8 Days – 7 Nights
Private or Group tour
Day 1: Arrival Thessaloniki: Arrive in at Thessaloniki’s airport and transfer to the hotel, check in, enjoy dinner & an overnight.
Day 2: Thessaloniki – Amphipolis – Kavala: Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Philippi. Founded in 356 BC During the reign of Philip II of Macedonia, the remains of this fortified city lie at the foot of an acropolis located in the present Greek region of East Macedonia and Thrace, through which the ancient Roman road Egnatia that linked Europe with Asia passed. The vestiges of its churches constitute an exceptional testimony of the settlement of the first Christians. Panoramic tour of the city of Kavala, dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Day 3: Kavala – Mount Athos Cruise – Olympus Riviera: In the morning departure for the charming village of Ouranoupoli in Halkidiki, from the port of Ouranopolis we embark for the cruise of Mount Athos where you can admire in close distance (from the boat), the mysterious and miraculous place which has been for centuries the center of Orthodoxy and you will find out new information about the history of the Mount Athos and its monasteries. After the cruise, some free time for lunch or a walk in the village. Later on departure for Pieria. Check-in at the hotel, dinner & overnight.
Day 4: Dion – Mount Olympus – Kalambaka: After breakfast transfer to Dion for today’s tour. Dion was the ancient Macedonia’s holy city, located on the foot of Mount Olympus, home of the 12 Gods of mythology. It was the city with the most sacrifices to the Olympian Gods. After the tour transfer to Litochoro village where there will be free time for lunch or a short walk to the mountain. In the evening departure to Kalambaka. Arrival at the hotel, check-in, dinner & overnight.
Day 5: Meteora – Metsovo – Ioannina: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to one of the highlights in Greece the impressive Meteora, the byzantine monasteries which are “hanging” on the top of gigantic rocks. After the tour visit of Metsovo, a traditional village in the Mountain Range of Pindos. Later on departure to Ionnina check-in at the hotel, dinner & overnight.
Day 6: Ioannina tour – Dodoni – Ioannina: After breakfast discover the city passing through the main sights: the castle, the island of “Kira Frossini”, the museum of Ali Pasha and the silversmith’s museum. The tour continues with the visit of the Theatre of Ancient Dodoni one of the largest and best preserved ancient Greek theaters. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Ioannina – Vergina – Pella – Thessaloniki: After breakfast transfer to Vergina, the ancient capital city of Macedonia. Continue with the guided tour of the impressing museum containing, among others, the Royal Tomb of King Philip the II, father of Alexander the Great. Afterwards, drive to Pella once the Macedonian state capital, and the glorious kingdom of ancient Macedonia, where Alexander the Great was born. A palatial complex that covers an area of 60000 m2, and agora a commercial and manufacturing centre which was in fact the biggest agora of the ancient world. In the evening transfer to Thessaloniki. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Thessaloniki tour – Departure: Breakfast and check-out: The day starts with a panoramic tour of the city passing through the main sights i.e. the picturesque old town, the Byzantine church of Agios Dimitrios, the Arch of Galerius, the Rotunda monument & the emblematic church of Agia Sophia, the White Tower symbol of the city and the statue of Alexander the Great and end up at the archaeological museum. If time allows some free time at the city and then transfer to the airport for the flight back.
- All transportations as per program
- 2 Overnights in 4* hotel in Thessaloniki
- 1 Overnight in 4* hotel in Kavala
- 1 Overnight in 4* hotel in Pieria
- 2 Overnights in 4* hotel in Loannina
- 1 Overnight in 4* hotel in Kalambaka
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- Licensed English-speaking guide throughout the tour
- Entrance fees to all archaeological
- Sites and museums
- Boat ticket for Mount Athos cruise
- Liability insurance
Package Does Not Include:
- Air ticket
- Any additional meals/drinks
- Accommodation tax of 3,00€ per room per night for 4* hotels, payable on the spot
- Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions