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Historical Greece

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Visit: Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Edessa, Veria, Pella, Dion, Athens

Day 1: Athens

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax or explore Athens.

Day 2 : Athens City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann's house, the Academy, the University, the National Library and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon and the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city or maybe enjoy some shopping at Ermou street.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Delphi - Kalambaka

After breakfast, we depart northwards towards Delphi, which used to be the most sacred place in the world and a pilgrimage centre for many centuries in antiquity. Admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and our overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Meteora - Thessaloniki

This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless and have provided a sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to Unesco's list of world heritage monuments. We continue our day as we drive north, through the striking plain of Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi. The way leads under the impressive Mount Olympos, home of the 12 Gods in Greek Mythology, to Thessaloniki, capital of northern Greece for dinner and our overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Thessaloniki

This morning is dedicated to exploring the city of Thessaloniki. We will visit the most important landmarks and monuments of the city and embrace its glorious Byzantine past, with visits to its characteristic churches and the museum of Byzantine culture. The afternoon will be at leisure to explore more of the city on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Excursion to Edessa, Aristotle's school - Vergina - Veria  - Thessaloniki

Today we will be exploring the historical places of Macedonia. The first stop will be the town of Edessa with its beautiful waterfalls. Our next visit will be to Aristotle’s school where the great philosopher taught the "the doctrines of morals and politics" to Alexander the Great. We continue to Vergina with the Royal tombs of Macedonia, including this of King Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great. Our last stop for today will be to Veria with the Bema of St. Paul, the colourful market and the Jewish neighbourhood. Return drive to Thessaloniki for dinner and our overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Thessaloniki - Pella - Dion - Athens

Our exploration of Macedonian history continues today on our way back to Athens. Our first stop will be to Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia and birthplace of Alexander the Great. We will visit the site with the exquisite floor mosaics and the new local museum. We continue our drive to the archaeological park of Dion, the sacred place of ancient Macedonia at the foot of mount Olympos. After our visits we continue our drive, with a photo stop at Thermopylae and the statue of Leonidas, to arrive in Athens in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Athens

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Escorted Tour Package Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens with breakfast
  • Athens City tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, including English speaking guide
  • The 5 day classical Greece tour on half board basis, (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • Meet and Greet service for tour briefing and orientation, by an English speaking representative
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services.

 

Not Included:

  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels
  • Any flights
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions 

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (ht)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: Coach Tour
  • Departures: April - September 2019
  • Cities Visited: Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka Meteora, Thessaloniki, Edessa, Veria, Pella, Dion, Athens
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