(THE COUNTRY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT & THE MOST DISTINGUISHED PHILOSOPHERS!) 6 days

6 Days discovering Ancient Greece

Cultural Experience

6 days

Tour starts in Thessaloniki

Greece

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INCLUDED AND NOT

Included:
All Transfers & bus services & All taxes
Accommodation in 3* or 4* Hotels BB at Thessaloniki
Multilingual Guide depending the group’s language

Not Included:
Drinks & Beverages during meals
Entrance Fees at Sites and Museums

 

Prices                                      Single S.       Child under 12
4o Psg Pas Pax 350 €            +35%                      -50%
20 Psg Pas Pax 455 €
10 Psg Pas Pax 599€

PACKAGE DETAILS

1 Day: Thessaloniki

Arrival in Thessaloniki. Our transfer will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel. Check-in.  City Tour. Overnight.

2 Day: Pella & Vergina

Pella is an ancient city located in Central Macedonia, Greece, best known as the historical capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and birthplace of Alexander the Great. On the site of the ancient city is the Archaeological Museum of Pella.

3 Day: Olympus - The Mountain of 12 Gods, Litohoro, Dion, Ancient Sites

Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece (the highest peak is 2,918 m. above sea level), rises on the border of Macedonia and Thessaly, between the provinces of Pieria and Larissa. Owing to its specific microclimate, which is partly due to the short distance from the sea and the steep increase in height above sea level, it stands out for its great diversity in terrain, climate and vegetation.

The shape of the massif and the majestic peaks, covered in fog and low-hanging clouds, which often bring storms, in conjunction with its diverse and changeable natural beauty, have always induced awe and admiration. In this eerie landscape, the ancient Greeks placed the residence of the Twelve Gods of Olympus (with Zeus at their head), the Muses and the Graces. There, according to Hesiod, Zeus fought Cronus and the Titans and, after winning, settled there and became lord all the gods, demigods and humans. The myths and traditions collected by Homer and Hesiod were passed on throughout the ancient Greek and Roman world, making Olympus the epicentre of ancient Greek mythology and a symbol of Greek civilization.

According to ancient Greek tradition, the twelve gods lived in the gorges – or ‘folds of Olympus’ as Homer calls them – where their palaces were situated. On the highest peak was the throne of Zeus.

4 Day: Museums of Thessaloniki, Filippoi Kavala - Ancient Theatre

 Filippoi is a village and a former municipality in the Kavala regional unit, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece. The ruins of ancient Philippi are located in the municipal unit.The most important cultural event of the town is its annual festival, held since 1957. It takes place in the Ancient Theatre of Filippoi during the high season with ancient and modern performances, ballets and concerts by theatrical troupes, orchestras and bands.

This ancient Greek theatre dates to 357 B.C.

5 Day: Stagira -Village of Aristotles, Tour of Mountainous Halkidiki

The name Aristotle translates approximately to the one who completes his targets excellent. Aristotle was born in 384 BC, in Stagira, a small coastal town in Chalkidiki, north of the Aegean sea. The town still exists. Ancient Stagira, though, was closer to the modern town Olympiada, some 25 kilometers to the south. Ruins remain and are still excavated. Ancient Stagira was founded in 655 BC by Ionian colonists from the island of Andros, and survived until the Middle Ages.

 If you are a history buff, then Stagira is well worth making the effort to see. Aristotle was born here, but left to study in Athens. Philip the Macedon, father of Alexander the Great razed Stagira to the ground, but later had the city rebuilt in honor of Aristotle since he was the teacher of his son Alexander.

6 Day: Departure

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