli! I can't wait to visit Mount Olympus again.

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March 7, 2022

Product ID: 168302