EXCURSIONS

TOURS CANCELLATION

We are sorry to inform you that we have not reached the minimum participants required to confirm these tours and the tours are therefore cancelled.

The EGE2016 conference organizers have planned some amazing TOURS for the EGE2016 delegates to experience the Greek culture, history and sceneries. All arrangements need to be made through the EGE2016 Official Website.

A day by the Sea: Sani Resort/ Chalkidiki

Chalkidiki No visit to Thessaloniki is complete without visiting the magnificent peninsula of Chalkidiki. During this tour you will have the chance to discover one of the most famous beaches of Chalkidiki, the Five Star Sani Resort beach, where pine forests reach right down to the sea shore and crystal clear waters reflect the sunlight. If you are looking for an isolated paradise listening the silence of the sea, while you can enjoy delicious cocktails in cosmopolitan atmosphere Chalkidiki & Sani Resort is the place to be! The bus will depart from the conference venue and approximately in 1h 15m will arrive in Sani. After a short walk alongside the marina, participants will head to the Sani beach to spend some time soaking up the sun and swimming.

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Duration: 8 hours
Price: 55.00€ per person
Minimum Participants: 15 persons
Meeting Point: KEDEA at 10:00
(Includes: soft drinks, light lunch, sunbeds, beach parasols, coach bus transportation)

Vergina Tour

VerginaThe excursion combines the history of Ancient Macedonia, Alexander the Great

Vergina (Greek: Βεργίνα) is a small town in northern Greece, located in the regional unit of Imathia, Central Macedonia. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Veroia, of which it is a municipal unit. The town became internationally famous in 1977, when the Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos unearthed what he claimed was the burial site of the kings of Macedon, including the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. The finds established the site as the ancient Aigai. The site of the Royal Tombs under a modern roof hosts the main excavation, as well as an exhibition of the major finds from the burials. It is protected by UNESCO as world cultural heritage and comprises a unique discovery of an enormous universal impact. The exhibition’s shelter has the external form of the Great Tumulus, a man-made mound, while the underground building has been housing since November 1997 tombs and treasures found in them. This sheltered group includes three Macedonian tombs: the intact tomb of Philip II (II) with a hunting scene fresco painting. Intact is also the so-called Tomb of the Prince (III), which may belong to Alexander IV, grandson of Philip II and his son Alexander the Great and another ruined and plundered Macedonian tomb (IV) of the third BC century…read more (Sources: Wikipedia – the free encyclopediaVisitgreece.gr – the official tourism web site for Greece) The tour includes a visit of the newly completed exhibition bearing the Tombs and the finds of all 3 Tombs, one of them known as the Tomb of King Phillip II, father of Alexander the Great. Feast your eyes on the marvelous treasures; all masterpieces of ancient Greek art dated back to the 4th century B.C., such as golden wreaths, silver vessels, miniature sculpture, paintings, exhibited in the unique museum.

Date: Friday, May 27, 2016
Duration: 8 hours guided in English
Price: 50.00€ per person
Minimum Participants: 15 persons
Meeting Point: KEDEA at 12:30
(Includes bus transportation, tour guide, entrance fees, lunch box)

Thessaloniki City – Walking Tour

ThessalonikiVisit the Roman monuments of the City

Thessaloniki (Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη), also known as Thessalonica and Salonika, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia. Its honorific title is Συμπρωτεύουσα (Symprotévusa), literally “co-capital”, and stands as a reference to its historical status as the Συμβασιλεύουσα (Symvasilévousa), “co-reigning” city of the Byzantine Empire, alongside Constantinople.

During this walking tour you will have the opportunity to visit all the great Roman monuments of the city. The impressive Rotunda and the Arch of Galerius along with the magnificent Palace of Galerius constitute the core of the Roman impact in Thessaloniki. A bit further, the Roman Forum, the center of public life in every Roman city and the Roman Catacombs of St. Demetrius church, will travel you to the glorious past of the Roman Empire.

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Duration: 2.5 hours guided in English
Price: 30.00€ per person
Minimum Participants: 7 persons
Meeting Point: KEDEA at 10:00
(Includes bus tickets, tour guide, entrance fees)

Meteora – Post Congress Tour

MeteoraThe most photogenic spiritual site in Greece

The Metéora (Greek: Μετέωρα, “suspended rocks”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above” – etymologically similar to “Meteorite”) is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios River and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. We can locate the first traces of their history from 11th c. when the first hermits settled there. The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage and they form one of the most important stations of cultural map of Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. (Sources:Wikipedia – the free encyclopedia,Visitgreece.gr – the official tourism web site for Greece)

With an early start, you head for the ‘stone forest’, driving along the National highway passing by Olympus Mountain, the picturesque Tempi valley, to the Thessalian plain arriving at Kalambaka. Continue with a visit of two monasteries to see exquisite specimens of Byzantine Art, drive down to Kalambaka for lunch and some free time and return to Thessaloniki from another route, through Vermion Mountain and Egnatia motorway.

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Duration: 10 hours guided in English
Price: 80.00€ per person
Minimum Participants: 15 persons
Meeting Point: KEDEA at 09:30
(Includes bus transportation, entrance fees, tour guide and lunch)