Thessaloniki – Santorini Tour

Tour Overview

Explore Greece’s ‘’Bride of the North’’ (Thessaloniki) on a four-day visit just to tour the country’s unique history. Thessaloniki is rich in terms of people, scenery & culture such as the Beach Promenade (long & relaxing walk), Aristotle Square where people meet in large numbers; offering an opportunity to exchange culture. Your tour includes a City Tour full monuments & other amazing landmarks, visit the ancient Agios Demetrius Byzantine church to it’s underground "Crypt", re-discovered after the 1917 fire & restored in 1988 (a saint was imprisoned & died here in 303 A.D according to the Christian history). In the same tour you will visit Pella City (ancient capital of Macedonia) the birth place of Alexander the Great – former King of Macedonia together with the Royal tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.

You still have a chance to dine with the locals of Thessaloniki for a wonderful experience of their unique cuisines. Your tour ends in Santorini from where you will enjoy the beautiful beaches & see the various historical landmarks.

Trip Highlights

  • Tour Greece’s second largest City
  • Thessaloniki’s White Tower drive
  • Agios Demetrius Byzantine church
  • At the birth place of Alexander, the Great
  • Northern Greece & the beaches
  • Explore the historical monuments
  • Walk in the Aristotle Square
  • Greek history at the Archaeological museum
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Cultural encounters & interactions
  • Fly to Santorini Island
  • Tour the historical museums
  • Explore Santorini volcano, craters & the hot springs

Trip Itinerary

Arrival at Thessaloniki’s International airport. You will be greeted by our Airport Assistant and you will be transferred to your hotel. Free day for you to discover the wonderful “bride of the North”, as we call Thessaloniki in Greece.

Thessaloniki is the second largest town of Greece. Due to its central location, it serves as a commercial, business and transportation hub for all northern Greece. A town with long history and rich culture, Thessaloniki Greece is an ideal city break and intermediate destination before heading to the beach resorts of Halkidiki, Kavala and Pieria in northern Greece.

The most popular spot of the town is the Beach Promenade, where locals and visitors enjoy a long and relaxing walk any time of the day. Aristotle Square also gets busy, as this is the centre of Thessaloniki. Most sights and central quarters of the city are within a walking distance from this square.  

Check in at the hotel with the rest of the day free at leisure.

Overnight: Egnatia Hotel / Egnatia Palace / Grand Palace – or similar

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the city tour. A city of great historic importance and a crossroad of so many civilizations and cultures. Begin the tour with a panoramic drive around the White Tower, the main landmarks of the city, the Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, the Old Town (Ano Poli) and the City Walls, from where you will have a marvelous view of Thessaloniki.  Your professional expert guide will provide you with all the information about Thessaloniki’s history old and new as you look at these stately buildings.

During the tour, there will be a short stop at Agios Demetrius Byzantine church which is the most important church of Thessaloniki for religious, historical and artistic reasons. The most famous and interesting part of the church is the underground ancient "Crypt". The crypt was re-discovered after the fire of 1917 and was finally restored as an exhibition/museum in 1988. According to the Christian Tradition, the saint was imprisoned here and died in 303 A.D.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Archaeological Museum which it holds and interprets artifacts from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods, mostly from the city of Thessaloniki but also from the region of Macedonia in general.

After the end of the tour, return to the hotel & stay relaxed at your own pace.

Overnight: Egnatia Hotel / Egnatia Palace / Grand Palace – or similar

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Departure from the hotel for the visit of the archaeological site of Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia and birthplace of Alexander the Great. Guided tour of the site and the museum.

Continuation to the archaeological site of Vergina, once the capital of the Macedonian kingdom and nowadays one of the most important archeological sites of Greece. Visit of the museum with the Royal tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.

Free time for lunch and re- turn to Thessaloniki.

Overnight: Egnatia Hotel / Egnatia Palace / Grand Palace – or similar 

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Today you will have an early wake up call. Your early transfer takes us to the airport for our flight to Santorini island. Transfer upon arrival from the port to your hotel in Santorini.

World renowned for the alluring sunsets and the lunar-like beaches, Santorini is the perfect destination for memorable vacations. Constant volcanic eruptions have formed its unique shape, with the imposing Caldera emerging from the Aegean Sea. Everything about Santorini is magical, from the distinctive architecture of the whitewashed houses to the picturesque

villages, the friendly neighborhoods and the spectacular vistas from above. An island of incomparable beauty and elegance, Santorini exhales a compelling aura of romance all around.  Even in winter, Santorini is an ethereal destination welcoming travelers to explore its beauties. The mild, temperate climate and the majestic landscapes, the effervescent life on the island and the hospitable locals, the multitude of things to do and places to visit, these are all elements adding to the singular character of Santorini.

So be it summer or winter, autumn or spring, this is just the place to be for unforgettable holiday experiences surrounded by the eternal blue of the Aegean! Check in at the hotel & overnight.

Overnight: Polydefkis Hotel / Epavlis Hotel / Splendor Resort – or similar

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

After breakfast we meet our bus and we start the optional tour of the day.

From the port of Athinios, we head by caique to the volcano to see the active crater! Then we swim in the hot waters of Palea Kameni where the water temperature reaches 35oC. Then, sailing above the sub-marine crater, we reach the islet of Thirassia where you can eat, swim and visit the small traditional villages. After Thirassia, we continue to Oia to see the magical sunset. You can stroll around this lovely town and feel its magnificent vibes.

After sunset, you head on our bus and we return to our departure point. The tour includes return bus transfer from your hotel to the port of Athinios.

Overnight: Polydefkis Hotel / Epavlis Hotel / Splendor Resort – or similar

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

After checking out, our transfer vehicle will be ready to take you to Santorini airport for your outbound flight via Thessaloniki.

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

End of Tour


May & June      
Based on 6 – 8 Pax (Minivan transfer) 565 USD 670 USD 825 USD
Based on 20 Pax
(Bus transfer)
510 USD 615 USD 770 USD
Based on 6 – 8 Pax
(Minivan transfer)
595 USD 745 USD 875 USD
Based on 20 Pax
(Bus transfer)
540 USD 875 USD 825 USD
September - October P/PAX SHARING 3* P/PAX SHARING 4* P/PAX SHARING 5*
Based on 6 – 8 Pax
(Minivan transfer)
565 USD 695 USD 875 USD
Based on 20 Pax
(Bus transfer)
510 USD 645 USD 825 USD

Include / Exclude

  • 5 Nights’ Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Return airport transfer
  • An English speaking guide on tour
  • Half Day Thessaloniki sightseeing tour
  • All ground transfers
  • Air Tickets
  • Optional Tour in Thessaloniki
  • Meals & snacks
  • Visa Fees /Personal expenses/Porterage/Tips
  • Hotel Taxes (paid on the spot)
  • Nights transfers supplement (valid from 23:00 to 06:00)
  • Any service not mentioned in the included services


Thessaloniki – Santorini Tour

From 825 USD/ Per Person

6 Days - 5 Nights


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