About Northern Greece Private Journey
Explore a gorgeous part of Greece: Thessaloniki, Pelion (Land of the Centaurs), the towering Meteora rocks and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Duration: 8 days
* Minimum 4 persons
Dates upon request
Not included: Entrance fees for the archaeological sites and tourist guides (tourist guides are optional (Dion, Vergina, Meteora, Thessaloniki).
NB. In January 2018 Greece introduced an Overnight Stay Tax of 0.50 to 4 Euros per room or apartment per night, which is payable locally - the amount varies according to the category of the accommodation (i.e. most self catering and 1-2 star hotels = 0.50 Euros, 5 star hotels = 4 Euros).
We can include flights as part of a fully ATOL-protected package.
From Portaria you'll return to the city of Volos and continue from there west to Kastraki, a small village situated at the foot of the spectacular towering pinnacles of Meteora. You will have a chance to visit one of the monasteries situated on top of these rocks, followed by a short, easy hike to visit some lesser-known abandoned monasteries. Dinner in a local taverna.
In the morning you'll visit the Royal Tombs of Aigai. Also known as Vergina, it was the first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia. Today it is one of the most important sites of Greece and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
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