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.
Depart from UK airport , private transfer to The Radisson Blu Park Hotel (Athens City) with Half Board. 2 nights stay.
After Breakfast , Athens sightseeing tour plus tour of the Acropolis and its museum.
Depart through the plains of Boeotia region, pass through Thebes, Levadia onwards to Delphi, carrying on to Meteora. Dinner & overnight.
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 Olympos, (the highest mountain in Greece) home of the 12 Gods in Greek Mythology, arrive at Thessaloniki (second largest City in Greece). Dinner & overnight.
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 & overnight.
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 & overnight.
Drive to Pella, the capital Of Alexander the Great. See exquisite 4th century mosaic floors and B.C. villas, and the new Museum, Then on to Archaeological Park, old Dion, at the foothills of mount Olympos. Start your dive back to Athens via Thessaly, Lambia and Thebes. Arrive Athens late afternoon. Dinner & overnight.
After breakfast, private taxi transfer to Athens airport for your flight home.
8 Day Northern Tour of Greece from £1179pp
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