Olympus – Dion !

Lets meet Olympus, the mountain of the 12 Gods, enjoy the magical scenery of the running waters, admire the wooden bridges, the green banks and the small canyons.

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  • Duration: 8 Hours
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Description


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. 

Itinerary

08:00 - aprox we pick you up from your hotel or very close to it ! (please check)

Our drive to reach Dion is approx 1 hour as the distance is 90km . After that we head to Olympus,for a 20΄ trekking through the Gorge of river Enipeas, above the village of Litochoro.

Litochoto village , lets enjoy our lunch in a beautiful traditional restaurant.

Our day trip ends in the picturesque village of Litochoto where we enjoy our lunch in a beautiful traditional restaurant.

15:30 p.m we depart to Thessaloniki !

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

  • Transportation to and from the Museum, the Archaeological site of Dion and the Mt. Olympus.
  • English-speaking trip attendant
  • Basic travel insurance (during transportation)
  • 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 of Dion (General entrance fee: 8€).
  • The ticket included the entrance to the Museum and the gallery of Dion
  • The cost of the lunch at the restaurant
  • The guided tour at the archaeological site and the Museum of Dion 

What do I need to bring

  • Do not forget the sun cream, sunglasses and a hat. 

Important information

  • You should be at the departure points 5’ earlier from the time indicated in the schedule. The bus cannot remain at designated stops,
    except for boarding.
  • Free entry to the Museum of Dion is available to all Greek citizens who have an active unemployment card, the students of Universities, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent institutes of EU countries by showing their student ID, young people up to the age of 19 by showing their ID card, as well as the Solidarity Card holders and the members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites.
  • Reduced entry to the Museum of Dion (€ 6) is available to all citizens of EU Member States aged over 65, by showing their ID card or passport, as well as students from countries outside the EU.
  • The hiking that leads to the cave of Saint Dionysius takes about 20 minutes and requires sports shoes and a relatively good condition. 
  • INFANTS from 0 - 2 years old FREE of CHARGE, without seat.  

STARTING POINTS AND DEPARTURE TIME

  • Starting point: WHITE TOWER(Entrance) 08:00
  • Stop 1: MAKEDONIA PALACE HOTEL 08:05
  • Stop 2: ARISTOTELOUS square & EGNATIA (Venizelos Statue) 08:15
  • Stop 3: CAPSIS Hotel 08:20
  • Stop 4: THE MET Hotel 08:25 

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