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Ancient Dion

Ancient Dion


At a distance of 6 km from the coast, stands the majestic ancient Dion, named after Zeus (Dias). The holy city of the Macedonians, a place of worship of Olympian Zeus during the years of King Archelaus, was highlighted with the Olympia, a festival of many days that consisted of sports and theater competitions. This is where “The Bacchae” of Euripides premiered and where Alexander performed great sacrifices and competitions before his trip to the East that crowned him "the great".

The ancient kings of Macedonia had chosen Dion for their summer residence. Today, the visitor of this unique archaeological park can admire the ancient theater and walk among the ruins of the market, the baths and the palaces. In close distance is the Archaeological Museum of Dion, which exhibits unique findings dating from the Hellenistic and Roman periods.