Ancient Olynthos

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Ancient Olynthos
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tan1415
Amsterdam, The Netherlands229 contributions
A walkthrough history
Sep 2020 • Couples
If you are a history buff this place is worth it in more ways than one.
It’s quite a walk from where you park the car.
And it can be really hot. But in September with the wind in t was doable.
Amazing views on top. But what’s so wondrous is the feel of history and seeing the ruins of the place. You get a feeling and views of f how it was centuries ago.

Later in de n I visited the Thessaloniki museum and than it mentions the history of the place and why Olynthos was finally destroyed. And than you realized you were actually able to walk there yourself. Amazing.

Highly recommended if you are a history buff and love to take pictures
Written August 5, 2021
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Georgios17022
Chester, UK9 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2019
Well worth paying a visit. This place could do with a little more promotion. Only ten percent of the site has been excavated but what has been is fascinating.

Some of the info boards are faded but the main one is in the shade, there was a chap at the top who was extremely knowledgeable regarding the history of Ancient Olynthos, it would seem he did this voluntarily....Thank you

Only four euro to get in, it's a short walk up to the top but can get hot so take a drink, a nice small Museum close to the entrance.
Written September 6, 2019
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Stephane C
Werchter, Belgium16 contributions
Definitely worth a stop
Aug 2019 • Family
If you like ancient Greek history, then you should visit Ancient Olympos. The site is located on a flat hill. The story of this place is very interesting. You can find details on Wikipedia. Make sure you take water with you as it can be boiling up there. There is a water fountain at the visitor center.

We got some unexpected explanations from a nice gentlemen who guards the site.

Written August 3, 2019
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mmmichaela1978
Edinburgh, UK42 contributions
Amazing views
Jul 2019 • Family
Interesting place to visit. A lot of walking so go prepared with plenty water. Large historical site and fascinating to see. There's a little exhibition building too before the walk up to the ruins. Entry was 4 euro for over 18s, free under. Closed on Tuesday and open 9am - 3pm
Written July 17, 2019
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Alina Levyz
Shanghai, China33 contributions
Open from 9-3
Jun 2019
It was a nice experience of a walk through the hills.
Nothing much to see. Only base construction of an ancient town.

There is water fountain and toilet facilities.
Entrance costs 4 euro. But I would say they shouldn’t charge this much.

Pretty easy to find by car but I don’t recommend going there with public transport.
Written June 27, 2019
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MKSNEY
Hedge End, UK43 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2018 • Family
Requires a little walk from where you park but once up at the excavation its most integrating. Excavated and partially restored, you can see the outline of where the buildings were and read about them (in Greek and English) as you wander freely around.
Written November 7, 2018
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Carmen D
Craiova, Romania240 contributions
Interesting historical place
Jul 2018 • Couples
They only excavated 10% of the original city. You can wander the city and imagine how life used to be. 2 mosaics were open when we went there. Impressive view from the hill.
Written August 4, 2018
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Faye J
Rugby, UK610 contributions
Nice few hrs respite from beach
Jun 2018 • Couples
Nice to see something rather than beaches. Came here on way back to airport and pleasantly surprised. Urban planning the greek way. Went to see exhibit first then the site..rely interesting to see how towns were built and how rooms used etc. Liked to see the baths were still in situ as were some pipeworks. Nice place to go for an hour or two...v hot on top if hill so be prepared. Some stops with bench and shadecon way up but not much shade at top. Good toilet block at bottom..about 700m climb to top
Written June 29, 2018
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Irisvb
4 contributions
Beautiful ancient site
May 2018
Olynthos is well worth a visit! It offers an interesting view of ancient times and cultures. You can walk amongst the site and ruins and there is plenty of information offered throughout the site (in Creek and English). The town was very cleverly built by the people who used to live there and it’s left us in awe of the things they could do back then.
Written May 30, 2018
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gideonThessaloniki
Edinburgh, UK7 contributions
Dull
Oct 2017 • Solo
If you're into ancient urban planning and ankle high stone walls then this will be your thing otherwise it's dull as dishwater and not worth the entrance fee and certainly not the hot boring walk of 20 minutes to the site. Avoid and stay on the beach!
Written October 15, 2017
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