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In the region of Halkidiki, not too far from Thessaloniki, lies the charming seaside village of Ouranoupolis; an unspoiled paradise of peace and quiet characterised by its picture-perfect white-sand beaches and scenic natural beauty. Through a variety of excursions, you can experience this adventure-filled corner of Greece, where culture, cuisine and the outdoors await.
Visit the birthplace of Aristoteles on our Aristotle’s Park at Stagyra and Arnea tour where the enchanting views of the whole gulf will leave you in awe. The tranquil Aristoteles Park, with its statue of ancient Greece’s philosopher, sculpture and scientific devices show the phenomena of nature. The tour concludes with a visit to the village of Arnea where you can experience treasures from the past, shop around and visit a museum.
Travel back in time to a UNESCO World Heritage Site during our Vergina Exursion where we visit the Royal Tomb of Phillip the Second, King of Macedon, and father of Alexander the Great. Situated at the foothills of Mt Pierra – about 200 km from Eagles Villas – lies the 20th century’s most important archaeological discovery in Greece. The area is the first capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedon, called Aigai and is known for the treasures found inside the tomb.
Our Thessaloniki Cultural Excursion comes highly recommend for travelers with a zest for history and art. Explore the bygone days through the Archaeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, the Jewish Museum and Ataturk Museum while the Tellogleion, or the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art will pique art lovers’ interest. There are more interesting local art finds along the way, just ask our tour guide to point you in the right direction.
Want to taste the best of Greece? Our Thessaloniki Food Tour is a journey of authentic local cuisine; you will visit tavernas, sample street food and also get to know more about the history of Thessaloniki’s open markets.
Take a piece of Greece home with you and go on a Thessaloniki Shopping trip where you can browse, taste, touch and smell the best this vibrant city has to offer. From Eagles Villas it is a 90-minute drive to the haven of variety at Mediterranean Cosmos Shopping Mall; here you will find interesting and unique shops, cafes, and restaurants. And in the heart of it all is the lively Thessaloniki centre with its High Street shops and small boutiques with designer brands.
Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument and a four-hour drive from Eagles Villas. Here, between the sandstone peaks, monks started settling from the 11th century and built 24 monasteries in what still seems like an architectural miracle due to the difficult terrain. This excursion includes a hike up to the monasteries where you can get a glimpse at man’s everlasting desire to connect with a higher power.
Stand in awe of the 700 000-year-old stalactites and stalagmites at Petralona Cave, one of the biggest, oldest and most impressive caves in all of Europe. This cave has one of the richest fossil collections in Europe and it is a window into prehistoric times.
Soak your soul in the natural serenity of Cholomontas Mountain with its footpaths meandering through the forest, indigenous flora and incredible vistas. There is an option to go horseback riding, and before returning to your villa, you can visit the vibrant village of Arnea with its historic treasures.