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Thessaloniki Delights Sightseeing Tour: White Tower, Basilica of St Demetrios

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  • Tour the magnificent Basilica of St Demetrios, one of the largest churches in the country
  • Greek′s dynamic past comes alive in its second largest city

Explore the cultural treasures and historical legacy of Thessaloniki in this sightseeing tour.

See the hip, cosmopolitan face of Thessaloniki in a morning spent among its shops and cafes

Visit the White Tower, an iconic landmark that has repelled foreign invaders and housed Ottoman prisoners over the course of five centuries.

Tour the refurbished Archaeological Museum, which follows Thessaloniki’s dynamic history back to prehistoric times and through the golden age of Macedonia.

Walk down the hallowed aisles in one of Greece’s oldest churches, where the walls are adorned with faded art from ancient times.

Photographers will love the chance to go to the city’s highest point and capture a panorama of Thessaloniki.

Itinerary

There is no hotel pick-up. Please make your way to the Oceania Club in Nea Moudania to meet your air-conditioned bus/coach for this Thessaloniki delights sightseeing tour. You’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide that will provide meaningful cultural and historical background about this fascinating city.

Enjoy a comfortable drive through hillocks and vineyards to Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece.

Spend the morning at leisure in Thessaloniki, browsing its fabulous designer shops before taking a break at one of the chic café-bars on the waterfront.

Start your guided tour at the White Tower, widely regarded as the symbol of the city. A 15th century fortification that was later used as a prison by the Ottomans, this waterfront tower occupies a rarefied place in the Thessaloniki skyline and in the hearts of locals.

Spent the afternoon at the recently-renovated Archaeological museum, where displays of Archaic, Classical, Roman and Hellenistic sculptures illuminate the spectrum of cultural influences that gave shape to modern Greece.

See several of the city’s most important monuments before making your way to the Basilica of St Demetrios, one of the largest churches in Greece. Step inside this five-aisled basilica, admiring the 7th century wall paintings and 5th century mosaics, which are seminal examples of early Christian art.

Make your way to the highest point of the city, the Acropolis, where you will want to pull out your camera to capture spectacular panoramas of the city.

At the end of tour, you will be returned to the Oceania Club in Nea Moudania at tour’s end.

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Infants under 2 years will not have their own seat on the coach

Entrance fees to the Archaeological museum of Thessaloniki: Adult: approx € 6 Child below 18yrs: Free of charge, Adult above 65yrs: approx € 3 (Identification papers are required for the clients in order to obtain discounts wherever they are entitled to. Discount is given when the customer shows his/her ID/ Passport at the time of purchasing the ticket at the entrance of the museum)
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach/bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Winery visit
  • Transfer to the Thessaloniki.
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Entrance fee to Archaeological Museum
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
01 May - 30 Sep: Thursday
Duration
6.5 hours
Start time
1730h (05:30pm)
Meeting point
Hotel pick-up not provided. The tour starts from Oceania Club in Nea Moudania.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
The tour ends at the starting point
Sale price
$123.23
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Dos & Don'ts
Do bring sun protection (hat, cream, sunglasses)
Do wear comfortable walking shoes
Do bring water
Do remember your camera
Bring money for shopping at the markets and lunch/refreshments.

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