3 Hours Before Flight Time
Arrival at Thessaloniki airport (Macedonia International Airport). Our driver will be waiting for the travelers at the airport to take them to the hotel in Thessaloniki for the check in. In the evening there will be a welcome meeting with the group leader. Travelers will receive the detailed agenda and download mobile application of tour. Free time.
Souvlaki experience & wine tasting. Experience Thessaloniki nightlife and the finest food in the city. The best souvlaki in town (along with the famous Greek salad, of course) will be served in a traditional tavern. After the meal travelers will enjoy a wine tasting experience at a cozy wine bar.
Best of Thessaloniki in a few hours. The city tour includes seven hot spots of Thessaloniki center. The tour starts from the White Tower (the main landmark of the city) and is followed by a visit in Agia Sofia and Agios Dimitrios, Byzantine church and its crypt, Byzantine castles (Ano poli), the Galerius Arch (Kamara), the Aristotelous Square, the Port of Thessaloniki and finally the famous Archeological Museum.
A tour for the travelers to follow the footsteps of the ancient Greeks. The most memorable experience….
Food tour. A chance to discover Thessaloniki’s nightlife and the finest food in the city. The travelers will enjoy this unique journey by a food specialist guide and will acquaint themselves with the Greek Gastronomy in Ladadika area.
The food tour includes tasting of a wide variety of Greek delicacies including Feta cheese, the famous Greek olives, the traditional “bobidia” (spicy Greek meatballs) and of course the famous mouth-watering sweet “mpougatsa” and “trigona Panoramatos”!
Free time and overnight.
Early morning departure from Thessaloniki. Travelers will visit some of the most important archaeological sites of Greece, starting from Vergina, the archaeological site of Aiges. It will be an amazing experience that will fascinate them and it will take them back to the era of mighty Macedonian state and magnificence of Alexander the Great, the place of the Royal Tombs, where they will see the King’s mausoleum and the famous museum with finds of the Tombs of King Philippos II, father of Alexander the Great. They will visit the most important remains of the monumental palace of the Kingdom of Macedonia, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world. The tour continues in the school of the great philosopher Aristotle, who was the teacher of Alexander the Great. Break for light lunch or coffee.
The travelers will continue their tour to Pella, the ancient capital town of Macedonia and native town of Alexander the Great. The small museum will give them the chance to see findings aged from 4th century BC.
The group will arrive to Thessaloniki in the late afternoon. Free time and dinner in a seafood tavern, nearby to beach. Free time and overnight.
Archeological site of Philippi – day-trip: Early in the morning the participants will be transferred to the beautiful Kavala. There they will visit the Archeological site of Philippi. The city was named in 356 BC from the father of Alexander the Great, Philip II. It includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and early Christian period.
The Archaeological Museum of Philippi, presents findings from the excavations of the ancient city.
Walking in Kavala. Panoramic tour of the town and free time for a light lunch or coffee on the beach with a great view.
On the way back, students will make a small stop at the Archeological site of Amphipoli with its characteristic marble lion. The excavations in the area of the ancient town revealed parts of the fortification walls, various types of graves, temples, private houses and the Gymnasium. Return to Thessaloniki.
Visiting malls: Thessaloniki has the biggest and most modern shopping centers in the Balkans. Travelers will have a tour to some of these shopping centers. The group will arrive at Mediterranean Cosmos which is the largest shopping center in Northern Greece. It has 200 shops, 30 cafes and restaurants and 6,000 brands, providing the ultimate shopping experience and entertainment all day long for people of all ages. There they will taste the famous “gyros” of Thessaloniki, a great delicacy with thinly sliced baked pork inside a pie with many materials and tzatziki. Enjoyment…
After breakfast travelers will be transferred to the airport for the return flight.
The participants will have experienced the Greek Ancient History and Culture and received a lot of knowledge for the legend of the Alexander the Great. They are given the opportunity to see the amazing mainland Greece. Also, they will have enjoyed Greek gastronomy and they will have gained extraordinary experiences of Greek music and dances.
It is almost certain they will soon return to another V-travel tour & trip……..
Following on the footsteps of Alexander the Great exceeded my expectations! Loved everything about my trip to Greece. I can honestly say that that trip was one of the best experiences of my life!