Discover the magic of northern Greece with our carefully curated list of the best day trips from Thessaloniki. This vibrant city serves as the perfect base to explore the rich history, beautiful landscapes and delicious culinary experiences that the region has to offer. To help you make the most of your visit, we've compiled eight day tours that will leave you with lasting memories during your visit to Greece’s second city and the Macedonian countryside. Book your adventure now through DiscoverGreece.com and get ready to experience Greece like never before!
Thessaloniki sightseeing half-day tour
Before heading into the wider region, don’t miss the opportunity to discover everything there is to learn about Thessaloniki. Visit Thessaloniki’s historical landmarks, such as the White Tower (housing a museum that tells every aspect of Thessaloniki’s rich history), the Arch of Galerius and the Rotunda (relics from the city’s Roman era) and the Church of Agios Dimitrius (part of the Byzantine legacy and dedicated to the city’s patron saint) as well as the Upper Town where the views of the Thermaic Gulf are unforgettable. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the secrets of this ancient city.
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Philippi, Kavala and Amfipoli full-day private tour
Experience the wonders of Philippi, Kavala, and Amfipoli on this full-day private tour. Uncover the rich history of these ancient cities, stroll through picturesque Kavala and marvel at the impressive archaeological site of Philippi (founded by Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great). This immersive experience is perfect for history enthusiasts.
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Full-day tour of Pella & Vergina
Step back in time on this full-day tour of Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, and Vergina, the ancient capital of Macedonia. Explore the archaeological site of Pella (site of one of the grandest palaces in antiquity) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Royal Tombs of Vergina (including the tomb of Philip of II Macedon). Witness the incredible archaeological finds that bring history to life.
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Thessaloniki open markets & food tasting tour
Taste your way through Thessaloniki on this delightful open markets and food-tasting tour. Discover local culinary gems as you visit vibrant markets and sample traditional Greek delicacies. The tour includes a tour of the refurbished Agora Modiano, Thessaloniki’s central food market and a treasure trove of local and international products. Built in 1922, it now has 75 stalls divided into ‘neighbourhoods’ according to food type and is a must for foodies visiting Greece’s second city.
Thessaloniki day trip to Lake Kerkini
Escape to the serene beauty of Lake Kerkini on this day trip from Thessaloniki. Immerse yourself in nature as you explore the stunning landscapes, observe diverse bird species and enjoy a relaxing boat ride in one of the most important wetlands in Greece. Among many animals that gather in and around Lake Kerkini are water buffalo and bird species such as Dalmatian pelicans, herons and even flamingos. This tranquil retreat is ideal for nature lovers.
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Thessaloniki day trip to Mount Olympus & Dion
Experience the majesty of Mount Olympus and the ancient city of Dion on this day trip from Thessaloniki. Hike within the mythical home of the gods and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Enipeas River Valley (part of the E4 pan-European hiking trail and dotted with wooden bridges and hidden treasures within a pine forest) and delve into the archaeological treasures of Dion, one of Greece’s most beautiful archaeological sites. This adventure combines natural beauty and historical intrigue.
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Thessaloniki excursion to Pozar & Edessa
Discover the enchanting Pozar Thermal Baths and the mesmerising waterfalls of Edessa on this day trip from Thessaloniki. Wander around Edessa, the “city of waters”, including a 70m high waterfall producing magical clouds of mist and an open-air Water Museum, the only one of its kind in Greece. As well as being introduced to the force that once powered looms and mills of Edessa’s industrial heritage, you will unwind in the healing waters of Pozar. A rejuvenating excursion that offers relaxation and scenic splendour.
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Thessaloniki Excursion to Meteora by Bus
Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Meteora on this day trip from Thessaloniki. Explore the ancient monasteries perched high atop towering rock formations and take in the breathtaking panoramic views. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see for any visitor to Greece, with six active monasteries that offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Best Day Trips from Thessaloniki
With so many incredible day trips from Thessaloniki to choose from, the wonders of northern Greece are ideal for history buffs, food lovers and anyone in search of breathtaking natural beauty. Our carefully curated selection of tours has something for everyone.
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