Arrive at Bulgarian Borders (Promachonas) and meet our professional driver who will transfer you to your hotel. It is your free day to explore and enjoy Thessaloniki on your own. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, drive to Vergina, the most important remains of the monumental palace of the Kingdom of Macedonia, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world. Lunch will be offered at a local restaurant in Vergina.
After lunch drive back to Athens. On the way, make a short stop at Thermopylae where a fierce battle took place between the Persians and Greeks during the Persian invasion of 480-479 BC. The Greek force (300 strong) was very small but was determined to make a stand against the huge Persian army. Arrive in Athens early in the evening for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will start the tour of the city of Athens, visiting Syntagma Square - the centre of modern Athens and view the changing of the guard in front of the Parliament building. On the way to Acropolis, we will have a stop to the Panathenaic Stadium-made of white marble- where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. The impressive, work of Art, Stadium was the finish line of the Marathon Race of Athens 2004 Olympics. We will also see the Temple of Olympian Zeus - the largest Temple ever built in Greece. We will view the National Gardens, the Academy, the National Library, the University, and finally we will visit the most magnificent monument in the world - the Parthenon on the Acropolis. Then drive to Piraeus, Greece's main port and continue by the costal road to Kastella, a picturesque hill area overlooking the Mikrolimano yacht harbour, having the opportunity to see numerous restaurants and cafes by the sea.
On the way to Mesoghia and the Winery, enjoy the journey through the southern suburbs of the city, along the coastal avenue of Athens riviera with its magnificent view to the sea. Arrive at the Winery* and enjoy the visit. Drive to Porto Rafti Area by the sea for a lunch. After the lunch, drive to McArthur Designer Outlet shopping village. In continue, we drive at a Pottery workshop to see the craft of making vases and the exhibition of different products. Afterwards, drive back to hotel, passing by the facilities of the Olympic Athletic Centre of Athens, where the majority of the athletic events were held during the 2004 Olympic Games. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to Athens International Airport for a flight back home.
Arrival transfer from Bulgarian Borders 1 night hotel in Thessaloniki 2 nights hotel in Athens 3 open buffet breakfasts 2 local lunches during tours 3 local dinners at hotels Guided Vergina tour Guided Athens Sightseeing Tour Guided Half All in One Panoramic Tour All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach Departure transfer to Athens International Airport
Tour Does Not Include
International Flights Insurance: All types Greece entry visa Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry Any other expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
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1 January, 2017
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