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Archaeological and Byzantine jewels and Thassos island

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
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Three days tour searching the wonders of Central Macedonia and Thassos island, will fill your energy to the fullest. No matter what kind of vacation you search for, this tour promises to give you the best-religion, history, gastronomy, cruise, anthic ruins and relaxation. Come with us and visit the most beautiful places such as Mount Athos, Stagira, Filippi, Kavala, Thassos island. Your best souveniers will be your memories!

 

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Price per person  €   380.00  €  420.00  €   485.00  €  540.00  €   720.00  €   1270.00
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Day 1: Thessaloniki - Arnaia - Mount Athos cruise - Ouranopolis

-Begin early in the morning from Thessaloniki to Northern Halkidiki. On the way we will stop to the traditional village of Arnaia which is famous for its Macedonian architecture, walk through its quarter and visit The Metropolitan Church of Agios Stefanos, which is the only religious monument in Greece where the faithful can attend services while admiring the archaeological remains just below their feet, as a glass floor separates the church from the archaeological site.

-Close to the area of Arnaia we will have the opportunity to visit a winery and to join one of the cruises to Mount Athos. We will have the chance to see from the boat the religeous world – wide known monasteries on the western part of Mount Athos and learn their history.

-After the cruise – check in at the hotel and we will enjoy a special dinner inspired by the ancient Greek cuisine at the port of the village.

Day 2: Stagira - Amphipolis - Philippi - Kavala

-Breakfast at the hotel and depart to Ancient Stagira, to discover the birthplace of the famous philosopher Aristoteles and admire the magnificent view from the hilltop by the sea.

-Next stop Amphipolis and the emblematic lion dating back to the 4th century B.C. before we head to Philippi the ancient town which was founded by the Macedonian King Philip the II, father of Alexander the Great. In the same area is Lydia were Saint Paul established the first Christian church in Europe.

-Transfer to Kavala in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Thassos island tour - Thessaloniki

-Early breakfast and transfer to Keramoti to catch the local ferry to Thassos. The excursion offers an exciting combination of history, tradition and culture, all in the frame of exotic scenery! We shall admire traditional villages as Panagia, but also the island capital, Limenas, then the famous monastery of the Archangel Michail, Aliki, with the ruins of the Christian basilica and church, as well as the old marble quarry. You will have the opportunity to swim in the crystalline waters of the island.

-In the afternoon we will take the ferry to Keramoti and then drive back to Thessaloniki.

*Extra nights can be arranged in Thessaloniki or at any other part of the tour (request a rate)

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