List of optional excursions
Meteors are breathtaking monasteries built on high cliffs. Scientists believe that these stone pillars were formed about 60 million years ago! There are 6 Greek Orthodox monasteries (2 female and 4 male). This place is the second Orthodox center of Christians in Eastern Europe after Mount Athos. You will certainly admire Byzantine art and incredibly beautiful views! At the end of the tour we will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner in the local village. On the way back we will stop in Aya Paraskevi near a small chapel in the caves of Mount Olympus, next to which is a source of holy water.
Excursion to Olympus, to Dion and Vergina “On a visit to the gods”
20 EUR / 15 EUR
Olympus is the highest mountain range in Greece. Its height is 2917 meters. This is the very place where 12 gods lived and from where they ruled the world! Our excursion will begin with a visit to the picturesque city of Litochoro, we will pass the canyon of the Enipefs river, and then we will go to the Monastery of St. Dionysius of Olympia. We will also have the opportunity to climb Mount Stavros at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, which offers stunning views of Pieria and Thermaikos Bay. Then we will go to the Archaeological Park of Dion, where we will visit the museum, and then we will go through the places where the greatest people of antiquity, Aristotle and Alexander the Great, went and see the sacrificial altar. Then we will go to the ancient village of St. Panteleimon, where we will have free time for dinner, shopping and walking.
Excursion to Thessaloniki “Macedonian Kingdom”
27 EUR / 21 EUR
The capital of Greek Macedonia, founded in the 4th century BC by King Kassander on the shores of Thermaikos Gulf. This is a multicultural city with a population of 1.5 million people full of Roman, Turkish monuments, Byzantine churches, taverns, shops and a typical Greek agora – a market in the city center, a part of which we will see during our sightseeing tour of the city. Cyril and Methodius, the Christian pilgrims who brought the Slavic liturgy to our countries, came from this city. Our tour starts at the White Tower and reaches the Citadel. We will also visit St. Dmitry’s Basilica and its crypt, the Roman Forum, Aristotle Square, and we will also enjoy shopping on Tsimis Boulevard!
22 EUR / 17 EUR
How can it be without shopping?) Quality things, sales, a huge number of shops – do not deny yourself the pleasure!
Drive to Waterland Waterpark
38 EUR / 32 EUR This amusement park is located near the village of Tagarades, on the outskirts of Thessaloniki. The area of the park is 150 thousand square meters. m.! Here everyone will find entertainment to their liking!
Excursion to Athens “Upper City”
53 EUR / 43 EUR The capital of modern Greece since 1834, the largest city in Greece is waiting to show us some of the most important monuments of ancient Athens! One of the most important places to visit is the Acropolis, the oldest place on the continent! Here we will see the Propylaea, the Temple of Nika Apteros, the Parthenon, the Temple of Erechtheion, enjoy the magnificent panorama of the surrounding monuments – the Areopagus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the ancient Greek theater – the Dionysus Theater, Pniks – the place where democracy was first declared, the monument to Philopappus – the ancient Greek mausoleum, Zeus Olympic and Constitution Square. Do not miss Monastiraki – the famous part of Athens, there are many shops and restaurants, and the Plaka area with historic buildings. Boutiques are located on Ermou Street! For walks and shopping, we will have 3 hours of free time! After that, we will see the changing of the guard near the Parliament. On the way back we will pass the Thermopyllian Gorge – the very place where the battle of 300 Spartans and Persians took place. After that, stop for dinner.
Skiathos Island Cruise
43 EUR / 38 EUR
Today we will see the emerald diamond of the Northern Sporades with beautiful beaches and picturesque architecture! Our journey will begin with a transfer (~ 3 hours with a snack stop if desired) to one of the ports near the city of Volos, which is located at the foot of the centaur mountain – Pelion. A cruise on a ship lasts about two hours. All this time we will have the opportunity to enjoy the folklore dance program, relaxation and watching the dolphins that accompany the ships in the Aegean! The cruise includes 2 stops. One of them will be for swimming on one of the most magical beaches of Kukunaris (2 hours), the second – in the city of Skiathos for lunch, shopping and walking (2 hours). All this will certainly impress us and inspire!
Excursion to the waterfalls of Edessa and to the thermal springs Pozar
27 EUR / 22 EUR
We will drive through the rich agricultural regions and cities of Central Macedonia and come to the beautiful city of Edessa – the capital of cherries! Here we will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature, waterfalls – the largest of them is Karanos, take a walk around them and even go through!