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Modern Kavala was once ancient Philippi's port. More infamously, Ottoman Pasha Mehmet Ali (1769–1849), eventual founder of Egypt’s last royal dynasty, ruled here. He ordered his fleet to slaughter tens of thousands of Christian Greeks on islands such as Kassos and Psara during Greece's independence struggle. Islanders still commemorate these events annually.

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Day Tour of Philippi, Amphipolis, and Kavala

At 8:30am, after getting picked up by your guide, begin your journey to the city of Kavala. Take the Egnatia highway, built on the path of the Roman 'Via Egnatia', and pass by Lakes of Koroni, Volvi, as well as the village of Asprovalta. Arrive at 10:30am and pay a visit to the place where St. Lydia was baptised, known as Lydia of Thyatira. She is commonly known as St.Lydia or simply 'The Woman of Purple'. Next, visit the archaeological site of Philippi, the 'Forum Romanum' from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Come 1:30, you and the group will continue on the to the city of Kavala for a short drive around the town where you may see the famous churches of St. Paul and St. John and the port. Proceed to have lunch in a picturesque little harbor at a sea food restaurant. Following your lunch and on the way back to Thessaloniki, you will make a 2:30pm stop to visit the famous statue of Amphipolis, the statue of the Lion. It has been restored and stands next to the old bridge of Strymonas river at the regional street Amphipolis-Serraiki Akti. Drive back to Thessaloniki at 4:30pm for a 6:30pm arrival.

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Day tour from Bansko to Kavala, Greece

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Castle of Kavala, Kavala, Kavala Region, East Macedonia and ThraceThe Acropolis of Kavala was built in 15th century on the same place as the early fortres was erected. It is on the top of the hill above the new city and it could be seen from a distance.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: AqueductThe well-preserved aqueduct is the biggest attraction in Kavala. It is with Roman origin, but what could be seen today is from 15th century or from the Ottoman times.Stop At: Imaret, Kavala, Kavala Region, East Macedonia and ThraceShort tour around in the most beautiful restored Ottoman site in kavala, which is a hotel today and have coffee with spectacular view.Duration: 1 hour

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5-Day Christian Tour all over Greece following the footsteps of Apostle Paul

ItineraryDay 1: CHRISTIAN TOUR IN ATEHNS & ANCIENT CORINTH - DELPHIStop At: Acropolis, Athens, AtticaCHRISTIAN TOUR IN ATEHNS: We will pick you up from your hotel (or cruise ship) at 08.30 to start the brilliant Christian tour in Athens. We will visit Acropolis, The ancient Agora which was the heart of Athens in antiquity and the meeting point of Saint Paul with the first followers of Christianity in Athens. The next step will be the "Mars Hill", where Apostle Paul proclaimed the word of the Christian God to the Athenian philosophers. We will have the next stop at coastal district of Palaio Faliro This is the area where St Paul arrived with the escort of Beroes after his departure from Veroia and Thessaloniki. Of course, in combination with our Christian tour we will have a panoramic city tour in Athens (The temple of Zeus, Panathinaikos Stadium, Parliament, Presidential Guards, Athens Trilogy etc).Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Corinthia Region, PeloponneseIn continue driving along the mainland coast to Peloponnese, we will have our first stop, 1 hour later, at the Canal of Corinth (6 km length and 80m height). Rest and Photo tour thereDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Corinth, Corinthia Region, PeloponneseWe continue to reach at Ancient Corinth which was one of his beloved cities of Saint Paul. We will have the chance to visit the Ancient Market and the Bema of Apostle Paul, and we will walk at the same paths that Apostle of Nations walked and preached hundreds of years earlier. We will visit the commercial town of Corinth and The Apostolos Pavlos (Apostle Paul) metropolitan church, on the street of the same name, which founded by Apostle Paul around 51-52 AD. Next stop will be at 'Kechrias Port. Around 52 AD, Apostle Paul arrived from Athens to Corinth. He stayed in Corinth for eighteen months, establishing and consolidating the Church of Corinth. Then, from Kechrias port, his next journey began .Our first day finished in Delphi for overnightDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Delphi in 3* star hotel or 4* star hotelDay 2: DELPHI – MONASTERY OF SAINT LOUKAS - VEROIA – VERGINA – THESSALONIKIStop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central Greece08.30pick you up from your hotel have the element visit at the area of Delphi, the Temple of Apollon, Delphi Museum. The next visit will be at the wonderful Byzantine Monastery of St. Loukas. The Monastery of Saint Loukas is an 11th century monastery and it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. You will have lunch at the traditional tavernaDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Vima Apostolou Pavlou, Veroia, Imathia Region, Central MacedoniaGo ahead to reach at the beautiful town of Veroia at Northwestern Greece. We visit the church of Apostle Paul and the made of marble ''Vima of Apostle Paul'', the place Paul preached to the people of one of his beloved towns for many days. