Day 1: Athens
Arrival Athens. Meet/assist and take flight to Thessaloniki. Meet upon arrival at Thessaloniki, and transfer to hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: Thessaloniki - Philippi - Kavala - Thessaloniki
Morning tour of Thessaloniki with its fascinating Byzantine Churches. Continue to Kavala, one of the most beautiful towns in Northern Greece. Proceed to Philippi, the site of the battle of Mark Anthony and Octavius against Brutus and Cassius. Then proceed to the beautiful Kavala for a short city tour. Return to Thessaloniki. Overnight.
Day 3: Thessaloniki - Vergina - Kalambaka
In the morning proceed to Vergina, to visit the magnificent Royal Tombs of Vergina. Among the Tombs are the ones of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. Continue to Kalambaka. Overnight.
Day 4: Kalambaka - Metsovo - Ioannina
Visit Meteora, a particularly impressive scenery: Ageless Monasteries suspended between earth and sky, atop huge granite rocks. Proceed to Metsovo, one of the most traditional and picturesque villages in Greece. Lunch and wine sampling at the Tositsa Foundation offers the chance to taste the famous Katogi wine (included). Travel on to Ioannina. Overnight.
Day 5: Ioannina - Vikos Gorge - Kastoria
Morning short tour of the historical city of Ioannina, built on a wonderful lake, and drive north to visit the breathtaking Vikos Gorge, famous for the European brown bear and other endangered species. Continue to Kastoria. Overnight.
Day 6: Kastoria - Prespes Lakes – Florina
Morning tour of Kastoria, the third most important Byzantine city, built on the homonymous lake. Drive up to the Prespes lakes, to enjoy a tour of the lakes and visit the island of Achillios. Overnight in Florina.
Day 7: Florina - Edessa - Thessaloniki
Depart Florina to admire the most impressive waterfall of Edessa. Continue to Naoussa, the heart of Greece’s Burgundy. You will get the chance to sample this region’s wine over lunch. Proceed to Thessaloniki. Overnight.
Day 8: Thessaloniki - Athens
This will be your day to relax and enjoy the Greek countryside.
Day 9: Athens
A morning tour will give you the chance to visit the Acropolis with its famous Parthenon, walk through the Ancient Agora where the Athenians spend their day discussing about philosophy and art, see some very interesting Byzantine Churches and discover Plaka (Old Town). From Classical to Byzantine to Modern, enjoy Athens at its best! In the evening, farewell dinner at a typical taverna, with “barrel wine”.
Day 10: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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