Day 1:Arrival to Athens airport. Transfer by bus to the hotel in Loutraki. Check-in and overnight.
Day 2: Depart from Loutraki, drive through the towns of Thebes, Levadia and Arachova and arrive in Delphi, the most famous oracle of the ancient times. Visit the archaeological site with the Temple of Apollo, the Theatre, the Stadium, the Gymnasium and the Archaeological Museum. Then depart for Kalambaka, a lovely town at the foot of the rock complex of Meteora. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: In the morning, visit the striking scenery of Meteora, the huge rock complex with Byzantine Monasteries on top. Enjoy the breathtaking view to the valley and the surrounding mountainsides. Depart from Kalambaka, drive through Thessaly and the valley of Tempi and arrive in the Archaeological Park of Dion, where Alexander the Great asked the blessing of Zeus to start his expedition to the East. Dion is located at the foot of Mount Olympus, the home of the ancient Greek Gods. After the visit, we depart for Thessaloniki, the second largest town of the country. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 4: We depart in the morning for a tour around historical Macedonia. First stop is Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit the Bema of Saint Paul and walk through the old Jewish quarter. Second stop is Naoussa to visit Aristotle’s School, where the famous philosopher was teaching Alexander the Great and other Macedonian youths. A few miles away is Edessa with the amazing waterfalls and then comes Pella, the capital of the Macedonian kingdom, with the 4th century floor mosaics and the new museum. Return to Thessaloniki for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 5: Visit around Thessaloniki with the impressive Roman and Byzantine monuments. See the lovely churches that date from the Byzantine times and visit the Museum of Byzantine Culture, awarded with the Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2005. Rest of the day free to walk around the town and explore. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 6: In the morning, visit Vergina to see the Museum created in the Great Tumulus over the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the golden findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, the father of Alexander the Great. After the visit, we drive south through Thessaly, Lamia, Thermopylae (see the Monument of Leonidas), Thebes and arrive in Loutraki late in the afternoon.
Day 7: After breakfast, check-out and departure by bus to the airport.
-Transfer from the Athens airport to Loutraki and vice versa,
– 2 nights at a hotel in Loutraki on bed & breakfast basis,
– 1 night in Kalambaka, on bed & breakfast basis,
– 3 nights at a centrally located hotel in Thessaloniki on bed & breakfast basis,
– 5 lunches at local restaurants,
– Organized group sightseeing tours accompanied by a licensed guide
– Pick up from the hotel and drop back for the tour
– Local taxes & charges
Tour does not include:
– Tips to guides, drivers, hotel staff etc.,
– Entrances fees at the archaeological sites
– Personal expenses,
– Portage at hotel and airport,
– Any services that are not mentioned as included.