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Mount Athos

Mount Athos

Only men are welcome to make a pilgrimage to Mount Athos, the secretive 'Shangri-La' on a rugged promontory about 80 miles (129km) southeast of Thessaloniki. Here it is possible to step back in time and mingle with hundreds of monks, from more than...  see full details

Vergina Macedonian Tomb


Vergina, known in ancient times as Aigai, is the most important of a cluster of three archaeological sites in the area connected with Philip, father of Alexander the Great. Vergina is where Philip built a massive palace and a theatre, and where he...  see full details

Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus

Towering above ancient Dion, about 48 miles (77km) south of Thessaloniki, is Greece's highest mountain, Mount Olympus, home to some of the famed Gods of Greek mythology. Olympus was the residence of the divine family, the twelve most important ruling gods and goddesses of...  see full details