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Organized Tours in Northern Greece

Dolphin Hellas leads organized five-day tours of Northern Greece that begin in Athens and take in the ancient archaeological sites; these are offered approximately once a month. Like other agencies, the company also arranges tailored tours and books hotels and car rental. Going through an agency often nets a cheaper rate than those quoted to individual walk-ins. Many tours in the region leave from Halkidiki, but major tour operator Zorpidis runs half-day tours to Vergina–Pella from Thessaloniki, and even arranges honeymoon trips. Velas Tours can also set you up at a thalassotherapy spa near Thessaloniki. Ask at the tourist office on Tsimiski for details of other tours and operators. To hire a sightseeing guide, contact the Thessaloniki Tourist Guide Association. Prices vary depending on the tour and the place, but count on roughly €120 for a half-day and €160 for a full-day tour in Thessaloniki itself. Note that the TTGA offices do not have regular opening hours, so leave a message or send an email and they will get back to you.

Dolphin Hellas (Main office, Athanassiou Diakou 16, at Syngrou, Acropolis, Athens, 11742. 210/9227772.

Thessaloniki Tourist Guide Association (2310/546037. .)

Velas Tours (Tsimiski 33, 2nd fl., Kentro, Thessaloniki, 54624. 2310/512032.

Zorpidis Travel (Egnatia 76, 1st fl., Kentro, Thessaloniki, 54624. 2310/244400. For ferries, Salaminos 4, West Thessaloniki, 54621. 2310/555995.)

Updated: 2014-01-14

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