This tour gives you the opportunity to drive up north and visit the antiquities of Delphi, the monasteries at Meteora in the city of Kalampaka. After that the antiquities of Vergina the mothercity of Alexander the Great, where you will have a perfect full day with an overstay making sure you get the most out of your visit. Until the last overnight at Litochoron, where the next day you will visit Dion the summer resort of Ancient Kings.
We always offer you the flexibility to change the itinerary according to your wishes.
- Location Central & North Greece
- Departure / Return Location Customer Defined
- Departure Time Customer Defined
- Return Time 8 hours after lunch the last day
- English speaking driver
- Free WIFI on board
- Transportation in luxury can according to the group size
- Entrance tickets
- Tour Guide (Contact us if you like a tour guide to inform you for the cost)
- sedan: 1 to 3 pax
- minibus or van: 4 to 8 pax
- minibus: 8 to18 pax
Departing from Athens we will travel through the plain of Viotia, passing by Levadeia , then Arachova, the famous village for its bright multi colored hand-made carpets.
Then we arrive in Delphi, the popular oracle of Apollo, who spoke to the mortals through the priestess Pythia. Walk up the Sacred Way of the Treasury houses to the Temple of Apollo, next to which there was the exact spot that was believed to be the “navel” (omphalos) of the earth, and the Theater, with the Stadium at the top of the hill.
After lunch, we depart for Kalambaka driving through the towns of Central Greece (Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala).
Overnight stay in Kalambaka or Kastraki village (Meteora).
In the morning drive up to Meteora and visit two of the Byzantine monasteries, built on top of gigantic natural sandstone rock pillars of weird shapes. The whole area of Meteora is a unique phenomenon and it is considered by UNESCO part of our world’s heritage.
After lunch start driving through Pindos mountain line (world war two resistance head quarters) passing Grevena to reach Vergina famous for the graves of Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great.
Overnight stay in Vergina.
After breakfast, you will explore the archaeological site and the tombs of Philip II who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world. The visitors will also see a family tomb, known as the “Tomb of Persephone”, with the incomparable fresco of the abduction of Persephone by Hades and a ruined building named “Heroon”, probably used for the worship of the dead royal members buried next door.
We continue on to Pella birthplace of Alexander the Great. Pella was the second capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia, founded by Archelaus (413-399BC), replacing the older city of Vergina to ensure a better communication with the rest of the Greek world, both via sea and mainland.
After lunch, we depart for Litochoron which lays on the foot of Mt.Olympus (home of the 12 Olympian Gods).
We will stay overnight in Litochoron.
After breakfast, you will visit the archaeological site of Dion. Ancient kings of Macedonia had chosen Dion as their summer resort. There they created, centuries ago, a settlement in the ruins of which the parts of the ancient Macedonian civilization are evident. Archaeologists, with Professor Dr Pantermalis at the head of them, discovered an admirable civilization. Remains of an ancient theater, market baths and palace. The findings of graves found in Dion area are also remarkable. Most royal tombs give away the existence of an eminent and thriving civilization. Today we can admire the ruins of that civilization in the archaeological site of Dion and the archaeological museum of Dion.
After lunch, we start our way back to Athens stopping at Thermopylae, the area where the Spartan King Leonidas and his 300 soldiers fought the Persians in 480 BC.
Arriving in Athens in the evening.
- Museum & Archaeological Site of Delphi Full: €9
- Meteora Monasteries Full: €2 (each monastery)
- Vergina Full: € 8
- Archaeological Museum & Site of Pella Full: €6
- Archaeological Museum of Dion Full: €3
- Free admission for Journalists / Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age) / University students from Greece and the E.U
Opening hours for Archaelogical Site & Museum
Last admission at 15.15
Opening hours for Vergina
Opening hours for Archaeological Museum & Site of Pella
Opening hours for Archaeological Museum of Dion
Closed every Tuesday
Last entrance to the museum at 15:15
Sites’ Opening Hours during Holidays
6 January: 08:30 – 15:00
Shrove Monday: 08:30 – 15:00
Good Friday: 12:00 – 17:00
Holy Saturday: 08:00 – 15:00
Easter Monday: 08:30 – 15:00
Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 – 15:00
15 August: 08:30 – 15:00
28 October: 08:30 – 15:00
25 & 26 December
What to wear
Summer: Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, athletic shoes and sunscreen.
Winter: Comfortable warm clothing, jacket and winter shoes.