Departure from the Pieria area to Thessaloniki.
We will start our trip from the Acropolis of Thessaloniki, see the ancient walls surrounding the historical center of Soluni and make a stop at the observation deck, which gives a panoramic view of the city, spread out on the banks of Thermal bay.
Next, a sightseeing tour of Thessaloniki with an inspection of the main attractions is provided. Stop at the Basilica of St. the martyr Dimitriy of Solunsky (V century), where his relics, crypt, the place of his imprisonment and martyrdom, the relics of Metropolitan of Thessaloniki Gregory (XIX century) and the martyr Anisia (IV century) are located. Inspection of the Roman Agora; Aristotelous Square; Monastery of St. Theodora of Thessalonica Myrrh-streaming, where her relics are located (IX century) and relics of St. David of Thessalonica (VI century.); Church of Agia Sophia the God Wisdom.
Visit to the catacombs of St. John the Baptist, dating back to St. Dmitry Solunsky (II-III, centuries); Metropolis of Thessaloniki - the church of St. Gregory Palamas, where his holy relics reside. Nearby, if desired, you can visit the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for the independence of northern Greece from the Turkish yoke.
At the end of this part of the program - free time, approximately 1.5 hours
Departure to the suburbs of Thessaloniki in the stavropegic male monastery of the 9th century St. Anastasia the Solvers, where her holy relics and the relics of the Metropolitan of Thessalonica Theona are stored.
Moving to the convent of St. St. John the Evangelist, where is the grave of the elder Paisius the Holy Mountaineer and a particle of the relics of St. Arseny of Cappadocia. Departure from the monastery to the Halkidiki peninsula.
Monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List (you may visit them in your free time): Rotunda, Temple of Ahiropiitos and Agios Dimitriou, Latoma Monastery, Agia Sophia, Panagia Chalkeon Cathedral, temples of Agios Panteleimon, Holy Apostles, St. Nicholas Orfanos, St. Catherine and Savior Christ Pantocrator, Monastery of Vlatadon, Temple of the Prophet Elijah, Byzantine Loutra and Walls of Soluni.