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Our most recommended Thessaloniki Museums & Exhibitions

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: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

2. Thessaloniki: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

Visit the Museum of Illusions Thessaloniki and embark on an intriguing sensory experience that includes some brand new illusions. As you enter the fascinating world of illusions, you’re sure to be confused, educated, and amazed. Nothing is what it seems, especially not here. Let your imagination run free in the Infinity Room, defy the laws of gravity in the Reverse Room, and shrink to miniature size in the Ames Room. All the while, try to capture coveted and unbelievable photos to share with friends and family. As you view a collection of holograms, look closely at different optical illusions, and observe each exhibit, you’ll find that each is a brilliant reminder that our assumptions about the world are often nothing but an illusion.

Vergina Aigai Royal Tombs: Ticket & Thessaloniki Audio Guide

3. Vergina Aigai Royal Tombs: Ticket & Thessaloniki Audio Guide

Experience the Museum of the Royal Graves of Aigai at your own pace with a combo skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tours on your smartphone for the museum. This is also your chance to discover the history as well as a number of fascinating sites that shaped contemporary Thessaloniki with a self-guided audio walking tour. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the grandeur of the Royal Graves of Aigai. Do not also miss to discover contemporary Thessaloniki with a self-guided audio walking tour. Put on your headphones and discover the Museum of the Royal Graves of Aigai through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from ancient times. It is also your chance to explore Thessaloniki with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone and lose yourself in the beauty of its stories. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into contemporary Thessaloniki, the capital of multinationalism and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

From Kassandra or Sithonia: Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour

4. From Kassandra or Sithonia: Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour

Head off on a full-day adventure and get a real feel for the magic of Ancient Macedonia. Check out the archaeological site and museum of Pella. Then explore Vergina, home to one of Greece's most spectacular museums. Hear about the fascinating history of the area. Depart early from Chalkidiki, after pickup from Kassandra or Sithonia, for the village of Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, and visit the archaeological site and the museum. The excavations have brought to light the interesting findings of the ancient city, exhibited at the local museum. Prepare to be impressed by the outstanding mosaic floors that are used to decorate the city's grand mansions. Head then to Vergina, the first ancient capital of the Macedonian Kingdom, which nowadays houses one of the most beautiful museums in Greece. Visit the museum, which contains the royal tomb of King Phillip the 2nd, Alexander the Great’s father, along with golden and other artifacts of incredible beauty and value. Let the thousand years of history wash over you. Return to Chalkidiki late in the afternoon.

From Halkidiki: Thessaloniki City Tour with Transfer

5. From Halkidiki: Thessaloniki City Tour with Transfer

Explore the port city of Thessaloniki on a guided trip departing from the Halkidiki area. Take a panoramic drive through the Old Town to discover the remnants of its Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history, then visit a couple of major landmarks to get a deeper understanding of the city's heritage. Depart early in the morning from your location in Kassandreia or Sithonia and begin the city tour with a panoramic drive around the White Tower. Keep driving toward the main landmarks of the city, including the Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, the Old Town, and the City Walls. Receive an insightful commentary from your expert guide as you look at each of these buildings, then move on to your first stop. Visit Agios Demetrius Byzantine Church, the most important one in Thessaloniki for religious, historical, and artistic reasons. See the ancient underground crypt. Before going back, stop at the Archaeological Museum, which holds different artifacts from the archaic, classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, mostly from the city of Thessaly.

Athens: 5 Days in Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki & Macedonia

6. Athens: 5 Days in Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki & Macedonia

Day 1: Drive through the fertile plains of the Beotia region, passing the towns of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova. Arrive in Delphi and visit the archaeological site, the most famous oracle of the ancient world. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town located at the foot of the astonishing Meteora complex, whose gigantic rocks rise steeply from the plain of Thessaly (dinner and overnight). Day 2: Visit Meteora and admire the ageless Monasteries perched on top of huge rocks, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Depart from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki, driving through the valley of the longest river in Greece, the Aliakcmon. Arrive in Thessaloniki, the second largest and the most vibrant city in Greece (dinner and overnight). Day 3: In the morning visit the city that throughout the era of the Byzantine Empire was the “co-reigning” city, second in population and prestige only to Constantinople. Visit unique monuments and feel the glorious Byzantine past in some of the oldest and most characteristic churches of the Christian world as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture, awarded with the Council of Europe's Museum Prize in 2005. The rest of the day is free, to enjoy time in the lively city center (dinner and overnight). Day 4: Spend the day exploring the highlights of Macedonia, first with a stop in picturesque Edessa to see the town's famous waterfalls. Then proceed to Naoussa to learn about Aristotle's School, the site where the great philosopher taught the doctrines of morals and politics to Alexander the Great and the Macedonian youth. Next drive to Vergina (ancient Aigai) to visit the museum created in the Great Tumulus covering the royal tombs of Macedonia. See the astonishing findings from the tomb of King Phillip II, Alexander's father, and feel the thrill of the greatest discovery of the 20th century. Continue a few miles further to Veria (Biblical Beroea) to visit Saint Paul's Bema, and stroll through the old Jewish neighborhood and the colorful market area. Return to Thessaloniki (dinner and overnight). Day 5: Drive to Pella, the capital of Alexander the Great. See the exquisite floor mosaics decorating the villas from the 4th century B.C. and visit the new Museum. Then proceed and visit the Archaeological Park of Dion, a city sacred to the Macedonians and situated at the foot of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece and house of the 12 Gods of Greek Mythology. On the way back to Athens, drive through the striking Thessaly Plain and the Valley of Tempi, admire the gigantic figure of Mount Olympus, and stop in Thermopylae to see the Leonidas Monument. Arrive in Athens late in the afternoon.

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What people are saying about Thessaloniki

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.

The trip is efficiently organised. The tour guide is extremely well-informed and provided engaging commentary throughout the day. I was surprised by the quality of the collection in the Pella museum.

Two interesting museums as well as the archaeological site of Pella, which is also worth seeing. Our tour guide Lazarus was very, very nice and had a lot of information for us.

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.

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