Athens – Delfi – Thessaloniki – Vergina
Most people think that Greece is always with blue sky and splendid sun. In summer, Greece shows indeed this picturesque view, but in the winter, there is a different "flavor". With the Christmas atmosphere, Greece becomes more lively and warm:in the streets the neon shines all night, in the mall people are selecting gifts, in the neighborhood children are playing together, hotels and restaurants are full of music and happyness......
Come with MyOdyssey to reveal the veil of Greece during Christmas time!
Visit the two biggest Greek cities and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere, the great shopping, the season’s spirit and the elegant cafés and restaurants. Experience dinner in an authentic Athenian museum, learn to cook like a Greeks do and visit Delphi and the center of the ancient world in winter colors. Discover the secrets of Thessaloniki, the superb food culture, the many monuments from all historical periods, the famous old markets and travel to the ancient capital city of the kingdom or Alexander the great, visit one of the most exciting archaeological sites and try in Naoussa some of the best red wines in Greece!
Morning arrival at Athens International airport and transfer to the hotel by an all comfort private car. Relax time for a walking tour of the Athens centre for sightseeing and shopping. Enjoy the wonderful Christmas decorated city and watch the celebrations and events all around the Athens historical center. Visit Syntagma, square, the Parliament area, the National Gardens and the elegant district of Kolonaki.
In the evening we suggest to enjoy a really unique and rare dinner in an Athenian museum! An enthralling trip back in the modern history of Greece! Have a taste of aristocratic life with a specially catered meal, served in one of the museum’s accurately reproduced period dining rooms. The meal is served on a 19thcentury dining table set with antique tableware.
OPTION: Afternoon transfer to Athens airport. Helicopter flight over the Atttica coasts, the southern suburbs, the Saronic gulf and the Cape Sounio with the temple of Poseidon.
Private sightseeing tour of Athens city center, the Acropolis and its famous museum followed by a walk through the narrow streets in the old neighborhood of Plaka at the foot of the Acropolis hill.. You can have lunch in a traditional Greek tavern and try the unique Mediterranean tastes.
For the afternoon, we highly recommend to try the Ottoman Hammam; relax in the imposing steam room and have enjoy a Middle Eastern Mediterranean style massage.
In the afternoon follow our Athens gourmet cooking classes a unique opportunity to explore the secrets of the Mediterranean diet and experience Greek cuisine and the opportunity to discover what cooking like an Athenian chef is like and to learn about local culinary traditions.
OPTION: Flavors of Athens tour to taste appetizing treats that locals enjoy as part of their daily routine.
After breakfast morning journey to Delphi. visit the the “navel” of the ancient world, the archaeological site and the Museum with professional English speaking guide. After the visit you may have lunch in a traditional tavern and then take a walk in Arachova village for pictures and some shopping; local products are famous! Late afternoon departure and evening arrival in Athens hotel.
OPTION: You may visit the Snow Center of Parnassus where you may enjoy many mountain sports like snowmobile, snow skiing, snowboard and many more. Relax in the beautiful chalet in the afternoon and enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama.
After break fast transfer to Athens airport. Short flight to Thessaloniki. arrival in Thessaloniki and transfer to your city hotel by private car. Check in and relax. Afternoon first acquaintance with the city center, the lovely Christmas decorations, the charming shops and the elegant cafes. Mingle with the locals and the colorful crowds and enjoy dinner and the strong culture of meze in Thessaloniki, at a selected restaurant in the area of the old market with great atmosphere.
After breakfast enjoy a city tour of Thessaloniki and visit the important Archaeological and Byzantine museums. You will discover the ancient Greek and roman traces and ruins and you will walk along the beautiful coastal road up to the famous White Tower, the historical landmark of the city, to watch the magnificent sunsets at the Thermaikos Gulf. Do not miss to stroll around the old market of Thessaloniki, like Modiano hall and Bezesteni and of course the famous Ladadika district with the pretty restaurants and the nice old times’ atmosphere.
After breakfast drive from Thessaloniki to Vergina. Arrival in Vergina village to visit the important archaeological site, the historical and cultural capital city of King Alexander the Great - and the stunning tombs of the ancient Macedonian kings. After the visit you may drive to Naoussa area for wine tasting and lunch at a famous Naoussa winery. The whole area is home to one of the most famous varieties in Greece, Xinomavro, which is famous for its great, strong red wines.
In the afternoon drive back to Thessaloniki and the hotel for relax.
After breakfast transfer to Thessaloniki airport. Short flight to Athens. Arriva in Athens airport and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon free time for shopping at the Christmas market and the elegant shops. Or you can follow our Athens unique and unexpected shopping tour and visit carefully selected upscale independent stores, each with a special character and story, offering beautiful clothing, shoes, artifacts, souvenirs, jewellery, accessories and cosmetics as well as delicatessen products.
OPTION: Athens Foto Safari, customized photography tour with professional photographer. Discover the most visually exciting places of Athens at your own pace with our professional photographer who will help you enhance your photography skills, unlock your creativity and show you the most interesting photography spots off the beaten track.
2 persons/3898 € per person
4 persons/2668 € per person
6 persons/2488 € per person
THE OFFER INCLUDES
- Athens 4 nights in 5* Grand Bretagne Hotel in deluxe double room
- Thessaloniki 3 nights in 5* Daios Hotel in superior double city view room
- Full time concierge service by a mandarin speaking companion including all expenses & tips
Package 1: All transfers/tours by Mercedes vito car rental for 2 and 4 pax (mandarin speaking guide as driver)；Car expenses (fuel, parking, tolls)
Package 2: All transfers/tours by 17seater mercedes sprinter for 6 pax and english speaking driver； Bus expenses included in the prices
- Visit of Acropolis site and museum, Temple of Zeus including English speaking guide and entrance fees
- Athens cooking lessons
- Visit of Delphi site and museum including English speaking guide and entrance fees
- Culture of meze thessaloniki
- Visit of Archeological Museum& Byzantine Museum in Thessaloniki including English speaking guide and entrance fees
- Visit of Vergina including English speaking guide and entrance fees
- Wine tasting and lunch at Naoussa winery
THE OFFER DOES NOT INCLUDE
- International and domestic flights
- Drinks, meals and beverages
- Optional and suggested activities
- Any other services not mentioned above
- Rates are per in total for the entire group
- All services are subject to availability and will be finalized after My Odyssey receives final dates and international flights schedule
- Daily MSG’s working time is 10 hours. Every extra hour costs 50€