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Thessaloniki to Naoussa, Northern Greece – Private Day Trip

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Thessaloniki to Naoussa, Northern Greece – Private Day Trip

From 240€

With Luxury Car: For 1 to 4 persons: 240€
With Luxury Minivan: For 5 to 8 persons: 480€
With Luxury MiniBus: For 9 to 15 persons: 750€

Departure Time from Thessaloniki at 09:00
Returns to original Pick up point at 19:00 (approx.)

The program of the excursion can be adjusted always according to the requirements of the passengers.

Description

Thessaloniki to Naoussa, Northern Greece – Private Day Trip

A PLACE LIKE NO OTHER
Naoussa is a beautiful and peaceful town, with much to surprise you, from its breathtaking surroundings to its world renowned wines. Naoussa is a place of rich cultural history, unique neighborhoods and mouthwatering local dishes. Wander on the cobblestone roads or in the luscious mountains and you’ll be in awe at the breathtaking views and unique experiences. Naoussa is the place to seduce you with its large mansions, old industries, watermills, river and unspoiled nature. But… sorry, there are no beaches!


Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off service from your hotel in Thessaloniki
  • Transportation by air-conditioned V.I.P. car or mini van
  • Professional chauffeur (English-speaking)
  • Wifi on board (free)
  • Bottle of water and coffee during the route (free)
  • After the trip you will receive with email edited photos and a small video of your trip.

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Guide who speaks your language
  • Entrance fees

Thessaloniki to Naoussa, Northern Greece – Private Day Trip


Additional info

  • Participants under the age of 12 must have a parent or guardian.
  • There are many sights worth seeing in Serres but a day trip is not enough to visit all of them, before starting the trip we will present to you all possible sights to choose what you are more interest for.
  • There are many beautiful sights. You are encouraged to bring a camera along. But if you don’t… we have a camera for you!
  • Weather will not affect the operation of the tours.
  • However if canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Pick up from your hotel in Thessaloniki
  • Departure time: 09:00 am
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Return details: Returns to original Pick up point

Coffee Break / Short Stop at The Municipal Park of Naoussa
The municipal park is located in the center of Naoussa, near Karatasou square. There are at least 4 main entrances to the park, which spreads over an area of 30 acres. The park was created in the late 50’s and it has trees and other plants and flowers, an artificial lake (area of about 1.5 acres) with wooden bridges, alleys, fountain and paved, while its permanent residents are ducks, pigeons and frost as well as squirrels (which are somewhat scarce). At the borders of the park, the river of Arapitsa passes on one side, while on the other side there is the summer municipal theater of Naoussa. On the street just outside the park (also known as the “beach”, although of course there is no sea), there are cafes, bars and restaurants. At the bottom of the park, a natural balcony is formed and the benches located there overlook the plain of central Macedonia.
After this smal break we can visit places in Naoussa as

  • The historical and folklore museum of Naoussa
    The historical and folklore museum of Naoussa is located behind the church of Agios Dimitrios. Includes the collection of the Lyceum of Greek Women of Naoussa.
  • The Museum of Wine and Vine
    The wine and vine museum is located at Chatzimalousi Street and is housed in a building of 1908
  • The Holy Monastery of Timios Prodromos, just outside Naoussa
    The holy monastery of Timios Prodromos, is located just outside Naoussa on the road to Giannakochori and Rodochori (after Koukouli). The distance is about 3-4 km from Naoussa. The holy monastery of Timios Prodromos is a monument of the 19th century. In the center is a beautiful stone church, which in fact has two levels inside and to approach the sanctuary you have to go down a few stairs. The monastery was first built in the 7th century, but in the course of time it was destroyed many times, the last of which was in 1822 and, as the inscription at the entrance of the church states, was rebuilt in 1844. The church is surrounded by a courtyard with lots of greenery and flowers, while at the edge of the courtyard you can see the view to the plain. A few meters from the church, is the building where the nuns live.
  • The watermill of Naoussa
    One of the most recent attractions of Naoussa, is the watermill (water wheel) near the church of Agios Georgios, at the entrance of the city. This attraction aims to give the visitor of Naoussa arriving in the city, a sample of the identity and tradition of the city, namely the water, the textile and the agricultural production of the place. A special feature of Naoussa is the existence of many fountains, scattered in neighborhoods, parks and squares. The familiar, in other cities, image of people with bottles of water in hand in Naoussa is very rare, even in summer. We do not know exactly how many there are in total, but they are certainly a few dozen and are located in many different parts of the city and in most of them the water is running.

Thessaloniki to Naoussa, Northern Greece / Suggested itineraries (The program of the excursion can be adjusted always according to the requirements of the passengers).
Excursions around Naoussa. Starting from Naoussa, we can make excursions to nearby areas and see even more locations.

 


Waterfalls of Metamorfosis (Transfiguration)
13 km from Naoussa and just 5.5 km from Rodochori in an idyllic landscape the chapel of the Transfiguration is offered for an escape for a walk with amazing routes on the old lines where the steam train transported the felled timber of the northeastern forest of Vermio from 1910 till 1921, the gallery, the pedestals and many more. Walking among dense trees and vegetation we will find the chapel of the Metamorfosis, with the waterfalls and pedestals Nefeli, Erato, Kallisto and Koronida.


