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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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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

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
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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Meeting point

Board the Ammom Bus at Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street next to the 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 158 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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Dion was amazing but you have to move quickly if you want to see everything. I would advise starting with the temples and theatres side as it was incredibly serene walking around there and the views of the mountains were stunning. The walk up Mount Olympus was very pleasant and had some impressive views. The tour allowed time for lunch and a quick walk around the town before heading back. Our guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. Having a smaller group made it easier getting around too. Overall a thoroughly worthwhile day that I would recommend to anyone with a free day in Thessaloniki.

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June 25, 2022

The driver was excellent. The tour guide was excellent, very informative and very knowledgeable. She spoke excellent English and was always available to answer any questions we had. This trip was outstanding and the views at and to the waterfall were breathtaking. Three of us went on the trip and we all enjoyed it immensely. We would all highly recommend this trip. Thankyou for a most informative and enjoyable day.

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June 23, 2022

The tour was very well organised and time. The place was Just stunning and the lunch stop at a local taverna was a pleasant surprise. A big thanks to our local guide Helen (hope that’s how you spell it :-)) who is well prepared and helpful! I highly recommend the Meteora Monasteries trip with her too!

June 23, 2022

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