A well-appointed and affordable private tour in Central and Northern Greece (Macedonia) promises to bring you the best of Greece within just five days; the private tour to Delphi, Meteora, Dion, and Thessaloniki is one of the best value-for-money tours, specially designed for those interested in both the ancient and modern life in Greece.
Itinerary of the tour to Delphi, Meteora, Kavala, and Thessaloniki
Athens – Levadia – Arachova – Delphi – Trikala – Meteora – Kalambaka – Tempi – Katerini – Thessaloniki – Amphipolis – Kavala– Pella- Vergina – Thermopylae – Athens
Highlights of the Brilliant Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Kavala, 5 days tour
- Visit significant sites of archaeological interest and long history
- Delphi, the Sanctuary of God Apollo
- Meteora, the sacred Byzantine Monasteries complex
- The picturesque seaside city of Kavala
- The modern city of Thessaloniki, the capital of Macedonia (Northern Greece)
- English-speaking professional driver
Description of the tour to Delphi, Meteora, Amphipolis, and Northern Greece
Day 1: Athens, Levadia, Arachova, Delphi, Lamia, Trikala, Meteora
The tour starts early in the morning aspiring to a busy and interesting day ahead.
Driving through central Greece, the private tour will bring you to Arachova, after two hours and a half drive, a gorgeous village built at the feet of Mt Parnassus. Arachova is the meeting point of the jet-set in winter and a gorgeous ski center as well.
Just 8km away from Arachova you will see Delphi, one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.
Delphi was the sanctuary of God Apollo; the remains of the once-influential town are still impressive. You will visit the archaeological site of Delphi, the ancient theatre, the Museum of Delphi with is significant artifacts and exhibits, and of course the Athenian Treasury.
Afterward, you will taste the true flavors of mountainous Greece in Delphi or Arachova, and then you will set off again for Kalambaka, passing by large towns of Central Greece, such as Lamia and Trikala, before arriving in Kalambaka, a town at the feet of Meteora.
You will spend the night in Kalambaka, enjoying the breathtaking views of the huge rocks of Meteora.
Day 2: Meteora, Vergina, Pela, Thessaloniki
The second tour starts with a visit to the Monasteries of Meteora, which are impressively built on the top of the immense rocks, giving you the impression that they are suspended from the Rocks.
Lunch in Kalambaka and the tour will drive you through Tempi plain, and passing by Katerini, a known town of the North.
Continue our second day of the tour starts with a sightseeing tour to Pella, the capital city of Alexander’s Empire in Northern Greece.
You will also get to see Vergina where lie the Royal Tombs of Phillip and the Macedonian Dynasty, and of course the archaeological museum with the Vergina treasures.
You will reach Thessaloniki late in the afternoon and you will have a free evening and overnight. Don’t miss the seafront of Thessaloniki with the famous White Tower.
Day 3: Thessaloniki, Amphipolis, Kavala
The third day of the tour starts with a sightseeing tour to Amphipolis, the central part of Macedonia. Strategically Amphipolis became important because of its primary materials (the gold and silver of the Pangaion mount and the dense forests essential for naval construction).
You will also get to see the famous tomb in Amphipolis (we’ll visit if allowed) where lie an important person of Alexanders the great and the Macedonian Dynasty, and of course the archaeological museum with the Amphipolis treasures.
The tour will continue towards Kavala, a lovely seaside town, where you will also spend the night.
Day 4: Kavala
The 4th day of the tour finds you in Kavala, one of the highlights of this tour. It is an amphitheatrically built seaside town, which combines sea and mountain, modern and old, and has always been a great port and cultural hub for northern Greece.
Apostle Paul, Mark Anthony, and Alexander the Great were just a few of the people that visited or even stayed in this truly beautiful city.
During your stay, you can visit the Archaeological Museum, the castle of Kavala, and the citadel at Philippi.
Overnight in Kavala
Day 5: Kavala, Thessaloniki, Katerini, Tempi valley, Thermopylae, Athens
Enjoy your breakfast with a view to the sea and then set off for Athens, passing by Thessaloniki, Katerini, Tempi, and Thermopylae, the battlefield of King Leonidas and his 300 men.
Arrive in Athens late in the afternoon, where this five-days tour ends.
NOTE. The tour is fully customizable according to your needs and preferences, so make sure you discuss your wishes with our driver in advance.
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
Included in the tour
- Car and Driver
- A professional English-speaking driver or escort with good knowledge of the 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 state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you at an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject to 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
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
- Olive oil tasting fee (olive oil tasting tours)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and beverage
- Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the difference between a STATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDE and a TOUR DRIVER GUIDE in Greece!
- Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
- Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
- Confirmation will be received at the 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 the 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.
- 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-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