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Archaeological Park of Dion

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From Athens: Train Trip with Guided Tour to Mount Olympus

1. From Athens: Train Trip with Guided Tour to Mount Olympus

Be one with nature on this trip from Athens to Mount Olympus. Board a train to Katerini and see ancient and historical sites such as the site of Dion, the Platamon Castle, and the Bath of Zeus. Start your day by taking the morning train from Athens to Katerini. Be immersed in a scenic trip through mainland Greece and then meet your guide at the Litochoro station. Head over to the archaeological site of Dion where you will see where the ancient Greeks worshipped the gods of Olympus. Then, go back in time as you visit the grounds of the medieval Platamon Castle and marvel at the magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. Next, explore the natural landscape of Mount Olympus on your way to see the Bath of Zeus, which is found in the gorge of Enipeas. Finally, you will have some free time to discover the village of Litochoro and see the locals' lifestyle before boarding the train that will take you back to Athens.

Katerini: Mount Olympus and Dion Minibus Tour

2. Katerini: Mount Olympus and Dion Minibus Tour

Experience the brilliance of these ancient sites, and see Platamon Castle and Enipeas gorge, on this 1-day tour. Immerse yourself in Greek heritage by exploring the cultural and historical side of Olympus. Enjoy pickup from the station at Katerini and head for the home of the Greek gods. Explore the archaeological site of Dion, and the medieval Platamon Castle. Hike through the the gorge of Enipeas, and encounter the famous Bathtub of Zeus. After this day of ancient history, relax in your VIP minibus with convenient drop-off back at Katerini train station.

Athens: 5 Days in Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki & Macedonia

3. Athens: 5 Days in Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki & Macedonia

Day 1: Drive through the fertile plains of the Beotia region, passing the towns of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova. Arrive in Delphi and visit the archaeological site, the most famous oracle of the ancient world. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of the astonishing Meteora complex, whose gigantic rocks rise steeply from the plain of Thessaly (dinner and overnight). Day 2: Visit Meteora and admire the ageless Monasteries perched on top of huge rocks, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Depart from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki, driving through the valley of the longest river in Greece, the Aliakcmon. Arrive in Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece (dinner and overnight). Day 3: In the morning visit the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople. Visit unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest and most characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture, awarded with the Council of Europe's Museum Prize in 2005. The rest of the day is free, to enjoy time in the lively city center (dinner and overnight). Day 4: Spend the day exploring the highlights of Macedonia, first with a stop in picturesque Edessa to see the town's famous waterfalls. Then proceed to Naoussa to learn about Aristotle's School, the site where the great philosopher taught the doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth. Next drive to Vergina (ancient Aigai) to visit the museum created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander's father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century. Continue a few miles further to Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit Saint Paul's Bema, and stroll through the old Jewish neighborhood and the colorful market area. Return to Thessaloniki (dinner and overnight). Day 5: Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics decorating the villas from the 4th century B.C. and visit the new Museum. Then proceed and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion, a city sacred to the Macedonians and situated at the foot of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and house of the 12 Gods of Greek Mythology. On the way back to Athens, drive through the striking Thessaly Plain and the Valley of Tempi, admire the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, and stop in Thermopylae to see the Leonidas Monument. Arrive in Athens late in the afternoon.

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4.6 / 5

based on 13 reviews

AMAZING We were a party of 6. 2 adults and 4 children. We made it to the train station at Athens early enough to enjoy the local coffee shop at the station. The coffee was perfect. The train reminded me of Amtrak. It even came with a Cafe cart. The ride was 3.5 hours long but it went pretty fast. We were the only people on the tour which made it feel even more special. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. I LOVED hearing the Greek myths. We first went to an extravation site and museum. We ate lunch at a local restaurant. The food was INCREDIBLE. When we got to Mt. Olympus it was breath taking. Our guide took us up the National Park side of the mountain. We walked to a waterfall. The walk was along a path which made it safer but we still got a thrill climbing a mountain After we left Mt. Olympus we had time to visit a castle along the coast. It sounds like a lot for one day but it was PERFECT. During the train ride back to Athens all 4 children were fast asleep!

My first proper tour in Greece The group was small less than 10 and the guides were young and passionate about the history of Greece ( no surprise) and the area around Olympus and ofc Olympus itself Genuinely warm and friendly and excited to see you enjoy the special places they love And to be honest the food was above average I have not eaten one bad thing since arriving and the roasted eggplant and loucaniko Greek sausage) at the lunch stop I had were excellent Would reccomend Mt Olympus is truly a special place And being part of the landscape ( if only for a moment) of the places you read about as a child/ youth was a very meaningful experience for me

The train trip from and to Athens is long but comfortable. Once we met our guide, Jason, we were off on the adventure. Some of the archeological sites are self-guided and you need to move fast to see all the sites at them. We were joined by another for the trip. We all had the same priorities of more time with Mt. Olympus (did see the site of Dion). Once we got into the mythology and history of Greece, we found Jason very engaging and we learned a lot. Mt. Olympus is beautiful and I had no idea that Greece received snow. The waters of Olympus are amazing to see. Loved this trip.

Our train was 30 minutes late. The driver/tour guide, Jason, was still patiently waiting for us and welcomed us with a good attitude. There weren’t any other people on the tour (we were told they were moved to tomorrow) so it became a private tour. The places he took us to were all very amazing and beautiful and he also helped to take pictures.

The trip was quite good. Jason, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and provided a lot of insight into the region and history of the country. Highly recommended