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North Greece Diamonds

North Greece Diamonds
8 days tour
1 day: flight to Thessaloniki
Arrival, transfer  to your hotel and overnight.
2 day: Thessaloniki Tour
Pick up from your hotel to begin the sightseeing tour of Thessaloniki. You will have the opportunity to see the White Tower, the main landmark of the city,
the Helexpo fairgrounds, the university campus, the Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, the Citadel and the City Walls, from where you will have a marvelous view of Thessaloniki! During your tour, there will be a short stop at Aghios Demetrius Byzantine church and its crypt, and you will also have the opportunity to visit the Archaeological Museum.
Note: The tour can be tailor-made to focus on the Byzantine, Jewish or Muslim highlights of Thessaloniki.
3 day: Pella & Vergina Tour
During the day, we will visit some of the most interesting places of Greece’s ancient history. In Pella, the ancient capital of the Macedonian Empire and native town of Alexander the Great, we will see the archaeological site with the marvelous mosaics as well as the new Museum, opened in October 2009. At Vergina, you will visit the most important remains of the monumental palace of the Kingdom of Macedonia, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. An intermediate optional stop in the city of Veria,part of the “footsteps’ trail” of St. Paul gives you the chance to have lunch. Late in the afternoon, we return to Thessaloniki and your hotel.
4 day : Dion – Mt. Olympus Tour
This tour will take you to the footsteps of Mt. Olympus; also known as the “home of Gods”. We will first visit the ancient site of Dion, where the mythical
Gods were worshipped. We will then have time for an optional l unch break.Later on, we will arrive in the village of Litochoro, where we will take a mild
guided walk. A chance to breathe the fresh mountain air, admire the natural beauty, whilst walking through unspoiled forest of the Ainipeas Valley.
Returning to Litochoro, we will have the time to enjoy our coffee and visit the picturesque village. Early in the evening, we will return to Thessaloniki
5 day:Philippi – Kavala Tour
Pick up from your hotel and drive to Kavala, following the Egnatia highway,built on the path of the Roman ‘Via Egnatia’. Passing by the two lakes of Koroni and Volvi and the village of Asprovalta, we will optionally visit the famous statue of Amphipolis, to visit the Lion statue. Further you may see the place where St. Lydia was baptised, as well as the archaeological site of  Philippi, i.e. the ‘Forum Romanum’, ruins of the two early Christian Basilicas (the prison where St. Paul was held and preached in 50 AD), as well as the ancient Greek theatre. Later, we arrive in Kavala, optional stop for lunch. A short tour around the town follows, where you may see the impressive Roman Aqueduct and the port of Kavala. Early in the evening, we drive back to Thessaloniki and your hotel.
6 day:Kastoria Tour
A day tour to the picturesque city of Kastoria, which lies in the western part of  Macedonia. We drive through Egnatia Highway, via Veria and Kozani. Our first stop is in Dispilio, an ancient lake settlement. We continue towards Kastoria, an traditional city known for the production of fur coats. Time for lunch. We will visit
the Byzantine Museum and have the time to walk in the old town and by the lake.Late in the afternoon, we return to Thessaloniki.
7 day: Meteora Tour
A highlight of your stay in Greece will be a visit to the Meteora monasteries. We will travel southbound, before we arrive in the small town of Kalambaka, at the
foot of the cliffs. Meteora is a geological miracle which must be actually seen to be believed! We shall visit two of the fabulous monasteries perched high upon the
steep rocks. Each monastery possesses a vast richness of frescoes, icons and intricate carvings. We will drive back to Kalambaka to relax and have an optional
lunch. Later in the afternoon, we will begin return to Thessaloniki, where we will arrive in the evening.
Note: To enter the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Ladies should not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.
8 day: Departure Flight
Transfer from your hotel to the airport.
Note: The above tour can be organized with minimum participation of minimum 15 pax.The rates will be announced according to the seasonality and the size of each group.
The package include
  • 7 overnights in Thessaloniki at 3* / 4* / 5* hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers from / to Airport
  • English speaking tour guide during tours
  • All transportation with A/C buses
  • Museum entrance fees
  • All Taxes, VAT

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