Group tour: The charm of Greece!
Arrival to the city of Thessaloniki (Greek: Thessaloniki), the capital of Central Macedonia. Meeting at the airport with representatives of the host company.
City tour of Thessaloniki (tour duration 1.5 – 2 hours).
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the country. It is often called the “bride of the north”, as Thessaloniki is the capital of northern Greece or Macedonia. During the tour you can visit:
– the acropolis of the city and the walls, where you can admire a beautiful view of the city of Thessaloniki.
– “White Tower”, built in the XV century, and is a symbol of the city.
– The Church of St. Demetrius, the patron saint of Thessaloniki.
Before the excursion or after it, you will have free time, which will give you the opportunity to visit the malls and shops of the city, as well as stroll along the famous promenade, and find out what you feel when the Thermal Bay is splashing at your feet.
Transfer and accommodation at the hotel Thessaloniki (distance from the airport to the hotel Thessaloniki about 20 km.). Dinner at the hotel for guests booking half board.
DAY 2 (Thursday). METEORS – O. CORFU
Breakfast in the hotel. Moving to Kalambaka (distance about 230 km., About 3 hours).
Excursion to Meteora, visiting the main monastery (duration of the excursion is 1.5 – 2 hours).
Meteora is a place where you feel fear and delight at the same time! The extraordinary Meteor lies in the harmonious combination of a phenomenal natural landscape with the creation of human hands. Grandiose cliffs rushing up from the flat surface of the Thessalian valley and reaching a height of 600 meters represent a rare geological phenomenon. These amazing, massive, “sculptures” that seemed to hang in the air were called Meteors (from the Greek “meteoros” – floating in the air). Meteors are among the most honored places of pilgrimage for all Orthodox Christians and at the same time are one of the most visited places for both residents of the country and foreign tourists. Stop for lunch (lunch is not included in the tour price).
Transfer to the port of Igoumenitsa (a distance of about 170 km, 2 hours and 30 minutes), boarding the ferry and arrival at about. Corfu (transfer by ferry takes 1h. 30min.) Arrival at the hotel in Corfu around 19: 30- 20:30 pm. Hotel accommodation. Dinner at the hotel for guests booking half board.
3 DAY (Friday). O. CORFU – METSOVO – KASTORIA
Breakfast in the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Corfu (duration of the tour 2.5 – 3h.).
We invite you to a sightseeing tour of Corfu (the capital of Corfu Island), one of the most elegant cities in Greece, in the past – the city of the Venetian aristocracy. The symbol of this city of aristocrats is Liston Street, a small copy of the Paris Rue de Rivoli. Only noble nobles, whose names were on a special list, Liston in Greek, were allowed to walk along this street. Corfu Town is a city of two fortresses: on the one hand it is fenced by the Old Byzantine Fortress (1546), on the other hand by the New Fortress built to protect the city from the Turkish invasion between 1576 and 1588. At the medieval wall of the New Fortress there is a bas-relief in honor of Fyodor Ushakov: the invincible Admiral repeatedly saved the island from enemy occupation and looting, and was even canonized. Then we descend to the monastery of the Mother of God of Vlacherna, and afterwards we visit the island of Pondiconi mentioned above. The tour will continue with a walk in the historic center and along the medieval streets: the famous Spianada Square, the Palace of Saints Michael and George, formerly the residence of the Greek King, the Church of Saint Spyridon, the patron saint of the city, with its imperishable relics. Interestingly, the body temperature of a saint has been constant at 36.6 for many hundreds of years! Like a living person! It is said that the saint walks around the island very often to help those in need and generally be aware of what is happening in Corfu. That is why the priests change his shoes every six months, because the old …. wears off! We can not tell about everything that you are lucky enough to see on this tour, it will be very long. Yes, it is not necessary, because it is better to see once! By myself!
Stop for lunch (lunch is not included in the tour price). Transfer to the port. Ferry and transfer to Kastoria (Nestorio) (about 230 km distance, 3 hours)
On the way, you will find a small stop in Metsovo, the cheese capital of Greece.
Arrival at the hotel in Kastoria (Nestorio) from 19: 30- 20:30 pm. Hotel accommodation. Dinner for guests booking half board.
4 DAY (Saturday). KASTORIA – SALONIKI
Breakfast in the hotel. Excursion in Kastoria. Visiting fur factories and fur stores of the city. Stop for lunch (lunch is not included in the tour price).
Transfer to Thessaloniki (about 190km distance, 2 hrs.) And accommodation at the hotel. Arrival at the hotel in Thessaloniki at 19: 30- 20:30 pm. Hotel accommodation. Dinner at the hotel for guests booking half board.