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5-Days Tour of Northern Greece

Duration: 5 Days
Level of Difficulty: ​Moderate
Minimum Age: 0+
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This 5-day mainland tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the northern Greece and its major historical sites and cities, passing by the archaeological site of Delphi, explore the overwhelming monasteries of Meteora, visit the city of Dion at the foot of Mount Olympus, admire the vibrant city of Thessaloniki, stop at Pella – the capital of Alexander the Great’s Macedonian kingdom, and see the tomb of the King Phillip and the famous “Vergina Treasures”.

Day 1: Begin your guided tour being picked up in an air-conditioned coach from your hotel in the morning and passing through Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova to reach the Unesco-listed archaeological site of Delphi, where the famous Oracle, Pythia, was seated giving her predictions for the future and it was believed that she channeled prophecies from Apollo himself. Delphi was considered to be the centre of the world (“Navel of the Earth”) because, according to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe met to find the navel of the world. Walk around the ancient ruins and visit some of the most famous monuments such as the treasury of the Athenians and the Temple of Apollo. Also, visit the Delphi Museum with its outstanding exhibits such as the Naxian Sphinx and the famous bronze Charioteer. Have the rest of the day at your leisure, stay overnight in Delphi and enjoy your dinner at your restaurant.

Day 2: Next morning, after breakfast, we will cross central Greece and the towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala to reach Kalambaka, built on the foot of Meteora rocks. Here you will explore the world famous Meteora with its Byzantine Monasteries constructed on immense natural rock pillars and rounded boulders that dominate the area. Visit two Byzantine monasteries and get ready to be overwhelmed by the breathtaking view from the top of the rock towers. Dinner and overnight stay in Kalambaka will follow.

Day 3:  Next morning, after breakfast, the coach will drive by Larissa towards the famous sacred Macedonian town of Dion which owes its name to the most important Macedonian sanctuary dedicated to Zeus, the leader of the Gods, who dwelt on Mount Olympus and lies at the foot of Mount Olympus. Visit the network of ancient ruined streets, public buildings, shops, workshops, statues, houses, an orchestra and a large theatre. Then, we will continue to Thessaloniki, the largest town in Northern Greece and possibly the most vibrant in Greece. We will take you for a visit to the archaeological museum of Thessaloniki along with a sightseeing tour of the city. You will overnight in Thessaloniki, where you can enjoy a walk at Nea Paralia of Thessaloniki at your leisure and savor a tasteful dinner at your hotel.

Day 4: After breakfast, your next destination is Pella, which at the end of 5th century B.C was the capital of Alexander the Great’s Macedonian kingdom. You’ll then continue to Vergina to visit the tomb of the King Phillip (father of Alexander the Great) and the famous “Vergina Treasures”. The trip continues to Lefkadia where you’ll visit the excavations and afterwards, return to Thessaloniki via the town of Veria. Dinner and overnight stay will be offered in Thessaloniki.

Day 5: After breakfast,  we will start the return drive to Athens through the Tempi Valley, passing by Larisa, Lamia, and making a short stop at Thermopylae where you will witness the heroic monument of the world renowned King of Sparta, Leonidas. The return in Athens is scheduled at approximately 19:00.

This tour is organized (group) with minimum number of participants 10 and is offered in English language.

All hotels included in the above package are A’ Class (4*) hotels. Hotel accommodation tax is payable directly at the hotels at 3 Euro per room/per night.

Children (4-12 years old) and infants are welcome to participate with parental guidance.

Tour includes
  • luxury air conditioned bus
  • professional and licensed guide
  • 4* (A’ Class) hotel accommodation
  • breakfast & dinner
  • all entrance fees
  • transportation to/from hotel or designated meeting point
Tour does not include
  • hotel accommodation tax
  • drinks & beverages
  • lunch
  • Be Equipped for a Day in the Sun (wear sunscreen/ hat/ sunglasses)
  • Visit to monastery (appropriate cover up is required)
  • Wear flat, comfortable shoes
  • Meal included: inform us of special dietary requirements or food allergies
  • Inform us of special medical conditions or respiratory problems
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5-Days Tour of Northern Greece

Begin your guided tour with you being picked up in an air-conditioned coach from your hotel in the morning and passing through Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova to reach the Unesco-listed archaeological site of Delphi, where the famous Oracle, Pythia, was seated giving her predictions for the future and it was believed that she channeled prophecies from Apollo himself. Delphi was considered to be the centre of the world (“Navel of the Earth”) because, according to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe met to find the navel of the world. Walk around the ancient ruins and visit some of the most famous monuments such as the treasury of the Athenians and the Temple of Apollo. Also, visit the Delphi Museum with its outstanding exhibits such as the Naxian Sphinx and the famous bronze Charioteer. Have the rest of the day at your leisure, stay overnight in Delphi and enjoy your dinner at your restaurant.

  • Delphi, Delphi, Greece
  • Day 1
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Next morning, after breakfast, we will cross central Greece and the towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala to reach Kalambaka, built on the foot of Meteora rocks. Here you will explore the world famous Meteora with its Byzantine Monasteries constructed on immense natural rock pillars and rounded boulders that dominate the area. Visit two Byzantine monasteries and get ready to be overwhelmed by the breathtaking view from the top of the rock towers. Dinner and overnight stay in Kalambaka will follow.

  • Meteora, Kalabaka, Greece
  • Day 2
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Next morning, after breakfast, the coach will drive by Larissa towards the famous sacred Macedonian town of Dion which owes its name to the most important Macedonian sanctuary dedicated to Zeus, the leader of the Gods, who dwelt on Mount Olympus and lies at the foot of Mount Olympus. Visit the network of ancient ruined streets, public buildings, shops, workshops, statues, houses, an orchestra and a large theatre.

  • Dion, Greece
  • Day 3
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Then, we will continue to Thessaloniki, the largest town in Northern Greece and possibly the most vibrant in Greece. We will take you for a visit to the archaeological museum of Thessaloniki along with a sightseeing tour of the city. You will overnight in Thessaloniki, where you can enjoy a walk at Nea Paralia of Thessaloniki at your leisure and savor a tasteful dinner at your hotel.

  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Day 3
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After breakfast, your next destination is Pella, which at the end of 5th century B.C was the capital of Alexander the Great’s Macedonian kingdom. You’ll then continue to Vergina to visit the tomb of the King Phillip (father of Alexander the Great) and the famous “Vergina Treasures”. The trip continues to Lefkadia where you’ll visit the excavations and afterward, return to Thessaloniki via the town of Veria. Dinner and overnight stay will be offered in Thessaloniki.

  • Vergina, Greece
  • Day 4
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After breakfast, we will start the return drive to Athens through the Tempi Valley, passing by Larisa, Lamia, and making a short stop at Thermopylae where you will witness the heroic monument of the world renowned King of Sparta, Leonidas. The return in Athens is scheduled at approximately 19:00.

  • Thermopylae, Greece
  • Day 5

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