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Pillars of rock, sculpted by prehistoric rivers and crowned by otherworldly monasteries, monuments to the power of faith.
Meteora means “suspended in space”. Your first, second and third sight of these impossibly tall, vertical rocks will have you gasping in disbelief. But it’s not just the incredible geology that stretches your imagination. It’s the monasteries balanced on these pinnacles. How did they get there? The monks who built them were the original rock climbers, lifting the materials up with pulleys, nets and their bare hands.
Today, fans of the sport come to Meteora from the world over, to pit themselves against these gigantic rocks. Unesco has declared Meteora a World Heritage Site. The Greek state calls it a sacred spot, inviolate and immutable. You’ll no doubt come up with other adjectives to describe Meteora, this wonder of the world.
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.
Making a day trip to the UNESCO-listed monasteries of Meteora from Thessaloniki can be difficult without a self-drive car. This full-day tour eliminates transport stresses: taking you direct to the medieval rock-pinnacle monasteries by comfortable air-conditioned minivan or coach, and with a guide to explain the monasteries’ construction, art, and history. On arrival, tour two of the six retreats and enjoy lunch (own expense) in nearby Kalampaka before your return.
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.
Seek adventure on Mount Olympus on this guided canyoning trek. During this outing, you'll depart from Dion with a small group of fellow travelers, which ensures personalized attention from your guide. Rappel, slide, jump, swim, and hike through the mythical landscape, stopping midway for an included snack. No climbing experience is necessary.
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.
This series of mini-adventures is perfect for foodies, solo travelers, and groups. Enjoy a night out on the town enjoying Thessalonian food, drink, and nightlife. Led by an in-the-know guide, start the night with a flight of Greek wines and a sampling of local foods. Then learn how to make an authentic Greek cocktail under the tutelage of a professional bartender. Share stories with locals and other travelers in a fun, casual atmosphere while getting an authentic taste of local culture.
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.
Refresh yourselves in the birthplace of Alexander the Great
Imagine yourself in a pool amidst steep rocks, natural waterfalls and wild vegetation. Feel the soothing warmth of the water (37⁰C) taking the strain off your body, and let your eyes wander around the verdant gorge where Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas) stream flows, (aka Thermopotamos meaning "hot river" in Greek).
In this Macedonian city, with its welcoming locals, waterfalls and beguiling neighbourhoods, you will live your very own fairytale.
Waterfalls within a town? Travel to Macedonia and experience the magic of water. You’ll be charmed by these little miracles sculpted by the Edesseos River. As you wander around, you’ll come to the open-air Water Museum, the only one of its kind in Greece. Here you’ll be introduced to the force that once powered looms and mills of Edessa’s industrial heritage.
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.
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. 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 impressive buffalos will walk near to you. Later on, you move a bit further to Vironia village and enjoy your lunch in a traditional Greek tavern. You depart to Thessaloniki at about 2:00 PM taking the perimeter road of the west side of the lake.
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.
Discover the unknown hot spots of Greek cuisine and treat your self with this special experience in the city. Learn the history of the open markets and the famous – traditional Greek taverns, taste a variety of heavenly culinary treasures while walking with a professional in Greek cuisine.
Local market “ Kapani”
Local market “Modiano”
Grocery with Organic Products
Traditional craft store of Greek folk art
Enjoy the pretty sights of Thessaloniki on a fun and informative hop-on hop-off bus tour. With unlimited access to the bus route for 1 day, hop on and off as much as you please, seeing all of the major landmarks along the way. From the open-top deck enjoy 360 degree views of the stunning coastal landscape. This Greek port city has ancient origins, and you can explore some of this fascinating history if you hop off at Ano Poli (Upper Town). The on-board audio tour commentary adds an educational element to your experience, ensuring you learn fascinating facts as you cruise round. On your sightseeing journey you'll discover some incredible architecture, such as the Church of Agios Dimitrios, which dates all the way back to the Byzantium empire! There's so much to see in this destination, and with bus stops placed at all the best spots in town, this double-decker bus tour is the most convenient and enjoyable way to see Thessaloniki.
Eat and drink your way through Thessaloniki on this delicious food tour. An insider guide will lead you though the market, explaining Greek traditions and helping you sample regional foods along the way. Experience local food culture while sipping coffee and watching the rhythms of Thessalonian daily life. Tastings, included in the tour price, add up to the equivalent of a Greek brunch.
Take a cooking class in Thessaloniki for the chance to learn about Greek cuisine and how important it is to the local lifestyle. Guided by a chef, you’ll prepare items such as tzatziki or dolma, which you’ll enjoy even more than you would at a restaurant because of the effort put in by you and the other participants.
Take the stress out of the start or end of your vacation or business trip to Thessaloniki, with a pre-booked and guaranteed one-way airport transfer. Avoid the scramble for taxis on landing, or the hassle of navigating the public transport system with heavy bags. A professional driver will meet you at Thessaloniki Macedonia Airport, or your Hotel/AirBnB apartment and transfer you in an air-conditioned vehicle.
Visit remote beaches, traditional villages, and uninhabited islands on a full-day cruise to the Halkidiki Blue Lagoon. It's a great way to escape the crowds and explore parts of Greece only reachable by boat. Stop to swim and snorkel among pristine beaches and crystal clear water, and get a dose of Greek hospitality onboard the ship with live music and a freshly prepared lunch.