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From Athens: Train Trip with Guided Tour to Mount Olympus

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Activity provider: Visit Olympus

From Athens: Train Trip with Guided Tour to Mount Olympus

Activity provider: Visit Olympus
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Enjoy the majestic landscape of Athens on this train trip and tour to Mount Olympus. Explore the mythical heritage of Olympus, the ancient site of Dion, and the village of Litochoro.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Enjoy an independent train ride from Athens through mainland Greece
  • Visit the archaeological site of Dion
  • See the Crusaders' Castle of Platamon
  • Discover the Natural Park of Mount Olympus and see the Bath of Zeus
  • Explore the village of Litochoro
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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.
  • Train ticket from Athens to Katerini
  • Return train ticket from Katerini to Athens
  • Mount Olympus tour guide
  • A bottle of water
  • Tour transportation with minibus
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees to the Dion archaeological site
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Go to the Athens Railway Station and board the train for Katerini departing at 09:22 AM and arriving at approximately 01:00 PM. Please be at the station at least 30 minutes earlier in order to board without stress. Upon arrival at Katerini, your guide and driver will be waiting for you outside the train station.

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4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

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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.

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July 11, 2022

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!

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July 6, 2022

I did a "From Athens: Train Trip with Guided Tour to Mount Olympus". My guide was Monica Kochman. At Katreeni station I took my own time in getting to the exit and right then the door closed. I had to get to next station and get a train back to Katreeni. I got a passenger to call the tour company at the number given as was assured I'll be picked up at Katreeni once I get there. Monica arrived as promised and picked me up. She had had other passengers whom she had dropped halfway at the ecological Park and come to pick me up. Was driven to the Archaeological Park of Dion. Visited the museum. Was married up with the other guests. Had lunch at a restaurant. Visited the foothills of Mt. Olympus, had a view of the Platamon Castle. Finally Monica dropped me at the Katreeni train Station to get back to Athens. I had a good chance of missing the entire tour. But Monica was efficient in getting things together and did a good job in getting me in to the group having being one hour late. Thanks

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June 30, 2022

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