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5 Days Pilgrimage Tour to Central Macedonia
Central Macedonia is a place with inexhaustible beauty and all the traits that make it an unforgettable destination!
Unique land with a long history and continuous human presence from Prehistoric times; it was here, where the Twelve Olympian Gods encountered the ancient Macedonian civilization and the glory of Alexander the Great; it was here, where the Byzantine grandeur encountered the rise of the Christian faith. Here you can discover the Purity of Faith in the steps of St. Paul, the numerous churches and the unique Monastic State of Mount Athos. Central Macedonia is a place of unsurpassed natural beauty.
- Athens, ThessalonikiDay 1
- Petralona, OuranoupolisDay 2
- Sithonia PeninsulaDay 3
- Kassandra PeninsulaDay 4
- Vergina, AthensDay 5
Athens – Thessaloniki
Departure in the morning for Thessaloniki with stops for coffee at Lamia and as we cross the valley of Tempe stop for pilgrimage to Saint Paraskevi. Pilgrimage to Saint Dionysios of Olympus and meal at Litochoro. Stop for coffee en route to Katerini. Arrival in Thessaloniki. Settle in the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Petralona – Ouranoupolis
Breakfast and brief acquaintance with the nymph of Thermaikos. Pilgrimage to St. Demetrios, patron of the city. We will see the Arch of Galerius, the Rotonda, the White Tower. We continue to visit the cave of Petralona. Here is exposed the human skull, 700.000 b.C, believed to be the HOMO ERECTUS. We continue passing by Arnea and Ieriso and reach Ouranoupolis. Stay for lunch. Optional boat ride to the monasteries of Mount Athos. Back to Thessaloniki.
Breakfast and day trip to the magical Sithonia peninsula with its picturesque fishing villages and the lush green hillsides. Porto Carras, Poligiros, Gerakini, Nikitis, Neos Marmaras, Kalamitsi, Sarti, Vourvourou, Ormos Panagias, Ormylia beach will relax our eyes and enchant us the emerald waters of the Gulf of Kassandra and the Gulf of Mount Athos. Stay for coffee and lunch. Back at the hotel.
Breakfast and departure for Nea Kallikratteia, Nea Plagia, Nea Moudania. Stop for photos at the Isthmus. Nea Potidaia, Nea Phocaia, Paliouri, Agia Paraskevi, Poseidi, Kassandreia. Stop and stay for dinner. Back to the hotel early in the afternoon.
Vergina – Athens
Breakfast and visit to the Museum – Tomb of Vergina with the astonishing findings of King Philip of Macedonia. The golden Larnaca with the unique gold-weave material, the chest shield, statuettes of ivory Philip and Great Alexander. We’ll be surprised by the goldsmiths works, crowns with branches and leaves by oak and myrtle, myrtle flowers with bees etc. Lunch en route and through Tempi and Lamia return to Athens.
- Transport in a luxury air-conditioned bus
- Four (4) nights at a selected hotel in Thessaloniki
- Daily breakfast (4 breakfasts)
- Tours – excursions as mentioned in the program
- Captain / Escort
- Liability insurance
- Entrances to visiting sites
- Meals, gratuities
- Everything mentioned in the program as proposed or optional and not mentioned in the included of the excursion
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