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My Home of Centaurs (Volos & Pelion)

Exclusive Private Day Tour from Thessaloniki - Start Any Day

Explore Mount Pelion, the mythical home of Centaurs and the ancient Iolcus, the starting point of the Argonautic expedition. Discover two traditional villages of Pelion and the archeological museum of Volos on an exclusive private full-day trip from Thessaloniki. 

  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Departure time: 8:00
  • Travel Style: Culture
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Hassle-free pick-up & drop-off from your accommodation
  • Free cancellation 24hrs in advance

Highlights

  • Explore the home of Centaurs, the beautiful Mount Pelion
  • Learn about the Argonautic expedition and local hero Jason
  • Visit the archeological museum of Volos
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the Pagasetic gulf
  • Spend time in the picturesque village of Makrinitsa tasting local delicacies

Inclusions

  • Hassle free Pick-up & drop off from your accommodation (Hotel, Bnb etc) in Thessaloniki
  • Transportation by luxury A/C minivan or private car
  • English speaking tour escort
  • Basic insurance (during transportation)
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entrance fees (Archeological museum of Volos)
  • Lunch in Makrinitsa Village

Covid-19 Measures

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What to expect

Depart from your accommodation in the morning towards Thessaly region and Magnesia peninsula, home of many remarkable tales in Greek mythology. Arrival to the coastal city of Volos, one of the largest and most attractive cities and ports in Greece. Visit the archeological Museum that displays objects from the Neolithic period till sculptures and figurines of the classical and Alexandrian era. Walk the wonderful seafront promenade full of splendid buildings and picturesque tavernas, known as tsipouradika, and reach the exact imitation of the ancient ship Argo. Continue to Pelion, place of stunning beauty and breathtaking views over the endless sea, to visit two traditional villages. Enjoy the steep slopes, winding pathways linking the villages, the remarkable variety of architectural styles, the picture-perfect village squares, centuries old churches and gastronomic surprises. First explore Portaria village with its impressive traditional mansions, fresh spring waters and cobble stoned paths and then wander through the noble village of Makrinitsa, known for its richly decorated mansions and the indescribable panoramic view of Volos and the Pagasetic gulf. Indulge in traditional food and don’t forget to check local traditional products from natural herbs, liqueurs from mountain fruits and exceptional flavors of spoon sweets. Full of amazing experiences, head back to Thessaloniki.

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FAQ

How will I recognize our tour escort?

Your tour escort shall hold MY GREECE signage at the pick up point. Full details will be sent to your e-mail, till 12 hours prior to departure.

What is the distance to the destination and how long does it take to get there?

The distance is 220km and lasts approximately 1,5 hours.

What do I need to bring with me on the tour?

Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes during summer months & warm clothes, waterproof jacket during winter months. Comfortable footwear is highly recommended. Have your e-ticket with you & your ID/PASSPORT (or copy).

Is there a supplement for solo traveler?

Yes. In all exclusive private tours, both day & multiday, solo traveler needs to pay extra supplement around 70-75% of the standard price based on 2 travelers. Please contact us for more details.

Do you run your tours on other languages apart from English?

Yes. We can also provide German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Arab speaking guide or escort at extra cost. Please mind that availability is very limited.