The thrills of buzzing Athens and Thessaloniki await on this 12-day adventure based in Greece's two largest cities. Begin and end in the capital, where you'll frequent the markets and coffee houses in between trips to the Acropolis and the sacred site of Delphi. Travel north to Greece's second city for some fascinating Byzantine and Ottoman history and architecture, and a stroll around beautiful the beautiful Ano Poli neighborhood. Back in Athens, spend your last day learning to prepare a traditional meal at a cooking class with a view.
Your first stop is the symbol of the city, the White Tower. Listen to fascinating stories and unknown facts about this monument. Then, continue to Galerius Palace, where you'll discover Greek history in the mansion's throne room, atrium, basilica, and famous triumphal arch called the Kamara. Many believe that if you walk underneath the Kamara, you'll marry someone from Thessaloniki!
Lastly, you’ll visit the Rotonda, the second-best preserved Pantheon after the one in Rome. The monument is decorated with striking mosaics and includes two churches: St. Panteleimon Church and the Church of the Transfiguration of Christ. Your guide will share all about the Rotonda's significance and history.
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Itineraries with Walking Tour of Thessaloniki
Learn about the history and culture of Greece with this 11-day journey to its two largest cities and the island of Crete. In Athens, you'll indulge in a wine tasting, and get a sense of the capital's ancient heritage and modern thrills on a private tour of its neighborhoods. After a visit to the sacred mountain site of Delphi, continue on to Thessaloniki to see its fascinating Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. From there, head to Crete to explore the Old Town of Chania and to walk the Minotaur's labyrinth.