Wednesday 26 April 2017


8 hr Thessaloniki Tour

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Join an 8 hour tour in most important sites in Thessaloniki!

We will start from the White Tower, the symbol of the city and the most popular landmark of Thessaloniki. Heading to Ano Poli we'll have the chance to take some really great photos from Roman Arch of the Emperor Galerius.

We wil stop for a guided tour at Byzantine Museum, Rotonda and Roman Forum three of the most important sightseeings in the city.

The city's byzantine walls and the Tower of Trigonios will be our next stop. There we'll take a break to enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of Thessaloniki and Thermaikos Gulf!

Our next destination will be the paleo-christian church of Agios Dimitrios and the impressive Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki which will be our last stop.

Highlights

  • White tower
  • Rotonda
  • Roman Forum
  • Byzantine Museum
  • Saint Dimitrius Temple
  • Archaelogical Museum

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Tours with an English Speaking Guide
Guided private tour | Standard car 1-3 persons €350
Guided private tour | Mini Van 1-7 persons €400
Guided private tour | Mini Bus 1-18 persons €520

Tours without Speaking Guide
Transfer from Thessaloniki | Standard car 1-4 persons €155
Transfer from Thessaloniki | Mini Van 1-8 persons €200
Transfer from Thessaloniki | Mini Bus 1-18 persons €330

Inclusions:

  • Transportation
  • All taxes

Exclusions:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info:

  • We offer pick-up from Thessaloniki hotels or Thessaloniki's airport.
  • The fees include professional english speaking guide. For other languages extra fees may apply.
  • The tour is fully customizable to your requirements and desires.

The White Tower

The white tower in the city center is Thessaloniki’s most popular and recognizable landmark. It is an impressive fortress that was built in 15th century in order to replace an older Byzantine construction.

During the centuries of Ottoman occupation the tower became a notorious prison while it was also known as “Red Tower”. Today the monument is open to the public hosting a very interesting museum dedicated to the history of Thessaloniki.

Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki

The Museum of Byzantine Culture is one of the must see destinations for every museum and history lover! It is considered one of the best museums in Greece.

The museum houses nearly 3.000 exhibits dated back to the Byzantine period of Thessaloniki and the wider area of Macedonia. Precious Byzantine artifacts, frescoes and colorful mosaics along with several aspects of everyday life of Thessaloniki’s residents are presented in a really clever and comprehensive way.

The Castles (Kastra) and Heptapyrgion (Genti koule Castle)

The city’s walls and fortress were built many centuries ago in order to protect Thessaloniki from enemies and raids while they were further enhanced in several phases of Thessaloniki’s history, especially during the Byzantine period.

They were covering several kilometers while the acropolis was built on the highest spot of the location.

The Heptapyrgion (Genti Koule) was the last fortress of the entire defense structure while it was being used as a prison until some decades ago.

Church of Agios Dimitrios

Agios Dimitrios is one of the most impressive Paleo-Christian temples in Greece. A place with long history and great religious importance as according to the Christian tradition the Saint was executed here.

The ancient Crypt under the temple was revealed in the Great fire of 1917 when huge part of the Temple was destroyed! Built over the older Roman Baths the crypt now hosts a small museum with several paleo-christian and Byzantine exhibits.

The Rotonda of Galerius

Rotonda is perhaps the city’s most prominent Roman monument. It was built by Emperor Galerius in 306 AD during the Roman Tetrarchy period when Thessaloniki emerged as a vital financial and political center.

The original intensions were predicting its use as a mausoleum for Galerius or as a Pantheon. The mosaics that were restored under the building’s dome are wonderful and are considered unique!

During the Ottoman occupation Rotonda was used as a mosque. Later on, it was turned to a Christian church.

The Arch of Galerius (Kamara)

The Triumphal Arch of Galerius (also known as “Kamara” in Greek) is one of the most characteristic monuments of Thessaloniki. It is by far the most popular meeting point for everyone living in this city and visitors as well due to its central location.

The arch was built around 305 AD by Emperor Galerius in order to celebrate the Roman triumph over the Persians. It was a vital architectural element of the Galerian Palace Complex that was also including Rotonda on the north and the Palace on the south.

The arch is decorated with sculptured marbles in some of which Galerius is depicted victorious while riding his horse.

Book now and discover Thessaloniki, a unique, historic and vibrant city!

The Rotonda of Galerius the most prominent Roman monument.

It was built by Emperor Galerius in 306 AD during the Roman Tetrarchy period when Thessaloniki emerged as a vital financial and political center.

The original intensions were predicting its use as a mausoleum for Galerius or as a Pantheon. The mosaics that were restored under the building’s dome are wonderful and are considered unique!

During the Ottoman occupation Rotonda was used as a mosque. Later on, it was turned to a Christian church.

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

Being perhaps the oldest and most popular museum of the city, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is still considered among the top destinations for the majority of the visitors in Thessaloniki!

It houses hundreds of exhibits that were found in excavations in Thessaloniki and several others nearby areas. The time period covered ranges from the Neolithic Era to the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods of the city’s history.

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