🏨 Day Trip to Dion and Mountain Olympus from Thessaloniki Activity - Travel Guide

Day Trip to Dion and Mountain Olympus from Thessaloniki

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From $59.84

101 reviews   (4.58)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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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.

What's Included

Basic travel insurance (during transportation)

Bus transportation to all locations

English-speaking trip attendant

Pick up and drop-off from main locations in Thessaloniki

What's Not Included

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

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • 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
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • The hiking that leads to the cave of Saint Dionysius takes about 20 minutes and requires comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Dion Archaeological Park
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.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

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.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Very good
nataliia_k, 29-12-2022
Thank you for unforgettable trip! The guide Nikos was very friendly and helpful. He organised everything perfectly.I recommend to anyone use this possibility to see fantastic place with a good company!
Great Tour!
thismoonchild, 12-12-2022
This tour was very informative and enjoyable. Our tour guide was well spoken and helpful. She explained the history behind the sites we visited and gave us suggestions of what to do and where to grab lunch. There was enough time to take in the beauty of the sites and have short breaks. It was a great way to spend the day without getting too tired. A very pleasant day of fresh air and beautiful sightseeing.
Mt. Olympus and Dion day trip
Richard_K, 11-12-2022
Tour guide Eileen was excellent. The trip was organized very well and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!
Day trip to Mount Olympus
DKH2020, 24-11-2022
What a great day! The woods, hike and waterfall was spectacular.

So beautiful and our guide John was terrific!
Just a transportation
OnBudgetTraveler, 27-11-2022
Just a transportation to the site and back. Not too much of explanations or guidance. The place by itself is worth visiting.