Athens to Thessaloniki
Perfect way to explore and get excellent knowledge in a flexible way

Duration : 9 days


  • Highlights of Athens, ancient sites of Olympia, Delphi, Meteora then
  • Available from late April to mid October

Daily tour program


- Saturday - Day 1 - Arrival in  Athens -

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.

Overnight in Athens.


- Sunday  - Day 2 - Athens - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning ( Meeting time to be determined)

We will meet you at your hotel and continue on the tour of Athens.

Start with the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896). After that, we will drive by the residence of the Prime Minister, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arch, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church.

At the ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Museum of the Acropolis.

In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can drop you at the Plaka district if you like
to wander and explore at your own pace.

Overnight in Athens.


- Monday - Day 3 - Athens to Olympia - (B/D)

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning (The guide will inform meeting time a day before)

Depart from Athens on a scenic drive passing by Olympic Stadium, and the Corinth Channel, stopping for a small break,
and then drive onto Epidaurus and visit the Ancient Theatre, famous for its impressive acoustics. We will then continue onto Nauplia through the plains of Argos and on the way we will stop the ancient site of Mycenae where you will also see the Tomb of Famous Agamemnon.

After our visit,  we will continue our drive and stop at the ancient sites of Tripolis and Megalopolis.

Evening arrival in Olympia, check-in the hotel, dinner, and overnight stay.


- Tuesday - Day 4 - Olympia to Delphi - (B/D)

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning (The guide will inform meeting time)

We will start the day visiting the Olympia,  archaeological sites such as the Temple of Zeus, Temple of Hera,
The Altar of the Olympic Flame, The Stadium, and the Archaeological Museum.

After our visit, we will be on our way through more scenic coastal roads towards Delphi,  passing through
Patras and Antirion and also a small break at the charming mountain village of Arachova.

Arrival in Delphi and check in the hotel, dinner & Overnight stay.


- Wednesday - Day 5 - Delphi to Kalambaka (Meteora)  - (B/D)

Breakfast at the hotel  (The guide will inform meeting time)

We will start the day visiting the ancient site of Delphi and the Museum of Delphi.

We will then be on our way up North and another short break at the town of Lamia.

We will arrive in the picturesque small town of Kalambaka thats built at the foot of the Majestic Grey Rocks and
crowned by the Meteora Monasteries overhead.

Check-in the hotel, dinner & Overnight stay.


- Thursday - Day 6 - Visiting Meteora  - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel  (The guide will inform meeting time)

We will start visiting the famous cliff-top Monasteries of Meteora.  Get inside some of the essential monasteries
and learn about life and culture.

Meteora is a UNESCO world heritage site.  The six monasteries, built on natural sandstone rock pillars

With its geographical beauty and monasteries, built on natural sandstone rock pillars makes Meteora

one of the most beautiful areas on the mainland of Greece.

After the tour, you will enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Kalambaka (Meteora)


- Friday - Day 7 - Meteora - Vergina - Thessaloniki - (B)

After breakfast depart from Meteora and enjoy a scenic drive to Thessaloniki

On the way, we will make a quick stop for you to see

Macedonian Royal Tombs at Vergina ( not this is not a tour, the driver will give you free time to see the site and then
continue on the drive. Arrival in Thessaloniki,

PM Meet up with the guide and enjoy a half-day walking tour of Thessaloniki.

During the tour,  you will learn about the Hellenistic, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras of the city and see amazing monuments, churches, ancient sites,  and learn about the current time and good restaurants of the city. After the walking tour,  
enjoy the rest of the day exploring the city.

Overnight in Thessaloniki


- Saturday - Day 8 - Thessaloniki - Mt Athos Cruise - Thessaloniki - (B/L)

An early meeting with the tour and drive to Ormos Panagias, situated in NE of the Sithonia

peninsula in Chalkidiki, upon arrival, we will embark on the boat and sail down to the South of the Athos Peninsula.

Enjoy a 4-hour cruise around the Peninsula, get a good look at this holy site, take lots of stunning photos.

On the way, stop at the charming small village of Quaronopoli,  have free time to walk

around enjoy lunch.

We will then continue to sail onto Ormos Panagias, where we will get on the bus and drive

back to the city.

Overnight in Thessaloniki.   (Full day tour)


- Sunday - Day 9 - Final Departure - (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.   Meet up at the lobby of your hotel and transfer to Thessaloniki Airport


Program ends


Total cost:  $1.885.00 US Dollars per person in a double room


Rates are subject to change,  contact us with your travel dates to get an accurate net price quote.


Price includes

* All hotels (Superior class centrally located hotels)

* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles

* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)

* English-speaking guides and driver-guides

* Admission to sites during the tours

* 24/7 Customer service via What's up (voice and or text)

* All of the service charges



* International flight tickets to Athens

* Optional tours in Chania town in Crete -  ( Contact us for price info)

* Travel insurance (Optional)

* Tips (optional)

We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements, all arrangements like adding more days, include more ancients sites and more island tours.


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