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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

From US$ 59.90 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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Duration 8 hours
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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

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. 

Includes
  • 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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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 211 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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The trip was good overall. The ancient finds and excavations in Dion are very interesting and worth seeing. Likewise Olympus. The guidess was friendly and gave some interesting information about history and culture. Unfortunately it was sometimes difficult to understand them because of the pronunciation. Admission on site is not included, but at €8 pp it is not expensive either. You were not allowed to eat anything on the bus. But there were free bottles of water.

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October 26, 2022

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.

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October 24, 2022

The day was nice. Dion park is very overgrown and not well looked after but it is undeniable that the archeological finds there are pretty impressive. Overall the park and the museum were a bit underwhelming. Our guide introduced herself as an archeologist however didn't come with us around the archeological site or the museum to give us more information. This would definitely have improved the day as the information provided on signs at the park is pretty brief The walk on mount Olympus was my favourite bit of the day and the village of litchoro was nice. Our guide was very nice and interesting to talk to.

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October 18, 2022

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