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City break / Thessaloniki 8 days / 7 nights 2017-11-28T13:09:43+00:00

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TOUR OVERVIEW

City break / Thessaloniki 8 days / 7 nights

Discover Thessaloniki, the sub-capital of Greece.

Located in Macedonia, in Northern Greece, there is a city unlike anywhere else in Greece. Thessaloniki is a sprawling urban centre, a cultural melting pot, where dreams, ideas, visions and trends percolate in an alternative, avant garde scene. Its history is written upon everything you see the Thermaic Gulf, the White Tower, Nikis Avenue, Aristotelous Square, Mitropoleos Avenue, Tsimiski Avenue, Ladadika, Modiano Market, Bit Bazaar and the Old City.

For thousands of years, this northern port-town has been a meeting point for people of different cultures. Impressive attractions, cafes, bars, traditional tavernas, gourmet restaurants, a lively nightlife – you’ll find everything here in Thessaloniki, the beautiful ‘bride of the Thermaic Gulf’.

Highlights:

Thessaloniki (White Tower, Rotonda, Galerien Complex, Ano Poli, archeological museum, Agios Dimitrios),

Meteora (monasteries, cave of Theopetra),

Volos (Dimini & Sesklo, Evaristo de Chirico station),

Pilion (Makrinitsa, Damouchari, Pilion),

Skiathos (Papadiamantis Museum, Bourtzi)

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Travel Plan

Arrival in Thessaloniki, the largest city of Northern Greece.

Transfer to hotel, rest of the day for leisure.

An optional general tour of the city can be offered late in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

After Breakfast, panoramic tour of Thessaloniki on the luxury buses of our company. We will visit Galerius Arch, Byzantine churches such as Rotonda and Saint Sofia, Egnatia and Aristotle’s Square. Our bus will ascend at the Byzantine Castles over the city where another world with endless beauty unfolds. We will visit the Byzantine Museum. We will visit the Church of St. Demetrios and it’s Crypt, finally we will visit the famous White Tower. In the afternoon we will continue our exploration of the city center and we will visit numerous monuments from the Byzantine period. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

During this tour we will visit Meteora a region of unique beauty and religious interest. It’s landmark is the natural phenomenon of the steep rocks that are like they are suspended by the sky, on which remarkable byzantine monasteries are built and have to present valuable, historical and religious heirlooms. We ‘ll have free time to taste local food at a nearby restaurant. Dinner and overnight in Volos.

Today we will enjoy the mountainous and coastal nature at its best. Our first stop will be Portaria, with its paved square, and the mansions, typical of Pelion’s architecture. Continuing our tour to eastern Pelion through Chania, our next stop will be Zagora a village of a rich history. Heading to the beach we will reach Agios Ioannis where we will have free time for a swim at the crystal blue waters of Aegean Sea. Lunch at a local restaurant and departure for Volos (overnight).

Volos and Pelion are a popular holiday destination, facing Aegean Sea. Its white beaches and pine-studded headland on the westernmost area, is the most popular among tourists and locals. If you are more of a nature fanatic then there are plenty of hiking trails on the rugged and exhilarating peninsula for you. Holidays in Volos offer a true mix of rich nightlife; and gorgeous golden sands at Pelion.

During this tour/cruise we will visit Skiathos, its picturesque town and the beautiful beaches.

We will board on the ship at 09:00. During the trip, people in charge of the ship organize a competition of traditional dances on deck. until we’l arrive at Skiathos after 2,5 hours. The ship will remain at the port of Skiathos for 3 to 3,5 hours.

We will have time to visit Papadiamantis’ island and enjoy our meal at a traditional tavern at the picturesque beach overlooking Bourtzi. The ship departs at 14.45 to Koukounaries, the biggest and the most beautiful beach of the island and after 20 minutes sail we will enjoy a swim in the crystal blue waters and drink a beer under the numerous pine trees that literally reach the sand up to the point sea starts.

We will depart from the beach after 2,5 hours and at around 21:30 we’ll be back at Volos.

Back to Thessaloniki and transfer to the airport.

Important Info

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Hotels category 3-4* on Half board basis
  • City tour in Thessaloniki and all tours in Pelion
  • Arrival and departure transfers with assistance.

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional services
  • Optional excursions and visits
  • What is not mentioned at the included

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

The price includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers with English speaking assistance
  • Accommodation in a twin room in a 3 * hotel on half board for 3 nights
  • Excursions mentioned in the program with luxury bus, English speaking guide and entrance fees in the sites and museums.
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