Epirus & Macedonia - Ancient Kingdoms of Northern Greece

10 days

From $4,120

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We are sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become necessary to reschedule this tour. Your safety and wellbeing are our utmost priorities, so we do hope you understand this enforced change of travel arrangements. A new date will be confirmed shortly. For more information, please read our full statement about the Coronavirus here. If you are booked onto this tour, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team on 888-331-3476, who are ready to help.

Summary

We follow in the footsteps of conquerors and cross mountainous landscapes while exploring the two northern kingdoms of ancient Greece and their successors. Three conquering kings rose from this area, Pyrrhus of Epirus from the Ionian coast, and Philip II and his son Alexander the Great in Macedonia. Epirus boasts famous sanctuaries and monuments to victory, while palaces, houses, painted tombs and exquisite pebble mosaics survive at the Macedonian cities of Verghina and Pella. We travel to towering Meteora, deep in the Pindus Mountains, where sky-scraping Byzantine monasteries perch on pinnacles of rock - built as a means to withdraw from the world, and we see the Roman imperial grandeur of Thessaloniki.

This tour of Northern Greece is full of fantastic archaeological sites, marked over the centuries by a cornucopia of peoples and cultures.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the richest ancient burial ever found in Europe – the tomb of Philip II – and its extraordinary museum
  • See the vertiginous 14th century Meteora monasteries, each perched boldly on a separate crag
  • Spend time exploring the wonderful ancient sites of Thessaloniki and its important museums
  • Explore ancient Pella, the capital of Macedonia and famous birthplace of Alexander the Great
Meet your Experts

Expert guides, whenever you travel

We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truly remarkable.

Oliver Gilkes

Guide Lecturer

Oliver currently works for Andante Travels in the archaeology department, designing new tours all over the world.

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Skylar Morgan

Tour Manager

Skylar Morgan graduated from the University of Exe-ter in 2017, where she studied archaeology and bio-archaeology. Skylar has some fieldwork experience, excavating a Prehistoric Native American settlement which allowed for her to explore and understand how communities lived 1,100 years ago.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Offer Availability
September 14 2020 AMAC200914 September 14 2020 (Monday) September 23 2020 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley $4,120
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$1
$750
$670 Call for availability
October 26 2020 AMAC201026 October 26 2020 (Monday) November 4 2020 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley Miranda Spitha $4,120
(ex. flights)
$1
$750
$670 Call for availability
April 5 2021 AMAC210405 April 5 2021 (Monday) April 14 2021 (Wednesday) Oliver Gilkes $4,205
(ex. flights)
$149
$750
$730 $4,070
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May 24 2021 AMAC210524 May 24 2021 (Monday) June 2 2021 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley $4,205
(ex. flights)
$149
$750
$640 $4,070
save $135
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September 27 2021 AMAC210927 September 27 2021 (Monday) October 6 2021 (Wednesday) Milena Melfi $4,205
(ex. flights)
$149
$750
$640 $4,070
save $135
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