Departure region Thessaloniki

Vergina, Olympus, Dion

Duration / time start
One day / 8:00
500 km.
Visit the Mount Olympus – the home of Zeus, the most powerful god of the Greek mythology. We will also travel to Vergina – a spectacular Greek museum that contains hundreds of ancient treasures – and walk around the archaeological park of Dion.

Exploring the royal tombs of Vergina

The small town of vergina located in Macedonia was the once-sacred capital of the ancient argeades dynasty until the first century ad. Nowadays, visitors can explore the two museums in the town. The first museum is Anaktoro, thought to have been a royal chamber with mosaic decoration and partial remains of the building.

The second, and most interesting, museum is the burial site of the Macedonian kings. This includes the tomb of Philip ii, father of Alexander the great. Visitors of all ages are sure to be impressed by the exhibits at this museum.

A journey to the sacred mount Olympus

Mount Olympus is the spiritual home of the historic societies and the abode of the Greek gods. You will be awe-struck by the panoramic sights of this location! It is home to two of the greatest greek summits: Pantheon peak (2918 meters) and the throne of Zeus (2909 meters). The former is now referred to as «Mytikas» and was where the gods of the classical hellas dwelled. The throne of zeus (now known as «Stefani») was exclusively the residence of the powerful Zeus, the king of the gods.

The splendid nature of Olympus

The Olympus natural reserve is an alluring destination for alpinists, naturalists, and other researchers due to its abundant wildlife and delightful scenery. Lithochoro, a small village located on the eastern slopes of mount Olympus 300 meters above sea level, is the most visited site. It offers traditional hotels styled after swiss chalets (the so-called «Xenon`s») and taverns serving exquisite local cuisine. Thus, Olympus is a one of a kind place to discover, full of beauty and wonders.

Dion — the city of Zeus

At the foothills of mount Olympus, there lies an archaeological complex of Dion, a cult center of ancient Macedonia, where major religious rituals were once held in honor of Zeus of Olympus — the next destination in our journey.

The archaeological park of Dion

Dion is an archeological site that was founded centuries back and has been a religious hub of Greece ever since. Currently, it is not a real city but an outdoor museum of archaeology with ruins of old temples, gymnasiums, baths and more. Dion is like a large historical museum without walls, set in the open air. It still contains some amazing mosaics, murals, statues and other ancient relics that deserve a look.

Let\'s go!
Approx. 50 min.

Transfer to Vergina.

The Royal Gold
45 min.

Excursion to the Macedonian Royal Tombs Museum

Towards Olympus
approx. 40 min.

Moving to the foot of Mount Olympus - Dion Museum

The sacred city of Zeus
approx. 1 hour

Excursion in the archaeological park of ancient Dion

approx. 1 hour

Lunch in a traditional tavern in the town of Litohoro on the slopes of Olympus

Tops of the Spirit
approx. 30 min.

Visit to the monastery of St. Dionysius

Valley of Muses
approx. 1 hour

Visiting the "Stavros" - place with magnificient view on the slopes of Olympus. Height 960 m. above sea level

Back home!
approx. 1,5 hour

Return to Thessaloniki


Olympus Mountain


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What to take

Drinking water, money for food, souvenirs and entry tickets. Be ready to have a great time and enrich your spiritual life!

What to wear

Comfortable shoes and a headgear.