Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus from Thessaloniki

Excursion to the mythical mountain of the 12 Gods of Olympus, the history and the culture!

The cultural heritage of the ancient city of Dion is combined with the incomparable beauty of the foothills of the mythical Mount Olympus. The residence of the 12 Gods couldn’t be something less than majestic, with the charming nature and its unique biodiversity, forms the first national park in Greece. Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, interwoven with the greek mythology, is a challenging invitation to discover its greatness and capture amazing photos! Feel the enchanting aura walking through Enipeas Gorge!

Rates

  • Adult Price: 51€
  • Child Price: 25.5€

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Inclusions

  • Round-trip transportation to the archaeological site-museum of Dion, Mt. Olympus and Litochoro
  • English speaking trip attendant-archaeologist
  • Basic travel insurance (during transport)
  • Assistance with the ticket issuance process for anyone who wishes to avoid the queue in the ticket office

Exclusions

  • The entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum of Dion, 8€ in total
  • Cost of lunch at the restaurant
  • Tour-guide to the museum and the archaeological site of Dion

Useful Information

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Starting Time: 8:00am
  • Our trip attendant-archaeologist shall wear clothing with the Ammon Express marking so that he/she will be recognisable easily
  • You should be at the departure point 10΄ before the time indicated in the schedule. The bus cannot remain at designated stops, except for boarding
  • Free of charge entrance to the archaeological site and the museums is valid for youths up to 18 years old and University and Technological Educational Institutes students or students of equivalent schools of EU Members

Highlights

  • Museum and archaeological site of Dion
  • Enipeas Gorge of mount Olympus – short trekking
  • Litochoro village

Tour Details

We depart to Dion with the bus of Ammon Express along with our friendly trip attendant-archaeologist,

  • at 08:00 from the White Tower (entrance),
  • at 08:05 from Makedonia Palace Hotel,
  • at 08:15 from Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street (at the white Statue of Venizelos),
  • at 08:20 from Capsis Hotel,
  • at 08:25 from The Met Hotel

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.

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 Litochoto where we enjoy our lunch in a beautiful traditional restaurant. Litochoro is located right on the foothills of Olympus and forms the main starting point for the various trekking paths of the mountain that reach until Mytikas, the highest top of Olympus.

Don’t miss the chance to visit the second highest mountain in Balkans and the most mythical of all times!

We depart to Thessaloniki at around 15:30p.m and we are back after an hour (around 16:30p.m), making the same stops where we started from.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received within 2 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations received within 1 day of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.

Our Latest Reviews

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Rating: by Adi E on August 17, 2019

Gorgeous

We drove in our private car all around the area, about 15 minutes. And we had stops in each monasteries (without getting in) the view is fabulous. Aftrr a few hours we went up again to see the sunset ???? and it was amazing!!

Rating: by Philip B on August 16, 2019

Do it

Guide Katerina and driver Andonis took the four of us (including a 7 year old boy - he loved it) on a 5 hour journey through 1,700 years of fascinating history and some of the most spectacular landscapes in Greece. They were simply brilliant in...

Rating: by vincentm922019 on August 16, 2019

Excellent tour with fantastic views

We had a great time with Evan our guide. We had unique views on 5 out of 6 of the active monasteries and visited one. Evan provided a lot of explanations (on the geology, wild life, monasteries, etc) and was also very caring and cautious...

Rating: by leilajordyn on August 15, 2019

What an incredible experience!

My day trip from Thessaloniki to Meteora was one of my greatest experiences as an avid traveler. Beautiful, historical and unlike any place I have seen, Meteora is a must. The team at Visit Meteora went above and beyond in helping me orchestrate the logistics...

Rating: by peterF6877CK on August 15, 2019

Strongly recommended

We took the 2 day train tour from Thessaloniki with a sunset tour and a hiking tour the following day. The three star hotel was worth four and our two guides were very courteous, funny and extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of Greek history and...

Rating: by joepE3008MR on August 14, 2019

Full day round trip from Athens to Meteora

The train ride was long. It was supposed to be 4 hours, but delayed 45 minutes because of mechanical issues. Having said that...it was all worth it! Our guide was phenomenal—native from the area. She described personal experiences she had interacting a particularly wise monk....

Rating: by mara5256 on August 13, 2019

Best Tour

With a variety of ages, this tour was perfect for everyone. Eva was a very knowledgeable and professional, and the driver was very careful and professional. Also participated in the sunset tour which can be combined to see some additional sights. the tour really made...

Rating: by Evelyn D on August 13, 2019

Absolutely fantastic!

On August 5, 2019, I took this train tour from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka and was greeted at the train station by Eva and George from Visit Meteora. This was the best tour I’ve ever had anywhere! Eva was amazing - such vivid and articulate storytelling...

Rating: by 63surf on August 12, 2019

Absolutely Wonderful

Took the tour as a last minute thing with my son. Having everything from the train tickets to the hotel to the food and the tours set for us, made this a truly memorable experience. We spent a month in Greece, and those three day...

Rating: by Achung9595 on August 11, 2019

Great tour except for the train

This was a fantastic day trip except for the train ride to and from. The day begins early at 7:20. The train is not very nice and the seats are not very comfortable, especially for a four hour ride. The ride brings you through a...

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