A fascinating 11 days private tour in Greece

Overview

Make a unique journey to 5000 of history with the fascinating 11 days tour in Greece and visit the most important Greek cities from the South parts of the Peloponnese to the Northern and more remote parts of the country.

Itinerary of the 11 days tour in Greece

Athens, Levadia, Delphi, Arachova, Kalambaka, Lamia, Trikala, Meteora Rocks and, Byzantine Monasteries of Meteora, Vergina, Dion, Katerini, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Thasos, Xanthi, Alexandroupolis, Samothrace, Orestiada, Adrianoupolis (Turkey), Thermopylae, Athens

Highlights of the 11 days tour in Greece

  • Travel from Southern Greece to Northern Greece within 11 days and indulge to the beauties of the country
  • Explore Greek history and find out why Greece is the cradle of the Western civilization
  • Combine history with sightseeing
  • Visit the northern islands of Greece, which stand out due to their pristine beaches and environment
  • A professional English-speaking driver for your journey

Description

Description of the 11 days tour in South and North Greece

Day 1: Athens, Levadia, Arachova, Delphi, Lamia, Trikala, Kalambaka, Meteora

temple of Athena Pronaia in Delphi
Temple of Athena Pronaia in Delphi

Get ready for an exciting and full day, starting early in the morning from Athens and driving towards central Greece and Delphi.

Pass by Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova and arrive in Delphi for the first sightseeing part of this tour.

Delphi was the Sanctuary of God Apollo and is still one of the most impressive sites in Greece; visit the Museum of Delphi that houses artifacts and statues such as the bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphynx, the Twin Brothers.

Visit also the Archaeological site of Delphi, along with the Temple of God Apollo. Do not miss the trade mark of Deolhi, the temple of Athens pronea.

After lunch, the tour continues towards Lamia and Trikala, crossing the plain of Thessaly and reach Kalambaka late in the afternoon.

Spend the night with a great view towards Meteora.

Day 2: Meteora, Tempi valley, Katerini, Thessaloniki

meteora with kalambaka in the background
Meteora Monasteries

The second day of the tour starts with a visit to the breathtaking Meteora monasteries, whose name derives from their architecture and formation, meaning suspended.

Meteora monasteries date back to the 11th century AD and are the second most important complex of Monasteries in Europe and Greece after Athos.

After the exciting tour to Meteora head to Thessaloniki, crossing the Tempi Valley. Thessaloniki is an alluring city and the capital of Northern Greece. Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.

Day 3: Thessaloniki, Pella, Vergina, Veria, Kavala

The third day of the tour starts with a visit to the capital city of ancient Macedonia, Pella, and the place where Alexander the Great started his empire.

Head to Vergina to see the tombs of the Macedonian Kings, among which the Tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander.

After the sightseeing tour, we will head towards Kavala for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Kavala

Kavala lies between the rivers Nestos and Strymon, who form its natural boundaries.

kavala, greece
The beautiful city of Kavala

Its location beside the sea and on the route connecting the East with the West makes Kavala a communication hub for peoples and cultures.

Kavala is built on the slopes of the mountain “Symbol” and is a city that many people classify among the most beautiful and picturesque of our country because of its unique character, its privileged location and the warm and friendly atmosphere.

You will have the chance to wander around its streets and also visit the castles & the museums of the city including the Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Museum, the castle of Kavala, the citadel at Philippi, the tower at Apollonia, Τhe castle at Orfani. Overnight in Kavala

Day 5: Kavala, Thasos

A beautiful day starts and what is more exciting than a day tour to an island? From Kavala port we travel to the gorgeous and green island of Thasos, known for its lush greenery and beautiful beaches that you will have the chance to experience yourself, and swim in its blue water sandy beaches.

Return to Kavala in the afternoon and overnight.

Thasos island, North Greece
Thasos island, North Greece

Day 6 : Kavala, Xanthi, Alexandroupolis

After breakfast the tour will bring you to the city of Xanthi, a city in Thrace, the capital of the homonym province, built at the foot of the Rhodope Mountains.

