Thessaloniki Sightseeing and Shopping
Transfer from Sarti to Thessaloniki for the Sightseeing. Here you will have the chance to see the White Tower, which is the symbol of the city, the fairgrounds, the university area, the Galerius Arch, the Rotonda Monument, the Citadel and the City Walls, from where you will have a marvelous view of Thessaloniki. During the tour you will make a stop at St. Dimitrios’ Byzantine church and you will have the opportunity to visit the archaeological museum or to spend your free time for shopping in the centre of the city. You may proceed to Tsimiski Street, the main street known for its beautiful shops and boutiques, with the latest fashions in furs, clothing and shoes.
A highlight of your stay in Greece will be a visit to the Meteora Monasteries. You will travel along the coast where you shall view Mount Olympus, the mythical residence of the twelve Gods. Then on to Kalambaka travelling through Larissa and Trikala for an optional lunch at the foot of the cliffs. Then on to Meteora, a geological miracle which must actually be seen to be believed. We shall visit two of the fabulous monasteries perched high upon the steep rocks. Each monastery possesses a vast richness of frescoes, icons and intricate carvings. Important notice: For entering the monasteries, appropriate clothing is required. Ladies must not wear short skirts and must have long sleeves. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.
Follow us bus on a informative tour of Sithonia, the middle peninsula of Halkidiki. First we visit in Nikiti the interesting Sithon honey factory, where we can watch the processing of the local honey. Of course you can just make your honey shopping here. In any case, you will be invited to shop in the next shop: At the weekly market in Neos Marmaras you can find so many. Then it’s off to the mountains to the traditional village of Parthenonas, which was abandoned for many decades and was only recently restored with loving care. Then almost the opposite follows: the Porto Carras hotel block in which we are interested only for the famous winery that we will visit, and of course also we will taste the products. In Toroni afterwards we will take our well-earned lunch in a handsome restaurant, so later we will be able to watch one of the largest natural harbours in Europe: Porto Koufo, the “deaf harbour” is so named because two massive rocks at the entrance even break easily the most powerful waves, so that the port is silence. An adventurous experience that just has to compete with the last stop: In Panorama, one of the highest peaks of our tour we go on photo safari. From here you have an immense view not only down to the village of Kalamitsi and its bright shining bays, but also the open sea and on clear days even to our holy Mount Athos.
Getting wet and wild in Thessaloniki’s Hottest Spot! Enjoy the thrills and spills of the wave machine, Rapid River, helter skelter and water slides! Splash into the fun with or without getting wet. Build your body with aerobics and aqua-aerobics. Participate in games and become the winner of the day. Enjoy your meal at one of our innumerous places. Relax on the hydro massage. Lie on the deck chair and get tanned. Get excited and surprised with much more… A fantastic day out for the whole family.