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Day Trip to Dion and Mountain Olympus from Thessaloniki

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    What to Expect
    We depart to Dion with the bus of Ammon Express at 08:00 from the White Tower.

    The route is 90km and it takes about 1 hour.

    We reach the archaeological park of Dion where you have 1 hour and a half to walk around the exterior archaeological site, enjoying a walk back in history. You have the chance to admire the ancient theater of Dion, known for hosting the plays of the ancient philosopher Euripides, for example the The Bacchae, while nowadays hosts every year the Olympus Festival. Afterwards, we visit the unique museum of Dion, where there are based all the findings and statues of the ancient city and later on we admire the magnificent mosaic of the “House of Dionysus” which lies in a chamber next to the museum (open to the public from March-November).

    We enjoy our lunch in one of the traditional restaurants of the village and later we continue our trip to Olympus, the house of the 12 Gods, known worldwide for its mythological background. We start a short trekking for 20’ on the foothills of the mountain following the Enipeas gorge. This is a beautiful shady path into the nature, accessible by everyone, where you can admire the wild nature and the river where at the end of it we stop to capture the view of the astonishing mountain (if the weather permits us).

    We depart to Thessaloniki at around 15:30p.m, where we return after one hour (16:30p.m) making the same stops from where we started.
    *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).
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    Departure Point
    • Starting point: White Tower (Entrance) 08:00
    • Stop 1: Makedonia Palace Hotel 08:05
    • Stop 2: Aristotle’s Square & Egnatia Street (Venizelos Statue) 08:15
    • Stop 3: Capsis Hotel 08:20
    • Stop 4: The Met Hotel 08:25
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Pick up and drop-off from main locations in Thessaloniki
    • Bus transportation to all locations
    • English-speaking trip attendant
    • Basic travel insurance (during transportation)
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fee to the Archaeological site of Dion (8€ during Summer season - 4€ during Winter season)
    • The guided tour at the archaeological site and the Museum of Dion
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The meeting points are as follows, White Tower Entrance at 8:00 AM, Makedonia Palace Hotel at 8:05 AM, Aristotle's Square and Egnatia Street (Venizelos Statue) at 8:15 AM, Capsis Hotel at 8:20 AM, and The Met Hotel at 8:25 AM
    • 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)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The start was a bit bumpy because there was a confusion as to which bus we had to take, but the friendly guide Chris looked after us and thus we didn’t get lost being on the wrong tour. First stop after a pleasant drive was...More

    Thank piaf861
    Ammon_Express, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Ammon Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear piaf861, We deeply appreciate your kind words describing your trip with us to Mt Olympus-Dion and happy to hear that Chris was always there to help you and give you information about the places. We hope to see you soon for more trips. Best...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a good trip with Ammon Express to Mt Olympus - small tour with about 10 of us, lively tour guide, Chris! Good time to explore archeological museum and park, mosaics etc and ti take a short but we’ll worth it walk into valley...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank acgunn a
    Ammon_Express, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Ammon Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear acgunn a, Thank you so much for your lovely review and sharing your experience, we are very pleased to see that you enjoyed the trip to Mt Olympus. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Ammon express team

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    It was very nice experience. This trip was one of the best choices. Our guide, Christis was such a friendly guy. He told us lots of facts about the history and regione. Thanks a lot for making our holidays so special :-).More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Edyta R
    Ammon_Express, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Ammon Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Edyta R, We would like to thank you for taking the time to quote us your warm comments. We are very happy to hear that our friendly trip attendant Christos gave you lots of information about the places you visited and made this day...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This trip was one of the best choices I've ever made! Our guide, George, was such a friendly little fella that shared so many interesting facts. I dare say that without his funny, on point inserts it would not be as memorable as it is....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Patrícia O
    Ammon_Express, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Ammon Express, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear We would like to thank you for taking the time to quote us your lovely comments. Happy to hear that George made that day unforgettable for you and combined successfully the historical information with your entertainment during the excursion. Hope you will give us...More

    Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

    I highly recommend this tour as it combines both a fascinating visit to one of the best archaeological sites in Greece and a beautiful and scenic visit to Mt Olympus. My tour guide was George and he was incredibly knowledgeable as a trained historian and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Patrick W
    Ammon_Express, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Ammon Express, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

    Dear Patrick W, Thank you very much for all the compliments and that you appreciate the high quality of our work. Hope to see you again taking some new memories. Best regards, Ammon express team

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    Hi, at 4PM you will be back in Thessaloniki.
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