Epirus & Macedonia - Ancient Kingdoms of Northern Greece

10 days

From £3,325

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We follow in the footsteps of conquerors and cross mountainous landscapes while exploring the two northern kingdoms of ancient Greece and their successors. Three conquering kings rose from this area, Pyrrhus of Epirus from the Ionian coast, 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. We 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 we 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.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the richest ancient burial ever found in Europe – the tomb of Philip II – and its extraordinary museum
  • See the vertiginous 14th century Meteora monasteries, each perched boldly on a separate crag
  • Spend time exploring the wonderful ancient sites of Thessaloniki and its important museums
  • Explore ancient Pella, the capital of Macedonia and famous birthplace of Alexander the Great

Today's Price

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £99, was £500.

Single supplement: £540

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Oliver Gilkes

Guide Lecturer

Oliver currently works for Andante Travels in the archaeology department, designing new tours all over the world.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Offer Availability
14 September 2020 AMAC200914 14 September 2020 (Monday) 23 September 2020 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley £3,295
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£500 £495 Book Now
26 October 2020 AMAC201026 26 October 2020 (Monday) 4 November 2020 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley Miranda Spitha £3,295
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£495 Book Now
5 April 2021 AMAC210405 5 April 2021 (Monday) 14 April 2021 (Wednesday) Oliver Gilkes £3,325
(inc. flights)
£540 Book Now
24 May 2021 AMAC210524 24 May 2021 (Monday) 2 June 2021 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley £3,325
(inc. flights)
£475 £3,225
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27 September 2021 AMAC210927 27 September 2021 (Monday) 6 October 2021 (Wednesday) Milena Melfi £3,325
(inc. flights)
£475 £3,225
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