“Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable.”
Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish traveller and author
ATHENS - Considered to be the cradle of European civilization, Athens is one of the oldest capitals of the Western World. This famous Greek city unites ancient culture and modern life. We will arrive in Piraeus, the biggest port of the Mediterranean Sea, early in the morning. After discovering the colourfull streets of Athens, the Olympic Kalimarmaro Stadium is our next stop. AKANT travel shows you the famous Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus and many more interesting sights. Don’t miss to check the mounting of the guards in front of the Greek Parliament!
METEORA - The Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the north-western edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios River and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. Being on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Meteora is definitely worth a trip. On the way back we will visit the Valley of Tempi, where we will have a look at the small church St. Paraskevi.
SKIATHOS - This very beautiful green island is the westernmost island in the Northern Sporades group, where azure waves of the Aegean Sea break against sandy and rocky beaches. The route of our trip is leading along the Pelion peninsula. AKANT travel will also show you the capital of the island Skiathos - a picturesque small town with white houses and blue shutters and very beautiful flowers. Skiathos offers over 60, mostly sandy, beaches scattered around the 44 km coastline. You will have some free time for a relaxing stay on the beach.
MOUNT OLYMPUS - The highest and most magnificent mountain in Greece is the famous Mount Olympus. In Greek mythology, Olympus was home to the Twelve Olympian gods of the ancient Greek world. This mountain is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the regional units of Pieria and Larissa, about 80 km southwest from Thessaloniki. The peaks are rocky and mostly covered by snow during winter months. The alpine zone starts at 1600 m and offers skiing lifts and other snow activities. In summer, Mount Olympus is a must-see for nature-lovers and hiking-enthusiasts. With AKANT travel you will visit the small town Litochordo and the monastery St. Dionysius while going up Mount Olympus and enjoying the view over the region.
Castle of Platamon - This lovely castle from the 10th century AD was built in the Byzantine period and is located south-east of Mount Olympus. Due to the strategic position and the overlooking tower, it was possible to control important ways form Macedonia to Southern Greece.
EDESSA & POZAR - With AKANT travel you can visit the natural hot springs of Pozar. The water has a constant temperature of 37 °C and a healing effect to many different diseases such as arthritis or skin problems. A trip to Pozar offers a beautiful combination of nature, relaxation and the benefits of hydrotherapy. In Edessa, you will see impressive waterfalls like the so-called Great Waterfall Karanos which is one of the biggest in Greece. Falling from a height of 70 m in total, the Edessa Waterfalls are definitely the main attraction of the town of Edessa and always worth a trip.
THESSALONIKI - The main city of the region Macedonia is an ancient pearl of the Byzantine Empire and the second largest city of Greece. With AKANT travel you will discover historical monuments side by side with modern Greek architecture. The White Tower is the symbol of Thessaloniki and one of the most important sights on our tour. We will visit the Galerius Bow, the Rotunda and Church St. Demetrius as well as Agia Sophia, Panagia Chalkeon and the Old Market. Your will also have some free time for shopping and trying typical Greek coffee at the very beautiful seaside.
MOUNT ATHOS is a mountain and peninsula in Northern Greece. With AKANT travel you will visit this World Heritage Site which is commonly referred to as the "Holy Mountain". This autonomous polity within the Hellenic Republic is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and prohibits the admittance of women and female animals. Enjoy the sailing trip around the peninsula and the subsequent stay in the small town Ouranoupolis.
DELPHI - This astonishing place, known for the legendary Oracle, is a must-see for all tourists visiting Greece. AKANT travel shows you the ancient ruins of Delphi that, together with marvellous nature, guarantee an unforgettable trip. We will discover the stadium and the theatre as well as the museum where you can enjoy extraordinary pieces of Greek history.
VERGINA & VERIA - Veria is one of the most important cities of ancient Macedonia, where Apostle Paul lived and taught his followers. In Vergina, we will visit impressive sights, such as the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, an ancient palace and numerous other historical findings.
GREEK NIGHT - In order to honour the god of wine, Dionysus, we will go to a typical Greek tavern in the evening. While sipping Greek wine and enjoying the local cuisine, we will have the possibility to dance the famous Sirtaki, made popular by the movie “Zorbas the Greek”.
WATERLAND - One of the largest water parks in Greece is located in the village of Tagarades, at the outskirts of Thessaloniki on the way to Chalkidiki. It offers many attractions for children and adults: slides, swimming pools with artificial waves, Jacuzzi, bars, restaurants and shops.