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina, Imathia Region, Central MacedoniaWe continue to the Ancient town of Vergina and to the King's tombs, one of them of Alexander the Great father and ex-king, and we finally arrive at. Check in at your hotel. Thessaloniki for overnight. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Thessaloniki in 3*star or 4* star hotelsDay 3: THESSALONIKI - NEA FOKEA - FILIPPOI - KAVALAStop At: The Castle of Kavala, Kavala, Kavala Region, East Macedonia and ThraceAfter breakfast, we leave Thessaloniki to reach at the small town of Nea Fokea, and the ''Agiasma of St. Paul'', that is an underground corridor ends to a chamber where St. Paul was hidden when people of Thessaloniki was running after him. Next visit will be at Filippoi, where St, Paul preached his first evangelical sermon and baptized the first Christians in Europe! Visit the ''Baptismal'' site, where Lydia baptized as the first European woman, and the secret crypt where Paul was prisoned in. Finally, we visit Acropolis of Filippoi, visit the theatre, Basilica and the prison were Apostle Paul and Silas where thrown. Continue into the modern city of Kavala the "ancient Neapolis" where Paul accompanied by Silas, Luke and Timothy, first set foot in Europe, have lunch in the town of KavalaDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Thessaloniki in 3*star or 4* star hotelsDay 4: KAVALA – CHURCHES IN THESSALONIKI – METEORA Stop At: Thessaloniki Zoo, Agios Pavlos, Thessaloniki Region, Central MacedoniaAfter your breakfast we leave from Kavala to reach in Thessaloniki. We explore Thessaloniki, where Paul preached and wrote two epistles during the winters of 49-50 AD to the Ancient Thessalonians. See the ramparts of the city: the triumphal Arch of Galerius, built in 303 AD, at the Via Egnatia. The Rotonda is one of the most imposing monuments of Thessaloniki. Visits to St. Demetrius Basilica at the most important part of the temple, is the underground ancient “Crypt”. According to the Christian Tradition, the saint was imprisoned here and died in 303 A.D. The Acheiropoietos Church - a gem of devotion: The Acheiropoietos Church owes its name to an icon of the Virgin Mary, (‘Acheiropoietos’ meaning "made not by human hands "), which was kept in the church. It is one of the first churches of Christianity, founded sometime between 450 and 475 AD. Also we will have a special visit at the Vlatades Monastery that said that Apostle Paul stopped there to drink some water that's why called “Apostle Paul’s Holy Water", Believers from all over the world worship the space of Holy Water and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view to Thermaikos Gulf & Thessaloniki. In the same area there is also the Orthodox Church of St. Paul. We will divining through the central Greece to reach in Meteora for Overnight Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Thessaloniki in 3*star or 4* star hotelsDay 5: METEORA – ATHENSStop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, Thessaly09.00 our driver pick you up from your hotel and we will visit the BYZANTINE MONASTERIES of Meteora, that are included on the UNESCO world heritage monument list. Having our first stop at The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoro which is the biggest and oldest one of all. It was called the monastery that was "suspended in the air" (Meteoro), because of the formation of the gigantic rock on top of which it was built. Our second visit is to the great monastery of St. Stephan. The Monastery of St. Stephan, which is a small church built in the 16th century and decorated in 1545. Duration: 8 hoursStop At: Thermopylae Museum, Thermopylae, Phthiotis Region, Central GreeceWe leave from Meteora and after a short stop at Thermopiles where there is the statue of Leonidas as a memorial the battle of the 300 Spartans against thousands of Persian soldiers of the Persian Empire, we will reach in Athens. Drop off at your hotel in Athens Duration: 20 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Spring Break GREECE Tour

