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Thessaloniki Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Thessaloniki Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop on the open-top bus and enjoy a tour of Thessaloniki. See the top monuments and places of interest in the city. Hop off at any of the 8 stations to visit local attractions. You’ll learn about the history of the city during the ride. There's audio commentary available in 8 languages, with information about sites on the route. Hop on and off as often as you like on the route. If you prefer, stay on board and ride the entire loop. Buses depart every 30 minutes from stops positioned around the city. Stops: • White Tower (start point, red kiosk) • Archeological Museum • Church of St. Sofia • Church of St. Dimitrios • Buzantine Castles • Kamara - Rotonta (Arch of Galerius) • Aristotelous Square • Port of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Thessaloniki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the beautiful port city of Thessaloniki on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. With unlimited access to the bus route for 1 day, you can see all of the key sights in your own time-frame, hopping on and off as much as you please. Listen to the on-board tour commentary to learn all about Thessaloniki's fascinating history, which dates back thousands of years. From the open-top deck, enjoy stunning panoramic views of the natural landscape, as well as the beautiful architecture (such as the Church of Agios Dimitrios, and the Church of St. Sophia). Discover the White Tower of Thessaloniki, an impressive historical structure (and one of the most iconic landmarks in the region). Also be sure to hop off at Ano Poli (Upper Town), and the Port of Thessaloniki, to take an even closer look at this Greek city, and to immerse yourself into the local culture. There's so much to see, and this sightseeing tour ensures you experience all of the major points of interest from the comfort of a double-decker bus. Bus Stops: • Archaeological Museum • Church of Agios Dimitrios • Ano Poli (Upper Town) • Port of Thessaloniki • Lefkos Pyrgos (White Tower of Thessaloniki) • Makedonia Palace Hotel

From Thessaloniki: Chalkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise with Lunch

3. From Thessaloniki: Chalkidiki Blue Lagoon Cruise with Lunch

Get picked up at your hotel or nearby location in central Thessaloniki, and then journey by bus to Ormos Panagias for the start of your cruise to the Drenia islands complex of 6 tiny islets. Cool down with a refreshing swim and snorkel with the marine life on arrival, and then enjoy a tasty lunch on the beach. Next, sail to Ammouliani island for a coffee or another chance to swim in the crystal clear waters. Go for a stroll around the village to get an appreciation for everyday life in Greece.  Stop for another swim close to the village of Vourvourou and between the Diaporos islands as you cruise back towards Ormos Panagias. Look for seagulls and dolphins in their natural environment and listen to some authentic Greek bouzouki music along the way.

Nea Michaniona Port: Sunset Cruise in Thessaloniki Bay

4. Nea Michaniona Port: Sunset Cruise in Thessaloniki Bay

Board the luxurious sailboat at the Nea Michaniona port marina and meet your experienced skipper. Sail into the Thermaikos gulf and see beautiful small bays with taverns and mansions on the sea. While being away from the hustle of the city you can swim in the clear water or relax on the deck with music. If you are lucky, experience a friendly encounter with the local dolphins which can be found in the region. Admire the beautiful sunset on the horizon and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with a light fruit salad as you end the day on a relaxing cruise.

From Thessaloniki: Day Trip with Cruise around Mount Athos

5. From Thessaloniki: Day Trip with Cruise around Mount Athos

Following early morning pick-up from central locations in Thessaloniki, travel by luxury air-conditioned bus to Ormos Panagias in the northeast of the Sithonia Peninsula in Halkidiki. Climb aboard a boat and sail towards the south of the Athos Peninsula, soaring to a maximum altitude of 2,033 meters. Continue north along the western coast and admire the mysterious and miraculous mountain that has been the center of Eastern Orthodox monasticism for centuries.  At the end of an approximately 4-hour cruise, stop in the village of Ouranoupoli. Enjoy some free time to discover the beautiful village at your own pace. Go for a stroll, browse the little shops or eat a traditional meal at one of the best taverns in the village. Return to Ormos Panagias as you are treated to a wonderful program of traditional dances and Greek music. Arrive in Ormos Panagias at around 17:00, where the bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour & Narrative

6. Thessaloniki: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour & Narrative

Waltz in the city of Thessaloniki with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmarks of Thessaloniki. Start your tour from the Statue of Alexander the Great and continue to meet The Arch of Galerius (Kamara), get acquainted with the White Tower, and be fascinated by Hagia Sophia’s Cathedral. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the city tour of Thessaloniki with a captivating audio tour on your phone. * * Ticket/entrance fee to any museum, archaeological site, or church is not included.

