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Excursion 1
(max 48 persons)
Excursion 2
(max 60 persons)
Excursion 3
(max 48 persons)
City Tour Vergina Halkidiki - Sani Beach
13:30 Departure from the conference site (University of Macedonia) by bus
Tour of the city (monuments, museums, churches etc.). Coffee/tea/beverages and cookies at Cedar Hill (Kedrinos Lofos), a cafe with an exceptional view of the city of Thessaloniki.

Price (minimun 20 persons):
$25 per person (includes entrance to museums, guide and food)
The distance from the conference site to Vergina is approximately 85 kilometers. Guided tour at the museum, the archeological site and the ancient theatre. Coffee/tea/beverages and cookies at Olympus Plaza.

Price (minimun 20 persons):
$35 per person (includes entrance, guide and food)
The distance from the conference site to Sani is approximately 83 kilometers. Tour of the Sani Resort and swimming at the beach (optional). Coffee/tea/beverages, cookies and light snacks at the veranda of Alexandros Room.

Price (minimun 20 persons):
$40 per person (includes entrance, guide and food)
18:30 End of the excursion - return at the conference site
City Tour Vergina Halkidiki - Sani Beach
Thessaloniki has always been a metropolitan city, a large urban center continuously inhabited for over 2300 years. The city's longevity, the varied architectural forms from the Hellenistic Era and up to the end of the 20th century, the Byzantine artistic heritage, the social struggles, the intellectual unrest and the revolutionary movements, assimilated influences from the Orient andfrom the West equally, its contemporary charm and the human measure, attract an intense interest and dazzle the mind. The glory of the city is the uninterrupted and unique presence of Christian religious monuments spanning from the 4th to the 20th century. This makes Thessaloniki the largest, most comprehensive and live open air museum of Byzantine and Latter-Byzantine art in the Christian universe. This excursion consists of a tour of the following most important archeological sites, and Byzantine and contemporary monuments of Thessaloniki.

Tour description
Archaelogical Museum of Thessaloniki or Museum of Byzantine Culture (with a conducted tour), Historical and Art Museum of Thessaloniki - White Tower, church of Agios (Saint) Dimitrios and the Crypt Museum of Agios Dimitrios (with a conducted tour), Ancient Roman Agora, Galerios Palace and the Triumph Arch, church of Agia (Santa) Sofia, old city-"Ano Poli", the walls of the old city and the "Eptapyrgion" (an ex-prison), Ladadika.

More info about Thessaloniki here
The city of Aigai, the ancient first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia, was discovered in the 19th century near Vergina, in northern Greece. The most important remains are the monumental palace, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs in the Great Tumulus is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world. Other finds represent the best of their kinds, such as golden wreaths and silver vessels. The frescoes on the walls of the tombs are a valuable contribution to art.

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Halkidiki is a peninsula, southeast of the city of Thessaloniki (Greece's second largest city). With its characteristic three peninsulas (Kassandra, Sithonia, Athos), it resembles a trident piercing the Aegean. Sunny, golden sandy beaches, deep and picturesque gulfs, traditional villages and modern tourist resorts, small islands and sheltered bays, pine-clad hills descending to the sea, Mediterranean climate and magnificent natural beauty compose the picture of today's Halkidiki. The capital of Halkidiki is Poligiros, located in the center of Halkidiki (69 km from Thessaloniki). Our destination is Sani Beach Resort Hotel at Sani Village in Halkidiki The Sani Beach Holiday Resort is a private contemporary ecological reserve, boasting 1000 acres of green forests, golden sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. The Sani Beach Holiday Resort boasts some of the bluest, cleanest and warmest waters in all of Greece. This turquoise swimming paradise combined with the golden pristine sands of Sani has been awarded every year with three prestigious Blue Flags from the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe.

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