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Vergina & Pella: Day Trip to the Greek Kingdom of Macedonia

1. Vergina & Pella: Day Trip to the Greek Kingdom of Macedonia

Enjoy a beautiful day in Pella, learning about the ancient past of this area. You depart from Thessaloniki to Pella by a modern bus at 08:00 AM. The distance is about 50 km and the trip lasts about 45 minutes. Reach Pella, where you'll visit the new, modern museum, as well as the Archaeological site with the unique mosaics. Continue to Vergina and visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, which is situated within the borders of the village. Board the bus and drive to a fantastic restaurant for lunch. Savor Greek traditional homemade dishes, before the bus takes you back to Thessaloniki at approximately 3:30 PM. 

Thessaloniki Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

2. Thessaloniki Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop on the open-top bus and enjoy a tour of Thessaloniki. See the top monuments and places of interest in the city. Hop off at any of the 8 stations to visit local attractions. You’ll learn about the history of the city during the ride. There's audio commentary available in 8 languages, with information about sites on the route. Hop on and off as often as you like on the route. If you prefer, stay on board and ride the entire loop. Buses depart every 30 minutes from stops positioned around the city. Stops: • White Tower (start point, red kiosk) • Archeological Museum • Church of St. Sofia • Church of St. Dimitrios • Buzantine Castles • Kamara - Rotonta (Arch of Galerius) • Aristotelous Square • Port of Thessaloniki

From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Meteora

3. From Thessaloniki: Day Trip to Meteora

Following early morning pick-up from Thessaloniki, journey by luxurious air-conditioned bus to Kalambaka for an estimated arrival time of 11:30. Upon arrival, go to the famous rock formations of Meteora and marvel at the enormous columns of rock that rise sharply from the ground. Settled in the 9th century by hermetic monks of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Meteora was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Of the monasteries that were established in this implausible location, 6 remain well preserved and 4 are still inhabited. Spend approximately 2 hours visiting 2 of the monasteries, and see a vast array of frescoes and religious iconography. Then, enjoy around 1 hour of free time in Kalambaka for lunch (not included) before departing at 15:30. Stop for a coffee along the way, before your arrival in Thessaloniki at around 18:45.

From Thessaloniki: Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour

4. From Thessaloniki: Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour

Following early morning pick-up from Thessaloniki, journey by luxurious air-conditioned bus to the village of Pella. Visit the archaeological site and museum to see the stunning remains of the historical capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedon and birthplace of Alexander the Great. Look at the impressive mosaic floors that used to decorate the grand mansions, including depictions from Greek mythology of the Deer Hunt, the Abduction of Helen, the Rapture and the female warriors of the Battle of the Amazons (Amazonomachy). Continue to Vergina, best known as the site of Aigai, the first capital of Macedon. Spend approximately 1 hour in the extraordinary museum, where artifacts of incredible beauty excavated from the archaeological site are on display, along with the tomb of Alexander the Great’s father, Philip II. Depart Vergina at 04:00 PM and return to Thessaloniki late in the afternoon for an estimated arrival time of around 05:30 PM.

Thessaloniki: Private Guided Tour to Meteora

5. Thessaloniki: Private Guided Tour to Meteora

Enjoy a private tour to the stunning Meteora rocks from Thessaloniki. Discover magnificent monasteries built between the 14th-16th centuries, and marvel at how the monks even managed to construct them in the first place. After convenient pickup at your accommodation in Thessaloniki, make your way toward Meteora. As you arrive through narrow winding rows, catch an awe-inspiring first glimpse of the Great Monastery, as it is commonly known. Try to fathom the majesty and size of a building constructed atop a huge sandstone column. Upon arrival, drive up to the monasteries in the cooler morning hours, giving you time to see as much of the site as possible. As you climb up the hill toward the first monastery, wonder how on earth the monks managed to build this incredible place. Building materials could only be brought up by a system of ropes, baskets, and pulleys, and the same went for getting provisions in and out of the community. One of the monasteries you will visit is the Holy Trinity, which is the most isolated and most difficult to reach. For this reason, it makes sense to choose to tackle the 140 steps to reach it first. Revel in the reward of phenomenal panoramic views, and see why Holy Trinity was given a starring role in the James Bond film, “For Your Eyes Only.” St. Stephen's is probably the most accessible monastery as it's situated on the plain, rather than perched on a vertiginous clifftop. Join the friendly cats who love to bask on the sun-drenched walls outside this little monastery. Admire the carved door furniture and the way the sun hits the stone and casts long shadows, and get a glimpse into monastic life through the little, open monk's cell at St. Nicholas. On the way out of the Grand Meteoron Monastery (the largest of the 6), don’t forget to follow a time-honored tradition by slipping a little note into the crack in the rocks. Finally, end your tour in Kalampaka for lunch, and relish finger-licking meals fresh from the farms around. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your accommodation in Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

6. Thessaloniki: Walking Tour

Begin the tour at the White Tower of Thessaloniki, which is the most commonly known monument of Thessaloniki and the symbol of the city because of its prominent position, long history, and implosive architecture. Continue walking towards the Nea Paralia to see the statue of Alexander the Great and admire the famous umbrellas - a true ornament of the City. On the way back, visit the OTE Tower located in Thessaloniki's International Fair Grounds. From there, take the option to enjoy a coffee in the Tower’s café bar or follow the rest of the group toward the final stop at the Arch of Galerius (Kamara).

