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  • Thessaloniki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Shipwreck Bay

    1. 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: Private Traditional Villages Tour

    2. Thessaloniki: Private Traditional Villages Tour

    Starting the journey from your hotel and head towards your first stop in the village of Livadi. From here you will head straight through the oak and chestnut forest with many stops for spring water and trying local products. On top of the hill, you will enjoy the magnificent views over the Aegean Sea and the lakes Volvi. Next stop is the traditional village of Petrokerasa, where you will join the locals for a coffee break. Then you will have time for a little walk around and to visit the chapel of Profitis Ilias. From here you will continue crossing the forest until we reach Agios Prodromos, the village with the best souvlaki in the Thessaloniki area. Then its time for lunch and to try Greek food and wine in a traditional tavern. On your last stop walk around the village Galatista to admire the Byzantine architecture of the 14th-century tower and the buildings. This day is an amazing e...

  • Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

    3. Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

    Delve into the food scene of Thessaloniki on a walking tour around the open markets, starting with a traditional coffee to get acquainted with your local host. Learn about everyday life in the city as you sample a selection of traditional Greek food in hidden markets known only to the locals. Uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine as you learn more about both classic and exciting new dishes. Get tips on where to find the best tavernas to explore independently at your own pace. Get a feel for the city and its everyday life as you learn where to buy fresh vegetables, traditional cheeses, coffee, and other produce.

    The tour was very nice and interesting. Easy walk in the streets of Thessaloniki, seeing the beautiful market. Our guide, Elena was super nice and helpful. One note, the food tasting wasn't as we expected to be, in the market, but it was in a cafe of the hotel. Would recommend.

  • Thessaloniki: Culinary Walking Tour for Food Lovers

    4. Thessaloniki: Culinary Walking Tour for Food Lovers

    In three hours you will walk to several traditional market places like the Kapani and Modiano markets. You will visit the best local culinary shops where you will taste local delicacies and other Greek products.  This culinary walking tour is a relaxing and tasteful tour that will teach you many Greek table manners and food traditions. Food is not the only thing on the menu for this tour. The English/Dutch-speaking guide will also show you several sights in the city. In short, you will return at the end of this tour with a great deal of culinary knowledge and a full belly!

    This was the best tour ever.! Very informative and relaxing. We learned so much about the history of Thessaloniki.

  • Edessa & Pozar Thermal Springs Private Day Trip

    5. 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 ...

  • Thessaloniki: Highlights Tour on a Bicycle

    6. Thessaloniki: Highlights Tour on a Bicycle

    This highlight tour starts off in an atmospheric area of Thessaloniki, Valaoritou. From here the local guide will bring you to two authentic Greek markets, the Kapani Market and the Modiano Market. After exploring this part of the culture, you will visit the historical Aristotelous Square. A visit to the ancient Roman Agora and the Dikasterion Square can't be forgotten. At the end of a street with many architectural differences also lies the famous Mausoleum, which was built by the remarkable Roman emperor Galerius. After visiting his palace and his arc, you will move on to the pride of Thessaloniki, the White Tower. This tower, which stands directly on the boulevard, will make you really marvel at this city. Cycling on this boulevard will give you a beautiful view over the sea and the surrounding mountains, before you eventually end up in the traditional area of Ladadika. During the d...

    We are very grateful Mirjam Maria and Alexia for a wonderful bike tour around Thessaloniki! Although the weather was hot we didn't notice these couple of hours :) The route was very wisely structured, so we usually stopped in shady place to get the new portion of the information on this wonderful city. Some of the places, like local market, we definitely wouldn't find by ourselves and we are so happy, that we had such experienced guides! During this tour you will feel as if you are walking with your friend who knows almost everything concerning this city :) P.S. Greek yougurt with honey and fruits that we had during one of the stops was definitely one of the best dishes that we've tried throughout our vacation voyage! :))