Xanthi is the cultural and trading center of the area and stands out due to the harmonious existence of Muslims and Christians who have given this special aura to the city. The modern city is a magnet for every visitor who wants to see the parks, shops and cafes of the city. When in the city do not miss to try some of the famous throughout Greece sweet pastry such as the Carioca, and saragli. Thrace was also the birthplace of renowned men such as Spartacus and Democritus. Today, Xanthi is known as the City of a thousand colors and each visitor understands why just walking in the town.

After the visit in Xanthi head towards Alexandroupolis where you will be spending the evening.

Day 7 : Alexandroupolis, Delta of River Evros

Leave the hotel to explore Alexandroupolis, the capital of Evros area, with the vast array of natural beauties and phenomena.

Alexandroupolis
Alexandroupolis

Alexandroupolis is the eastern border of Europe, a city built between sea and land, between Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, at the crossroads of cultures. Its most distinctive characteristic is the existence of two major Rivers, Evros and Nestos that have been flowing since the ancient years, cutting through the city.

Evros Delta is one of the most astonishing natural landscapes you will ever see; more than 300 protected species of birds live here, while 200,000 wild water-birds spend their winter here, making the Delta a Special Protection Area (SPA) part of the Natura 2000 network.

Return and overnight in Alexandroupolis

Day 8: Alexandroupolis, Samothrace

The 8th day of the tour will be an experience for you; we will travel to the island of Samothrace, a unique island of North Greece, with the tallest mountain in the Aegean Sea, Mount Saos & the biggest plane in Greece.

swimming in the waterfalls of Samothrace
Swimming in the waterfalls of Samothrace

Samothrace is characterized by lush vegetation, crystal clear waters, hot spring and waterfalls, picturesque villages and areas that set up an amazing landscape. Beautiful streams and rivers and springs in a lush green compose at least paradise, environment for the visitor.

Here is also where the Kaviria Mysteries took place emitting power and energy. Samothrace was the sanctuary of the Gods, and a number of relics and ruins prove it. The famous Nice of Samothrace, found today in Louvre, was discovered here. In the afternoon take the ferry back to Alexandroupolis and head towards Orestiada for the night.

Day 9: Orestiada – Didimotichon –Turkey Adrianoupolis (Edirne)

After breakfast, spend some time in Orestiada, the northest town in Greece and take some great pictures of the Ardas River and its bridges before crossing the borders to Turkey.

mosque in Adrianoupolis
Mosque in Adrianoupolis

The tour will bring you to Adrianoupolis (Edirne in Turkish) which was built by king Agamemnon’s son. It was named after the Emperor Hadrian of the Byzantine Empire. Until 1922 this was a Greek city, but was conquered by the Turks and is part of Turkey today.

In the afternoon, the tour brings us back to Orestiada for overnight

Day 10: Orestiada, Demotica, Xanthi, Kavala, Thessaloniki, Katerini

After breakfast we will drive to Didymoteichon (Demotica), one of the most important cities of the Byzantine Empire. It was a fortress city seized by Barbarossa in the 12th century.

The private tour will continue to Katerini and you will have the chance to visit Dion and enjoy its amazing waters. Overnight in Katerini

Day 11: Katerini, Tempi valley, Larissa, Lamia, Thermopylae, Athens

King Leonidas of Sparta at Thermopylae
King Leonidas of Sparta

The 11th day of the tour is the return day. Crossing the valley of Tempi pass by Larisa, Lamia and Thermopylae, where the 300 fought the Persian invaders (Battle of Thermopylae).

Return to Athens late in the evening.

NOTE: You can customize this private tour along the way or by contacting us before your arrival.

Details

Important notes

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Car and Driver
  • A professional English speaking driver or escort with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
  • Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.

Excluded from the tour

Additional info

  • Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
  • Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Restrictions:

  • Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by the state tour guide for an extra cost.
  • In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed

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