“ALEXANDER the GREAT” >Central and North Greece culture treasures

ATHENS - CAPE SOUNION – DELPHI - KALAMBAKA – METEORA – PLATAMONAS CASTLE – OLYMPUS COAST-VERGINA – EDESSA – THESSALONIKI- – PELLA-ATHOS CRUISE – VOURVOUROU BEACH-

Central and North Greece culture treasures

Day 1 ATHENS
Arrival at Athens International Airport. Meet and greet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Check in and in the afternoon you will proceed to Panoramic Athens City Tour. You’ll see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the PrimeMinister’s residence (Ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Evzones in their colourful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, The Constitution Square (Syntagma) and of course the Parthenon and Acropolis museum.Back to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.

Day 2 ATHENS COAST – CAPE SOUNION
After breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed to a full day tour in Attica coast. We will cross the big coast road: we will pass the big cities of Glyfada and Vouliagmeni , till we reach the black stone beach . There you will enjoy swimming and water sports. Late in the afternoon we will proceed to Cape Sounion for visiting the temple of Poseidon.

Day 3 ATHENS – DELPHI – KALAMBAKA
Breakfast at the hotel and then we will start an unforgettable trip to the mainland Greece. Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus, Levadia and Arachova, we will reach Delphi. The centre of Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias.
After our guided tour, free time in the village of Delphi for walking, shopping and lunch (optional). Early in the afternoon we will depart for the town of Kalambaka , passing through picturesque villages and big towns of Central Greece. Dinner (optional) and overnight.

Day 4 KALAMBAKA – METEORA – PLATAMONAS CASTLE – OLYMPUS COAST
After breakfast, we will visit the Meteora monasteries, among 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.
After our guided tout we continue through the region of Thessaly, passing the big towns Trikala and Larissa for the Platamon castle, a Crusader castle (built between 1204 and 1222) in northern Greece and is located southeast of Mount Olympus, in a strategic position which controls the exit of the Tempe valley, through which passes the main road connecting Macedonia with Thessaly and southern Greece which overlooks the highway, is an imposing medieval fortress. (stop for 1 hour, no guided tour)
We continue tor our hotel in the Olympus coast , under the imposing mountain Olympus , the higher in Greece (2.918 meters) which according to the Greek mythology was the residence of the 12 Gods. Check in to our sea front hotel and overnight.

Day 5 VERGINA – EDESSA – THESSALONIKI
After our breakfast, we depart for the town of Vergina, a village in Imathia region that became worldwide renown in the past few decades, owing to the discovery there of the ancient city of Aigai, the ancient capital of the Macedonian kings, and its cemetery. Of particular note are the tombs of the royal dynasty, most notably King Philip II and a young prince who is identified as Alexander IV, and a cist grave. The royal tombs were discovered in 1977-8 by the archaeologist Manolis Andronikos.
After our guided tour, one hour free for lunch at a local restaurant (optional) and proceed for our next stop,
Edessa, known as “city of waters”, because of its big waterfalls, the largest in Greece and also very famous for it’s fresh fruits.
In the afternoon we depart for our hotel in Thessaloniki, the second bigger city of Greece but probably the most beautiful! Check in to our hotel and after some time of relaxing we will transfer you to the city centre for dinner (optional) and a taste of the well known Thessaloniki’s nightlife.

Day 6 THESSALONIKI CITY TOUR – PELLA
After breakfast to our hotel, we will proceed for Thessaloniki’s city tour. Thessaloniki, a lively modern city overlooking the Gulf of Thermaikos, is the capital of Macedonia and second largest city of Greece
today. The White Tower (in Greek Lefkos Pyrgos), which dominates the seafront promenade and is one of the last remainders of the 15th century fortifications, has become Thessaloniki’s unofficial emblem.In 1997 the city was the Cultural Capital of Europe. It was also an Olympic city during the 2004 Olympic games in Greece.Thessaloniki was founded in 315 B.C. by Kassandros, king of Macedonia and former general of Alexander the Great. During the Byzantine era Thessaloniki was the second most significant city of the Byzantine Empire, after the capital Constantinople. The wealth of the 14th century Byzantine churches testifies to the heights to which Christianity then attained in the city (St. Paul preached here and also addressed the Thessalonians’ in his well known epistle). This panoramic tour of Thessaloniki includes the Galerian complex- Rotonda triumphal arch, via Egnatia with the medieval churches the holocaust monument and the port of Thessaloniki and the symbol of the city the white tower, we will do 3 stop overs in the city walls and the trig onion tower with the panorama of the city, the basili
ca of St. Demetrius from the 5th century A.D. with the roman bath below and we will visit the archaeological museum of Thessaloniki.
Then we will visit Pella, an ancient Macedonian city located in the current Pella regional unit of Central Macedonia in Greece and was the capital of the ancientkingdom of Macedon. On the site of the ancient city of Pella is the Archaeological Museum of Pella.

