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Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

1. Thessaloniki: Full-Day Bus Trip to Meteora

Embark on a full-day bus trip to Meteora from Thessaloniki. Explore this UNESCO world heritage site and admire the unique landscape. Depart Thessaloniki in the morning and journey to the amazing monastery complex of Meteora to visit 2 of the 6 holy monasteries, depending on their operating schedule. Get access to holy sites such as the women's Monastery of Agios Stefanos with its impressive wood-carved iconostasis, or visit the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, perched on the top of a rocky precipice over 400 meters high. Alternatively, discover the tower of the old preserved net at the Monastery of Varlaam, or explore the largest of the monasteries at the Monastery of Great Meteoron. Take in panoramic views of these incredible structures and the stunning landscape. Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch in Kastraki, near the city of Kalampaka, before heading back to Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Shipwreck Bay

2. Thessaloniki: Half-Day Sailing Cruise to Shipwreck Bay

Take a memorable and breathtaking cruise to discover the beaches of Thessaloniki. Enjoy a half-day cruise in the crystal clear sea of Thermaikos Bay on a comfortable luxury boat. Visit beautiful beaches, explore and swim in the turquoise waters, and see places with a magnificent view where you can swim, sunbathe, and snorkel. Your main destination is Navagio Beach, opposite Mount Olympus, the residence of the Greek gods. Along the sandy coastline, turquoise waters cover the wreck of a ship that sank in 1970, leaving a beautiful location for underwater exploring.  At noon, enjoy a delicious lunch prepared from scratch by the captain. Experience the flavors of northern Greece, accompanied by local wine, while listening to Greek music. Grab your camera, grab your bathing suit, and embark on an unforgettable journey on the crystal waters of Greece.

Thessaloniki: OTE Tower Rotating Experience with Light Meal

3. Thessaloniki: OTE Tower Rotating Experience with Light Meal

Visit the top floor of OTE Tower and enjoy the view with a light meal. See the sea and Thessaloniki's landmarks as the tower rotates 360 degrees every hour. Ascend to the top of the OTE Tower and be welcomed to an elegant dining room with panoramic views. Take a seat at your booked table to delight in your food menu. Choose between a glass of wine with a fruit platter, a club sandwich with a beer, or a bottle of wine with a cheese and fruit platter. You can always order more for purchase once seated at your table. Depending on the time slot selected, treat yourself with a view of the sunset, or visit in the evening when there is usually live piano music.

From Thessaloniki: Chalkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise with Lunch

4. From Thessaloniki: Chalkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise with Lunch

Get picked up at your hotel or nearby location in central Thessaloniki, and then journey by bus to Ormos Panagias for the start of your cruise to the Drenia islands complex of 6 tiny islets. Cool down with a refreshing swim and snorkel with the marine life on arrival, and then enjoy a tasty lunch on the beach. Next, sail to Ammouliani island for a coffee or another chance to swim in the crystal clear waters. Go for a stroll around the village to get an appreciation for everyday life in Greece.  Stop for another swim close to the village of Vourvourou and between the Diaporos islands as you cruise back towards Ormos Panagias. Look for seagulls and dolphins in their natural environment and listen to some authentic Greek bouzouki music along the way.

Halkidiki: Day Sailing Cruise

5. Halkidiki: Day Sailing Cruise

Embark on a unique sailing cruise in Halkidiki on a Bavaria 40 sailboat. Visit scenic locations have the opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters. Feel the unique sensation of sailing, explore isolated places, let your spirit free in the calming and soothing beauty of the Greek beaches with a forest for a background. Immerse yourself in the turquoise water. Next, visit the famous Proto Carras secret coves for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. Most of these places are inaccessible by car. Along the way, there will be sailing when the wind is favorable. Continue the cruise and sail to Spalathronisia islands. See some of the most beautiful places of Sithonia Halkidiki peninsula and have fresh fish at a local taverna.

Nea Michaniona Port: Sunset Cruise in Thessaloniki Bay

6. Nea Michaniona Port: Sunset Cruise in Thessaloniki Bay

Board the luxurious sailboat at the Nea Michaniona port marina and meet your experienced skipper. Sail into the Thermaikos gulf and see beautiful small bays with taverns and mansions on the sea. While being away from the hustle of the city you can swim in the clear water or relax on the deck with music. If you are lucky, experience a friendly encounter with the local dolphins which can be found in the region. Admire the beautiful sunset on the horizon and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with a light fruit salad as you end the day on a relaxing cruise.

