Northern Greece Tour

The 8 Day Northern Greece is focused more in the Northern part of Greece where there was more of a Byzantine influence in the culture and ruins than in southern Greece. This tour starts with 2 nights in Athens with a sightseeing tour including the Acropolis and its museum. You then pass through Delphi to the monasteries of Meteora. You will continue North and spend 3 nights in Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki, exploring this vibrant city and ancient Macedonia surrounding regions. On your return to Athens you will pass by the foot of the mythological Mt Olympus.

8 Days Itinerary: Northern Greece Tour

Athens - Delphi - Meteora - Kalambaka - Thessaloniki - Pella - Athens
Departure Days: Thursdays (Set Dates)

Day 1

Athens

Depart from UK airport, private transfer to The Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Athens City) with Half Board. 2 nights stay.


Day 2

Athens

After Breakfast, an Athens sightseeing tour plus tour of the Acropolis and its museum.


Day 3

Athrns - Delphi - Meteora

Depart through the plains of Boeotia region, pass through Thebes, Levadia onwards to Delphi, carrying on to Meteora. Dinner and overnight.


Day 4

Meteora - Kalambaka - Thessaloniki

Visit Meteora’s ageless Monasteries perched high on top of huge rocks, see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Depart from Kalambaka, drive through Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi, admire the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, (the highest mountain in Greece) home of the 12 Gods in Greek Mythology, arrive at Thessaloniki (second largest City in Greece). Dinner and overnight.


Day 5

Thessaloniki

Morning visit to the city that throughout the Byzantine Empire era, held the 2nd largest population only to Constantinople. Visit unique monuments, characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as Museum of Byzantine past. Rest of the day free – over night in Thessaloniki. Dinner and overnight.


Day 6

Thessaloniki - Edessa - Veria - Thessaloniki

Depart in the morning for a unique approach to historical Macedonia. First stop at Edessa visit the town’s landmark – The Waterfalls. Drive onwards to Vergina (ancient Aigai) visit the unique Museum created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander’s Father. A few miles away is Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit Saint Paul’s Bema, return to Thessaloniki. Dinner and overnight.


Day 7

Thessaloniki - Pella - Athens

Drive to Pella, the historical capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon in the time of Alexander the Great. See exquisite 4th century mosaic floors & B.C. villas, & the new Museum. Then on to Archaeological Park, old Dion, at the foothills of Mount Olympus. Start your dive back to Athens via Thessaly, Lambia & Thebes. Arrive Athens late afternoon. Dinner & overnight.


Day 8

Athens

After Breakfast, a private taxi transfer will ready and waiting to take you to Athens International airport for your return flight home.



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