Christmas in Thessaloniki

7 days

From $3,260

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Founded in 315 BCE, Thessaloniki is a city whose historical importance and legacy can be said to rival that of Athens. In antiquity, the city served as a hub in both the Macedonian and Roman periods and it was a bastion of Byzantine power in the Balkans later on. The long history of this UNESCO listed harbour city is evidenced by many monuments dotted on its streets, including the Palace and Mausoleum of Emperor Galerius, the Byzantine walls, ancient Orthodox churches and Ottoman mosques. We also venture beyond the city walls to the fabulous sites of Pella and Verghina – home of Philip II and Alexander the Great. This tour offers a wonderful way to spend Christmas immersed in one of the great bustling cosmopolitan centres of the ancient and historic world.

Please note:  Due to Christmas opening hours the order of some site visits may change.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the picturesque site of ancient Dion at the foot of Mount Olympus
  • Discover Pella, birthplace of both Philip II and Alexander the Great; the site is renowned for its exceptional mosaics, housed in the site museum
  • Admire the remarkable painted tombs at Verghina believed to contain the remains of the Macedonian Kings together with gold and precious grave goods

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  • Pay a low deposit of $1, was $750.

Single supplement: $555

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Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley

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Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley is a tutor in Greek archaeology at the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning (LEARN). She specialises in Minoan Crete and is the co-directed of the Praisos Survey and Excavation Project.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
December 22 2020 ATAX201222 December 22 2020 (Tuesday) December 28 2020 (Monday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley $3,260
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