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You don’t need to miss out on the towering peaks and pinnacles of Meteora just because you’re staying in Thessaloniki. Take the hassle out of transportation with this convenient tour that includes round-trip train tickets and a small-group guided tour. See all six of the iconic monasteries and explore inside one or two.
Experience the dramatic clifftop views and inspiring solitude of Meteora on this full-day train trip from Thessaloniki. Ride the rails through the countryside to the town of Kalambaka, where a driver whisks you away in a Mercedes van to the UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit ancient monasteries built at astonishing heights up in the cliffs and learn the legends behind these sacred places from your guide.
Get the most out of your time in Greece by visiting Dion and Mount Olympus in one day. Save time organizing transport by having roundtrip transfers from Thessaloniki included. You’ll enjoy a comprehensive itinerary including stops at Dion (the religious site of ancient Macedonians), the traditional village of Litochoro, the valley of Enipeas, and you’ll also get great views of Mount Olympus.
Spare yourself the hassle of self-drive on this convenient tour of two key sites from ancient Macedonia: a must-do for fans of archaeology and ancient history. Start at Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great, then explore Aigai (Vergina), once the capital of Macedonia and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the tomb of King Philip II, Alexander’s father. Your tour includes door-to-door transfers and guiding but excludes entrance fees.
Tracing the footsteps of Alexander the Great and other historical Macedonian figures can be tiring work, so savvy travelers will often schedule some downtime in Thessaloniki to rejuvenate. Instead of spending that time in a hotel or local spa, this tour offers the chance to bathe in the waters at the Loutra Pozar. Pozar's naturally warm water attracts visitors from throughout Macedonia, and this tour makes it easy to visit and bathe in a single day.
Leave Thessaloniki for a day and discover ancient Dion and Mt. Olympus without the stress of public transport or hire cars. Travel to Dion Archaeological Park, home to city ruins dating from the 6th century BC; and explore its relics and museum. Next, visit Mt. Olympus, the home of the gods in Greek mythology, and walk in the Epinea Gorge to absorb the scenery surrounding the peak before returning.
Experience the rich historical legacy of Thessaloniki during this private walking tour led by a local archaeologist. Discover a variety of UNESCO World Heritage monuments from the Byzantine and Roman eras, visit the famous White Tower, and step back in time at the Greek Agora and Roman Forum. A private guide and a snack are included.
Immerse yourself in the world of Alexander the Great and Greek history during this full-day, guided tour that visits archeological sites, tombs, and includes a traditional Greek lunch. Learn about regional history and culture from Ancient Greece through the Byzantie era to modern-day Greece and see the Mecedonian plain stretched out before you.
Enjoy a multi-day tour by visiting Mount Athos which is called the “Garden of Virgin Mary” by the monks. Mount Athos has been inhabited since ancient times and is known for its nearly 1,800-year continuous Christian presence and its long historical monastic traditions, which date back to at least 800 A.D. and the Byzantine era.
Today, over 2,000 monks from Greece and many other countries, including Eastern Orthodox countries such as Romania, Moldova, Georgia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Russia, live an ascetic life in Athos, isolated from the rest of the world.
The Athonite monasteries feature a rich collection of well-preserved artifacts, rare books, ancient documents, and artworks of immense historical value. Discover it all in a visit that combines a religious miracle along with a visit to a UNESCO’s World heritage monument.
According to the procedures, foreigners must obtain an Entrance Visa, therefore all visits can be scheduled in a weeks time.
The Greek port city of Thessaloniki is known for its magnificent Byzantine and Ottoman-era monuments, but many travelers never explore beyond the historic sites. On this tour, discover the city through the eyes of a Thessaloniki local and enjoy a personalized itinerary custom-made for you. Your ‘Lokafyer’ guide is no typical tour guide—instead, they will show you around the city like a friend; take you to the museums, markets, and neighborhoods that they know and love; and give you tips on where to eat, drink, and shop in the city.
During the ‘Culinary walking tour’ you will be using all your senses to get to know the Greek kitchen. Your enthusiastic tour leader can not wait to let you taste all the good stuff and tell you everything about the local habits. We walk through the city center and visit local shops, either immemorial or modern and a bit more luxurious. We introduce you to the proud owners of the family businesses and of course we’ll be visiting the central market!
Discovering Greece’s Halkidiki region and the secluded monasteries of its Mt. Athos peninsula from Thessaloniki is difficult on your own. View this independently governed monastic region from the sea, and some of Halkidiki’s highlights, with ease on this full-day trip. Visit Stagira, the birthplace of Aristotle; enjoy time in the seaside town of Ouranopolis, and cruise along the Athos peninsula, seeing its hidden monastic communities as you hear their history.
