NORTHERN GREECE TOUR

4 nights/ 5 days
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Meteora
Meteora
Edessa
Delphi
Delphi
Description
5 days tour from Athens
DEP.: 08.45 am
RET.: 19.00 pm (FIFTH DAY)
 

ITINERARY

1st day:

Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia region, passes by the towns of Thebes, Levadia and via the picturesque village of Arachova, arrives in Delphi. Visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum

Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Overnight (Dinner)

2nd day:

Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on the top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art

Depart from Kalambaka, drive through the plain of Thessaly and the valley of Tempi

Arrive and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion. Admire also the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and home of the 12 Gods of Mythology. Depart for Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece

Dinner and overnight

3rd day:

Depart in the morning for the Macedonian hinterland and the town of Kastoria, renown centre of the fur industry and also famous for its Lake and its 75 Byzantine churches. A Neolithic Lake Settlement 7000 years old was discovered here and you will be able to stroll through and admire the reconstruction of the village which represents the contemporary museological concept

After Kastoria continue driving in the plateau of Western Macedonia and arrive in the picturesque town of Edessa. Here you can see the town’s famous landmark, the Waterfalls. Proceed to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th century B.C. villas, in situ as well as in the local Museum

Return to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight

4th day:

See in the morning the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople

Visit unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest and most characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as in the Museum of Byzantine Culture, awarded with the Council of Europe’s Museum Prize for the year 2005. Rest of the day free, to enjoy time in the lively centre of the city

Dinner and overnight

5th day:

Drive to Vergina, to live the experience of a visit to the unique Museum, created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Philip II, Alexander’s father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century

After the visit we shall start driving south and through Thessaly, Lamia, Thermopylae (see the Leonida’s’ Monument) and Thebes

Arrive in Athens late in the afternoon

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Pick up/ drop off service from the hotel or near by spot
  • All transfers with luxury a/c coach
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned places of visit
  • Accommodation on half board basis (dinner & breakfast):
    - one night in Kalambaka
    - three nights in Thessaloniki

 


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