Gates of Heaven Tour

Philip of Macedonia Ivory portrait found in Vergina



Philip II of Macedon was the king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC. He was a member of the Argead dynasty, the third son of King Amyntas III, and father of Alexander the Great and Philip III.








Day 1: Thessaloniki

  • Arrival transfer to hotel
  • Check In at local hotel (4-5*)
  • Walking tour of city centre
  • Dinner at local restaurant




Vergina – The tomb of Philipp II & Museum, Aristotle School, Pella – Archaeological Site & Museum & Thessaloniki – View from the Upper City

Day 2: Vergina РPela

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Vergina for the Royal Tombs
  • Visit Pela archaological site and museum
  • Visit Miesa for the school of Aristotle where Alexander the Great received his education
  • Visit the upper city of Thessaloniki with great views of the city



Chalkidiki – Ouranoupolis


Day 3: Chalkidiki

  • Breakfast
  • Departure for Chalkidiki
  • Check In local hotel (4* – 5*) in Ouranoupolis
  • Relaxation at the Spa and Pool of the hotel





Mount Athos & Lake Kerkini


Day 4: Cruise and Kerkini

  • Breakfast
  • Cruise of the Mount Athos Penninsula viewing the famous monasteries
  • Lunch in Ouranoupolis
  • Departure for Lake Kerkini
  • Check In at Domain
  • Dinner in Domain with local dishes.



Monastery of Timios Prodromos, Trouth Farm & Lake Kerkini – Boat Ride, Bird & Waywr Buffalo watching

Day 5: Lake Kerkini

  • Breakfast
  • Visit monastery of Timios Prodromos and other small monasteries to discover their architecture and art.
  • Lunch at traditional village and trout farm near the borders (Ano Poroia) based on trout
  • Boat ride in Lake Kerkini with local wine tasting and bird and buffalo watching
  • Dinner based on buffalo products at domain with cooking lessons



Day 6: Kavala

  • Breakfast
  • Departure for Kavala
  • Visit various old monasteries where we will sample local treats.
  • Check In hotel in Kavala (4* – 5*)
  • Free lunch in the city
  • Dinner at local restaurant (tasting)



Amphipolis Archaeological Site

Day 7: Thesaloniki

  • Breakfast
  • Departure for Thessaloniki
  • Visit Amphipolis archaological site where one of the most current excavations are happening.
  • Check In hotel in Thessaloniki (4* – 5*)
  • Visit the Byzantine Museum






Day 8: Thessaloniki

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer for departure