This tour is ALL inclusive, excluding souvenir shopping, or additional refreshments you may wish to purchase as you travel. All transportation and entrances are included, as well as all meals(family style-guides will order to make sure you taste a variety of Greek dishes). You will depart the US on March 22, arriving on the 23rd. Guides will ease you through your airport travels the entire way! Souvenir shopping/dinner(time TBA), after everyone is settled in the hotel.On the 24th, put on some comfortable shoes and get ready to see Thessaloniki: Archeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, Lefko Pirgos, Boat tour, Alexander the Great(photo opp), Souvenir shopping.A good picture day is the 25th-you will see Archeological sites, various stunning Byzantine Churches, and Eptapyrgio.Get ready to be inspired by the ancients on the 26th in Vergina. Veria, Eliza(coffee/photo opp), then Panagia Soumela. The drive alone is incredibly picturesque!On the 27th you will visit the enchanting Kavala, Philipi, Lydia, then a Kavala city tour. Briki(coffee/photo opp), Souvenir shopping.The 28th, you will be awe struck when you see the Meteora! Souvenir shopping, Monasteries.On the 29th, depart for Petralona cave! Then downtown Thessaloniki, Souvenir shopping. Depart for US on the 30th.If any attractions are unavailable for any reason, the guides will easily substitute with another-there's so much history and beauty to discover!

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Greece Golden Circle! From Athens to Athens 10Days Private Land Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Visit Corinth Canal,Ancient Corinth,Myceane,Epidaurus and overnight in NauplionStop At: Corinth Canal, Corinth, Corinthia Region, PeloponneseDepart from Athens and drive along the coast line until we reach the Corinth Canal where we will make a brief stop.The Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island. ls considered one of the great engineering accomplishments of Greece.The canal was dug through the Isthmus at sea level and has no locks. It is 6.4 kilometres (4 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base. The canal was constructed from 1880 to 1893, however, it is something that shipowners and captains had dreamed about for some 2000 years before it became a reality.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Ancient Corinth (Archaia Korinthos), Corinth, Corinthia Region, PeloponneseAncient Corinth's location was of great strategical and economic importance. It was located between the Saronic and the Corinthian gulf, in the narrow band of land which joins the central Greek land with Peloponnesus. In this way, it had the control of the ships which carried out the trade between eastern Greek and Italy, as well as the control of the entrance to PeloponnesusDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Archaeological Site Mycenae, Mycenae, Argolis Region, PeloponneseMycenae is a UNESCO World Heritage SiteThe Mycenaeans, was a civilization made up of herdsmen and warriors, prevailed in the south of Greece from approximately 1600 - 1100 BCE . Mycenae has been excavated by Heinrich Schliemann, who attempted to locate the legendary city of Troy and his led him to unearth a treasure trove of fortified palace complexes, burial tombs, and a cache of gold and bronze items comparable to the tomb of TutankhamenDuration: 2 hoursStop At: The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Epidavros, Argolis Region, PeloponneseThe ancient Theatre of Epidaurus dates back to 4th century BC and is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece, but is undeniably unique for a multitude of reasons. It is argued that the Theatre of Epidaurus is the grandest and best preserved in all of Greece,For several centuries, the theatre of Epidaurus has been home to the theatrical arts, offering audiences ancient drama plays and comedies, as well as performances of opera, dance and classical music.The Asklepieion of Epidaurus as an important healing center, considered the cradle of medicinal arts and the mother sanctuary of the plethora of other Asklepieia that were built throughout the Hellenic world.The sanctuary of Epidaurus was named after the god of medicine, Asklepios, and pilgrims came from all over the Mediterranean seeking healing for their ailments through physical and spiritual meansDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Nauplion Promenade, Nafplio, Argolis Region, PeloponneseNauplion is divided into the old city with its neoclassic buildings, picturesque streets, middle age fountains and Constitution Square. Was the capital of the newly formed Greek state from 1828 to 1834, when this role passed to Athens. It is a colourful town with culture, history and natural beauty.