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  • 5 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Thessaloniki, Edessa, Naoussa, Vergina, Veria, Pella, Dion

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Group Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Depart Athens for the sights of Northern Greece

  • Visit the magnificent Monasteries of Meteora
  • Explore Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki
  • See the picturesque waterfalls of Edessa
  • Visit Aristotle’s School
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Depart Athens and drive through the fertile plain of the Beotia region. Pass by the towns of Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova. Arrive in Delphi and visit the Archaeological Site. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town situated at the foot of Meteora and its gigantic rocks. Overnight Kalambaka.

Meals Included:
Dinner

Visit Meteora with its striking scenery. Perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air stand ageless Monasteries where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine Art. Depart from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki, driving through the astonishing valley of the longest river in Greece, Haliacmon. Arrive in Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece. Overnight Thessaloniki.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast see the city that, throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire, was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople. See unique sites like the White Tower, Roman Forum, Ottoman Market, St. Demetrius’ Church and the Byzantine Walls. A short walking tour includes the ruins from the Palace and Arch of Galerius, and a visit to the famous Rotunda (built as a temple and transformed into a church, with fine Early-Christian mosaics). Rest of the day is free to explore Thessaloniki’s lively centre. Overnight Thessaloniki.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, depart for historical Macedonia. First stop is at picturesque Edessa to see the town’s famous landmark, the Waterfalls. Proceed to Naoussa, to a site of exceptional beauty and importance: Aristotle’s School, the picturesque site where the great philosopher taught the doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth. Drive to Vergina and visit the unique museum, created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander’s father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century. Travel to Veria to visit Saint Paul’s Bema, and then stroll through the old Jewish neighbourhood and the colourful market area. A walk in a city where past is present and around. Return to Thessaloniki. Overnight Thessaloniki.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics of the 4th century B.C. villas. Visit the Archaeological Park of Dion (sacred city of the Macedonians, at the foot of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and house of the 12 Gods of the Greek Mythology). On the way back to Athens, drive through the striking plain of Thessaly and the Valley of Tempi. Pass by Lamia and Thermopylae (see the Leonidas’ Monument from across the road). Arrive into Athens in the evening. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in  4* hotels

Licensed multilingual speaking guide

Tours as per itinerary

4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Entrance fees to sites listed in the itinerary

Passport and visa fees

Tips, gratuities and tourist taxes

Climate Resilience Levy and/or additional taxes

Baggage and personal insurance of an kind

Drinks with meals

Any other items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2024
2025
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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Grand Meteora Hotel
Kastraki, Kalambaka, Greece
Tel: Tel: +30 24320 77707
Rating
4
Grand Meteora Hotel
Amalia Kalambaka Hotel
Theopetra, 42200 Kalambaka, Greece
Tel: Tel: +30 24320 72216
Rating
4
Amalia Kalambaka Hotel
Kosta Famissi Hotel
Trikala 144, Kalambaka
Tel: Tel: +30 24320 79192
Rating
4
Kosta Famissi Hotel
Grand Hotel Palace Thessaloniki
Monastiriou 305, Thessaloniki, 54628
Tel: +30 23105 49000
Rating
4
Grand Hotel Palace Thessaloniki

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

Tours can be a combination of different regular tours therefore, coach changes may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout your tour.

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece are closed Jan 1, Mar 25, Apr 16, May 1, Dec 25 & Dec 26, 2023 and Jan 1, Mar 25, May 1, May 5, Dec 25 & Dec 26, 2024. Additional dates may be added.

Ladies visiting the Monastery are required to wear a skirt whilst gentlemen are required to wear long trousers.

FAQ’s

For escorted coach tours, you cannot choose between different classes. You must stick to the same class hotels throughout your tours.

However, for self-guided packages you may be able to substitute different hotels in each destination. Just check with our team of experts and we can recommend the best hotel for your dream holiday!

In some tours we list multiple hotels in the same class and destination. We do so as to display the most common hotels we use on our tour. As always, these hotels are a guide only and subject to change. Where we need to use a different hotel than that which we list, we endeavour to use hotels with a similar class.

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Reviews for Northern Greece

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Sophia & Anthony Santamaria
Thank you to Jerry

Review for: Classical Tour with Meteora

My husband and I were booked on a lovely 4 day Classic Tour of Greece through our agent Helloworld. Unfortunately on the 3rd night my husband became seriously ill and required medical attention. Thomas, our guide very kindly took us to the medical clinic in Kalambaka and from there Anthony was transferred by ambulance to the General Hospital in Trikala. The very next morning I had a message from Jerry Theodossis of Sun Island Tours enquiring about my husband's health. Jerry was amazing - he went over and above anything I would have expected - he arranged for transport on a Go Tour bus back to Athens (if needed) and organised retrieval of our bags in the hotel in Athens to the hospital my husband had been transferred to in Larissa. It was 3 weeks before we were able to travel and return to Athens but we were so impressed with Jerry and the assistance and support he gave to us, we visited him in his office in Athens to say THANK YOU personally. Jerry takes great pride in his role of welcoming guests to Athens and environs and ensures it is a positive and memorable experience for all. We highly recommend this tour and hope to be able to complete it one day. Sophia & Anthony Santamaria
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Carol Marchant
My sister and I recently booked a holiday in Greece

Review for: Classical Tour with Meteora

My sister and I recently booked a holiday in Greece through Clinton Turk at FlightCentre, Toowong, Queensland (Australia). Clinton liaised with your colleague(s) at Sun Island Tours and again with Sunquest Tours in Athens. We would just like to express our gratitude as the two weeks were amazing. Your assistance with the accommodation, transfers, tours etc were excellent. We had chosen to stay at Hotel Adrian in the Plaka, Athens, due to its ratings, reviews and position. The staff were very courteous and the breakfast they offer on the rooftop overlooking the Acropolis with its fresh orange juice and coffee made it perfect. Your assistance made everything work like Clockwork. The same applies to the hotel Tzekos in Santorini, with its view of the Caldora. There were lots of stairs but walking up and down enabled us to justify the cocktails. What an amazing island. We hired a moped and explored the island ourselves. The hotels you chose near Olympia and Delphi were amazing too. We had the best position and View! (Other people on the tour who had obviously booked elsewhere, went to another hotel...but ours was, as I said, the best. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and handled us all well. Delphi is a must see, as is Meterora. Thanks also for the Hydrofoil bookings and transfers.
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Alexandra Toubia
We had an amazing time

Review for: Classical Tour with Meteora

We had an amazing time on this trip, so affordable and a great way to coordinate accommodation without stress at beautiful hotels.

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Northern Greece

5
(36 Reviews)
From $1,578 AUD $1,662 AUD SAVE $84 AUD
  • 5 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Thessaloniki, Edessa, Naoussa, Vergina, Veria, Pella, Dion

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Greece
Speak to our Greece Expert - Katie

Katie is Greece. She’s travelled to over 30 Greek Islands and regions, going back every year to discover new destinations.

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