Trips with PrimeTaxi
PrimeTaxi offers you road trips - tours in Halkidiki area (and not only) that will be unforgettable!
Select one of the destinations that we recommend, or create your own travel plan,
and enjoy comfort and luxury of a pleasant and informative trip.
Below we mention just some of the places that we can transfer you.
The cave of Petralona
The cave of Petralona, one of the biggest creations of nature, and also with the year of its creation to be placed over 1.000.000 years ago, is giving the chance to the visitors to admire the most ancient habitat of our European ancestors, which has discovered until now
Its total length is 1,5 kilometer and it is the place where someone can not only get in touch with the impeccable view of stalactites and stalagmites, which are in every shape and form, but mainly with the place where the tracks of the very first fire were discovered on the Earth and the most ancient man’s skull in Europe.
Meteora were named after St. Athanasios the Meteority, proprietor of the Big Meteorou Church. Since 1988, the monasteries of Meteora have a position on the UNESCO’s global heritage monuments catalogue. Built on the top of the rocks, in a high that reaches the 400 meters, Meteora are considered to be one of the greatest creations of nature, and one of the most important monuments of the Orthodoxy.
Today, only 7 of the historical monasteries are being used, 6 from which are open to the public, which are:
- The Anapausa Monastery
- The Rusanu Monastery
- The “Big Meteoro” Monastery
- The Varlaam Monastery
- The Agia Triada Monastery
- he Agios Stefanos Monastery
Waterland is one of the biggest water parks in Europe and the only one in North Greece. In the extend of 150 acres, it is offering a lot of activities for its visitors, for example different kinds of slides, pools and games into water, places for eating and coffee and even a mall. All this stuff makes the visit in Waterland the best experience of the summer.
From the minerals founts of Pozar Baths, water is being gushed in the temperature of 37˚C. Known for its therapeutic function, this water is ideal for bath therapy and drink therapy, revival and relaxing. The water is also drinkable. Besides the baths, this region is offering the opportunity to climb on canyons, walk near waterfalls and pathways and also 4x4 routes.
The little town of Vergina, which is located in the position of the ancient city «Aiges», is best known for the area of royals’ Macedonian tombs, which were found in that city, with the tomb of Philippos II’, father of Alexander the Great, to be the most major one. Between the most important foundings of that archeological site is the gold larnaka, which contains the bones of Philippos II’ and the oak tyre Philippos was wearing.
The archeological researches in the city of Amphipolis have discovered new traces of human’s installation, which are dated back to 3.000 B.C. Between the most major and known foundings, is the well known “Lion of Amphipolis”, which was discovered during the period of Balcanian wars and the tomb, which was discovered inside the Kastas hill, the researches of which, as regards who is buried inside, are still in progress. They will reveal whether Alexander is buried there or his mother, Olympias.
Monuments of UNESCO, Thessaloniki
This is about monuments of medieval era, which are included in UNESCO’s catalogue, since 1988, and monuments that are considered to be of global heritage.
- The walls of Thessaloniki, which are built in byzantine architecture, are dated back to the oldchristian times (4th century B.C.). During the centuries, those walls had protected the residents of Thessaloniki from different enemies’ attacks that this town had to face.
- Rotonda of St. George was built in 304 B.C. Its initial use, however, was to be a Mausoleum for Caesar Galerium. In the times of Christianity, was transformed into a Christian church. It named Rotonda because of its cycle shape, while the name of St. George it is owned to the nearby little church.
- The royal of Mother of God of Aheiropoitou, has conserved the shame shape today, as her initial was, at that time it was built, in 5th century. This church, today, is devoted to Mother of God. As for the name “aheiropoiiti’’, it is owned to the image of Mother of God, which is believed not to be made of human’s hand. The church was transformed into a mosque, during the ottoman domination, while during the First World War; it was used as an accommodation for the refugees.
- The church of Agios Dimitrios was built in 5th century, right above of the place where the Saint was imprisoned and died. It was hit from fire twice, one in 7th century, and one in 1917, in which the church was almost destroyed entirely. It has been attacked several times from both the Saracens and later, from the Vikings, whereas it was transformed into a mosque from the Turkish.
- The old Latomou Monastery, in Ano Poli of Thessaloniki, today it is named the ‘’Temple of Hosios David’’. Built in the beginning of 6th century, it is mostly known for its famous mosaic from the sanctuary apse, in which is depicted the vision of the prophet Ezekiel.
- The temple of St. Sophia, is devoted to the God’s wisdom and it was built in the late 7th century. The beautiful mosaics inside the temple are belonged to the period of iconoclast. The temple had to face major difficulties, as it was hit from fire in 1890, while it had been transformed into a mosque and later from an earthquake in 1978.
- The temple of Panagia of Halkeon is located in the square of the ancient market, in the centre of the town. From an inscription, that is located in the west entrance, we learn that it was built from Christopforos. Its external design has traces of Istanbul influence. In the inside, the temple is decorated with frescos and sculptured marbles.
- The temple of St. Panteleimon, is a monument of the after Byzantium period (13rd- 14th century). It was transformed in a mosque from the Turkish on 16th century. The most wall paintings, in the inside of the temple, are dated back to the period of the Turkish occupation, whereas there are also some traces of Byzantium decoration.
- The temple of St. Apostoloi, is located near the west walls of the town. It was built by the patriarch Niphon, as we informed from inscriptions of the church. In the inside of the temple, there are some outstanding mosaics, which are dated back to the palaiologean era.
- In Ano Poli, is located the temple of St. Nickolaos the Orphan, which was built in the beginning of 14th century. During the period of Ottoman domination in Thessaloniki the temple continued to be used. The wall paintings, which are decorated the inside of the temple, are definitely traces of paleologean technography.
- The temple of Agia Aikaterini, was built in the lates of 13rd century and is located in the northwest side of Ano Poli. The wall paintings, which are decorate the inside of the church, are very interesting and beautiful and they depict Saints’ faces, Jesus’ miracles and scenes from Gospel. During the Turkish occupation, the temple was transformed into a mosque and as a result, the wall paintings were erased by the Turkish and got lost.
- The temple of Metamorfosis tou Sotiros, is dated back to 1350 A.D. This little temple, which is located at the center of the town, is stands out for its wall paintings. Interesting is also the fact that under the temple there are tombs.
- The Vlatadon Monastery, in Ano Poli, is the only one monastery that belongs to byzantine period and it is used today. It was built in 14th century, in the same region where another older temple was. There are many interesting wall paintings inside the temple, movable images and generally heirlooms, which are safe until today.
- This outstanding temple of Profitis Elias, is located in Ano Poli, and it was built in the middle of 14th century in honor of Jesus, while it was renamed to temple of Profitis Elias after its transformation into o mosque, by the Turkish.
- Byzantine Baths today are located to the region of Ano Poli and the time of their building to be at around 1300. Given the fact that, those baths are the only one that remains from byzantine period, in Greece. Their value is huge. They were used for another 7 centuries even the Turkish occupation.
Shopping in Thessaloniki
A walk for shopping in the market of Thessaloniki will satisfy even the most demanding likings. The fashionable stores of Mitropoleos str. offer a huge variety of brands of clothes, shoes and jewellery. A little few away, there is Tsimiski str., where you can find a huge variety of youthful fashion and more reasonable prices, as well. Another nice choice for shopping is a visit to Mediterranean Cosmos, the biggest mall in Balkans. There, except from a huge variety of different stores, the visitors can combine shopping with coffee or eating out.