Luxury Northen Greece Holidays & Tours 2024/2025
Where Myth Meets Mountains
Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of Northern Greece with our bespoke luxury tours. Traverse a land where myth and history intertwine, unveiling tales of gods and legends in every cobblestone street. Picture yourself exploring the majestic ruins of ancient civilizations.
Northern Greece's natural beauty is a masterpiece painted with lush landscapes, pristine beaches, and dramatic mountain ranges. Explore the enchanting shores of Halkidiki, where crystal-clear waters meet golden sands, or embark on an adventure through the Pindus Mountains, discovering hidden gems in secluded valleys and charming villages.
Our expertly crafted itineraries cater to discerning travellers seeking a harmonious balance of culture, relaxation, and adventure. Revel in exclusive experiences, from private guided tours of archaeological sites to personalized yacht excursions along the coast. Every moment is tailored to elevate your journey into an unforgettable exploration of Northern Greece's wonders.
Things to do and see in Northern Greece
Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage site located near the town of Kalabaka. The name "Meteora" translates to "suspended in the air," and it aptly describes the awe-inspiring rock formations that rise dramatically from the plain of Thessaly.
These monasteries were constructed by monks seeking solitude and protection from the political upheavals of the time. Access to the monasteries was challenging, requiring the use of removable ladders and nets or baskets suspended from ropes. Today, stairs and pathways provide a more accessible route for visitors.
Visitors to Meteora can explore the monasteries, take in panoramic views of the valley below, and enjoy hiking trails that lead to various viewpoints. The site's serene atmosphere and unique blend of cultural and natural elements make Meteora a must-visit destination for those seeking a profound and visually stunning experience in Greece.
Volos, situated in Thessaly, is a vibrant coastal city blending modern urban life with historical charm. This bustling port city is not only a gateway to the Pelion Peninsula but also a destination with its own unique attractions.
The cityscape of Volos is adorned with neoclassical buildings, lively waterfront promenades, and bustling markets. The Tsipouradika district is famous for its traditional tavernas offering the local spirit, tsipouro, along with delicious seafood and mezedes.
Volos serves as a base for exploring the mythical Mount Pelion, a lush mountainous region with picturesque villages like Makrinitsa and Tsagarada. Pelion offers a combination of pristine beaches and forested slopes, making it an ideal destination for outdoor activities and relaxation.
Greece’s second city is unlike anywhere else in the country. Thessaloniki is both a sprawling urban centre and a cultural melting pot, where dreams, ideas, visions and trends come together in an alternative, avant-garde scene. Its history is written upon everything that surrounds you, with ancient monuments found amongst buildings that tell the story of the city’s more recent Byzantine, Ottoman and Jewish influences.
It has become one of Europe’s coolest city break destinations (welcoming flights to its international airport throughout the year) with a well-earned reputation for food and nightlife and a colourful arts & culture scene. Galleries and museums, international cinema and arts festivals, traditional tavernas, gourmet restaurants and street food as well as exhibition and conference centres … you’ll find it all. And above all, you’ll get a Thessaloniki-sized, warm-hearted welcome from the locals.
Halkidiki unfolds like a paradise with its three distinct peninsulas—Kassandra, Sithonia, and Mount Athos. Renowned for its crystal-clear waters, golden beaches, and lush landscapes, Halkidiki offers a diverse and enchanting Mediterranean experience.
The region's rich history is evident in ancient sites like Olynthos and the Petralona Cave, where traces of human existence from the Paleolithic era have been discovered. Cultural events, such as the Sani Festival, add to Halkidiki's vibrant atmosphere.
Halkidiki's landscapes, ranging from pine-covered hills to turquoise shores, provide a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Water activities, hiking trails, and boat excursions allow visitors to explore the region's natural beauty.
Whether you want the challenge of reaching Greece’s highest peak or fancy exploring some of the hiking paths along the lower slopes, Mount Olympus more than lives up to its legend as the home of the 12 Olympian gods.
Greece’s best-known and tallest mountain, Mount Olympus, is a world in itself. There are so many things to do on your holidays in Olympus, and reaching the summit is just the start: gentle paths, hidden corners, towering trees, wildflowers and unruly rocks, below and above the clouds.
You can explore the foothills of Mt Olympus by car or mountain bike and stay in hillside villages packed with authenticity but the greatest rewards will go to the hikers on these awesome peaks.
Best time to visit Northern Greece
The best time to visit Northern Greece, including regions like Thessaloniki, Halkidiki, and Mount Olympus, is during the spring (April to June) and fall (September to October). During these months, the weather is typically mild and pleasant, making it ideal for outdoor activities, sightseeing, and exploring the diverse landscapes of the region.
Spring brings blooming flowers, lush greenery, and comfortable temperatures, creating a picturesque and vibrant atmosphere. Fall, with its mild temperatures and fewer tourists, allows for a more relaxed experience while still enjoying the beauty of the landscapes.
Summer (July and August) can be hot, especially in inland areas, and is the peak tourist season. If you enjoy warm weather and beach activities, this could still be a suitable time to visit, especially for coastal destinations like Halkidiki.
Winter (December to February) may bring cooler temperatures and occasional rain, especially in the northern parts. While some winter activities, such as skiing in regions like Mount Olympus, can be enjoyed, it's essential to check specific weather conditions and plan accordingly.
Sample itineraries including Northern Greece
Our sample itineraries will show you suggestions for what you can do, see, and the best places to stay while travelling in Northern Greece.
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