Dion Pieria

Dion was an ancient town strategically located and one of the most famous Macedonian states.

Its geographical location is placed at the foot of mount Olympus, where there is a town with the same name in our days.

As both Stravon and Livius report, Dion “was a town not in the Thermaikos Gulf, but was located at a distance of seven stadium, below Olympus.”

The first written report for Dion was by Thucydides, who mentions it as the first town that general Vrasidas marched from in 424 B.C.

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