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Mount Olympus and Ancient Dion Full Day Small Group Tour

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Full Day Tour
Availability : Jan 18’ - Dec 18’
Thessaloniki
Dion
Min Age : 3
Max People : 15
Tour Details

Enjoy a full day tour to Mount Olympus, Greece’s highest mountain to feel the energy of the famous “residence” of the ancient Gods according to the Ancient Greek Mythology. Drive through the regions of Macedonia and Thessaly and visit the town of Ancient Dion which was an important religious center for worshipping the Gods and especially Zeus and which reached its top of its fame during the Macedonian King Philipp II and his son Alexander The Great.

Departure & Return Location

All Thessaloniki centrally located hotels and AIRBnB apartments

Departure Time

08:30 AM

Price Includes

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • English speaking Driver / Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Price Excludes

  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Foods and drinks

Important information:

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
What to Expect

Get the chance to explore one of the important archaeological sites of Greece!

  • Discover the archaeological park of Dion
  • Visit the historical mountain of Olympos
  • Visit the picturesque village Litochoro
Itinerary

ACTIVITY DETAILS AND TOUR DESCRIPTION

Tour starts early in the morning by picking you up from your hotel or AIRBnB apartment. After a 2 hour driving you are going to reach the archeological site of Dion located on the foothill of Mount Olympus.

Take a guided tour of the site (entrance fee not included), where a fortified city dating back to the 6th century BC has been excavated. Follow the route inside the archaeological site and learn all about the religious importance of the site during the Kingdom of King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great, along with all the information that excavations brought up to the surface since 1982.

Walk along the The sanctuaries of the gods, most important of those, the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the sanctuary of Demeter, visit the ancient theatres ( one ancient Greek and one ancient Roman) and finally villa Dionysos famous for the superb mosaic with the scene from the life of the god of wine, adorning the floor of the main room, which was built about 200 A.D.

Leaving Dion behind your next stop will be the picturesque little village of Litochoro famous for being a starting point for those who wish to climb up Mount Olympus. Free time for Lunch or coffee ( own expenses ) and for a walk following the marked path in the valley of “Enipeas”, on the lower slopes of the mountain to experience the natural and unique beauty of the “National Park of Olympus”.

An early evening departure for Thessaloniki is to follow and a drop off to the initial pick up point.

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