DAY 1: Thessaloniki / City tour
Arrival in Thessaloniki. Meet & greet. Half day Thessaloniki city tour to see the main attractions: the old town of Ano Poli, the Arc of Galerius, the Rotonda. Then we will visit the New Jewish Cemetery of the Holocaust victims, the Thessaloniki Jewish Historical Centre with the synagogue Yad Lezikaron and finally the Jewish Museum, so as to get an idea about the strong Jewish presence in Thessaloniki since the 16th century. We continue with the Archaeological Museum. Ceck in at your hotel. Evening in the traditional area of the city - Ladadika where we will enjoy a delicious dinner with traditional Greek music (optional). Overnight in Thessaloniki.
DAY 2 : Thessaloniki / Pella/ Edessa /Veria /Vergina /Thessaloniki (env. 240 km)
After breakfast, departure to Pella the birthplace of Alexander the Great. Visit of the archaeological site and museum with its precious mosaics. We drive to Edessa to see its famous waterfalls. Departure for Veria and visit its old preserved Jewish quarter called "Barbouta" and the synagogue of the city. Lunch in tavern. Departure to Vergina, the capital of Macedonia and visit of the impressive museum containing the Macedonian royal tombs and other treasures of extraordinary beauty. Back to Thessaloniki. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 : Thessaloniki / Dion / Mount Olympus / Larissa / Kalambaka (env. 260 km)
After breakfast, we drive to the ancient Dion, the official religious center of the Macedonians, dedicated to the ancient cult of Olympian Zeus, located in the footsteps of the legendary Mount Olympus. Visit of the archaeological site and museum. A few km away we will visit the traditional village of Litochoro. Walking tour through the valley Enipea. Lunch in tavern. We continue to Kalmbaka. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: Kalambaka / Ioannina / Thessaloniki (env. 380 km)
Breakfast at the hotel, visit of two monasteries "hanging" on the top of the rock with frescoes and rare Byzantine icons. We take the road for Ioannina. Our tour begins with the Castle in Ioannina town where we can admire the Acropolis (Its Kale), the mosque of Ali Pasha. Lunch in tavern. Then we will see the Tsesme Kanli Mosque and the island of the lake, where Ali Pasha was murdered. In the city’s castle, we see the synagogue of the Jews Romaniot, still in use. Dinner and overnight.
JOUR 5 : IOANNINA – THESSALONIKI (env. 262km)
Breakfast and departure transfer to Thessaloniki airport.
Arrival at Thessaloniki airport. Assistance to the formalities of departure. End of our services.
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