Travel Greece to experience one of our amazing private Tours in 3 days from Athens to Thessaloniki, Vergina, Pella, and Veria
A well-appointed and affordable private tour in Macedonia of Northern Greece promises to discover the unknown and the best of the country. This private is the best value-for-money, specially designed for those interested in both the ancient undiscovered treasures and modern Greece.
Itinerary of the three days private tour
Thessaloniki, Pella, Veria, Vergina, Athens
Highlights of 3-Day Legendary Greece Tour To Thessaloniki, Vergina, Pella
- See on the way mount Olympus home of the Gods
- Visit the capital of Macedon and the palace of Alexander the Great and his father Philip
- Thessaloniki, named after Alexander the great sister, the capital of north Greece
- Thermopylae, the actual battle site of King Leonidas and his 300
Description of our 3 days private tour in Greece
Day 1: Athens, Dion, Thessaloniki
Our private tour starts with Athens Tours Greece after breakfast to THESSALONIKI through the towns of Central Greece crossing the Thessalian plain, the granary of GREECE, Larisa, Tempi mountains, Katerini and drive to the famous, sacred Macedonian town of DION (visit) to reach late in the afternoon Thessaloniki, the capital of Northern Greece. Short sightseeing, to see the large Byzantine church of St. Dimitrios, the Rotonda, the withe tower which is the trademark of Thessaloniki, and the statue of Alexander the Great. In between, time for lunch! Free evening to discover more about the capital of North Greece. Walk along the scenic coastal pavement of the town to visit the white tower and the statue of Alexander the Great. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the most interesting museum of THESSALONIKI and sightseeing in the city. Overnight
Day 2: Thessaloniki, Pella, Vergina, Lefkadia
Our private tour will continue in the morning with Athens Tours Greece driving you to PELLA, Alexander the Great’s capital (visit). Continue our sightseeing to VERGINA to visit the tomb of the KING PHILLIP and the famous ‘’VERGINA TREASURES’’. Then we will head on to LEFKADIA where you visit the excavations.
The Kingdom of Macedon
With the fall of the Macedonian Kingdom from the Romans Amphipolis became part of the Roman Empire from the city passed the famous Via Egnatia. The Late Roman years had significant economic development and something that testify impressive in size and decorated churches of the 5th and 6th century AD.
After the invasions of the Slavs in the late 6th century AD, Amphipolis gradually depopulated completely abandoned in the 8th century, when most of the inhabitants fled to the nearby seaside town Ioni, which had been renamed by the Byzantines in Chrysopolis. Today the region stands the modern namesake village, located about 60 km. Southeast of Serres.
We’ll return to THESSALONIKI via VERIA. Overnight
Day 3: Thessaloniki, Tempi valley, Lamia, Thermopylae, Athens
Athens Tour Greece will start the return drive to Athens, through the TEMPI VALLEY, LARISSA, LAMIA, THERMOPYLAE famous for the ancient battle that took place there (visit), KAMENA VOURLA and finally, this private tour ends in ATHENS.
Thermopylae (Hot Gates), the battlefield of King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans. Thermopylae is one of the major stops of this tour; known in the ancient years as one of the very important battles that has changed the word’s history.
Thermopylae gave strong responses to the people who were flocking there to be inspired by the braveness, the obey to their laws and the sacrifice for the world.
Visit in Thermopylae the monument of Leonidas and his brave 300 Spartan, the monument of the 700 Thespians, the hill of Kolonos (the last face of the battle), and the Innovation Center of Historical information to watch the 10 minutes 3D short movie of the battle.
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
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
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine 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 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.
- 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