Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia Sights

Dion Archaeological Site

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 12/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Being at the base of sacred Olympus, Dion was a sacred city for the Macedonians, devoted primarily to Zeus and his daughters, the Muses. A city was built adjacent to the ancient city during the reign of Alexander. Unearthed ruins of various buildings include the villa of Dionysos, public baths, a stadium (the Macedonian Games were held here), shops, and workshops. The road from the museum divides the diggings at the archaeological site into two areas. On the left is the ancient city of Dion itself, with the juxtaposition of public toilets and several superb floor mosaics. On the right side are the ancient theaters and the sanctuaries of Olympian Zeus, Demeter, and Isis. In the latter, which is a vividly beautiful approximation of how it once looked, copies of the original statues, now in the museum, have been put in place.

Sight Information

Address:

Dion, Central Macedonia, Greece

Phone:

23510-53206

Sight Details:

  • €4
  • May–Oct., daily 8–7; Nov.–Apr., daily 8–3

Published 12/18/2015

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