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Day Trip to Dion and Mountain Olympus from Thessaloniki
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Day Trip to Dion and Mountain Olympus from Thessaloniki

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Leave Thessaloniki for a day and discover ancient Dion and Mt. Olympus without the stress of public transport or hire cars. Travel to Dion Archaeological Park, home to city ruins dating from the 6th century BC; and explore its relics and museum. Next, visit Mt. Olympus, the home of the gods in Greek mythology, and walk in the Epinea Gorge to absorb the scenery surrounding the peak before returning.
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Keppel wrote a review Aug 2020
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom97 contributions73 helpful votes
Visited on our walk back from the Acropolis towards city centre. The monastery is about 10 minutes from the acropolis.There is a lovely shop with a friendly shopkeeper.Very peaceful place to have a walk around.Didnt see the Church as it was closed.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kristina Y wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Visiting the Vlatadon Monastery was high on list of "must dos" while visiting Thessaloniki. I was not disappointed! I visited on a very cold and windy day and basically had the place to myself. The views were amazing and the monastery's history is fascinating. I spent some quiet time in the beautiful chapel reflecting and praying, It was a wonderful visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Aikaterini Kypritzi wrote a review Dec 2019
Thessaloniki, Greece64 contributions18 helpful votes
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The Monastery of Vlatadon is located on the northern side of Ano Poli of Thessaloniki, close to the castle walls with a magnificent view to the city. The Monastery was established by two monks who were brothers, Dorotheos and Markos Vlatis, which is why the monastery was called after them. By the mid-twentieth century the monastery became a meeting place for scholars and academics of the city. In 1965, the Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies was established that has worked closely with the Aristotelean University of Thessalonica. In recent years the Monastery of the Vlatades has been further renovated and expanded.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Dora.hun wrote a review Nov 2019
Budapest, Hungary36 contributions5 helpful votes
It was a great suprise for us, walking back to the port from the castle, we got to Vlatadon Monastery. It is a beautiful building, the church was amazing, the view was breathtaking.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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roaming_kiwi58 wrote a review Nov 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand2,632 contributions514 helpful votes
We walked up here from the port, as we were visiting Thessaloniki from a cruise ship. There are great views over the city. The site is quite large, but most of the buildings were closed to visitors when we were there. There was an interesting small chapel open, also a shop (with mainly religious souvenirs). There are also free toilets. Worth going for the views, if nothing else.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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