The second largest city of Greece, Thessaloniki is the jewel of the north. Famous for its lively streets, vibrant night life and cultural signature, it is the perfect cosmopolitan destination for any visitor. On the other hand Volos is a modern city with mythical roots! It welcomes you with tsipouro, sea breeze and the promise of an ideal tour near Pelion “the mountain of Centaurus”.
430€ per person in DBL Room
550€ per person in SGL Room
Prices applicable for minimum 20 persons (±12 rooms) for Monday to Thursday
These prices are subject to availability
(valid: May – August 2016)
(excl. Public Holidays: 1st May Greek Easter, 20th June Holy Spirit Day, 15th August Assumption or Dormition of the Holy Virgin)
Early arrival at the airport of Thessaloniki “Macedonia” and we drive in the city centre for a walking tour. This tour of the fascinating history of the city starts at the White Tower. We stop at the Galerian complex in Navarinou Square, the Arch of Galerius, the Rotunda, the church of Aghios Dimitrios, the Roman Forum, and Panagia Chalkeon. We become acquainted with the history of Aristotelous Street and enjoy a coffee with a view of the domes of the Bey Hamam bath-house. We then visit the buzzing, colorful markets of Thessaloniki, such as Athonos, Kapani and Modiano. There, we get to know the people of the market and taste excellent products, including high quality cheese and sausages, honey, halva, Turkish delights, fresh fruit, juices, nuts, homemade pies and dishes with secret recipes. The walk finishes at Yahudi Hamam in the Louloudadika area. We will then take the bus to continue for a visit at the “Ano Poli” of Thessaloniki, where we will admire the magnificent view of entice city (lunch optional). On the north of Thessaloniki lies the Upper or Old Town “Ano Poli”, the only part of the city that survived the big fire of 1917. The Upper Town will make you feel as if time stood still; you’ll immediately be stricken by its unique style, so different from that of the rest of Thessaloniki that will travel you back to the city’s Byzantine past. Do not miss out on the numerous little taverns with traditional cuisine of Minor Asia and Macedonia that reflect the area’s history and cultural identity. Drive to hotel & check in. Dinner at the Hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, check out & amorning guided visit at Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki will commence. The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is housed in a 1962 edifice, designed by architect Patroclos Karantinos. It is a listed building as a unique example of modernist art in Greece. The Museum’s collections include distinctive works of art and excavation finds from across Macedonia, as the archaeological service was the first state service to operate in Thessaloniki immediately after the liberation of the city. Continue driving to Volos. As we reach our destination we will visit the Sesklo and Dimini the prehistoric settlements in Thessaly. They are the most systematically excavated Neolithic sites in Thessaly. Even ancient ruins located there including found figurines, jewelry and pottery. Arrival at hotel & check in. We will then enjoy a walk in the beach and stop for a tsipouro taste. This is one of the most beautiful strolls in Greece. Hospitable Volos welcomes you like a proper host: tsipouro (schnapps-like firewater) and meze! It is a culinary institution that dates back to the 1930s. Dinner at the Hotel.
This day we will explore the traditional villages of Pelion! Transfer to Ano Lechonia village to take the train to Milies village with “The Little train of Pelion”. This historical train that used to operate the whole route between Volos and Milies is literally running on the tracks of history. Construction began in 1892 and in 1896 the first part of the line, namely until Ano Lehonia had been delivered. The rest, all the way up to Milies would have to wait for 1903. The chief engineer of the project was Evaristo De Chirico, father to the well know painter and sculptor Giorgio De Chirico, who was born in Volos. The little train of Pelion crosses the mythical routes of the Centaurs and the Dodecatheon as, according to the Ancient Greek Mythology, Pelion was the summer habitat of the twelve gods of Olympus. Optional lunch at Milies village and free time. Return at hotel and Dinner at the Hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, check out & drive to Thessaloniki airport ‘Macedonia’ for a flight back home.