Are you looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Look no further than a day trip to Mount Olympus from Thessaloniki. Just an hour away from the busy Thessaloniki, this trip offers the perfect blend of history and nature for the ultimate day out.
First on the itinerary is a visit to Dion's archaeological park. This site is a true glimpse into the past and the guide will take you through this outdoor museum of Dion which is, in fact, an ancient city, highlighting the different areas and their uses, the ancient statues and the theatre with its impressive acoustics. You will feel like you are taking a hike through history as you explore the area and learn about greek mythology, the 12 gods, and the centuries of civilization that have come and gone.
After the visit to Dion's archaeological site, you will embark on a hike in the dense forest of Olympus to the Agia Kori little church and then to the nearby waterfall and the natural pools. The path is very well-preserved and the scenery there is truly breathtaking, especially during spring and autumn this trail is truly fantastic and colourful. The hike is not well-known to most visitors and definitely worth a visit. During the summertime, the natural pools are the perfect spot to take a refreshing dip and enjoy the beauty of the area. Alternatively, we can choose to hike on a longer trail at Agios Dionysios's old cave located close to Prionia in another area of the mountain.
The day ends in the picturesque village of Litohoro (with very interesting stories to hear from your guide) where you will have free time to spend or have lunch in a beautiful setting by the river. This is a great opportunity to taste some delicious local dishes and relax after a day of exploring.
This tour is led by an experienced local guide who is fluent in both English and Greek and it is limited to small groups of up to 7 people. The trip lasts approximately 8 hours and includes transportation, hotel pick-up and drop-off.
If you're looking for an exciting day out, this tour is definitely worth checking out. You will get the tour to experience the best of both worlds - history and nature - and leave full of memories that will last for a long time.
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Approximately 8 hours
Small groups: up to 7 people.
Visit the archeological park of DionWalk and learn the history of this magnificent area.
Experienced local guideEnglish, Greek speaker.
Hike in the dense forest up to the waterfall of Agia KoriInto the amazing nature of Mount Olympus.
TransportationHotel pick up & drop off
From € 67 / per personIncludes everything apart from entries to Dion archaeological park and lunch.
We had a great tour to beutiful Mount Olympus and impressive archelological park of ancient Dion. Akis is an excellent guide, knowledgeable and very professional. Highly recommendedM. Jacobson
Great experience with a lots of things to learn with lot of fun. For all nature lovers and adventure seekers, just right professional stuff and life coach Akis (the owner) is more than capable to organise everything related to our trips. Five stars and we wish you to continue with good work. We are definitely coming back in 2023.