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On this program, we will be able to travel to the mountain's lower regions and, from a vantage point lower on the mountain, disentangle the complex web of myth and tradition that surrounds the mountain. We seek our visitors get to know as much as they can about Olympus, including its deepest and most closely held secrets.
How did the ancient Greeks get their clay to use in their pottery? What legend links Enipeas to Apollo and Artemis? What kinds of herbs can be found in Pieria, and what is their typical function? Why is wine particularly revered on Olympus, and what are the steps to making a classic fruit dessert? If you want answers to all of those questions that have been presented above, all you have to do is follow.
Thessaloniki by night
The first day will be dedicated to Thessaloniki, and we will get to know the bright city of the North better. A multicultural city with traditions and elements from various cultures that appear to be harmoniously linked and lend prestige to the beautiful city.
The next day, we'll make our way to Litochoro via train or bus. The peaks and the throne of Zeus can be seen from the village. There will be a short Olympus presentation at the national park exhibition center. We'll take a walk along Enipeas' path and learn about his legend, then eat dinner in a traditional tavern.
The hidden gems of Enipeus are on the agenda for today's excursion. We are going to move by e-bike on the road and our feet along the path. Have a healthy breakfast, and we will see to the rest of the details.
Dion - Ag.Kori
Today is the turn to learn about the area's history and how it relates to the surrounding natural landscape. For this reason, we'll be visiting Dion, Aghia Kori waterfall, the abandoned monastery of Aghia Triada, and the abandoned village of the old Vrontou. With all those pieces of history, you will get a better understanding of the area's history.
Today, we will travel to more remote areas, we will sample wine from Mount Olympus, we will participate in the preparation of a traditional dinner, and we will enjoy the tranquility in a peace and quiet unique location at Aghios Dimitrios!
Macedonian Tombs - Pottery
The program will take a field trip to a pottery today, and during our visiting there we will get familiar how the ancient Greeks working on the clay and will each make our own clay pot using those techniques. We will travel to Elatochori after our tour first to the royal tombs of Phillip II, the father of Alexander the Great, where we are going to have an inspirational guided tour there.
Today is a day dedicated to the collection of herbs, the preparation of tea, or the use of them in various ways. In the afternoon, we'll travel to a nearby village where we'll make our own dessert from locally grown seasonal fruits. Dinner and overnight at Elatochori
Today is our last day to the legend mountain, and we intend to savor every second. To ensure that all of our senses and emotions are brought together, we will drink coffee and eat breakfast together and exchange our experiences. From Elatochori we will travel to Thessaloniki, if there is time for everyone, we will have a wine with fish food on side to spend the last hours together on a seaside taverna, before departure with Mt Olympus on the background
- Entrance fee at Dion archaeological site
- Entrance fee at Vergina archaeological site
- Local transfers by minivan with LPG or electrical (depending on the availability)
- 7 meals (dinner)
- 7 breakfasts
- 7 snack pack
- 1 tour leader
- Guided tour in each archaeological site
- Participating cost in each workshop
- Liability coverage
- Alcohol, water, or beverages
- Early departure cost
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (optionally)