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From Thessaloniki: Half-Day Canyoning Trip to Mount Olympus

1. From Thessaloniki: Half-Day Canyoning Trip to Mount Olympus

After pick-up in the morning from your hotel, head to the base of the Mount Olympus protected National Park. Have a light breakfast and sit down for a safety brief by your instructors and photographers for the day. Select your equipment and get ready for the mountain, before you head out. Take a short hike up to the canyon entrance and have a practical lesson on jumping, sliding and abseiling technique to get to know your equipment. Once you are ready, the day is all about having fun in the water with jumping, sliding, swimming in pools and abseiling on ropes. No experience is required as the routes have been selected to offer you a safe and fun environment suitable for all ages.

From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Kerkini Lake

2. From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Kerkini Lake

This is a day trip to Lake Kerkini, one of the 10 most valuable wetland habitats in Greece with about 300 species of birds and rare animals. Among the many species, admire the beautiful flamingos and the magnificent buffalos that walk near you. All these are combined with the wonderful view of Mount Beles and the majestic valley of Serres. You depart to Kerkini Lake by bus at 8:00 AM. You reach the Dam of Kerkini Lake (Lithotopos area) and enjoy bird watching through the lake. Every season of the year hosts different species of birds so the boat ride hides a different surprise each time. The beautiful flamingos though, live there all year round. The area for horse riding is situated next to the dam and you can enjoy a horse ride as long as the weather permits it.  Next, you have a hot cup of coffee and afterwards you make a stop at the farm, just some kilometers away, wihere the impressive buffalos will walk near to you. Later on, you move a bit further to Vironia village and enjoy your lunch in a traditional Greek tavern. You depart to Thessaloniki at about 2:00 PM taking the perimeter road of the west side of the lake.

Katerini: Mount Olympus and Dion Minibus Tour

3. Katerini: Mount Olympus and Dion Minibus Tour

Experience the brilliance of these ancient sites, and see Platamon Castle and Enipeas gorge, on this 1-day tour. Immerse yourself in Greek heritage by exploring the cultural and historical side of Olympus. Enjoy pickup from the station at Katerini and head for the home of the Greek gods. Explore the archaeological site of Dion, and the medieval Platamon Castle. Hike through the the gorge of Enipeas, and encounter the famous Bathtub of Zeus. After this day of ancient history, relax in your VIP minibus with convenient drop-off back at Katerini train station.

Thessaloniki: Guided Food Tour

4. Thessaloniki: Guided Food Tour

Wonder around the city center of Thessaloniki and discover all the Greek treasures the local street markets offer. A great variety of herbs and spices will be found along the way to excite your senses, as well as a diversity of meat and cheese goods to please even the most demanding tastes. The smell of fresh roasted Greek coffee will often follow your path, leading you to one of the oldest traditional coffee houses in Greece. Are you ready to be amazed yet? The tour will begin once the group is gathered at the meeting point, from where you will depart for the first stop for a traditional Greek breakfast. Here "bougatsa" (filo pastry filled with cream) will be served hot and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon, and afterwards you will walk across the open markets to explore famous areas such as “Louloudadika”. Your final stop will be at “Solomonidis” place for a most delicious goodbye, where you will have gyros or souvlaki for lunch. For those unfamiliar with this classic Greek dish, you may be informed that Gyros and Souvlaki will come along with French fries, delicately wrapped in pita bread.

From Kassandra: Halkidiki Half-Day Private Cruise & Beaches

5. From Kassandra: Halkidiki Half-Day Private Cruise & Beaches

The most thrilling vacation experience is a half day sailing cruise. What a great approach to examine a site from a new angle. Half day sailing cruise in Halkidiki are a great opportunity to get away from it all and recharge. On a sailboat in Toroneos’ magnificent bays, let our experts do their tasks while you rest and enjoy a unique experience on board.

Halkidiki: Private Sailing Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

6. Halkidiki: Private Sailing Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

Uncover the natural beauty of the coastline of Halkidiki on a sailboat tour from Paliouri. Ride on a comfortable boat with covered seating. Stop at destinations like Kelyfos island, the sandy Lemos beach, and a beach in Kameno that is only accessible by boat.  Meet your skipper at the pier in and begin your sailing adventure. Feel the wind in your sail as you sail to the island of Kelyfos. Jump into the crystal-clear water and take a refreshing swim. Keep your energy up with water, juice, and local fruit. Head to the isolated region of Spalathronisia and view verdant shores and pebble beaches. Stop at Lemos beach which is a narrow slip of sand that is wedged between turquoise waters. Have the chance to stop to purchase lunch at a charming seaside restaurant in Neos Marmaras, Halkidiki, or Spalathronisia. Continue to the coves that are to the south of Neos Marmaras. Take in views of the Porto Carras beach and go for another swim at a remote spot in Kameno before heading back to your starting point.

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What people are saying about Central Macedonia

This is a long trip, but Meteora should be seen. No photo can replace an experience. It would be good to spend more time there, but the trip from/to Thessaloniki takes some time with one stop each way. Bus drive was ok, the restaurant where the lunch is organized was also very good.

Very nice round trip to Mount Athos with monasteries. We were a bit late as the mountain roads were a bit of an adventure ahead. Fortunately, the crew of the ship was waiting for us. Highly recommended

Lots of time on the bus, luckily with 50% of the seats free, an excursion that deserves it, a visit to at least 3 meteors would have been excellent. Attentive driver and trained guide.

Our guide, Eleni/Helen, was very knowledgeable and gracious. Everything exceeded expectations.

Perfect. The tour guide was amazing. There was enough time for everything.