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Day Trip to Dion and Mountain Olympus from Thessaloniki

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Day Trip to Dion and Mountain Olympus from Thessaloniki

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Leave Thessaloniki for a day and discover ancient Dion and Mt. Olympus without the stress of public transport or hire cars. Travel to Dion Archaeological Park, home to city ruins dating from the 6th century BC; and explore its relics and museum. Next, visit Mt. Olympus, the home of the gods in Greek mythology, and walk in the Epinea Gorge to absorb the scenery surrounding the peak before returning.
  • Visit Dion Archaeological Park and Mt. Olympus in a day from Thessaloniki
  • No transport to organize: simply hop inside a comfortable minivan or coach
  • Explore and learn more about Dion and Mt. Olympus than if alone
  • Choose from multiple Thessaloniki pickup and drop-off spots for convenience
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Pick up and drop-off from main locations in Thessaloniki
Bus transportation to all locations
English-speaking trip attendant
Basic travel insurance (during transportation)
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
  • White Tower of Thessaloniki , Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece

    In the entrance of White Tower at 08:00

  • Makedonia Palace Hotel , Leof. Meg. Alexandrou 2, Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece

    In the entrance of Makedonia Palace Hotel at 08:05

  • Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos , Egnatia 78, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece

    Aristotelous square and Egnatia square in front of Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos at 08:15

  • Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki , Monastiriou 16, Thessaloniki 546 29, Greece

    In the entrance of Capsis Hotel at 08:20

  • The Met Hotel , 26is Oktovriou 48, Thessaloniki 546 27, Greece

    In the entrance of the Met Hotel at 08:25

  • 8:00 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    • 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)
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Ammon Express
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • 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.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Trip to Dion and Mountain Olympus from Thessaloniki?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks provided for travelers
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    What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to Dion and Mountain Olympus from Thessaloniki?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip to Dion and Mountain Olympus from Thessaloniki?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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    star-5
    Nice trip!
    Raluca_L
    , Dec 2021
    Very nice guide (Lazarous), interesting place to visit in Dion (learnt many new things), good museum. Relaxing trip on the mountain path, beautiful scenery and good meal in the village. A day well spent!
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    star-5
    Beautiful Dion/Mt. Olympus with Superb Guide
    Christopher_H
    , Sep 2021
    The whole tour from start to finish was excellent. The guide was super knowledgeable and gave in-depth commentary. I highly recommend this trip.
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    star-5
    This day trip was truly...
    Elose_I
    , Aug 2021
    This day trip was truly wonderful, the guides Lazaros and Elena were so welcoming, funny and interesting ! The curriculum is rich yet we had time to experience everything properly. I could not recommend this short journey enough considering how worth it it is, given the impressive landscapes and archeological details.
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    Andreas Economidis
    Andreas_E
    , Aug 2021
    The trip was great! plenty of time to discover and guide Neffeli was amazing! Awesome guide, photographer and storyteller!:)
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    star-4
    Enjoyable Trip
    LauB
    , Aug 2021
    Very good trip overall, tour guide Yannis was really friendly and made the tour enjoyable and informative
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    star-5
    Outstanding!!!
    Luisa_B
    , Jul 2021
    Mount Olympus was amazing 👏. Our tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable of the historical sights.
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    star-5
    Beautiful day trip
    Eduardo_P
    , Jun 2021
    We took this trip with our older children and 18 year old. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful scenery and abundance of information Yannis shares on the drive to Dion. He answered all questions and had a lot of knowledge. The Mt Olympus hike to a spectacular waterfall was so refreshing. There was a lot to see in Dion but we had plenty of time and never felt rushed. Would book again and highly recommend.
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    star-5
    Space to ‘be’ at beautiful Mount Olympus
    Kevin_N
    , Oct 2020
    A really excellent and worthwhile day. Dimitri was a superb guide. Efficient whilst ensuring the day was a relaxing experience. A good mix of things to see and do and time to ‘be’ at this beautiful mountain. Thought provoking commentary - and not overdone. I thoroughly recommend this tour.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
    Dear Kevin thanks a lot for your review! Mt. Olympus is indeed the "place to be" for someone visiting Greece in order to feel its legendary vibes, walk along the enchanting forest and discover those sensational waterfalls :) It's one of Dimitri's most inspiring destinations and we are happy that he transmits this feeling to our travelers as well! We hope to see you again either in Thessaloniki or Athens!
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    star-5
    Saturday 7th Dec trip to Dion and Litochoro
    IULIA_C
    , Dec 2019
    Viator, Ammon Express did not provide a professional guide for this tour. I had paid for transport and guide, had received a booking confirmation from a lady called Photini, who was meant to be the guide, and instead, the minibus driver played the guide.
    icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
    Dear Iulia thank you for sending us your review! All our excursions include trip-attendant archaeologists and when the activity is realized with a mini-van for a more VIP experience, our trip-attendant is the driver as well providing our high-quality service! We will be happy to see you in the future! Best regards, AMMON EXPRESS Team
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    star-5
    Dion and beyond----------
    Kimberly L
    , Dec 2019
    We were a group of five people. George was our guide/driver and gave us both the current and historical perspective of the area. It was our pleasure to have George as our guide to Dion and Mt. Olympus.
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