Day 7 ATHOS CRUISE – VOURVOUROU BEACH
After breakfast at the hotel we will proceed to Mount Athos cruise. The ships depart from Ouranoupolis port, right next to the “gates” of Holy Mount Athos, according to demand. Departure times is 10:30 the cruise lasts 3 hours. The ship heads to the south-western part of the peninsula and in. 10 minutes, it reaches the sea-borders of the monastic state and its territory.From there, it arrives in ca. 15 minutes in the area of the first Russian cloister and after sailing by unique beaches, it arrives in the area of the first monastery, Iera Moni Dochiariou, in ca. 40 minutes. Another 7 monasteries follow then, as well as the Holy Mount’s central port, Daphni, and finally the cloisters, small villages, where groups of monks live in every house. The duration of the tour-guiding’s last part is. 40 minutes. The ship returns sailing again by the last 4 monasteries and, having one and half hour spare time up to Ouranoupolis port, you can do your shopping on board, discuss your impressions or take photos of yourselves on the ship’s bridge with the Captain.
Then we will visit the extremely beautiful beach of Vourvourou , where you may have lunch (optional) and swimm.

Day 8 THESSALONIKI’S AIRPORT
After breakfast at the hotel we will transfer you to Thessaloniki’s airport for your international fight.

30 χρόνια τώρα σας προσφέρουμε ταξίδια σε μοναδικούς προορισμούς , για διακοπές , χαλάρωση και γαμήλια εξωτικά ταξίδια , ατομικά και ομαδικά στις οικονομικότερες τιμές!

Οι τιμές εμφανίζονται ΧΩΡΙΣ ΤΟΥΣ ΦΟΡΟΥΣ! Οι τιμές εμφανίζονται ΜΕ ΤΟΥΣ ΦΟΡΟΥΣ!

Included:

 2 nights accommodation Athens Hotel on BB basis
 Private transfer in Athens from airport – hotel with private a/c coach
 Panoramic Athens sightseeing tour in the afternoon with a/c coach and English speaking guide + to Acropolis and Acropolis museum
 1 night’s accommodation in Kalambaka Hotel on BB basis.
 1 night’s accommodation in Olympus Coast Hotel on BB basis.
 3 nights accommodation in Thessaloniki Hotel on BB basis
 Temple of Poseidon guided tour
 Delphi oracle and museum guided tour
 Meteora monasteries guided tour
 Vergina Royal Tombs and museum guided tour
 Pella museum guided tour
 Panoramic sightseeing tour of Thessaloniki with English speaking guide
 Mount Athos cruise
 All the transportation Athens – Delphi – Kalambaka – Meteora – Platamonas – Olympus coast – Vergina – Edessa – Thessaloniki – Pella with private a/c coach
 Escort services
 All local taxes applicable

Not included:

Any service that is not clearly mentioned in the included services


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Athens

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities. With its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens, as a landlocked location was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A centre for

Cape Sounion

Temple of Poseidon The ancient Greeks knew how to choose a site for a temple. Nowhere is this more evident than at Cape Sounion, 70km south of Athens, where the Temple of Poseidon stands on a craggy spur that plunges 65m down into the sea. Built in 444 BC at the same time as the

Meteora – Kalambaka

Meteora (meh-teh-o-rah) is an extraordinary place, and one of the most visited in all of Greece. The massive pinnacles of smooth rock are ancient and yet could be the setting for a futuristic science fiction tale. The monasteries atop them add to this strange and beautiful landscape. Each monastery is built around a central courtyard

Vergina

Vergina (ver-yee-nah), 11km southeast of Veria, is the legendary burial site of the Macedonian kings, and their first capital (ancient Aigai). In 336 BC, at the wedding of his daughter Cleopatra, Philip II was assassinated here. At least the guests were already there. This World Heritage–listed site is also called the Royal Tombs. A walkway

Thessaloniki

If you’re going to splurge anywhere in Northern Greece, Thessaloniki (thess-ah-lo-nee-kih) is the place to do it. Greece’s second city, and its cultural capital, Thessaloniki (also called Salonica) lets you indulge in fine food, sinful sweets, ultra-chic shopping, an energetic nightlife and more concerts, parties, art shows and events than you can keep track of.

Pella

The birthplace of Alexander the Great, Pella spans the Thessaloniki–Edessa road, and features spectacular mosaics. Pella became Macedon’s capital under King Archelaos (who ruled from 413 BC to 399 BC), though the old capital of Aigai (Vergina) remained the royal cemetery.Created with naturally coloured, subtly contrasting stones, the mosaics depict mythological scenes. They were created
Thanks to your amazing services  
Tech Mahindra    11/11/2016   Greece   
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I'm hearing group is having a great time Thanks to your amazing services

We had very good experience with you  
Rajesh Jodhani    14/07/2016   Greece   
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Dear Maria,
We had very good experience with you, all passenger and Kulin is happy with your services.
In our future group we will defiantly working with you. Once again thank.

