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Grand Mainland Tour with Thessaloniki (escorted)

GRC 1016 - 07 Days
Tour Itinerary

DAY 01:
Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidaurus. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion (short stop) before heading on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and Tomb of Agamemnon. Depart through Central Peloponnesus and the Towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia

DAY 02:
In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Iliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque Towns of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Overnight in Delphi.

DAY 03:
After breakfast visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Delphi. Then depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Overnight Kalambaka.

DAY 04:
Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on the top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries,. Depart from Kalambaka, drive through the plain of Thessaly and the valley of Tempi, arrive and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion. Admire also the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus. After the visit depart for Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece. Overnight in Thessaloniki.

DAY 05:
Depart in the morning for the Macedonian hinterland and the town of Kastoria. After Kastoria continue driving in the plateau of Western Macedonia and arrive in the picturesque town of Edessa. Here you can see the town’s famous landmark, the Waterfalls. Then, proceed to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. Overnight Thessaloniki.

DAY 06:
See in the morning the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire, was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople (now known as Istanbul). Rest of the day free, to enjoy time in the lively centre of the city. Overnight in Thessaloniki.

DAY 07:
Drive to Vergina, to live the experience of a visit to the unique Museum, created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Philip II, Alexander’s father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century. After the visit we shall start driving south and through Thessaly, Lamia, Thermopylae (see the Leonidas’ Monument from across the road) and Thebes, arrive in Athens late in the afternoon. (Accommodation in Athens is not included before of at the end of this tour, optional extra. For visit of monasteries ladies need long skirt and gentlemen long trousers.)

What's included?

Hotel accomodation on Half Board basis

Guiding in English, main entrance fees, coach transport

Taxes and handling services

**Accommodation in Athens before/after tour is optional extra

TOUR DATES for year 2013:

25/04 - 16/05 - 30/05 - 13/06 - 27/06 - 25/07 - 12/09 - 26/09 - 03/10

Tour Rates:

First Class: 915Euro per person sharing in double/triple

First Class: 1110Euro per person staying in a single room

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