Get to know Greece’s second-largest city on this private tour of Thessaloniki. Admire landmarks such as the White Tower, the Arch of Galerius, and Agios Demetrius church; gaze out over the city from atop the medieval city walls; and visit the Archaeological Museum (optional; entrance fees not included). Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Since the middle of the fourteenth century, over twenty monasteries have been built at the top of Meteora, a precipitous rock formation of pillars and cliffs that looms over the Greek countryside. Only six remain today; on this tour, you’ll visit two perched atop these ‘columns of the sky’. Spend your morning in close encounter with these marvels of faith and architectural prowess, then take the afternoon to explore Kalabaka, the town at the foot of the pillars.
Dive into the sights and stories of northern Greece on this full-day tour from Thessaloniki. Instead of piling into a crowded tour bus, enjoy the quiet and focus of a small-group tour, not to mention the personalized attention of your group’s tour, as you explore the ruins of the ancient Macedonian city of Philippi. Explore the ‘Forum Romanum’ with your guide and visit other historical highlights like Lydia’s Baptistry, the site where St Lydia of Thyatira was baptised, and the statue of the Amphipolis Lion.
Experience the rich history and impressive design of the Meteora Monasteries, even if you don’t have access to a car. On this guided tour from Thessaloniki, travel through the plains of central Greece to reach the remote UNESCO-listed structures, perched high on a jutting cliff. Step inside two of the six surviving monasteries, learning about their origins and legacy from a guide. A lunch stop in the nearest town of Kalambaka completes the visit to this inspiring sacred destination.
Discover the captivating clifftop monasteries of Meteora on a full-day tour from Thessaloniki. With a name that means ‘suspended in the air,’ Meteora is one of the most striking architectural sites in Greece thanks to its sky-high community of Orthodox retreats and many-layered past dating back to prehistoric times. Travel to the UNESCO-listed site with a private guide for an unforgettable tour of this natural and cultural treasure. Price is per vehicle, based on a maximum of three passengers.
Skip out on the resort crowds at Thessaloniki and head to the rugged coast of Chalkidiki for this day trip full of dramatic sights and photo opportunities. Cruise around the shore of Ouranoupoli and the ‘holy mountain’ of Mount Athos. See the mountainside monasteries from which Athos takes its reputation, from the colorful Monastery of Docheiariou to the grand Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras. Spend the afternoon on the water, taking in the views and the ocean air.
UNESCO World Heritage Site. A worldwide unique geological phenomenon. Impressive mysterious monasteries built on huge sandstone cliffs. Originally access was only possible via winches and rope ladders. First there are stairs in 1925.
With German and English speaking driver and companion.
Discover Thessaloniki without joining a crowded sightseeing bus or spending up large on guidebooks with this morning walking tour. Roam around the central city in a small and easygoing group and stop by a range of historical and cultural highlights. Visit the monuments to Emperor Galerius, from his palace to his mausoleum, and stroll around ancient city markets like the Kapani Ottoman market and the Modiano Jewish market.
Meteora is a one of its kind location on Earth. Its a phenomenal rock formation that is a must visit. The Christian Orthodox monasteries on the top of the rocks are unique as well. Visiting Meteora is a great both travelling and religious experience.
SKG bus transfers & tours offers private trips to Meteora, starting from Thessaloniki area.
Our tour is strictly private and also customizable as per our passengers instructions. Your driver and guide is a level 6 Google local guide.
Minimum persons 1 - maximum persons 8
Join this 3-days/2 nights rail tour from Thessaloniki to Meteora to discover the beauty and the history of a unique geological phenomenon and the Byzantine Monasteries, listed as UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Travel from Thessaloniki to Meteora and back by train and enjoy captivating views of an out of this world landscape. Seize the chance to engage in memorable activities in a 3-days tour that will definitely be the highlight of your entire visit to Greece.
This a Jewish Heritage walking tour in Thessaloniki's city centre, where the main Jewish community used to live and work for centuries.
Although not much of the old buildings is nowadays preserved in this neighbourhood, due to the terrible fire of 1917 and the World War II distructions, the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki has tried to show and renovate the main sites related to the Jewish Heritage.
This tour can be done in the mornings only, when the sites are open until 14.00 - not on Saturdays.
A longer tour can also be arranged out of the city centre upon request by private transportation to see the east-side of the city with the old Jewish villas of the early 20th century, the new Jewish cemetery on the west-end and also the old railway station, known for the Holocaust deportation of 50.000 Jews by the Nazis by trains.