Northern Greece Tour

The 8 Day Northern Greece Tour with Athens City tour is focused more on 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 the ancient Macedonian surrounding regions. On your return to Athens you will pass by the foot of the mythological Mt Olympus.

Tour Highlights:

  • Sightseeing tour of Athens
  • Tour the Acropolis & its museum
  • Visit the monasteries of Meteora
  • Discover Mt Olympus
  • Exploring Thessaloniki
  • Visit the Ancient City of Pella
  • Explore historical Macedonia
  • Visit Delphi

  • Duration:

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights

  • Guide Price:

  • £1,825 Per Person
  • Price Based On: Based on 8 Day tour departing from London Gatwick, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including transfers. See More

  • Tour Type:

  • Escorted Coach Tour

  • Star Rating:

  • 4 star

  • Accommodation:

  • 4-Star Tour Package
  • 4 Radisson Blu Park Hotel - Athens
    4 Amalia Hotel - Kalambaka
    4 Electra Palace Hotel - Thessaloniki
  • 4-Star hotels will be as specified above or alternatives of a similar standard.

  • Board Basis:

  • Half Board

  • Group Size:

  • Minimum: 2 | Maximum: 50

  • Departures:

  • 2024
    This tour operates on set days:
    May: 04, 18
    June: 08, 22
    July: 06
    September: 14, 21, 30
    (Subject to availability)

  • Start / Finish:

  • Athens Airport (ATH) - Athens Airport (ATH)

  • Extensions:

  • Athenian Riviera, Greek Islands or 1 Day Saronic island cruise.

What's Included:

  • Tour:
  • Northern Greece Tour View Full Itinerary

  • Accommodation:
  • 4 star accommodation

  • Meals Included:
  • 7 Breakfasts & 7 Evening Meals

  • Guide:
  • English speaking guide on all touring days

  • Entrance fees:
  • All entrance fees to places of interest while touring

  • Vehicle:
  • Modern air-conditioned coach

  • Flights:
  • Return flights from chosen UK airport with 20kg baggage allowance

  • Transfers:
  • Private Transfer to/from airport on arrival and departure

  • ATOL:
  • ATOL Protection

What's Not Included:

  • Beverages:
  • Beverages are not included with meals

  • Lunch:
  • Lunch is not included within this tour.

  • Tips:
  • Tips for guide, driver and hotel staff

  • Taxes:
  • Accommodation taxes where applicable

  • Travel Inusurance:
  • Travel Insurance must be booked before travelling

Full Itinerary

Flight into Athens Airport

Day 1

Arrival from your preferred UK Airport into Athens International Airport, where you will be taken by a private transfer to a hotel in Athens city.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sightseeing Tour of Athens

Day 2

After breakfast, you will be taken on an Athens sightseeing tour which includes the Acropolis and the new Athens historical museum. Overnight stay in Athens.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Thebes - Delphi - Meteora

Day 3

Depart through the plains of Boeotia region, passing through Thebes, Levadia and onwards to Delphi, where Ancient Greek archaeological sites can be found. The tour then takes you on to Meteora, where you will have dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meteora - Kalambaka - Thessaloniki

Day 4

Visit Meteora’s ageless Monasteries perched high on top of huge rocks and 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, before arriving in Thessaloniki (second largest City in Greece). Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Thessaloniki Sightseeing Tour

Day 5

Morning visit to Thessaloniki which 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 the Museum of Byzantine past. Rest of the day is at your leisure – with dinner & an overnight stay in a hotel in Thessaloniki.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Edessa - Veria - Thessaloniki

Day 6

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) to 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, before returning to Thessaloniki. Dinner & overnight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Thessaloniki - Pella - Athens

Day 7

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. Then you will be driven back down to Athens via Thessaly, Lammia & Thebes. Arrive in Athens late afternoon. Dinner & overnight stay in Athens.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return Flight from Athens

Day 8

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

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Saronic Island Cruise

| Optional 1 Day Excursion

Optional One Day Saronic Island Cruise: Full day trip visiting the islands of Poros, Hydra, Aegina with lunch included. This cruise can be added to any of our tours. In some cases an extra night in Athens is required. Optional Excursion from £79 per person.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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