Greece's Northern Kingdoms
Fascinating archaeological sites
Departing: Monday 21 September 2020
Returning: Wednesday 30 September 2020
Duration: 10 days
We follow in the footsteps of conquerors and cross mountainous landscapes while exploring Northern Greece’s Kingdoms and their successors. Three conquering kings arose from northern Greece, Pyrrhus of Epirus, and Philip II and his son Alexander the Great in Macedonia.
Epirus boasts famous sanctuaries and monuments to victory, while palaces, houses, painted tombs and exquisite pebble mosaics survive at the Macedonian cities of Verghina and Pella. Travel to towering Meteora, deep in the Pindus Mountains, where sky-scraping Byzantine monasteries perch on pinnacles of rock – built as a means to withdraw from the world and see the Roman imperial grandeur of Thessaloniki.
This tour of Northern Greece is full of fantastic archaeological sites, marked over the centuries by a cornucopia of peoples and cultures.
- Visit the richest ancient burial ever found in Europe, the tomb of Philip II and its extraordinary museum below the great tumulus of Verghina
- See the vertiginous, 14th-century Meteora monasteries, each on a separate crag
- Spend a day exploring wonderful ancient sites of Thessaloniki
HISTORY AND CULTURE
ACTIVITY RATING: MEDIUM
Price per person. Single Supplement £450.
$4,053 - please note that this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in June 2019. Contact the operator for the most up-to-date price information.