De Atenas a Sofía

Duration

6 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Athens

Available

April 2022 / March 2023

Cities to visit: Athens; Kamena Vourla; Kalambaca; Thessaloniki; Melnik; Sandansky; Rila, Kyustendil; Sofia

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
On arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Free time. 

You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Distancia total realizada: 410 km.
 
Paisajes: Vistas sobre el mar. PAISAJES FANTÁSTICOS en la región de Meteoras visitamos monasterios ortodoxos.
Notas: Prevea ropa adecuada (las mujeres tendrán que colocarse faldas que las serán entregadas a la llegada al monasterio). Prevean también calzado cómodo… tendrá que subir muchos escalones!!! 
08:00 hrs. Atenas –salida-. Viajamos hacia el norte de Grecia. Agradables paisajes Mediterráneos. 
11:00 hrs. - Kamena Vourla –Llegada-. Bonito núcleo turístico junto al mar en muy hermoso enclave paisajístico. Tiempo para un paseo y un café. 
12:00 hrs. - Kamena Vourla –salida-. Continuamos nuestra ruta por el interior de Grecia. Parada en área de servicio para almorzar. 
15:30 hrs. - Meteoras –Llegada. Iniciamos nuestro recorrido entre los fantásticos paisajes de las Meteoras que albergan monasterios “colgados” literalmente de las rocas. Paramos y visitamos alguno de sus monasterios (entrada no incluida), divisamos los restantes monasterios “colgados” en las rocas.(Patrimonio de la Unesco).
Cena y alojamiento en Kalambaca, pequeña ciudad en el centro de la región de las Meteoras.
Total distance: 395km
Landscapes: Beautiful landscapes in the north of Greece and on the way to Bulgaria: mountains, isolated areas, forests.
Note:   Remember to have your Passport ready, you will need it to enter in Bulgaria.

08.00 hrs.- Kalambaca.- Departure.  We travel through the North of Greece, amidst pretty mountain scenery, to the Aegean Sea. 
11.15 hrs.- THESSALONICA – Arrival-, time for a stroll and lunch in Greece’s second city. 

14.00hrs.- Thesalonica- Departure. We travel towards the Pirin mountain, a World Heritage Site, areas heavily influenced by the Greek, Slavic and Turkish cultures.  After this we go on our way towards  BULGARIA,  and the border pass.  Schedules of this stage sometimes,  can suffer important delays because of the border procedures.  

16.45hrs.- MELNIK. Arrival. In Bulgarian Macedonia we stop in this picturesque museum village in beautiful scenery amidst a wine producing area. We will learn about the traditional Balkan ways of life.  


17.45hrs.- Melnik. Departure.
18.15 hrs- SANDANSKI , arrival at this beautiful small spa city, the birthplace of Spartacus,  dinner a nd accommodation. 
Total distance covered: 225 km.
  
Scenery: beautiful landscapes of the Balkans, with mountains, remote areas and forests. 
Note:   Wear suitable clothing to visit the monastery of Rila.- 

08.30 hrs - Sandanski.- Saída.- T
10.30 hrs - Rila Monastery  - We visit this beautiful walled Orthodox monastery that is hidden hidden among forests and mountains within a national park. Time to look around. 

11.45 hrs  - Rila -Departure-. 
14.00 hrs - Sofia - Arrival-. After time for lunch, we include a  tour of the capital of Bulgaria , where we will see the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Russian church, the mosque, its squares and avenues of Stalinist architecture. Free time.
After breakfast, end of our services.

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