Day 7: From Veroia to Chalkidiki
We visit Veroia, or Berea as it is widely known from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 17, 10-15). There, we will have the chance to see the famous “Bema”, where Apostle Paul talked in public in 54 A.D. to spread the word of God. After our short journey back to the early Christian times, we will take a tour in the old part of the city.
We drive on to Thessaloniki, claimed to be the most romantic city in Greece. A visit in Ano Poli, the highest point of the city with the walls and the Byzantine fort, will surely bewitch you, as the view from this part of the city is really exquisite.
Afterwards, you will visit the White Tower, the landmark of Thessaloniki situated by the sea, the Arch of Galerius (known as “Kamara” among the locals), the Archaeological Museum and the Basilica of Aghios Demetrios (the patron saint of Thessaloniki) with the crypt discovered in the early years of the 20ieth century.
Afterwards, we drive about 30 km away from Thessaloniki and we reach Epanomi, a small town famous for its wine and tsipouro production. We visit the winery of Gerovasiliou Family http://www.gerovassiliou.gr/
, where we will taste the fine wines produced there and visit the museum of the winery which hosts important parts of the history of the Macedonian wine production.