Greece tour to Levadia, Delphi, Arachova, Kalambaka, Amphisa, Lamia, Trikala, Meteora, byzantine monasteries of Meteora, Vergina, Dion, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Thasos, Xanthi, Athens
Duration: Eight days / 7 nights
Highlights of 8-Day Private Tour To Glorius North Greece Thasos And Xanthi
- The most important monuments of Greece
- Enjoy the modern life of Greece
- Taste authentic Greek dishes
- Admire the picturesque landscape of the country
- Visit the famous island of north Greece, Thassos
Day 1: Athens, Levadia, Arachova, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora
Athens taxi tours will drive us through LEVADIA and ARACHOVA (famous for its bright multi-colored carpets). Our Greece private tour continues arriving in DELPHI, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Visit the Delphi Museum where one can see among other archaeological treasures, the unique bronze Charioteer, then proceed through the sacred way to the Athenian treasury. In Delphi visit the Temple of Apollo. Lunch in Delphi, Arachova a picturesque mountain village, the jet-set of the winter, built on the south slopes of Parnassus. In the afternoon we continue this private tour departing with Athens Tour Greece for KALAMBAKA. Drive through the towns of Central Greece (AMPHISSA, LAMIA, and TRIKALA) crossing the Thessalian plain, the granary of GREECE, to reach KALAMBAKA late in the afternoon. We will overnight by the feet of breathtaking Meteora.
Day 2: Meteora, Veroia
Our Greece private tour continues, in the morning visit of the breathtaking METEORA and its monasteries built on the top of high rocks. After lunch, Athens taxi tours will start the drive to Veroia. Veroia is well known for its Byzantine museum, the Jewish synagogue, the archaeological museum, “Step of St. Paul”, Panagia Soumela monastery, and many more! On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 3 : Veroia, Vergina, Pella, Thessaloniki
Our Greece private tour will continue in the morning drive to Vergina to visit the tomb of the KING PHILLIP and the famous ‘’VERGINA TREASURES’’. Continue our Greece tour to PELLA, Alexander the Great capital (visit). Drive to Thessaloniki the capital of north Greece. Overnight.
Day 4: Thessaloniki, Kavala, the small Monte Carlo.
Morning visit; Thessaloniki! Today Athens taxi tours driver will take us to KAVALA. A POLE OF ATTRACTION!!! Writers & travelers have given to KAVALA the characterization of «the small Monte Carlο. » And they weren’t wrong. The theatricality of the city, the prefecture of Kavalais for the tourist, a pole of attraction for its 2,500 years of history, the harmonious coexistence of modern with the old, the combination of the mountain with the sea, the varied cultural events, which are held in modern and ancient theaters and the chances for several excursions to such places as in the nearby bright green island of Thassos and the archaeological area of Philippi. It has always been a crossroads of culture and a stop for great travelers and army leaders, from Philip II, Alexander the Great and Mark Antony to Apostle Paul comes to Neapoli to preach the Christian faith in Europe. Additionally, we can visit the castles & the museums (Archaeological Museum, Municipal Museum, The castle of Kavala, The citadel at Philippi, The castle at Palaiochori, Anaktoroupoli at Nea Peramos, Τhe tower at Apollonia, Τhe castle at Orfani). Overnight in Kavala
Day 5: Thassos Island, Kavala
In the morning we drive to the port of Kavala, to take the ferry to Thasos Island. We’ll visit the archaeological museum, the ancient agora and the ancient theater where in July and August lots of events take place. We’ll walk in the beautiful port of the city. After we’ll drive around to see the unique beauty of the Island landscape and swim in one of the many very beautiful beaches of this North Aegean Ireland. In the afternoon we’ll take the ferry back to Kavala. Overnight in Kavala.
Day 6: Kavala, Xanthi, Avdira
After breakfast with Athens taxi tours we will enter Thrace the birthplace of a man who inspired men, people, nations, and countries to fight for their freedom, SPARTACUS. The birthplace of DEMOCRITUS 460 – 370 BC (Avdira, Municipality, Xanthi) who discovered the atom theory, drive you to Xanthi, or Xanthia, dates back to 879 BC, under this name. In the beginning, it was a small village, having experienced all the tumultuous eras of Thracian
history. Experience the harmony of living between orthodox & musclemen in the city. Xanthi is the headquarters of the Polytechnic School of the Democritus University of Thrace. The city also features a vast array of restaurants, taverns, ouzeri, that serve local delicacies. Special mention must be granted to the seafood taverns, both in the city and those scattered around the town’s outskirts, near the sea. Xanthi is famous for its deserts and dried nuts. Plenty of cariokes, Sutzuk loukoumia, pastelia, siropiasta, hazelnuts, almonds, etc., can be found in both the stores of the Old town and the bazaar that is held every Saturday. Also, Xanthi is famous throughout Greece for its carnival. Every year, and for fifteen consecutive days during the period of Mardi Gras, a grand carnival is organized with references to both local customs and traditions and modern-day life. Overnight.
Day 7: Xanthi, Kavala, Tempi Valley, Thessaloniki, Dion, Katerini
After breakfast, our Athens taxi tours driver will travel us to Katerini through Thessaloniki and the famous sacred Macedonian town of DION (visit). You will have free time for swimming in the afternoon in Katerini. Overnight in Katerini
Day 8: Katerini, Larisa, Thermopylae, Athens
After breakfast Athens taxi tours will drive us back to Athens through Tempi mountains, the towns of Central Greece crossing the Thessalian plain, the granary of GREECE, Larisa, and visit Thermopylae, (hot gates) where Leonidas and the 300 Spartans gave the famous battle against the Persians.
You can customize this Greece private tour on the way or requesting before your arrival with Athens taxi tours.