Top things to do

Canyon in Zagorohoria

Vikos Gorge

The Voïdomatis River, a tributary of the Aoös, carved the 12km-long, 900m-deep Vikos Gorge over millions of years, leaving stark cliffs and yawning depths. According to Guinness, it’s the world’s deepest canyon in p…
Nature Reserve in Thrace

Dadia Forest Reserve

Situated on one of Europe’s major bird migration routes, the 73 sq km reserve at Dadia Forest is a-flutter with 203 bird species including three types of vulture. The Ecotourist Centre has detailed bilingual wall di…
Mountain in Macedonia

Mt Olympus

The cloud-covered lair of the Ancient Greek pantheon, awe-inspiring Mt Olympus (Όρος Όλυμπος) fires visitors' imaginations today, just as it did for the ancients who venerated it. Greece’s highest mountain, Olympus …
Museum in Thrace

Art of Silk Museum

Located in Tsiariki House, a silk producer of 60 years pedigree, this museum beautifully illuminates the region's sericultural history. Audio guides in multiple languages (and enthusiastic staff) lead visitors throu…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Macedonia

Vergina Royal Tombs Museum

A grass-covered tumulus (burial mound) has been converted into a truly spine-tingling museum where visitors can descend to the entryways of royal tombs and admire treasures unearthed at this very site. The showpiece…
Top Choice Museum in Thessaloniki

Archaeological Museum

Macedonia's major prehistoric and ancient Macedonian and Hellenistic finds are housed in this museum, bar Vergina's gold tomb finds, which are exhibited in Vergina. Highlights include the Derveni Crater (330–320 BC)…
Top Choice Church in Thessaloniki

Church of Agios Dimitrios

This enormous 5th-century structure honours Thessaloniki’s patron saint. A Roman soldier, Dimitrios was killed around AD 306 at this former Roman bath site by order of Emperor Galerius, infamous persecutor of Christ…
Top Choice Museum in Thessaloniki

Museum of Byzantine Culture

This fascinating museum has plenty of treasures to please Byzantine buffs, plus simple explanations to introduce the empire to total beginners. More than 3000 Byzantine objects, including mosaics, intriguing tomb pa…
Top Choice Greek in Parga

Castello Restaurant

Local favourite Castello whips up a creative menu of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. Fish brochettes and steaks keep the grill smoking, while homemade pasta dishes burst with fresh seafood and herbs. The owners are…
Top Choice Taverna in Kastoria

Doltso

From melt-in-the-mouth pork with prunes to towers of aubergine and smoky cheese, every local speciality is cooked with panache (and served in generous portions) at Doltso. This restored 1860 manion's stone walls and…