Thank you once again to all your team  
Archana    06/07/2017  
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Thank you very much for assisting for 10 passenger Dr Rajashekhar and family. Everthing went very well off and they are also happy.

Thank you once again to all your team .

very memorable trip for me  
Pathik Chandarana    08/06/2017  
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Dear Maria,
It was pleasure meeting you & thank you very much for all your support & help.
This was a very memorable trip for me & this was just because of you.

Many congratulations!  
Padmanabhan Nair    30/01/2017   Greece   
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Hello Mary,
First of all. id like to thank you(primarily), Elena, Dimitris & Illyas for making our tour enjoyable.We really had a good time and would communicate the same to many people.You can identify us from the photographs above I am a regular reviewer on trip advisor and you wanted the references which I have pasted below.You need to press CRTL+click Im very sure many well to do Indians would like to visit Greece but tour operators avoid(preferring UK/Italy/Germany/France(very good embassy procedure) due to the slow procedure.I know you said that they cannot hire additional staff for 2 ½ months but they know the period April-June, which is regular .Others hire temporary staff to cope.This is like your July-August holidays in Greece
My son saw that you have got an award from the Kashmir Govt and China also. Many congratulations!
Hope to be back sometime to see Crete & Delhi

Really proud of all of you  
Pathik Chandarana    26/07/2017  
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Dear Maria,

I don't know how to express & say thank you to you as you did so many wonderful things which i never expected. You are truly amazing & you really put your heart & soul in your work. I have never met a person like you so humble, so helpful, always there to help...
Really hats off to you & your entire team .

Without you & your teams support this event wouldn't have been successful
My special thanks & regards to your Son & Anna for giving wonderful opening & entertainment acts. I must say they are very creative & very professional . It was not just act but it was memorable experience for all the guests & the sr. management.

Really proud of all of you. All the best to you & your team & keep-up the same spirit

Looking forward for long association with you.

Regards

Pathik Chandarana
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I loved basically everything we did in Greece and Turkey  
Daniela    12/02/2017   Greece - Turkey   
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Your day sounds almost exactly like the tour that Randy and I did of the Peloponnese, right down to lunch. I actually thought the lunch was really good the wine was great (first time I had ever had sweet, chilled red wine), and our dessert was the best oranges I’d ever had.
We actually stole the leftover oranges to eat on the plane on the way home. I loved basically everything we did in Greece and Turkey, but my favorite day by far was the day we spent on the island of Rhodes. Our (many) photos from our trip are here: if you want to look. I’m glad you had such a fantastic trip!
Daniela

Thanks once again for all the arrangements that were brilliantly executed  
Neeru khare    13/08/2016   Greece   
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Hi, Thanks once again for all the arrangements that were brilliantly executed.
It was a great trip for all of us very well put together by the Indian & Greek team. Its a lovely country with the most friendly & helpful people & we enjoyed every bit of it.
Rgds,
Neeru khare
Aitken Travel Services

Thank you so so much for being such wonderful hosts  
Nisha, Ayush    19/01/2017   Greece   
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Dear Ilias/Sofi/Mary,
Thank you so so much for being such wonderful hosts. I never imagined a tour operator would do so much to make their customers happy. Everyone on the team has been very warm, very personal, and very helpful. This trip we will never forget. And the most we will remember is the help you all provided. Lots of love and regards,
Nisha, Ayush

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Tour: “ALEXANDER the GREAT” >Central and North Greece culture treasures
Duration: 8 days
Location: Europe, Greece – Hellas, Athens, Cape Sounion, Delphi, Kalabaka – Meteora, Vergina, Thessaloniki
Included

 2 nights accommodation Athens Hotel on BB basis
 Private transfer in Athens from airport – hotel with private a/c coach
 Panoramic Athens sightseeing tour in the afternoon with a/c coach and English speaking guide + to Acropolis and Acropolis museum
 1 night’s accommodation in Kalambaka Hotel on BB basis.
 1 night’s accommodation in Olympus Coast Hotel on BB basis.
 3 nights accommodation in Thessaloniki Hotel on BB basis
 Temple of Poseidon guided tour
 Delphi oracle and museum guided tour
 Meteora monasteries guided tour
 Vergina Royal Tombs and museum guided tour
 Pella museum guided tour
 Panoramic sightseeing tour of Thessaloniki with English speaking guide
 Mount Athos cruise
 All the transportation Athens – Delphi – Kalambaka – Meteora – Platamonas – Olympus coast – Vergina – Edessa – Thessaloniki – Pella with private a/c coach
 Escort services
 All local taxes applicable

Not Included

Any service that is not clearly mentioned in the included services

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