Thessaloniki: White Tower Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Thessaloniki: White Tower Self-Guided Audio Tour

Book a self-guided audio tour of the stunning White Tower to hear fascinating stories based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Thessaloniki. Entry to the White Tower is not included. Start your tour from the entrance of the tower and continue on to explore each of the 6 floors the tower has to offer. Get acquainted with the tower, its usage, and the city’s history as you wander through this 15th-century structure. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience the White Tower of Thessaloniki at your own pace with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

Thessaloniki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

8. Thessaloniki: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover Thessaloniki on an enjoyable hop-on hop-off bus tour. With unlimited access to the bus for 24 hours, you can explore this fascinating destination at your own pace. Spend more time at your favourite places and design your own schedule, taking in the 360 degree views from the open-top deck. On your way round you will see the White Tower, Thessaloniki's most iconic structure, and a building which has become the symbol of the city. As you cruise round you will see all of the key landmarks, including Church of St Demetrios, Hagia Sophia of Thessaloniki and the Traditional Markets. Experience the beautiful natural sights and historic architecture, accompanied by comprehensive commentary. Be sure to hop off as much as you can and fully immerse yourself into the local food, drink and general culture. Route Stops: Lefkos Pyrgos (White Tower) Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki Agios Dimitrios Church (Church of St. Demetrios) Arch of Galerius (Kamara) and Rotonda Egnatia (Aristotelous) Palaios Stathmos Port of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki: Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Center

9. Thessaloniki: Guided Walking Tour in the Historical Center

In present-day noisy downtown Thessaloniki, a series of monuments from the Greek and Roman era, along with Byzantine temples -many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites- are considered cultural treasures and explain why the city is considered by many an “open museum”. Roman open sites, Ottoman monuments, public squares with a European essence, traditional markets and many more, are underlining its multicultural character, along with a collection of various religions, languages, and customs, all combined and thrived within its walls. This walking tour aims to create a narrative about a multicultural city which never lost its urban profile, by connecting many different monuments from various eras -from antiquity to the recent past. In the courtyard of St. Demetrios, patron saint of Thessaloniki, an experienced certified tour guide will introduce you to the 2,300-year old history of the city, accompany you inside the church and its catacombs and share with you its well-hidden secrets. One of the most important archaeological sites of the Roman Thessaloniki will await you only a few steps from the meeting point. Its story includes important buildings, Roman habits, trading products and a surprise engraved on an ancient Roman commercial road. You will visit Thessaloniki's first Ottoman baths, that still stand next to a road that remains the city's most important one from its foundation to date, as well as the narrow streets of one of the oldest, traditional and open ottoman markets that will take you to other times. Right in the middle of Thessaloniki's most important square, you will get to learn the breath-taking story of an event that changed the city once and for all. Then you will explore a colorful neighborhood taking its name from the flower shops one finds there. In every corner, it hides pieces of the history of the city's Israeli community. Next stop? Ladadika - one of the liveliest neighborhoods in the center of Thessaloniki. Years ago the neighborhood was full of aromas of all kinds of spices and products that arrived at the port of Thessaloniki from every corner of the world. The port of Thessaloniki is the perfect spot from which you can admire the White Tower, the city's symbol, but also the wonderful view of the Thermaic Gulf. And if you listen carefully, you might hear the voice of a mermaid looking for her brother...

Vergina Aigai Royal Tombs: Ticket & Thessaloniki Audio Guide

10. Vergina Aigai Royal Tombs: Ticket & Thessaloniki Audio Guide

Experience the Museum of the Royal Graves of Aigai at your own pace with a combo skip-the-line e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tours on your smartphone for the museum. This is also your chance to discover the history as well as a number of fascinating sites that shaped contemporary Thessaloniki with a self-guided audio walking tour. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the grandeur of the Royal Graves of Aigai. Do not also miss to discover contemporary Thessaloniki with a self-guided audio walking tour. Put on your headphones and discover the Museum of the Royal Graves of Aigai through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from ancient times. It is also your chance to explore Thessaloniki with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone and lose yourself in the beauty of its stories. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into contemporary Thessaloniki, the capital of multinationalism and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

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What people are saying about Thessaloniki

A unique moment where we appreciate the beauty of the sunset but also the very good times spent. Everything is well organized with the cup and the fresh fruit, the break for swimming. Thank you for everything ! Highly recommended for this discovery thanks to the show Escape Belle!!

Great decision to see the town "from a higher place". Fantastic view, cool ride. The ladies were so kind, thank you!

Very nice trip. Overall my experience was great. All good experience in the city. I would do it again.

Practical and excellent formula to discover the city and its remarkable sites.

A great ride across the city,loved it! Would definitely recommend!