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Secret Greece - Alexander & Olympus

From Thessaloniki’s Byzantine quarter to the haunts of Alexander the Great, the home of the Gods, Mount Olympus, the monasteries of Mount Athos, Philippi’s Roman remains, and bountiful nature at Lake Kerkini, this is a glorious discovery of northern Greece

A tour of two halves begins in western Thessaloniki, the country’s cosmopolitan second city, and moves to the east for the scenic valley of historic Serres, providing a change of tempo, and allowing you to visit landmark sights across the Central Macedonia region. A cultural hub, with an arty, energising character, Thessaloniki has myriad museums, a 16th century seafront tower, and a three-mile promenade. Much of the centre was rebuilt after the 1917 Great Fire, but the Byzantine Ano Poli area survived unscathed and is UNESCO listed. Tours from here include the Poseidon-like trident fork (known as the ‘three fingers’) of the Macedonian peninsula, where we cruise beneath Mount Athos, with its hermitage caves, ancient monasteries, and age-old lifestyle of solitude and simplicity; Pella, the birthplace of Alexander, and Vergina, home to the palace and tombs of his father, King Philip II, and son, Alexander IV; and Dion’s temples of the Gods on the low slopes of Mount Olympus. And from the relaxing setting of a spa resort near Serres, we explore the ruins of Greco-Roman Philippi, visit the Kilkis cemetery and memorial to First World War British servicemen, enjoy an interlude in seafront Kavala, and cruise on Kerkini Lake.

Overview

  • Thessaloniki  - 4 nights
  • Serres  - 3 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Discover 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites          
  • Savour delicious Greek cuisines
  • Cruise around the remarkable Mount Athos Peninsula    
  • Enjoy wine tasting at a beautiful vineyard            
  • Explore ancient Pella and Philippi          
  • Sail on the serene Lake Kerkini

From Thessaloniki’s Byzantine quarter to the haunts of Alexander the Great, the home of the Gods, Mount Olympus, the monasteries of Mount Athos, Philippi’s Roman remains, and bountiful Nature at Lake Kerkini, this is a glorious discovery of northern Greece

Accommodation

Mediterranean Palace - Thessaloniki

A central 5-star hotel located next to the historic district of Ladadika with beautiful view of the Thermaic Gulf. Restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, spa, pool and WiFi (free). 118 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, safe and satellite TV. An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €4 per room per day.

Elpida Resort & Spa - Serres

A 4-star hotel in the valley of Agioi Anargyroi with views of Serres Acropolis. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 111 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV. An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €3 per room per day.
Notes:

An accommodation tax is payable locally, approximately €7- €10 per room per day.

Extension Options

Pieria Extension

Stay four nights at the 5-star Cavo Olympo Hotel in Pieria located in a private cove in Plaka of Litochoro, right between the Aegean Sea and the foot of the majestic Mt. Olympus.

Cavo Olympo Hotel - Pieria

Restaurants, bars, pool, WiFi (free) and air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV. An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €4 per room per day.

Extra Nights

Stay in Thessaloniki before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Mediterranean Palace Hotel
(per night) £100
Single supplement £80
Sea view (per night)  £130
Single sea view supplement £115
Arrival transfer £40

Mediterranean Palace - Thessaloniki

A central 5-star hotel located next to the historic district of Ladadika with beautiful view of the Thermaic Gulf. Restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, spa, pool and WiFi (free). 118 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, safe and satellite TV. An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €4 per room per day.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
easyJet from Gatwick (14 May - British Airways from Gatwick)

May
May 14 (Tuesday)
  • Sold out
September
September 17 (Tuesday)
October
October 8 (Tuesday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, itinerary as described, entrance fees, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, accommodation tax, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes:

An accommodation tax is payable locally, approximately €7- €10 per room per day.

Seaview upgrade at the Mediterranean Palace – Thessaloniki for 4 nights available, on request, please call.
2024: £110 per person
Single supplement £575 
2025: £120 per person
Single supplement £695

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £415
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £250
  • Arrival transfer
  • £40
  • Departure transfer
  • £80

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