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Visit Sparta/Mystras, overnight in SpartaStop At: Archaeological Site of Mystras, Mystras, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, PeloponneseMystras is UNESCOs World Heritage site!Mystras, the ‘wonder of the Morea’, lies in the southeast of the Peloponnese. The town developed down the hillside from the fortress built in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William II of Villehardouin, at the top of a 620 m high hill overlooking Sparta.Like a replica in miniature of the majestic form of Mt. Taygetos, Mystras rises above the verdant valley of Eurotas and is the best-preserved example of medieval walled town in the Greek region, is today a standing ghost city that fascinates the modern traveler with its castle, churches and the palatial complex of the ruling Byzantine dynasty, bearing witness to its bygone greatnessDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, Sparta, Sparta Municipality, Laconia Region, PeloponneseThe Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil in the Peloponnesian city of Sparta offers fascinating insights into the history of olive cultivation and olive oil production in Greece from prehistoric times to the early 20th century, from their roles in mythology, religion and the economy to art, culture and cuisine.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Visit Monemvasia - Water Caves Diros, overnight in MonemvasiaStop At: Monemvasia Fortress, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality, Laconia Region, PeloponneseBuilt on a rock accessible only through a causeway, the castle of Monemvasia was populated around the 6th century A.D. by the Laconians, in order to protect themselves from the Arabic invasions. They constructed the first wooden, moveable bridge that linked the rock to the shore. The castle was named after this bridge, as “Monemvasia” means “single entrance”. The castle experienced a radical growth during the Byzantine Period from the 12th until the 14th century, and it was then when the finest byzantine churches that decorate the island were built. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Caves of Diros, Diros, Laconia Region, PeloponneseThe spectacular cave complex of Diros in the Peloponnese offers visitors the opportunity to travel back to the Neolithic era and even further.It is not just the drop in temperature that gives you the chills as you descend underground to start the 40-minute boat tour of Vlychada, the biggest cave of the Diros complex. It is the beautiful and dramatic formations of stalactites and stalagmites, formed millions of years ago, when the sea, located just a few meters away, started to rise and formed the lake we see today. It is the excitement of not knowing what can be hiding in the darkness beyond the illuminated 1.5k route, and the realization of the sheer size of this underground miracle of nature: a series of vast caverns stretching 15k into the rock, with 2,800 waterways – and this is only what we know of so far.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Visit Temple of Apollo Epikourios- Olympia, overnight in OlympiaStop At: Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Skliros, Messenia Region, PeloponneseThis famous temple to the god of healing and the sun was built towards the middle of the 5th century B.C. in the lonely heights of the Arcadian mountains. The temple, which has the oldest Corinthian capital yet found, combines the Archaic style and the serenity of the Doric style with some daring architectural features.Is an exceptionally large, well-preserved and mysterious Classical temple.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Archaeological Site of OlympiaVisit the Archaeological Site with Temples of Zeus and Hera and the Ancient Olympic Stadium, where the First Olympic Games in 776 B.C. were held.Visit the New Archaeological Museum of Olympia and see among others the Sculpture Masterpieces of Hermes by Praxitelis and the Nike (Victory) by Paionios.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Visit Delphi, overnight in DelphiStop At: Delphi, Delphi, Phocis Region, Central GreeceDelphi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site!Welcome to the grandeur of Delphi, where nature and ancient ruins blend in an extraordinary way, enhancing the beauty of one another against a setting of mountains, terraces and trees. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, hundreds of feet above the sea, it is easy to see why Delphi was once believed to be the center of the earth. Before you reach the archaeological site of Delphi and its Museum, a short stop at the traditional picturesque village of Arachova is a must! Take your chance to lay back and listen to your driver as he ,on the way to your destination, he tells you the fascinating history of the Sanctuary of Apollo, the paved Sacred Way, and the Doric temple of Apollo. Admire the Theatre and the Stadium, used for the main events of the Pythian Festival, located on terraces above the Temple. To the right of the entrance to the Sanctuary is the Kastalian Fountain, where Pythia washed before speaking her prophecies. Across and below the road from the Spring you will find the Marmaria or Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, with the conspicuous building of Tholos.