Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Athens - Delphi - Kalambaka
Begin your tour early this morning as you depart Athens driving through the fertile plains of the Beotia region, passing by the towns of Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova. Arrive in Delphi, known as the home of the most famous oracle of the ancient world, and visit the Archaeological Site. After, depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of the astonishing complex of the Meteora. These gigantic rocks rise steep from the plain of Thessaly.

Stay at: Grand Meteora (4 star), Amalia (4 star), Kosta Famissi (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 Kalambaka - Thessaloniki
Today you will tour the monasteries of Meteora, perched atop sandstone rock pillars and representing fine examples of Byzantine art. As you depart Kalambaka, drive through the astonishing valley with the longest river in Greece, Aliakcmon to arrive in Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece.

Stay at: Grand Hotel Palace (5 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 Thessaloniki

This morning you will discover Thessaloniki, second only to Constantinople (Istanbul) during the days of the Byzantine Empire. Experience the city’s glorious past in some of the world’s oldest churches and at the Museum of Byzantine Culture. The afternoon is then at leisure to explore the lively city centre on your own, followed by an evening dinner.

Stay at: Grand Hotel Palace (5 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 Thessaloniki - Macedonia - Thessaloniki
After breakfast, discover the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia. First visit the picturesque town of Edessa with its famous Waterfalls, before continuing to Naoussa, a site of exceptional beauty and importance where Aristotle taught his doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great. Then proceed to Vergina to see the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II before a short drive to Veria to visit the memorial to St. Paul, and take a stroll through the old Jewish district and visit its colourful market. Return to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight.

Stay at: Grand Hotel Palace (5 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 Thessaloniki - Athens
Return to Athens via Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. Here, see the exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th century B.C villas in situ and in the new museum. Then visit the Archaeological Park of Dion, sacred city at the foot of Mt. Olympus, before continuing south through several Greek towns, including Thessaly, Lamia and Thermopylae where you will see Leonidas' Monument, before arriving in Athens in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 4 and 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned coach
  • Escorted by a professional English-speaking Tour Manager
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Exclusions: Greece Room Tax of approx. EUR3-10 per room/per night, to be paid locally and gratuities.

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing & Entrances:
    Archaeological site Delphi
    Meteora
    Museum of Byzantine Culture
    Aristotle’s School in Naoussa
    Vergina (Aigai) Museum with tombs
    Veria’s St Paul’s Bema, old Jewish neighbourhood and market area
    Pella floor mosaics in situ and new Museum
    Archaeological Park of Dion

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