From Thessaloniki: Train Trip to Meteora & Monastery Tour

7. From Thessaloniki: Train Trip to Meteora & Monastery Tour

Departing at 8:00AM, pass by the unique landscape as it alternates between mountains and sea. The route crosses by the foot of the mythical Mt Olympus, where in ancient times it was believed to be the residence of the 12 Gods. Next, it leads you to Palaeofarsalos train station. There you have to change trains and wait for 1 hour until you board the train that leads to Kalampaka. Here in the greater surrounding area, lies the home of the ancient tribe of Mirmidones, a group of legendary ancient warriors who had the mythical Achilles as their leader, who played an important role in the outcome of the Trojan War. In Kalambaka, arrive at approximately 12:05 PM. A guide will be there holding a signboard to welcome you and start the tour. After which, you will on-board on a luxury mini-bus drive, sit, relax and enjoy the unique landscape. Begin your tour of the Meteora monasteries. Admire the amazing Christian architecture, and discover how monasteries have been influenced over time, having existed for over 700 years. Ask the specialized guide plenty of questions and take photos at fantastic viewpoints. After the tour ends you will be transferred to Kalabaka's city center where you will have over an hour to spend under the shadow of giant rocks either having lunch or a coffee. You will get all the necessary information on how to get to the train station, which is around 5 minutes walk from the city centre. You must be at the train station no later than 6:10 PM in order to catch the train back to Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

8. Thessaloniki: Open Markets Food Tasting Tour

Delve into the food scene of Thessaloniki on a walking tour around the open markets, starting with a traditional coffee to get acquainted with your local host. Learn about everyday life in the city as you sample a selection of traditional Greek food in hidden markets known only to the locals. Uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine as you learn more about both classic and exciting new dishes. Get tips on where to find the best tavernas to explore independently at your own pace. Get a feel for the city and its everyday life as you learn where to buy fresh vegetables, traditional cheeses, coffee, and other produce.

Halkidiki: Private Sailing Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

9. Halkidiki: Private Sailing Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

Uncover the natural beauty of the coastline of Halkidiki on a sailboat tour from Paliouri. Ride on a comfortable boat with covered seating. Stop at destinations like Kelyfos island, the sandy Lemos beach, and a beach in Kameno that is only accessible by boat.  Meet your skipper at the pier in and begin your sailing adventure. Feel the wind in your sail as you sail to the island of Kelyfos. Jump into the crystal-clear water and take a refreshing swim. Keep your energy up with water, juice, and local fruit. Head to the isolated region of Spalathronisia and view verdant shores and pebble beaches. Stop at Lemos beach which is a narrow slip of sand that is wedged between turquoise waters. Have the chance to stop to purchase lunch at a charming seaside restaurant in Neos Marmaras, Halkidiki, or Spalathronisia. Continue to the coves that are to the south of Neos Marmaras. Take in views of the Porto Carras beach and go for another swim at a remote spot in Kameno before heading back to your starting point.

Kassandra: Private Sunset Cruise with Drinks & Swimming

10. Kassandra: Private Sunset Cruise with Drinks & Swimming

Discover the east cost of Kassandra with our Sunset Cruising, swim in 2 different Beaches. First will be the amazing beach of Afitos, there is a Sandbank place with Rocks that will let you an unforgettable remembrance swimming in this amazing waters. After let's go to Kallithea Kassandra second Place for swimming and relaxing near by the nature. Enjoy the sail back in the sunset with the fantastic purplish colors of the sunset. Then comes the Highlight "the Sunset Cruising" if you want our staff will show you to drive the Boat on the way back to the port of Nea Fokea.

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What people are saying about Central Macedonia

Great excursion, although the journey from Thessaloniki is quite long at 3 hours. The guide Rita shared a lot of interesting information during the trip. The monasteries and rocks are very impressive and definitely worth seeing. It's a pity that you only visit 2. Please note: access for women only with long skirts or dresses (if you wear trousers, a (wrap) skirt must be worn over them.

This was an excellent trip. Scenery was amazing. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Our bus driver was excellent and we travelled comfortably. Trip was perfectly organised and timed. My family and I very much enjoyed this tour and would sincerely recommend it.

An absolutely amazing trip! Makis and his crew were professional, safe, and fun. Beautiful views of the coast, swimming, and a perfectly cooked lunch prepared by the captain topped off the experience. Highly recommend.

Felt like we were on our own private sail. Beautiful lunch and calm waters. Breathtaking views, dropped off for a beautiful swim and returned to a freshly cooked lunch. Highly recommend. Alexia

Very attentive guide who thought about everything ( water, skirts, grest spots for photos).