Alexander the Great Tour

Highlights:  Pella archaeological site - birthplace of Alexander the Great, 14th century Church of Christ & St. Paul’s Tribune in Veria, Royal Tombs of Vergina

Outline: Start with a visit to Pella’s Archaeological Museum and site. Enjoy the excavations with the huge Greek houses bearing the central courtyards and surrounded by large rooms, walk along the streets of the big market and admire the still existing floor mosaics. Proceed to Veria to visit the Church Of The Christ from the 14th and continue further for a short visit at St. Pauls Tribune where the 3 steps in situ and the modern mosaic. After lunch in Veria, over viewing the immense valley of river Aliakmon, continue to Vergina, the first ancient capital of the Greek Macedonian Kingdom, where you will visit the Royal Tombs. Literally underground, feast your eyes on some of the most important objects, which once belonged to Philip II, like the King’s shield adorned with ivory and gold the King’s gold and the Silver Burial Ums.

Duration: 8 ½ hours (from Thessaloniki city centre hotel)

Included: Private A/C vehicle & driver, Licensed English-speaking guide, Entrance fees to the indicated sites, Taxes

Activity level: MODERATE, not recommended for those with walking difficulties

Tips: Wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. Carry a bottle of water and wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat, especially in the summer.