Corinth Canal - Nafplion -
- Olympia-Delphi - Kalambaka- Meteora - Archeological Park
of Dion - Thessaloniki - Kastoria - Edessa - Pella - Vergina - Lamia - Thermopylae -
Thebes - Athens
1st day: Corinth Canal - Nafplion - Mycenae
Depart Athens at 8:45 a.m. on the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop).
Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus, famous for its
remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion for a
short visit. Drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site
and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central
Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Dinner and
overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games.
2nd day: Olympia - Delphi
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of
Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum of
Olympia. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until
the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from
Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto)
and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Dinner and overnight in Delphi.
3rd day: Delphi - Kalambaka
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum of
Delphi. After lunch depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the
foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Dinner
and overnight in Kalambaka.
Meteora - Mount Olympos - Thessaloniki
Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks
which seem to be suspended in mid- air, stand ageless Monasteries,
where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Depart from
Kalambaka, drive through the plain of Thessaly and the valley of
Tempi and the Valley of Templi. Admire also
the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece
and the the legendary home of ancient Greek Gods. Depart for
Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in
Greece. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.
5th day: Thessaloniki
Visit Thessaloniki and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of
the most characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as
in the Museum of Byzantine Culture. In ancient Byzantine times it
was the second most populous and prestigious city in all of the
empire surpassed only by Constantinople. Afternoon at leisure to
stroll around the lively seafront or other private activities. Dinner and
overnight in Thessaloniki.
6th day: Kastoria - Naoussa - Vergina -
in the morning for the Macedonian hinterland. First stop at
picturesque Edessa where we see the town’s famous
Waterfalls. Then proceed to Naoussa, to a site of exceptional beauty
and importance due to Aristotle’s School, a the picturesque site
where the great philosopher taught ‘the doctrines of morals and
politics’ to Alexander the Great and other Macedonian young men.
Continue to Vergina (ancient Aigai) to visit the unique Museum,
created inside the Great Tumulus (burial hill) covering the royal
tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of
King Phillip II, Alexander the Great’s father, and Alexander's son.
In only a few miles away we stop at Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit
Saint Paul’s Bema, and then stroll through the old Jewish
neighborhood and the colorful market area. A walk in a city where
past is present and around. Return to Thessaloniki. (Dinner and
7th day: Thessaloniki - Pella -Dion-
Thermopylae - Thebes - Athens
Drive to Pella, capital city of Alexander the Great. See the
exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th century B.C. villas and the new
Museum. Then proceed and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion
(sacred city of the Macedonians, at the foot of mountain Olympos).
After the visit we shall start driving south and through Thessaly,
Lamia, Thermopylae (see the Leonidas’ Monument) and Thebes, arrive
in Athens late in the afternoon. Extra days and sightseeing in
Athens, check out the
Athens short city vacation page.
Price in Euros 2015 : ($ rate varies depending the exchange):
935 per person based on double
and triple accommodation on half board basis.
Single Supplement: Euro
Children up to 3 years are free (no bed or seat is occupied)
Children 4-12 (sharing with 2 adults) : Euro 615
* First class accommodation(4star hotels) for 6 nights
* Breakfast and dinner daily (half board), except first day only
dinner and last day only breakfast included
* Professional English speaking guide and escort services
* Sightseeing as specified
* Transportation throughout
* Entrance fees
* Pick up from most hotels in Athens
* Taxes and Service charges
*Overnight accommodation(in Thesaloniki sleep in
*Meals as per itinerary (Breakfast, &
*Professional guide-Guiding in English Language Only
*Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
*Pick-up service from most of hotels in Athens
*Drinks and beverages
*US$ rate varies depending the exchange rate