This is where the adventure begins. Enjoy this tour in Greece from Athens to Levadia, Arachova, Delphi, Kalambaka, Meteora, Tempi Valey, Katerini, Thessaloniki, Kavala and back to Athens.
Day 1:Athens – Levadia – Arachova – Delphi – Amphisa – Lamia – Trikala – Meteora
Our Athens taxi tours driver will drive us through LEVADIA and ARACHOVA(famous for its bright multicolored 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 of Delphi, then proceed through the sacred way to the Athenian Treasure House in Delphi. Visit also the Temple of Apollo. Lunch in Delphi or Arachova a picturesque mountain village, themeeting place of the Greek jet set in winter, built on the southern slopes of Mt. Parnassus. In the afternoon we continue this private tour departing with Athens Taxi Tours 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 foot of the breathtaking Meteora.
Day 2: Meteora – Tempi valley – Katerini – Thessaloniki
Our Athens taxi private tour continues in the morning, with a visit to the breathtaking METEORA and its monasteries built on the top of high rocks.
The most important monasteries of Meteora are:
- The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron. It is the biggest of the Meteorite monasteries.
- The Holy Monastery of Varlaam is the second largest monastery after the Great Meteoro.
- The Holy Monastery of Rousanou. It is dedicated to ‘The Transfiguration’ but consecratedto Saint Barbara.
- The Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas. It is the first we will come across on our way from Kastraki to Meteora.
- The Holy Monastery of St. Stephen. It is one of the most easily accessible, as one does not have to climb innumerable steps to reach it.
- The Monastery of the Holy Trinity is very difficult to reach. The visitor has to cross the valley and continue high up through the rock before we arrive outside the entrance.
After lunch Athens Taxi will start the drive to Thessaloniki through the towns of the Tempi mountains and Katerini to reach Thessaloniki, the capital of northern Greece, late in the afternoon. Transfer to your hotel on arrival . Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Thessaloniki – Pella – Vergina – Veria – Kavala
Our Greece taxi private tour will continue in the morning and we will drive to visit PELLA, Alexander the Great‘s capital. Continue our sightseeing to VERGINA to visit the tomb of the KING PHILLIP and the famous “VERGINA TREASURES’’. Afterwards we will take now the way to Kavala passing through THESSALONIKI via VERIA. In the afternoon we will arrive in Kavala. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Kavala, the small Monte Carlo
Today Athens Taxi will take us to KAVALA. A POLE OF ATTRACTION!!! Writers & travelers have called KAVALA the «the small Monte Carlο. » And they weren’t wrong.
Owing to the amphitheatrically of the city, the prefecture of Kavala, the ancient Neapolis,has been a pole of attraction for tourists for its 2,500 years of history. The harmonious coexistence of modern with the old, the blend of mountain and sea, the varied cultural events, which are held in modern and ancient
theaters and the opportunities it offers for several excursions to such places as in the nearby bright green island of Thasos and the archaeological area of Philippi, all make it a tourist favorite destination. It has always been at the crossroads of culture and a stop for great travelers and army leaders, from Philip II, Alexander the Great and Mark Antony to Apostle Paul, who arrived to Neapolis 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, the tower at Apollonia, the castle at Orfani).
Overnight in Kavala.
Day 5: Kavala – Thessaloniki – Katerini – Dion
After breakfast, Athens taxi tours will drive us to Katerini and the famous sacred Macedonian town of DION, which we will visit. You can go for a swim in the afternoon.
Overnight in Katerini
Day 6: Katerini – Tempi valley – Thermopylae – Athens
After breakfast, our Athens taxi tours driver will take us back to Athens through the Tempi mountains, the towns of Central Greece crossing the Thessalian plain, the granary of GREECE, Larisa and we will visit Thermopylae, where Leonidas and the 300 Spartans fell heroically in the famous battle against the Persians.
You can customize this private tour at any time, either on the way together with your private chauffeur or in advance by contacting our Athens Taxi Tours team.