Dion museum, archaeological park & Old Panteleimonas village
70 minutes from Thessaloniki is Dion. Lying in the shadow of Mt. Olympus, Dion was the "sacred place" of the ancient Macedonians. From very ancient times, a large altar had been set up for the worship of Zeus and his daughters, the Muses, in a unique environment: rich vegetation, towering trees, countless springs and a navigable river. In the 5th century B. C, when the Macedonian state acquired great power and emerged onto the stage of history, brilliant athletic and theatrical contests, the "Olympian Games of Dion" were organized there. In Dion you can admire the findings of the museum and walk in the archaeological park. During summer we can go in Litoxoro or Platamonas for a swim in the sea. 40 minutes from Dion is an old traditional village called "Palaios Panteleimonas" with an exceptional view where you can admire the local architecture and enjoy a really delicious meal!
Thessaloniki - Dion museum and archaeological park
Palaios Panteleimonas - Thessaloniki
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel, train station, or another area chosen by you.
End location: At your hotel, train station, port or airport or another area chosen by you.
Duration: 8 hours
I am very flexible concerning time. Contact me through ToursbyLocals, even if it shows i am not available, and we will find together a date and time convinient for you!
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Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - It is a good idea to carry a decent amount of local cash that you can use for snacks, sounenirs, the entrance fee of the museum, meals, etc. The amount will vary depending on what you wish to do and buy!
Have in mind that some shops accept credit cards but not all.
Entrance fees to both archaeological museum and archaeological park is 6 Euro (per person). For adults over 65 the entrance is 2 Euro (per person), only for EU citizens.
The gas we are going to need for our tour.
Meals and drinks. Anything you would like to buy (souvenirs, gifts, etc).
Entrance fees to archaeological museum and archaeological park.
Please be aware that only licenced guides can do tours inside museums so we can visit these places together but I have to make my comments before we enter.
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Eleni is wonderful guide. She is professional and knowledgeable. She's also a very warm and friendly person. We whole heartedly recommend her and love yo see her again if we ever go back to a Thessaloniki. We wish her the very best.