"You will truly follow St. Paul's footsteps as you visit Thessaloniki and see the Chain Tower and Citadel, Byzantine churches, the cave and well of the Apostle St. Paul, Monastery of Vlattadon, Aristotle's Square, and statue of Alexander the Great. Other highlights include stopping at ancient Philippi where St. Paul wrote his letter to the Philippians. visit the Monasteries of Varlaam, St. Stefan, St. Nikolas, St. Barbara and more".
Board your international flight to Greece.
Welcome to Thessaloniki! Upon arrival, group will meet with their guide and will be transferred to their hotel in Athens. Time at leisure to discover “the bride of North Greece’ Redolent with history and mythology, Thessaloniki is a vibrant city, enlivened by bustling outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets that wind through the city's ancient sites and its fair share of urban eccentrics, a city full of contrasts. Leisure evening and overnight.
This morning enjoy a city tour in Thessaloniki. Your guide will pick you from your centrally located hotel and will start guiding you to the city. You will see Aristotelous Square, the biggest and nicest square in Thessaloniki. Young & older people meet in Aristotelous square to enjoy their coffee all day long. One of the most vibrant places in the city. Move on to the “Lefkos Pyrgos”(white tower). Dinner at the hotel & Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and depart for the archaeological site of Philippi. Arrival at Philippi and have a 2 hour guided tour through the site. Depart from Philippi and head to Kavala, one of the most picturesque towns of northern Greece. Free time to walk around the old town of Kavala and have lunch in one of the traditional fist taverns. After lunch depart for Thessaloniki. Arrival in Thessaloniki, dinner in the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Depart from Thessaloniki to Veroia. Walk in the old town of Veroia and have a guided tour as well. Further we move on to Vergina for the guided tour in the archaeological site of Vergina. Have lunch in the beautiful village of Vergina (many choices of small traditional restaurants). After lunch depart to Kalambaka at about 15:00. Arrive in Kalambaka. Check in at our hotel. Dinner in the hotel and overnight.
After breakfast check out from hotel and visit the Monasteries of Varlaam, St. Stefan, St. Nikolas, St. Barbara (it is not sure whether all monasteries will be open, but we will be in touch with the Monasteries to arrange the visit). Lunch in Kalambaka at a local restaurant and then depart for Delphi. Arrival, check in to our hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel, visit the Museum and the archaeological site of Delphi, guided tour for about 3 hours. Depart for Arachova. Arachova is one of the most cosmopolitan places in Greece. It is situated close to mount Parnassos; therefore it is the most attractive winter destination (ski resort). The place is simply amazing. They walk around the village and have lunch/ coffee there. Depart for Athens. Arrival in Athens, check in to our hotel. Dinner in the hotel upon arrival.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Ancient Corinthos & Epidavros and then move on to Mycenae. Departure for Old Epidavros for lunch. Alternatively, we can visit NAFPLIO town, which is also amazing, next to the sea!!! Departure for Athens. Special dinner in a local tavern in Plaka area.
Breakfast in the hotel. Leave the hotel and have a bus city tour (Zappio, Kallimarmaro, Parliament, and all special monuments in the town). Visit the Acropolis hill, Plaka, ancient market of Athens. Guided tours for about 4 hours. Free time to discover the areas around Plaka & Monastiraki. Dinner at a traditional Greek tavern in Plaka!!! Back to the hotel, overnight.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight back.
Optional: 5 Days Aegean Cruise From Sep 24-28 ($780 Per person based on Outside Cabin Full board).
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