  • Halkidiki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Kelyfos Island

    7. Halkidiki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Kelyfos Island

    Starting from the meeting point in Paliouri, choose either a morning cruise from 10 AM, or an early evening cruise from 2 PM. Meet your skipper and co-skipper and board the luxury yacht fully equipped with all you need for a fabulous time at sea.  Enjoy a welcome drink as you get comfortable and set sail, passing by the beautiful beaches on Kassandra’s coastline. Listen to music on the high-end music system and take advantage of the onboard Wi-Fi as you sail. Indulge in a delicious fruit basket, soft drinks, and a Greek meze as your head toward Kelyfos island.  Take time to swim, snorkel, and try some fishing in the incredible turquoise waters of the island. Back on board, set sail and marvel at the stunning nature lining the Sithonia coastline. Unlike Kassandra — whose coastline is lined with many resorts — Sithonia’s pristine beauty will amaze you up close or from afar. Watch from t...

  • Nea Michaniona Port: Sunset Cruise in Thessaloniki Bay

    8. Nea Michaniona Port: Sunset Cruise in Thessaloniki Bay

    Board the luxurious sailboat at the Nea Michaniona port marina and meet your experienced skipper. Sail into the Thermaikos gulf and see beautiful small bays with taverns and mansions on the sea. While being away from the hustle of the city you can swim in the clear water or relax on the deck with music. If you are lucky, experience a friendly encounter with the local dolphins which can be found in the region. Admire the beautiful sunset on the horizon and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with a light fruit salad as you end the day on a relaxing cruise.

  • Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

    9. Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

    Begin the tour at the White Tower of Thessaloniki, which is the most commonly known monument of Thessaloniki and the symbol of the city because of its prominent position, long history, and implosive architecture. Continue walking towards the Nea Paralia to see the statue of Alexander the Great and admire the famous umbrellas - a true ornament of the City. On the way back, visit the OTE Tower located in Thessaloniki's International Fair Grounds. From there, take the option to enjoy a coffee in the Tower’s café bar or follow the rest of the group toward the final stop at the Arch of Galerius (Kamara).

  • Thessaloniki: Ride & Bite Tour

    10. Thessaloniki: Ride & Bite Tour

    The ride and bite tour is the perfect tour if you are a food lover! In three hours you will cycle to several traditional market places like the Kapani and Modiano markets. You will visit the best local culinary shops where you will taste local delicacies and other Greek products. This is a relaxing and tasteful cycling tour that will teach you many Greek table manners and food traditions. Food is not the only thing on the menu for this tour. The English/Dutch-speaking guide will also show you several sights in the city. In short, you will return at the end of this tour, having seen the beauty of Thessaloniki and with a full belly!

    I enjoyed the tour - a mixture of riding, looking around the city and tasting the foods - with excellent lunch include - and Alexia was a professional and friendly guide.

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What people are saying about Central Macedonia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 215 reviews

Absolutely fabulous... The mosaics in Pella are incredibly well preserved and are a sight to behold... The Vergina tombs are amazing, breathtaking. If you like history and archeology this is the place to be. It's not hard to catapult yourself 3000 years back in time and imagine what it was like back then. Our bus driver and "guide", a very jovial guy, who knew what he was talking about, was not allowed/could not guide us on the Pella site and also in Vergina because he does not have a license for this. Very unfortunate because he has a very large historical and archaeological knowledge. So we had to see the two sites without a guide...

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

The tour was very nice and interesting. Easy walk in the streets of Thessaloniki, seeing the beautiful market. Our guide, Elena was super nice and helpful. One note, the food tasting wasn't as we expected to be, in the market, but it was in a cafe of the hotel. Would recommend.

The experience was great for me personally. Our tour guide Yannis deserves special mention. He added that extra spice to the trip and made us feel welcomed. I strongly suggest taking this trip, you will not regret it. And thank you Yannis once again :)

Very pleasant and well organized day. The time spent in the thermal baths is more than enough. Very friendly guide. To do to enjoy a moment of relaxation.