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. 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. 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 (2918m), seen here, is an incredible mountain to climb with beautiful views and forest paths and streams. It has well marked paths and overall is not too difficult, although care must be taken especially towards the top. There are many well organised and equipped shelters of various sizes where you can stay overnight and eat at reasonable rates.