5 Days Northern Greece Tour

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Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Departure: Departs in specific days.
Route: Athens-Delphi-Kalambaka-Meteora-Veria-Naoussa-Edessa-Pella-Thessaloniki-Vergina-Thermopylae-Athens


Itinerary

Day 1 : Athens/Delphi/Kalambaka
Today is the first day of your adventure through Greece. Our journey will begin by departing from your hotel and taking a drive through the scenice route of Levadia, Thebes and also the small pretty village of Arachova which is set on the slopes of Mount Pernassos. We will then reach our destintaion of Delphi where we will go on to visit the Ancient Sanctuary of Apollo,Treasury of the Athenians and Delphi museum which displays some of the finest works of art in Greece. The museum was enlarged and refurbished in 1999 by the Greek Ministry of Culture according to the latest museological standards. We will then make our departure for Kalambaka(Meteora) and have an overnight stay within the area of Kalambaka.

Day 2 : Meteora/Thessaloniki
Our day will start by going to explore the breathtaking Byzantine Monasteries of Meteora. These structures give you an idea about Byzantine art, Meteora is most famously known for its very unique sculptures which are the monasteries that sit on top of the rock towers, even the huge rocks have unusual shapes to them that was caused through nature. After seeing the wonderful monasteries in meteora we will continue our journey with departure from Kalambaka and head over to visit the Archeological Park of Dion – This park is half swamp half ancient city, it really is a watery wonderland and as you stroll through the woodlands you will be able to find ancient ruins. And enjoy the beautiful Mount Olympus which is the highest mountain in Greece and is located on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia (100 km away from Thessaloniki). After our visit to Dion we will then depart for Thessaloniki where we will have dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3 : Veria / Naoussa / Edessa / Pella / Thessaloniki
During today we will heading off to visit the sacred Macedonian town that can be found lying at the foot of Mount Olympus with our first stop been at Biblical Beroea to explore Saint Pauls Bema and take a wander around its very colourful market area. We will then continue to Naoussa which is famously recognised for its parks (Municipal Park, Park of Saint Nicholas e.t.c) and also for been a ski resort. Naoussa is an extremely beautiful picturesque fishing village in the North of the island of Paros and also has many churches for have a look around. The ruins Aristotles scholl can also be found here which is only 2 km away from the contemporary Naoussa and the area of Edessa. After visiting the treasures of Naoussa it will the be time to go over to Pella which was the capital of Alexander the Great Macedonian kingdom it is here that we will go to see the Museum. As the end of the day rolls in it will be time to get back on the road and drive back to Thessaloniki for get some rest by having an overnight stay there.

Day 4 : Thessaloniki
Today you will have time to explore Thessaloniki which is the second largest city in Greece, you will be able to take visits to the amazing monuments, museums and most characteristic churches of the Christian world. The Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki was awarded with the Council of Europes Museum Prize. You will then have the rest of the day free for your own lesiure. Here are some ideas for you about what else there is to do in Thessaloniki, Shopping –  It is a leading shopping destination within its region you will be able to find anything from authentic antiques to modern day purchases, Take a nice evening walk along the seaside and watch the sunset over the coast, Try some authenthic Greek food and no better way then to taste ‘Street Food’ as Thessaloniki is regarded also to be the culinary capital, or if you want to be a night owl then why not head to one of the many bars in the area or better yet try the experience of ‘Bouzoukia’ – Live greek bars where alot of famous greek musicians perfom. (dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Thessaloniki).

Day 5 : Vergina / Thermopylae / Athens

Today is the final day of your adventure through Greece and we will be making our last tour to Vergina for visit the museum where we can see the many findings from the tomb of King Philip II (Alexanders father) and also many other unique archeological heritages. After the visit to the museum it will draw our time together to an end but not before we drive you back to Athens via the route Thessaly, Lamia, Thermopylae where on the way you will see the Leonidas Monument  – He was a spartan warrior and died an heroic death during the battle of Thermopylae. Our route will also take us through the area of Thebe til we eventually arrive back in Athens.

We trust that your time with us discovering and exploring some of Turkey and Greece’s hidden treasures and we trust that your adventure has been everything that you wanted and more, most of all we would also like to wish you a pleasant journey home and shall look forward to seeing you again on one of our many other time travelling packages.

*For visiting the Monastery,ladies need to long wear a skirt and gentlements long trousers.

What’s Included

  • Pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Transportation,guidance, entrance fees for museum and sites.
  • Local taxes.
  • 4 nights accommodation in first class hotels including breakfast and dinner.

What’s Not Included

  • Tips (optional).
  • Personel expenses.