• Duration: 8 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
Add to my     • Product ID: 621375

Description

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 Greek mythology, is a challenging invitation to discover its greatness and capture amazing photos! Feel the enchanting aura walking through Enipeas Gorge!

Highlights:

˚ Museum and archaeological site of Dion

˚ Enipeas Gorge of mount Olympus – short trekking

˚ Litochoro village

Please note that this tour offers pick up and drop off service from designated pick up points in Thessaloniki. Simply select the pick up point that is closer to your accommodation from the list and our driver will be on his way! Pick up time will be displayed on your ticket, which you will receive after the booking.

Itinerary

Start the tour.

We depart to Dion with our friendly trip attendant-archaeologist,

at 08:00 from the White Tower,

at 08:05 from the hotel Makedonia Palace,

at 08:15 from Aristotle’s Square & Egnatia Street (at the statue of Venizelos),

at 08:20 from Capsis Hotel and

at 08:25 from The Met Hotel

The distance is 90km and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Once in Dion...

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.

Olympus mountain; the residence of the Gods

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.

Litochoro village

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 the Balkans and the most mythical of all times!

Back to base.

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.

What's included

  • 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

What's excluded

  • 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

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Weather-appropriate clothes.
  • Money for personal expenses and entrance fees.

Important information

  • 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
  • Reduced entrance fee (-50%) is valid for European Union citizens aged over 65 and for students of Higher Education Institutes outside the European Union
  • In winter season, 01/11 – 31/03, the general entrance fee to the sites is 4€
  • Wear comfortable shoes to walk around the archaeological sights and the short trekking
  • In summer season bear in mind to have sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat
  • Please be consistent with the exact appointment times specified by the Ammon Express escort, so that the excursion will remain unforgettable to all participants
  • STARTING POINTS AND DEPARTURE TIME
  • From the White Tower (entrance) at 08:00 am
  • From the hotel Makedonia Palace at 08:05 am
  • From Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street (at the statue of Venizelos) at 08:15 am
  • From hotel Capsis at 08:20 am
  • From The Met Hotel at 08:25 am

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled

Categories

  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • NATURE
  • PILGRIMAGE OR RELIGION
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • CITY BREAK
  • CITY TOURS

Guided Language

  • English

Reviews!

Thank you for submitting your review

Price from: 50

8 hours

Share it!

 

Why choose DayTrip4U?

  • Worry-free amendments & cancellations
  • Health & safety compliant activities
  • 24/7 customer support prior & after booking
  • No additional charges or fees
  • Promo code for your next activity
  • Instant confirmation of booking
  • Best price guarantee

Change of plans? No worries!

Free amendments & cancellations.
Manage your booking online!


How can I pay?

* ID card might be needed to be shown at the beginning of the activity.

* All payments are taking place through Encrypted Technology for security.


Secure SSL payments.