Northern Greece – The Land of Alexander – Tour GR109

Northern Greece – The Land of Alexander is a 5 day guided vacation to visit the historic and interesting sites of : Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Dion, Thessaloniki, Pella, Vergina, Northern Greece - The Land of AlexandeVeria, Tempi, Larissa, Lamia, Thermopylae and return to Athens.

2019 Departure Dates: Apr 20, May 11, 25, Jun 8, 22, Jul 20, Aug 10 , Sep 14, 21, 28

Day 1: Athens – Delphi – Kalambaka
Departure from Athens at 8:45 a.m.. Drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia region, passing by the towns like Thebes, and important ancient city rival to Athens; picturesque Levadia and the hilltop village of Arachova. Arrival at Delphi, one of the most famous oracles of ancient times. Visit the site in bucolic surroundings with a spectacular view of nearby mountains. Walk on the processional road decorated with remains of temples and treasuries and pay visit to the small museum. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delphi. (D)

Day 2: Delphi – Kalambaka – Meteora
Drive by the central Greece towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of astonishing complex of Meteora with its gigantic rocks. Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on the top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in midair, protecting ageless Monasteries, where you can see some exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Please cover your shoulders and knees before entering the monasteries. Overnight in Kalambaka (B,D)

Day 3: Kalambaka – Dion – Thessaloniki
Depart from Kalambaka, drive through the plain of Thessaly and the valley of Tempi via Trikala and Larissa to Dion. En route admire also the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and home of the 12 Gods of Mythology. After arriving in Dion, the religious center of Macedonia in ancient times. Religious festivals, theatrical competitions and sacrifices to honor the gods were performed. We will visit the archeological site, then depart for Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece and once the second most important city of the long-standing Byzantine Empire, still showing the signs of its former Byzantine past. Overnight in Thessaloniki. (B,D)

Day 4: Thessaloniki – Pella – Vergina – Lefkadia – Veria – Thessaloniki
Morning drive to Pella, Alexander the Great’s capital (visit). Continue to Vergina to visit the tomb of the King Philip and the famous ”Vergina Treasures”. Then on to Lefkadia where you visit the excavations to at the ancient site where Aristotle’s school was located, where he taught Alexander and his fellow students . Return to Thessaloniki via Veria, the town knowns as “Little Jerusalem” due to its many religious buildings. Return to Thessaloniki. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to stroll around the lakeside promenades or enjoy the bustling of the city on your own. Overnight in Thessaloniki. (B,D)

5th day: Thessaloniki – Thermopylae – Athens
Today we return to Athens driving via Larissa, Lamia and Thermopylae where we will see the famous Leonidas monument commemorating the famous ancient battle that took place there against the Persians in 480 BC. Continue via Kamena Vourla, to arrive in Athens late afternoon. (B)

Northern Greece – The Land of Alexander Includes:

  • First class accommodation (4 star hotels) for 4 nights
  • Breakfast and dinner daily (half board), except first day only dinner and last day only breakfast included
  • Guide and escort services
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Transportation throughout
  • Entrance fees
  • Taxes and Service charges
  • Pick up form most hotels in Athens

Northern Greece – The Land of Alexander Excludes:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks and beverages

2019 Price Per Person in Euros:

  • €863 in a double room

$ rate varies depending on the exchange
Children up to 3 years are free (no bed or seat is occupied)

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