Thessaloniki: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

7. Thessaloniki: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

Do you want to learn interesting information about 10 of the most important attractions in the city, discover hidden locations, read incredible legends(This is not an audio tour) and walk a magical and relaxing route? Do you want an accessible, easy and interactive way to explore Thessaloniki? This self-guided mobile walking tour might be perfect for you. Grab the opportunity to explore Thessaloniki in at least 10 locations that every person would like to have in their memory. There is no schedule, you can attend the tour any day you want, any time you wish, you can do it in snippets, taking a break for food, shopping or anything else you can think of, you can even close the app and continue another day, the tour will be there waiting for you. The most important thing? It's a completely private activity, as the app offers you the uniqueness and privacy of your mobile phone. Additionally, you'll learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments you visit. The trails you follow are unique, and will not bore you, but will in themselves direct you to explore other "treasures" such as small scenic paths or enchanting but unknown squares. Enjoy the tour in your language. The integration with google maps will make sure that you will never get lost! You can join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. Start your tour at the much-photographed Arch of Galerius! Visit the magnificent Rotonda, while the "Ancient Agora" will give you a taste of life in the ancient center of the city. Take a photo at the statue of Eleftherios Venizelos a national leader with a huge contribution to Greece. Let yourself be lost in the beauty of the central Aristotelous Square. Visit Agia Sophia, a beautiful metropolitan church. You will also pass by the homonymous square and the famous Red House. Admire the iconic White Tower with its heavy history. The statue of the huge ancient Greek general, Alexander the Great, will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the monument to the fallen of the Greek revolution of WWII. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. You will receive a serial key via SMS , What’s app and email in order to login. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Thessaloniki: Private Traditional Villages Tour

8. Thessaloniki: Private Traditional Villages Tour

Starting the journey from your hotel and head towards your first stop in the village of Livadi. From here you will head straight through the oak and chestnut forest with many stops for spring water and trying local products. On top of the hill, you will enjoy the magnificent views over the Aegean Sea and the lakes Volvi. Next stop is the traditional village of Petrokerasa, where you will join the locals for a coffee break. Then you will have time for a little walk around and to visit the chapel of Profitis Ilias. From here you will continue crossing the forest until we reach Agios Prodromos, the village with the best souvlaki in the Thessaloniki area. Then its time for lunch and to try Greek food and wine in a traditional tavern. On your last stop walk around the village Galatista to admire the Byzantine architecture of the 14th-century tower and the buildings. This day is an amazing experience, with great photo opportunities and the best way to get a better feeling for the people and life in Greece.

Thessaloniki City Half–Day Tour

9. Thessaloniki City Half–Day Tour

This tour will begin with pickup from White Tower Thessaloniki before you head to see all of the city's major landmarks, from the Gallerius Arc to the Rotonda monument. Move on to enjoy a walk through the charming streets of the picturesque Ano Poli and see the City Walls. Your last stop is the stunning Agios Demetrius Byzantine Church and its crypt. Travel back in time and marvel at the unique constructions from the Byzantine era. Seize the opportunity to visit the Archaeological Museum, before returning to your hotel.

Thessaloniki: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour & Narrative

10. Thessaloniki: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour & Narrative

Waltz in the city of Thessaloniki with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmarks of Thessaloniki. Start your tour from the Statue of Alexander the Great and continue to meet The Arch of Galerius (Kamara), get acquainted with the White Tower, and be fascinated by Hagia Sophia’s Cathedral. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the city tour of Thessaloniki with a captivating audio tour on your phone. * * Ticket/entrance fee to any museum, archaeological site, or church is not included.

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What people are saying about Thessaloniki

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 104 reviews

As for the service received, excellent. They even brought us to the bus station when we required it. Now, IT IS NOT A GUIDED TOUR. We contracted the service thinking that it was and we believe that the company plays with the misunderstanding, being a little ambiguous in terms of the explanation. Likewise, Nikos, our "tour attendant", went out of his way to explain many things to us beyond what he was supposed to explain.

Excellent way to learn more about Macedonian history. The museum in Pella and archaeological sites in Pella are worth seeing and are the highlight for me . Guide Nikos was great and friendly and offered great information about the sites

Verry exciting trip, the history of the places that we visit is really interesting and rich. Because of the guide that had a lot of knowledge, the trip was even more amazing.

The tower has no exhibits but you will learn the history of the city. It is a very beautiful building and the audio tour was helpful.

Our guide Lazaros was very informative and was willing to suite our needs. Both places were definitely worth a visit.