Short Balkan Tours

athens

Day 1: Athens Airport - Athens

Welcome to Athens. Ancient and modern, with equal measures of grunge and grace, bustling Athens is heady mix of history and edginess. During our tour in the capital of Greece you going to be able to see how the city is still dominated by 5th century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient building like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis museum, along with National Archeological museum, preserves sculpture, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece. Sightseeing continue to Syntagma and Omonia the main central squares of the town. From there you can continue towards the Presidential Mansion and then to the Panathenaic (Kallimarmaro) Stadium, where the first Olympic Games in modern history were held. Overnight in Athens.

Day 2: Peloponnese - Athens

Today setting off from Athens towards Peloponnese. First stop will be at the breathtaking Canal of Corinth who separates Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. Continue to Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus one of the best Ancient Theatres worldwide with amazing acoustic. Our next destination is Nafplio, the most romantic towns of Greece and also the first capital city of modern Greece. The journey is reserved and for archeological site of Mycenae the ancient town with great power during ancient years with the famous “Gate of Lions”. Returning back to Athens.

Day 3: Monastery complex Meteora - Thessaloniki

After breakfast trip to Meteora who offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with the Divine. The gigantic rocks of Meteora are perched above the town of Kalambaka, at a height of 400 meters. The summits are decorated with historical monasteries, included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Visit one of the 6 monasteries who made through the centuries. Passing the Tempi valley driving near famous summer tourist place in Greece and reach city of Thessaloniki.

Day 4: Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki Airport

Begin the tour with a panoramic drive around the White Tower, the main landmarks of the city, the Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, see the remaining of the ancient city walls spread through the town, stop at Agios Demetrios Byzantine church which is the most important church of Thessaloniki for religious, historical and artistic reasons. Free time until transfer to the Airport.