A tour of majestic Northern Greece

Part 1: Halkidiki

“There is no place like this”

The locals claim that there is no other place like Halkidiki in the whole world and they may indeed have a point. The region can offer anything one might wish to see and experience: from high-end resorts to quiet fishing villages, and from lush green forests to crystal blue seas and golden beaches.

  • Day 1: Arrival

After arriving in Thessaloniki, you pick up your car and drive to Halkidiki, where you will spend your first few days.

Indicative distance travelled: ~80 km - ~55 min. (Thessaloniki airport to Afytos, Halkidiki)

  • Days 2-4: Exploring Halkidiki

Follow our suggestions or do your own thing, see and do as much as possible or relax by the sea. One thing is for sure: you will want to return to Halkidiki for more!

Part 2: Thessaloniki and surroundings

The capital of the North

The “nymph of Thermaikos”, lovingly nicknamed so from the bay around which it is built, combines a long history, amazing food and a vibrant nightlife for the visitor to discover, taste and experience. 

  • Day 5: Getting to know the nymph

One day with Thessaloniki is never enough, but it is definitely enough time for her to charm you! Follow some of our suggestions or get lost exploring the city.

Indicative distance travelled: ~90 km - ~1 h 15 min. (Afytos, Halkidiki to Thessaloniki)

  • Day 6: Your choice

As always, we want to offer you as many options as possible. On this day, you can choose for yourself whether you want to continue your urban adventure in Thessaloniki, explore a unique ecosystem at the edge of the city, or discover the treasures of the ancient Macedonian kingdom. The distance to be travelled and the accommodation will be determined by your selection.

Part 3: Kastoria and Prespes

Up in the border lakes

The peaceful nature up on the borderlands is one of the country’s best kept secrets.

  • Day 7: Kastoria

Built around the beautiful Orestiada lake, Kastoria is one of the most scenic Greek cities. Not only its natural beauty, but also its Old City, the fur merchants’ traditional mansions and its Byzantine relics will make you wonder how come you had never heard of this place before.

Indicative distance travelled: ~190 km - ~2 h 15 min. (Thessaloniki to Kastoria)

  • Day 8: Prespes

On this day, you can always choose to relax in Kastoria and further enjoy what it has to offer, but we urge you to visit the Prespes lakes. The two lakes offer a unique combination of stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and traditional villages. 

Indicative distance travelled: ~120 km - ~2 h (Kastoria – Prespes - Kastoria)

Part 4: Meteora

The monasteries in the sky

Centuries-old monastic traditions meet unique nature for an unforgettable experience.

  • Days 9-10: Among the giant rocks

Another one of Greece’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the imposing Meteora rocks have been connected with monastic traditions for 10 centuries now. An ideal place to enjoy nature and all kinds of activities in it and to visit some of the still inhabited monasteries, where monks come a little bit closer to God.

Indicative distance travelled: ~130 km - ~2 h (Kastoria to Meteora)

Day 11: Saying goodbyes

Back in Thessaloniki, you get ready for the flight home. Use the opportunity to wander in the city, look back to all the memories of your trip and start planning your next visit. Tomorrow, you fly home.

Indicative distance travelled: ~225 km - ~2 h 45 min. (Meteora to Thessaloniki)

Indicative price: from € 800 per person.

The indicative price mentioned here is based on a trip for 2 people, including accommodation with breakfast, a rental car of the B segment and our customised booklet that provides suggestions specifically for your trip. As the prices for car rental and accommodation vary within the year, please contact us for a final price for your case. The cost of the plane tickets is not included, but we will be happy to also arrange those for you.

On the basis of your preferences, all kinds of activities and experiences can be added along your route. Contact us so that we can discuss the options.


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