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Visit Meteora , overnight in MeteoraStop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, ThessalyThe UNESCO World Heritage Site Meteora consists of a group of monasteries built on rocky spires in northwestern Thessaly. The monasteries are ‘floating in the air’, as its name means, on a series of spectacular outcrops of this region that are as much as 400 meters high. They are formed of eroded conglomerate and riddled with caves that provided shelter for the hermits who first settled there.Meteora is now the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. While monasteries in Meteora are first attested in the early 14th century, its history can be traced back to the 11th century when monks first settled there.Its sublime beauty cannot be conveyed in words or pictures. The soaring monoliths of more than four hundred metres in height seem to have been expressly created by God for the bold ascetics who would seek the ideal place in this tranquil setting to devote themselves wholly to prayer.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Visit Dion‎, overnight in ThessalonikiStop At: Dion Archaeological Park, Dion, Pieria Region, Central MacedoniaThe Archaeological Park of Dion is the most important archaeological site at Mount Olympus in Greece.The park has an area of 150 hectares, of which nearly 50 hectares belong to the urban area and 50 hectares to the sanctuaries. The other area has not yet been explored archaeologically. In the former urban area residential buildings, a market square, public buildings, churches, bathhouses, shops, workshops and toilets have been found. The sanctuaries, the theaters and the cemetery are located outside the cityDuration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Visit Vergina- Pella, overnight in ThessalonikiStop At: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina, Imathia Region, Central MacedoniaVergina is best known as the site of ancient Aigai, the first capital of Macedon. It was there when in 336 BC Philip II was assassinated in the theatre and Alexander the Great was proclaimed king.The excavation unearthed the burial sites of many kings of Macedon, including the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, which, unlike so many other tombs, had not been disturbed or looted. It is also the site of an extensive royal palace. The archaeological museum of Vergina was built to house all the artifacts found at the site and is one of the most important museums in Greece.Aigai has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status as "an exceptional testimony to a significant development in European civilization, at the transition from classical city-state to the imperial structure of the Hellenistic period.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Archaeological Site at Pella, Central MacedoniaPella, ancient capital of King Archelaus of Macedonia at the end of the 5th century BC and birthplace of Alexander the Great. Best known as the historical capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. At the site can be found ruins of the ancient town, Macedonian graves and, in the archaeological museum one can see interesting exhibits of sculptures of the classic and Hellenistic eras, magnificent mosaic floors, pottery, figurines and jewellery.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 9: Visit Philippi- Kavala and overnight in ThessalonikiStop At: Philippi Archaeological SiteThe remains of this walled city lie at the foot of an acropolis in north-eastern Greece, on the ancient route linking Europe and Asia, the Via Egnatia. Founded in 356 BC by the Macedonian King Philip II, the city developed as a “small Rome” with the establishment of the Roman Empire in the decades following the Battle of Philippi, in 42 BCE. The vibrant Hellenistic city of Philip II, of which the walls and their gates, the theatre and the funerary heroon (temple) are to be seen, was supplemented with Roman public buildings such as the Forum and a monumental terrace with temples to its north. Later the city became a centre of the Christian faith following the visit of the Apostle Paul in 49-50 CE. The remains of its basilicas constitute an exceptional testimony to the early establishment of Christianity.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: KavalaIts geographical location, its natural port and its adjacency with gold-bearing Mt Pangaion make Kavala one of the oldest coastal towns, with its traces being lost in the mists of prehistory.It was to this town that the Apostle Paul came to teach the message of Christianity for the first time in Europe in 49 AD.