Thessaloniki, historically also known as Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia. An area of great historic importance and a crossroad of so many civilizations and cultures, can offer a selection of Thessaloniki private and organised tours and shore excursions, including Thessaloniki city tour, day tour to Vergina , trips to Dion archaeological site or even Phillipi day tour for those interested not only in history but also to biblical and pilgrimage tours.
Thessaloniki honorific title is, literally “co-capital”, and stands as a reference to its historical status as the “co-reigning” city of the Byzantine Empire, alongside Constantinople.The city’s name derived from the original appellation in Greek: Thessalo-niki, literally translating to “Thessalian Victory” and in origin the name of the princess, Thessalonike of Macedonia.
Thessaloniki is Greece’s second major economic, industrial, commercial and political center, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The city is renowned for its festivals, HELEXPO the international yearly exhibition, events and vibrant cultural life in general and is considered to be Greece’s cultural capital.
Thessaloniki Half-Day Private City Tour
Take a private half day tour to Pella, the ancient capital of the Macedonian Empire and native town of Alexander the Great.
After the pick up from your hotel, we will drive northwest of Thessaloniki. Our first visit will be the archaeological site of Pella with the marvelous mosaics, made with small natural pebbles of various colors.
Our next visit will be the new Museum, opened in October 2009. It is situated at the southeast foot of the hill where the palace of the Macedonian dynasty was, northeast of the archaeological site. This museum gives you the chance to see interesting finding aged from the 4th Century BC, like the unique statuette of a horned Athena (apparently influenced by Minoan Crete), the statue of Alexander sprouting the horns of Pan, and the adorable sleeping Eros (Cupid).
- See the birth place of Alexander the Great
- Visit the archaeological site of Pella
- Explore the new museum of Pella
- Professional guide
- Private transfer by car or first class luxury mini-van
- Entrance fee of the archaeological site
- Professional and licensed English speaking guide
- Transportation by a deluxe vehicle (depending on the group’s size)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- We offer pick-up from central Thessaloniki hotels. For other languages as well as on Sunday and public holidays extra fees may apply.