Discover what the ancient Macedonians put their hope in and how they practised their faith
Dion, meaning “of Zeus” is on the foothills of Mount Olympus, home of the gods. It is the place where they would seek divine guidance and blessing for all that they did and offer thanks for their victories. The museum and archaeological site provide a fascinating insight into how ancient Macedonians really perceived life and success, and the role the gods played in that.
On the eve of his infamous campaign across Asia in 334 BC, Alexander the Great assembled his army to perform great sacrifices in order to gain the gods’ blessings. But, don’t take our word for it; take a trip there yourself and uncover what kind of belief system Alexander and his fellow Macedonians were really empowered and inspired by.
Mount Olympus is an incredible mountain to climb and has well marked paths and shelters to sleep and buy meals. It is well worth breaking your climb with an overnight stay.