The Gorge of Krasta
At an distance of one hour and 15 minutes from Thessaloniki (102.3 km) and 12 minutes (7 km) from Naoussa, at the meetings of the forest and rural areas of the communities of Giannakochori, Rodochori, Marina, Prefecture of Imathia, flows the river Mega Rema, where we meet the gorge of Krasta, length 90 meters, height 100-200 meters and width 20 meters, and the height of the river about 300 meters from the sea.
The hill of Krasta, peak height 483.6 meters, is dominated by limestone rocks and exquisite colored, rocky, torn volumes, while at its top. In May we will find the queen of herbs the crimson wild Peony.
In Krasta, coming etymologically perhaps from the castles, not unjustly, 200 years ago, there are still traces, we have carved in the middle of the rocks the Hermitage, a two-storey building at that time, with loopholes and the headquarters of bandits, where Greek was secretly taught.


The Arkochori of Naoussa
Arkohori (from the oldest name of the area: Arkoudochori) is a beautiful traditional settlement located at a distance of about 7 kilometers from Naoussa, at an altitude of 600 meters and has about 350 inhabitants.


Rodochori of Naoussa
Rodochori is a mountain village of Vermi, at an altitude of about 540 meters, in a green landscape. It is located at a distance of about 12 kilometers from Naoussa (on the road that continues from Giannakochori) and about 12 kilometers from the ski center at 3-5 Pigadia. The area is famous for the cherries and apples it produces.


The Giannakochori of Naoussa
Giannakochori, is located at a distance of about 6 kilometers from Naoussa (on the road that continues from the Holy Monastery of Timios Prodromos) and at an altitude of about 290 meters. In the area there are large vineyards (and wineries) while the village is also known for its production of cherries. Entering the village, on the main road, there is a small square in front of the village church. Opposite, there are taverns and cafes. The villagers are very hospitable. In Giannakochori, you can also visit the grove with the church of Agia Paraskevi, which can easily be found near one end of the village.


Agios Nikolaos of Naoussa

The grove of Agios Nikolaos is the most famous attraction of Naoussa. It is located about 2 km from Naoussa and access is easy. It is a green area with large plane trees, which is crossed by the river of Naoussa, Arapitsa. It is a place that offers relaxation and tranquility but also a variety of activities.

In Agios Nikolaos, you can see the following: The homonymous church of Agios Nikolaos, The sources of the river Arapitsa, Small artificial lake, with trout and ducks.
Sports facilities: Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis courts, Playground, Shops with local products and souvenirs, Restaurants, taverns and coffee places.

Of course, you can also wander through the many corridors in the grove and spend the day in specially designed areas.


The school of Aristotle in Nymphaeum of Mieza

The school of Aristotle in Naoussa is one of the most important sights of Naoussa and is located at a distance of about 2 kilometers from the city center, north of the community road that connects Naoussa with Kopanos. It is located next to the natural spring Kefalari, in Isvoria. The school was founded in Nymphaeum (a sanctuary dedicated to the Nymphs of the waters), near the city of Mieza.

In the school of Aristotle, Alexander the Great remained for about 2 years, between 343 and 340 BC, while later he moved to Pella as regent since his father Philip was absent in Perinthos and Byzantium.
Very close to the school of Aristotle, on the opposite side of the road, is today the Cultural Center of the school of Aristotle. This is a modern project, donated by the family of Christos Lanaras and belongs to the municipality of Naoussa. In the facilities of the cultural center there are available: Reception and guest service area, Coffee Place and Restaurant, Small Showroom (80 seats conference / movie / video room)
The visitor of the cultural center can be informed about the history of the Aristotle school and the archeological site, through the available audiovisual material.


The site of the sacrifice of the women of Naoussa in 1822

In the Holocaust of Naoussa in 1822, many women of the city preferred to fall with their children in the river of Arapitsa, rather than fall into the hands of the Turks. The city of Naoussa, according to a royal decree of 1955, has the title “heroic”. At the site of the women’s sacrifice, in the area of Stoubanoi next to the river of Arapitsa, there is the characteristic monument, with the statue of Naoussa Woman with the children in her arms.


The ski center 3-5 Pigadia in Naoussa

The ski center 3-5 Pigadia, is located at a distance of about 17 km from Naoussa and about 15 km from Agios Nikolaos. It occupies an area which starts at an altitude of 1430 meters and reaches an altitude of 2005 meters. It is a modern ski resort with slopes for every degree of difficulty. Specifically, the available tracks at 3-5 Pigadia of Naoussa are the following:

  • Beginners track (200 m.)
  • Paradise Track (2,600 m. Easy route)
  • Aristotle Track (1,800 m. Moderate difficulty route)
  • Philippos Track (2,000 m. Difficult route)
  • Endurance road track (3.5 – 10 km)

In the area of the ski center, there are:

  • Aerial two-seater lift
  • Sliding lifts
  • Baby lifts
  • Medical office and first aid
  • Soccer field / helipad
  • Ski school / rentals
  • Hotel, hostel, restaurant, cafe, snack bar
  • Chalet at the top of the mountain

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Thessaloniki to Naoussa, Northern Greece - Private Day Trip
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Thessaloniki to Naoussa, Northern Greece - Private Day Trip
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Naoussa is a beautiful and peaceful town, with much to surprise you, from its breathtaking surroundings to its world renowned wines.

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