Your full-day train trip to Olympus from Athens begins at the Athens Railway Station, also known as Larissa Station at 9:30am. Make sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure in order to find your train and seat.
The Arcaeological site of Dion
Kicking off our all-day Mount Olympus trip is a visit to the archaeological site of Dion. This ancient site was once the holy city of the Macedonians as well as a center of worship of the gods of Olympus. Tourists are welcome to walk around and observe the ancient statues, artifacts and ceramics found on the archaeological site and its museum.
The Crusader Castle of Platamon
Continuing our Olympus day trip we will explore the grounds of the Platamon Castle. This Crusader castle was built between 1204 and 1222 to overlook the valley of Tempe where the main road connects Macedonia with Thessaly and southern Greece. To this day, the Platamon Castle is still one of the most impressive fortresses in the country and definitely worth the visit.
The Bathtub of Zeus
Once we arrive to Mount Olympus, we will embark on a short hike to the gorge of Enipeas on a quest to find the bathtub of Zeus. The sparkling turquoise water of this natural pool, coupled with the imposing waterfall is a site to behold and a true gem of Olympus.
The Village of Litochoro
Last stop on our all-day Mount Olympus trip from Athens is a visit to the village of Litochoro. Built in the likeness of the traditional Macedonian architecture, Litochoro is a charming Greek village situated at the base of Mount Olympus. Have a seat at one of the local taverns here or enjoy a nice stroll through the picturesque town.
Board the Train at Katerini
Once our all-day Olympus and Dion trip comes to an end, we will drive you to the city of Katerini where you will board the train back to Athens.
Following an early train ride from Athens to Mount Olympus, we will explore the ancient site of Dion, the Castle of Platamon, the bathtub of Zeus and Litochoro on this all-day Olympus trip. Beginning with a visit to the archaeological site of Dion, we will firsthand see where the ancient Greeks used to worship the gods of Olympus. Fast forward a few centuries and we will then visit the grounds of the medieval Platamon Castle. Next, we will explore the rich natural landscape of Mount Olympus on our way to glimpse at the bathtub of Zeus found in the gorge of Enipeas. Finally, we will have some down time in the village of Litochoro. This all-day Athens to Mount Olympus trip is a great tour for the whole family to enjoy and learn all about the rich history of Mount Olympus.
The train from Thessaloniki to Katerini tickets are all issued on 2nd class seats as standard. If you wish to upgrade them to 1st class seats you may choose to add to your basket the 1st class seats upgrade add-on before you complete the booking.
Shall you intend to continue your trip to Thessaloniki instead, please communicate with us prior to the activity date.
Cancellations received within 2 days of departure will incur no penalty.
Cancellations received within 1 day of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.