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From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

Activity provider: Ammon Express

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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  • 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
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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. 

  • Pickup and drop-off from central locations in Thessaloniki
  • Bus transportation to all locations
  • English-speaking trip attendant
  • Basic travel insurance (during transportation)
  • Pickup and drop-off in Thessaloniki
  • 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
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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 Ammom Bus at Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street next to the Venizelos Statue at 08:00 AM.

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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
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The trip was very interesting as we had a great guide- Helen and the driver-Demotrious-was excellent too. I do think though it would have been better visiting Mt Olympus first, then lunch and Dion afterwards rather than the other way around. It’s important too to remember that the trip cost is only for the transportation and the guide services- nothing else is included.

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September 9, 2022

The archaeological site is quite large and spread out, and there was enough time to go around everything. It's not too touristy and there is a nice museum that accompanies it. The trek we went on afterwards was basically just a 1 kilometer walk to the waterfalls. The tour also includes lunch and some free time in Litochoro, a charming little town. The guide for this tour was Nepheli and she was extremely friendly, kind, very helpful and passionate about her job. In general, this was a pleasant excursion to Olympus and the ancient city of Dion, although overall, I wouldn't say the whole tour is anything spectacular, rather just alright.

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September 1, 2022

A relaxed excursion into the surrounding area. Our guide, Nikos, was totally personable and open. We had enough time everywhere. Dios (focus of the tour) and the two museums are certainly not must-see attractions, but they are worthwhile if you are in the region for a few days. Tip: if you are primarily concerned with Mount Olympus and/or if you are expecting a real hike in the Olympus mountains, you should look for another tour. The walk ends quite suddenly and quickly at a waterfall.

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July 4, 2022

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