Day Trip to Dion and Mountain Olympus from Thessaloniki
Excursion back in history, the culture and the traditional heritage looking upon the Mythical Mountain of the 12 Gods of Olympus!
The ancient cultural heritage of the ancient city of Dion is combined with the traditional beauty of the foothills of the Mythical Mount Olympus. We visit the museum and the archaeological site of Dion and we enjoy our lunch in one of the various traditional greek restaurants of the village. Afterwards, we leave for Olympus, the mountain of the 12 gods where we start trekking for about 20’ the path to the Enipeas gorge, an entirely picturesque landscape.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Dion Archaeological Park, Dion 60100 Greece
The distance is 90km and lasts approximately 1 hour.
We reach Dion and we visit the archaeological site, walking back in history and admiring the various findings around the ancient park. The unique statues, the mosaics and the various artifacts that were brought to light are left in their original place and that so, we pass through the same paths as the ancient Greeks used to do. Don’t miss the chance to visit the ancient theater with the perfect acoustic balance since antiquity. Until nowadays many ancient tragedies are revitalized by modern actors and various festivals every year. Next we visit the modern museum with many statues and findings of the ancient city with more characteristic the Hydravlis (an ancient wind instrument) and the unique mosaic that represents the “Villa of Dionysos” lying in the building next to it.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Litochoro, Litochoro, Pieria Region, Central Macedonia
Later on we head to Olympus, the mountain of the 12 Gods and we enjoy a 20΄ trekking through the Gorge of river Enipeas, above the village of Litochoro. According to the mythology, Enipeas was the most beautiful among the river gods. The path is magical; let the glory of nature, the running waters, the picturesque wooden bridges, the green banks and the small canyons charm you. We have the chance to admire the view of this “divine area” which was chosen carefully by the 12 Olympian Gods as their residence. More specifically, it is said that the residence of the Olympian Gods were the canyons of the mountain, the “mount folds” as they are described by Homer, where their glorious palaces were also located.
Our day trip ends in the picturesque village of Litochoro where we enjoy our lunch in a beautiful traditional restaurant.
Duration: 3 hours
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"The hiking 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 and adjust it on the current weather conditions. In chance of non favorable weather conditions (mostly during winter season) the short trekking may not be included. In this chance, it is replaced either by visiting the picturesque village of Litochoro (walk in the main traditional square) or by visiting the Holy Monastery of Saint Dionysus (visit to the old and the new one)"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos, Egnatia 78, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.