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 10: Visit Thessaloniki and return back to AthensStop At: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region, Central MacedoniaThe Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki It holds and interprets artifacts from the Prehistoric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods, mostly from the city of Thessaloniki but also from the region of Macedonia in general.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: ΡοτόνταThe Rotunda of Galerius is 125m northeast of the Arch of Galerius. It is also known (by its consecration and use) as the Greek Orthodox Church of Agios Georgios, and is informally called the Church of the Rotunda (or simply The Rotunda).The cylindrical structure was built in 306 AD on the orders of the tetrarch Galerius, who was thought to have intended it to be his mausoleum. It was more likely intended as a temple; it is not known to what god it would have been dedicated, probably Zeus.The Rotunda has a diameter of 24.5 m. The walls are interrupted by eight rectangular bays, with the west bay forming the entrance. A flat brick dome, 30 m high at the peak, crowns the cylindrical structure. In its original design, the dome of the Rotunda had an oculus, as does the Pantheon in Rome.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Battlefield of Thermopylae, Thermopylae, Phthiotis Region, Central GreeceThermopylae is a place in Greece where a narrow coastal passage existed in antiquity. It derives its name from its hot sulphur springs.The Hot Gates is "the place of hot springs" Thermopylae is world-famous for the battle that took place there between the Greek forces (notably the Spartans) and the invading Persian forces, commemorated by Simonides in the famous epitaph, "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here obedient to their laws we lie." Thermopylae is the only land route large enough to bear any significant traffic between Lokris and Thessaly. This passage from north to south along the east coast of the Balkan peninsula requires use of the pass and for this reason Thermopylae has been the site of several battles.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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9 Days Bulgaria, Greece & Macedonia on a Motorbike

ItineraryDay 1: Welcome Stop At: Sofia International AirportThis is your meet and greet day. Your guide will meet you at the airport (Please provide us with the flight details) and transfer you to the hotel. You will receive the rented bikes if there are such. If the time allows you will have guided walk in Sofia’s city center. After that, you will have welcome dinner in a local traditional restaurant. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Traditional Bulgarian Welcome dinner No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: The Cultural Capital of Europe 2019 Stop At: HisaryaWe will start our tour on one of the most popular scenic moto road in Bulgaria. It is right next to the Central Balkan mountain. After a couple of hours, we will reach our first stop, where you will have a guided visit of ancient "Diocletianopolis". The town is still an active SPA resort with well preserved Roman remains, where we will have our lunch. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceOur final destination is Plovdiv, the cultural capital of Europe for 2019th, where we will overnight. After checking in the hotel you will have guided walking tour of the historical part of the oldest cities in Europe. Heritage from all periods is preserved around the cobblestone streets. The main highlights we will visit are: Revival period wealthy houses, Roman Theater, early 20th-century pharmacy, Medieval remains and fortifications, Roman stadium, 14th-century beautiful mosque and many more. For the evening we recommend the area called "The Trap", full of bars, restaurants and craft shops.Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~350 km.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in the Old part of Plovdiv Day 3: Trigrad Gorge Stop At: Bachkovo Monastery, Bachkovo, Plovdiv ProvinceAfter breakfast, we will keep our course South. We will visit a Medieval fortress, on a top of a cliff, giving a nice view of the area. Then the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria – Bachkovo monastery. It was established in 11 century by Georgian, very close to the Imperial power of the Byzantine empire. This place is also important for the history of the Jewish community in Bulgaria, because the main figures, responsible for saving them during the Second World War are buried there. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Trigradsko GorgeAfter a guided visit of those pleases we will head toward Trigrad. It is situated in the heart of the Rhodope mountain. We will pass through amazing mountain roads and gorge. We will overnight there, enjoying the local cosine and traditions.Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~260 km.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in Trigrad Day 4: Reaching Greece Stop At: KavalaAfter breakfast, we will continue towards Greece on nice mountain roads. We will avoid as much as we can highways for a better experience. We will pass through many Greek villages. Our final destination is the city of Kavala. It has a fortress on the seaside and one of the best preserved Roman Aqueduct. We will overnight in the town. We can have great dinner at the marina.Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~345 km.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in Kavala, Greece Day 5: Thessaloniki Stop At: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina, Imathia Region, Central MacedoniaIn the morning we will start our journey west. Our first visit will be in the tomb of Philp II, father of Alexander the Great. The tomb is very close to Pela, the capital of the Macedonian dynasty and it is part of a big ancient necropolis. You will have guided visit of the historical site.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: ThessalonikiAfter this, we will go a bit back and enter Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece. We will check in the hotel there, leave the bikes and enjoy the city’s center. The main highlights are: The white tower, the Roman terms, Roman arch, the Medieval town, and a big, rich archaeological museum.Note: Thessaloniki is famous for its nightlife.Riding time for the day approximately 4 hours / 260 km.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in Thessaloniki Day 6: Meteora Stop At: Meteora, Kastraki, Kalambaka, Trikala Region, ThessalyOur main objective for the day will be to reach Meteora, one of the most sacred Christian place with a very unique nature. There a many monastery complexes, situated high on cliffs. The exact date of the establishment of the monasteries is unknown. By the late 11th and early 12th centuries, a rudimentary monastic state had formed called the Skete of Stagoi and was centered around the still-standing church of Theotokos. By the end of the 12th century, an ascetic community had flocked to Meteora and expanded its size.We will visit some of the most important monasteries and churches, which despite the history will give an amazing views. We will overnight in the area. Riding time for the day approximately 4 hours / ~280km.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Meteora area Day 7: Reaching Macedonia Stop At: OhridIn the morning we will start our trip to Macedonia. We will ride on beautiful roads and reach Ohrid, where you will have a guided tour of the historical part of the city. It is the second city in the country, but for sure the most beautiful and preserved. We will ride around the huge Ohrid Lake. In the evening you will have traditional Balkan dinner in the old part of Ohrid, enjoying the surrounding nature. We will overnight there.Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~290km.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in Ohrid Day 8: Exploring Skopje Stop At: Skopje Fortress Kale, Skopje, Skopje RegionAfter breakfast, we will start our journey to the capital of Macedonia – Skopje. Before we get there we will stop to one of the most beautiful natural parks in Europe – Matka. We will spend some time there. Also, if you like, you can rent a small boat and enjoy the nature. You can reach a cave and some medieval Bulgarian monasteries. After that, we will ride to the city of Skopje and have a guided walk in the historical center. It is a unique place, which will give you an interesting conception of Balkan reality. Also, the central part is separated in tho parts - the old and the modern. The old is very oriental and has the typical "suk". Overnight in the city.Riding time for the day approximately 3 hours / ~180km.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* hotel in Skopje Day 9: Back to Sofia Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila, Sofia RegionThis is the last day of your guided tour. In the morning we will start our return journey to Sofia. On the way we will stop at one UNESCO site in Bulgaria – Rila monastery – the biggest on the Balkan Peninsula. It is still an active one and monks are still living there. The history of the place could be tracked in the 10th century. You will have guided visit of the complex. Our lunch will be there. You will be able to try the local specialties, the most famous of them is the fresh trout fish. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: CenterAfter that, we will ride to Sofia. You will return the rented bikes and check in the hotel (if your flight is on that day we will transfer you the airport directly. If you depart the next day, also airport transfer is included).Riding time for the day approximately 5 hours / ~340km.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.