Tours & Excursions
Saturday 30/09, Thessaloniki city tour
Duration: 10:00 – 14:00
Rate: 35,00€ p.p. includes museum entrances
Explore a history of 2.300 years through a city tour in Thessaloniki. Wandering through the city, it is worthwhile to pass through the Byzantine Walls and have a panoramic view of Thessaloniki from the Trigonion or Chain Tower located at the northeast of the city; visit Agios Dimitrios church (5th c. AD) a splendid basilica dedicated to the patron saint and protector of the city. There one can meet stunning Byzantine mosaics and the Crypt, where the saint met a martyr’s death by the Roman soldiers. In the end of the tour, our guide will lead you to the Archaeological or the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki.
Saturday 30/09, Domaine Gerovassileiou
Duration: 10:00 – 16:00
Rate: 45,00€ p.p. includes wine tasting and lunch
Domaine Gerovassiliou has been involved in vine cultivation and winemaking since 1981. On the slopes of Epanomi, a few kilometres away from the city of Thessaloniki, a meticulously well-cared vineyard surrounds the modern winery, where the renowned Domaine Gerovassiliou wines are produced.
Domaine Gerovassiliou is open to all wine lovers and anyone wishing to get to know the world of wine and viticulture. Visits comprise a short walk around the vineyard, a tour in the wine-production, bottling and ageing areas, and the Wine Museum which presents various aspects of the world history of wine-growing. You will taste the Domaine’s wines in the special wine-tasting rooms, while enjoying a spectacular view to the Domaine’s vineyard. The tour is completed with a delightful lunch on the sea side at a local renowned fish tavern
Saturday 30/09, Vergina Museum - Veria
Duration: 10:00 – 16:00
Rate: 65,00€ p.p. includes museum entrances and lunch
The archaeological museum of the royal Tombs, in Vergina, testifies the culture of the Macedonian Kingdom. The discovery of the tomb of Philip II, in 1977, was hailed as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the century. Rich and impressive artifacts were unearthed and can be viewed there along with the tombs themselves and the amazing frescoes, rare samples of painting from antiquity.
Veria is our next stop, a picturesque town with a unique landscape and architecture. We will drive through the city, see St. Paul’s Altar, the traditional Jewish quarter of Barbouta and take a rest and enjoy a coffee at a traditional café and walk for a while through the lovely streets of the city, full of old Byzantine churches and unique historical monuments.
Saturday 30/09, Mount Olympus – Archaeological site of Dion
Duration: 09:00 – 17:00
Rate: 75,00€ p.p. includes lunch
A walk in the path of Gods leads you to Litohoro, a small town located at the base of Mount Olympus, Greece’s highest mountain and home of the twelve Gods of Greek mythology. Litohoro is a popular destination for those wishing to climb Mount Olympus. An extended coastal area known as Plaka Litohorou is located east of the town where a wide range of restaurants and cafes are found offering astonishing views of the mountain.
Olympus is rich in trees and plant life, supporting over 1700 species, some very rare. You may need warm clothes, even in the summer. During the tour, you will visit the Archaeological Park and the Archaeological Museum of Dion, one of Greece’s most atmospheric archaeological sites. Established to worship Zeus, its monuments are scattered amongst greenery, trees and ponds. A quarter of the park’s 150 hectares is made up of sanctuaries – the oldest (end of 4th century BC) being dedicated to Demeter, two sanctuaries honouring Zeus (Hypsistos and Olympios) and the Sanctuary of Isis accessible over a small bridge. There is also a Christian basilica and public baths and, in the wider area, the remains of Hellenistic and Roman theatres. The city used to be very sacred to the ancient Macedonians and Alexander the Great would make sacrifices to the Gods before starting a new campaign to conquer the world.
Please note, that the presented tours and prices are based on a minimum number of participants. If minimum numbers are not reached, alternative arrangements or a complete refund will be made. Places on all tours are limited and will be allocated strictly in order of receipt of payment. Where participants cancel their tour bookings prior to 30 days, payment will be refunded in full. Thereafter, no refunds will be made.