Day 1: Arrival to Thessaloniki
(First day on our program could be modified depending on your flight times)Arrival at ‘Makedonia’ Airport on Thessaloniki, meeting and orientation with our representatives. Arrival at Thessaloniki, a city enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage List for its Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments. We will visit the Rotunda, a massive 4th century AD dome embellished with high quality mosaics, which reflects the rich multicultural history of Thessalonica. Rotunda has a long history and has been used as a pagan temple, a Christian church and a mosque. We will also see the neighboring Arch of Galerius, celebrating Romans’ Galerius victory over the Sassanid Persians. Check-in our hotel, dinner, free time and overnight.
Day 2: Thessaloniki
Day 3: Thessaloniki
Day 4: Thessaloniki – Vergina – Pella – Kalampaka
Day 5: Kalampaka – Meteora - Volos
Day 6: Volos – Pelion – Thessaloniki
Day 7: (Daily tour to Chalkidiki) Return
Option A:According to mythology, Kassándra, the first peninsula of Halkidiki, was the site of the Clash of the Titans. Today, Kassándra is one of Greece’s most modern tourist resorts. Afitos is a picturesque traditional village with small squares, cobbled streets and traditional taverns and houses.
Option B:Sithonia looks like a typical Greek island. It is surrounded by the Aegean Sea, to the east it borders the Gulf of Agion Oros (Mount Athos) and to the west the Gulf of Kassandra. In the southern part of Sithonia is Mount Itamos (753 meters high) which is completely covered with pine trees, while the beautiful sandy beaches are one of its striking points. We will make all the tour of Sithonia and stop in two of the most famous sea-side resorts, Sarti and Neos Marmaras.
Transfer to airport and return home.
End of Tour
…A week at the land of myths and legends… Welcome to magnificent Northern Greece!
Thessaloniki is easy to fall in love with – it has beauty, urban chaos, history and culture, a remarkable cuisine and wonderful vast sea views. This is Greece’s second largest city, with the streets bursting full of life and vibrancy.
Thessaloniki is a vibrant destination, full of surprises. It evolved into a unique mosaic of different cultures and civilizations, Thessaloniki will offer you a wonderful travel experience. The different neighbourhoods are little worlds unto themselves, and when you climb up to the Byzantine walls and take in the whole of Thessaloniki at sunset, you see what a sprawling, organic city it is. Old and new cohabit wonderfully: the Arch of Galerius, an intricate 4th-century monument, overlooks the busy shopping drag of Egnatia, while Thessaloniki’s most famous sight, the White Tower, anchors a waterfront packed with cocktail bars. The New Waterfront has breathed life and opened up space for long walks and cycling. By night, the city reverberates with music and nightlife.
Wonderful museums, cozy bars, impressive night clubs, and a shopping paradise in Tsimiski Avenue and Mediterranean Cosmos. This city is full of surprises for everyone! The more time you’ll spend walking around the city center, the more secrets will be revealed to you… you’ll get this unique feeling of finding a small treasure in every step!
The World Heritage–listed Meteora is an extraordinary place and one of the most visited in all of Greece. The massive pinnacles of smooth rock could be the setting for a futuristic science-fiction tale, or an ancient one. The monasteries atop them add to the strange and beautiful landscape.
The geological heart of Meteora is the Adrachti, or obelisk, a striking column visible from anywhere in Kastraki. Nearby, on the east-facing side of the Pixari rock face, closer to Kastraki, look for the colourful cave chapel of Agios Andonios. To the left of the chapel, in the hollows and cavities of the rock face, are the Askitaria (Cave Hermitages), complete with hanging ladders and nesting doves. The Askitaria were occupied until the early 20th century by solitary monks, and they remain a testament to the original spirit of Meteora.
The Pelion Peninsula lies to the east and south of Volos. It’s formed by a dramatic mountain range, where the highest peak is Mt Pliassidi (1651m). The largely inaccessible eastern flank consists of high cliffs that plunge into the sea.
The gentler western flank coils around the Pagasitikos Gulf. The interior is a green wonderland where trees heavy with fruit vie with wild olive groves and forests of horse chestnut, oak, walnut, fir and beech to reach the light of day. The villages tucked away in this profuse foliage are characterised by whitewashed, half-timbered houses with overhanging balconies, grey slate roofs and old winding monopati (footpaths) and cobbled kalderimia (mule paths).
In Greek mythology, the Pelion was the summer home of the 12 gods of Mount Olympus.
- Accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room.
- All transfers from/to the airport.
- All transfers/tours as per the program.
- Choice of selected Hotels.
- Half-board (Breakfast & Dinner).
- Experienced Tour Guide.
- Civil Liability Insurance.
- Entrances to all museums and archaeological sites as per the program.
- Drinks, souvenirs and personal expenses.
- Whatever is Optional as per the itinerary.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Air fares are not included in the price. Return Airfare can be arranged/included upon agreement.
- Prices are based on groups of 25 travelers.
- Prices can/will be subject to change depending on the number of participants and the duration of the journey.
- The program might be altered on the day but no visits/tours shall be missed.