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  • From Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

    1. From Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

    Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monasteries' complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule. Built on immense natural pillars and rounded boulders that dominate the area, the monasteries date back to the 14th century, following settlement by monks as far back as the 11th century. Get access to holy sites such as the women's Monastery of Agios Stefanos with its impressive wood-carved iconostasis, or visit the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, perched on the top of a rocky precipice over 400 meters high. Alternatively, discover the tower of the old preserved net at the Monastery of Varlaam, or explore the largest of the monasteries at the Monastery of Great Meteoron, consecrated in honor of the Transfiguration of Christ. Get panoramic views of these incredible structures and the stunning landscape. Enjoy a traditi...

    Meteora is An absolute MUST visit if you are in Greece Te vines are amazing the journey to get to Meteora from Thessaloniki was about 4hrs by bus, but definitely worth it. An amazing place that words can not describe it.

  • From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

    2. From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Dion and Mount Olympus

    Depart from Thessaloniki and head to the archaeological park of Dion. Take some free time to explore the exterior archaeological site, enjoying a trip back in history. Admire the ancient theater of Dion, known for hosting the plays of the ancient philosopher Euripides, now host to the Olympus Festival. Next, visit the unique museum of Dion to see statues of the ancient city, and move on to admire the magnificent mosaic of the House of Dionysus in a chamber next to the museum. Enjoy lunch in one of the traditional restaurants of the village, and continue to Olympus, the house of the 12 Gods, known worldwide for its mythological background. Take a short trek on the foothills of the mountain following the Enipeas gorge. Admire the wild nature and the river, and stop to capture the view of the astonishing mountain. Head back to Thessaloniki at around 3:30 PM. 

    It was a very interesting and very enjoyable day. The sights we saw left a lasting impression. My Olympus is a strikingly mountain to view. The mythological history is fascinating. Our guide/historian was excellent. She was full of enthusiasm and made us feel the same way.

  • From Thessaloniki: Pozar Thermal Baths and Edessa Day Trip

    3. From Thessaloniki: Pozar Thermal Baths and Edessa Day Trip

    Depart Thessaloniki and journey to the natural hot springs of Pozar Thermal Baths to relax in the healing waters while nature and Mount Voras provide a stunning backdrop. Benefit from the healing properties of water naturally heated to a temperature of 37° Celsius. Known for its amazing taste, the water is said also said to help with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, skin conditions, poor circulation, respiratory problems and kidney disease, including kidney stones. Enjoy lunch at a pretty village next to Pozar and taste the traditional flavors of Greece. Visit the local market and marvel at the goods on display. Continue to the city of Edessa, famed as the first capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedon. Get some free time to visit the spectacular waterfalls before returning to Thessaloniki.

    A total must do to in Thessaloniki!!! Bring a towel if you dont want to rent one and a cellphone waterproof case so you can take photos by the waterfall. The tour guide was very informative and the driver excellent as we rode in rainy weather. The first bath is nice and gets a lot of traffic but make sure to head inside to the larger bath further down. It has access to the larger waterfall and it creates a separate mini thermal pool. So very soothing and a must to relax and enjoy. The walk through the second city was nice and there is access to some inside caves make sure to check out as well

  • Vergina & Pella: Day Trip to the Greek Kingdom of Macedonia

    4. Vergina & Pella: Day Trip to the Greek Kingdom of Macedonia

    Enjoy a beautiful day in Pella, learning about the ancient past of this area. You depart from Thessaloniki to Pella by a modern bus at 08:00 AM. The distance is about 50 km and the trip lasts about 45 minutes. Reach Pella, where you'll visit the new, modern museum, as well as the Archaeological site with the unique mosaics. Continue to Vergina and visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, which is situated in the borders of the village. A local licensed tour guide will guide you into the Museums and the Archaeological sites. Board the bus and drive to a fantastic restaurant for lunch. Savor Greek traditional homemade dishes, before the bus takes you back to Thessaloniki at approximately 3:30 PM. 

    Our guide was very knowledgeable, fun and kind. Thank you for the great experience!

  • Thessaloniki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Shipwreck Bay

    5. Thessaloniki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Shipwreck Bay

    Take a memorable and breathtaking cruise to discover the beaches of Thessaloniki. Enjoy a half-day cruise in the crystal clear sea of Thermaikos Bay on a comfortable luxury boat. Visit beautiful beaches, explore and swim in the turquoise waters, and see places with a magnificent view where you can swim, sunbathe, and snorkel. Your main destination is Navagio Beach, opposite Mount Olympus, the residence of the Greek gods. Along the sandy coastline, turquoise waters cover the wreck of a ship that sank in 1970, leaving a beautiful location for underwater exploring.  At noon, enjoy a delicious lunch prepared from scratch by the captain. Experience the flavors of northern Greece, accompanied by local wine, while listening to Greek music. Grab your camera, grab your bathing suit, and embark on an unforgettable journey on the crystal waters of Greece.

    This was the highlight of our time in Thessaloniki! Captain Makis was funny, generous, helpful, quick to respond, and so nice! He made sure we had photos and videos of our time on the boat, which is just great not to have to think about for ourselves. He made us a delicious lunch—with wine! And snorkeling around the sunken ship was astounding. He even helped us book a transfer both ways. An incredible excursion!!! Don’t miss out.

  • Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Ouranoupoli with Mt. Athos Cruise

    6. Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Ouranoupoli with Mt. Athos Cruise

    Depart from the White Tower of Thessaloniki at 8:00 AM and head to Ouranoupoli by bus. You'll arrive in Ouranoupoli at around 11:00 AM in front of the Byzantine Prosphori Tower and board the boat for the cruise around Mount Athos. During the cruise you have the chance to see the ports of the Holy Monasteries of Helandariou and Konstamonitou, the colorful Monastery of Docheiariou, the nearby Monastery of Xenophontos, the renovated Holy Monastery of Agiou Panteleimonos - the Russian monastery, the Holy Monastery of Xeropotamou, the main harbor of Mount Athos Daphne, the impressive Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras and the Holy Monasteries of Osiou Grigoriou. Lastly, you can see Agia Anna, just below the imposing Mount Athos, which stands magnificently at 2,000 meters above sea level. After the cruise, visit the island of Ammouliani where you'll have free time to enjoy a swim in the emeral...

    It's worth seeing Mount Athos although, I guess out of safety reasons, the boat sailed far from the rocks. The time to lunch or swim is pretty short so I couldn't do both.

  • From Thessaloniki: Private Day Trip to Meteora

    7. From Thessaloniki: Private Day Trip to Meteora

    Enjoy a private tour to the stunning Meteora rocks from Thessaloniki. Discover magnificent monasteries built between the 14th-16th centuries, and marvel at how the monks even managed to construct them in the first place. After convenient pickup at your accommodation in Thessaloniki, make your way toward Meteora. As you arrive through narrow winding rows, catch an awe-inspiring first glimpse of the Great Monastery, as its known. Try to fathom the majesty and size of a building constructed atop a huge sandstone column. Upon arrival, hike up to the monasteries in the cooler morning hours, giving you time to see as much of the site as possible. Unfortunately, the monasteries do not open every day, so you will only be able to visit 2 or 3 of the 6 monasteries, depending on the day you go. As you climb up the hill toward the first monastery, wonder how on earth the monks managed to build th...

    It was a great experience and highlight of our holiday. The driver was very good came on time and gave us useful information and tips. A highly recommended day trip.

  • From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Kerkini Lake

    8. From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Kerkini Lake

    This is a day trip to Lake Kerkini, one of the 10 most valuable wetland habitats in Greece with about 300 species of birds and rare animals. Among the many species, admire the beautiful flamingos and the magnificent buffalos that walk near you. All these are combined with the wonderful view of Mount Beles and the majestic valley of Serres. You depart to Kerkini Lake by bus at 8:00 AM. You reach the Dam of Kerkini Lake (Lithotopos area) and enjoy bird watching through the lake. Every season of the year hosts different species of birds so the boat ride hides a different surprise each time. The beautiful flamingos though, live there all year round. The area for horse riding is situated next to the dam and you can enjoy a horse ride as long as the weather permits it.  Next, you have a hot cup of coffee and afterwards you make a stop at the farm, just some kilometers away, wihere the impres...

    Due to the covid I had a private tour during this time. The tour guy was very knowledgeable, very caring. It was a great trip and I am booking another one!

  • From Athens: Train Trip with Guided Tour to Mount Olympus

    9. From Athens: Train Trip with Guided Tour to Mount Olympus

    Be one with nature on this trip from Athens to Mount Olympus. Board a train to Katerini and see ancient and historical sites such as the site of Dion, the Platamon Castle, and the Bath of Zeus. Start your day by taking the morning train from Athens to Katerini. Be immersed in a scenic trip through mainland Greece and then meet your guide at the Litochoro station. Head over to the archaeological site of Dion where you will see where the ancient Greeks worshipped the gods of Olympus. Then, go back in time as you visit the grounds of the medieval Platamon Castle and marvel at the magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. Next, explore the natural landscape of Mount Olympus on your way to see the Bath of Zeus, which is found in the gorge of Enipeas. Finally, you will have some free time to discover the village of Litochoro and see the locals' lifestyle before boarding the train that will take y...

    We had some medical complications that occurred on our trip and Alexandria and her driver Uri(?) were amazing! They took good care of us and made sure we were taken care of and stayed by our side translating and being an overall supportive. Thank you all!

  • Edessa & Pozar Thermal Springs Private Day Trip

    10. Edessa & Pozar Thermal Springs Private Day Trip

    Start your day with a pickup from your hotel/apartment in Thessaloniki and head towards the first stop, Edessa. Edessa, the capital of the Pella regional unit is also known as ‘the city of water.’ Admire the scenic beauty of the beautiful landscapes of tall trees and flowerbeds. Visit the picturesque Karanos waterfall of Edessa and see the gigantic water curtain that he creates. Pause for a coffee or meal surrounded by the green vistas and accompanied by sounds of running waters. Depart from Edessa and continue your journey to the natural thermal springs of Pozar. Located in the foothills of Mt. Kaimaktsalan provides a stunning backdrop amidst tall trees and wild vegetation. Benefit from the healing properties of water naturally heated to a temperature of 37° Celsius. Revitalize your energy in the warm waters of the Pozar Thermal Baths and soothe away your aches and pains. Grab a cup ...

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It was an exciting and interesting trip. It was a long journey but well worth it. It was a unique experience and one had to be there to appreciate it. Coach was comfortable and we had a friendly guide. The timing was very well managed do there was no hanging around. I would definitely recommend it to friends.

It was a very interesting and very enjoyable day. The sights we saw left a lasting impression. My Olympus is a strikingly mountain to view. The mythological history is fascinating. Our guide/historian was excellent. She was full of enthusiasm and made us feel the same way.

Meteora is An absolute MUST visit if you are in Greece Te vines are amazing the journey to get to Meteora from Thessaloniki was about 4hrs by bus, but definitely worth it. An amazing place that words can not describe it.

An amazing trip. Relaxing, no hurry at all. Thanks a lot to our guide Yanis.

Emilios was at and so patient with us, we had a great time!