Making Travel Arrangements
M Transportation - Air Travel(Flight reservation, lowest fares,advance
booking,Frequent flier mileage, map of airport, cost), Trains and Buses(travel times,
fares, booking tickets), Rental cars(can you reserve a car on website?, cancellation
penalty,list of car types, collision insurance, corporate rates, travel maps)
p Weather Conditions & maps. - landmarks, start and stop sites, hotels and restaurants
on map, directions
o Lodging - rates, amenities, surroundings, food, discounts, booking room, spas,
Destination information - restaurants, museums, shows, shopping, special attractions,
sports, concerts, cuisines, culture, local language, guides etc
s Total cost and sources online
Map Of Greece
Mount Olympus (Greek--Olympos) is the highest peak of the Pindus Mountainrange, the
southernmost extension of the Alps. Located in Northern Greece on the boundary
between Thessaly and Macedonia is the loftiest point in Greece 2,917m (9,570ft) above
In early Greek Mythology it was believed to have been the home of the gods. On its
summit were the palaces of the gods, which were built by Hepheastus, god of metalwork.
The entrance to Olympus was trough The Gate of Clouds, protected by the goddesses
known as the Seasons. Zeus, father of all gods, had his throne on the mountain's highest
crest, and they all feasted on nectar and ambrosia while being serenaded by the Muses.
The 12 major Olympian deities were Zeus and his wife Hera, his brothers Poseidon, god
of the sea, and Hades, god of the underworld, his sister Hestia, goddess of the hearth, and
his children Athena, goddess of wisdom, Aris, god of war, Apollo, god of the
sun, Artemis, goddess of the moon and the hunt, Aphrodite, goddess of love, Hermes, the
messenger of the gods, andHephaestus. Later Greek writers transferred the home of these
deities to a heavenly region free from snow and storms and filled with light.
Places to Visit in Thessaly
• Témbi Valley
1954/55 was the port town (82 500 Ew.) Victims of severe earthquakes, it has virtually
no older b...
Monasteries perched atop sandstone peaks. In a region of almost inaccessible
sandstone peaks, mo...
Pilgrim bustle and fun boat trips at the gate of central Greece . The 5 mile long,
ravine like val...
The jewel of mountain villages in the Pílion Mountains.Makrinítsa is the jewel among
the many bea...
The city on the edge of the Thessaly plain (48 700 Ew.) Was regarded in antiquity as the
Typical Pindos mountain village, in a magnificent mountain backdrop of pine forests to
860 m alti...
The once large village (430 Ew.), Five serpentine of kilometers above the Témbi Valley,
was in th...
The city at Pinios (124 400 Ew.) Is a center of the food industry. In a small, former
mosque at t...
Four weekly ferries serve the Sporadic islands of Skiathos (€17.70, seven hours) and
Skopelos (€19.90, nine hours); three continue to Alonnisos (€23.20, 10 hours).
Boats serve Chios three times weekly (€34.20, 19 hours) via Limnos (€22.10, eight
hours, five times weekly) and Lesvos (€34.40, 14 hours, five times weekly). One boat
weekly continues to Samos (€39.20, 20 hours). The Dodecanese are also served once
weekly, to Kalymnos (€41.90, 21 hours), then Kos (€43.80, 22 hours)
andRhodes (€52.40, 26 hours). In summer, two boats weekly
serve Iraklio, Crete (€45.60, 26 hours).
Get tickets from port-area travel agencies, like the helpful Polaris Travel Services(2310
548 655; fax 2310 548 290; Navarhou Koundourioti 19; 8am-8.30pm), which also has a
second, central office (2310 278 613; fax 2310 265 728;email@example.com; Egnatia
81; 8am-8.30pm) near Agias Sofias on Egnatia.
Most Thessaloniki buses depart from the giant space pod known as the main bus
station (2310 595 408; Monastiriou 319), located 3km west of the centre. Meant to
correct the former chaos of individual stations for individual destinations, the new station
has succeeded magnificently in putting all that chaos into one room; there are now
different windows selling tickets to specific destinations, meaning the worker at one
window cannot sell you a ticket for or give information about anything other than his/her
specified destination. There’s no general information booth and this enhances the
station’s unpleasant, stressful nature.
Buses for the Halkidiki Peninsula leave from the Halkidiki bus terminal (2310 316
555; www.in-ktel.gr), on Thessaloniki’s eastern outskirts. Take bus 2 or 31 to the Botsari
stop from either the train station or anywhere along Egnatia; at Botsari, the line
terminates and you take bus 36 for the final 10 minutes. With traffic, it’s about one hour
from the train station to the Halkidiki station.
Much cheaper, often more comfortable and not always slower than the bus, the train can
get you anywhere in mainland Greece (except Kastoria, Halkidiki, Kavala and Epiros)
and to all neighbouring countries (except Albania). Further, Thessaloniki’strain
station (2310 517 517; Monastiriou) is closer to the centre than the bus station. Get
tickets at the station or from OSE (2310 598 120; Aristotelous 18).
There are regular trains and intercity (IC or ICE) trains; the latter are substantially more
expensive, and slightly faster, than the former. Prices given are for the regular trains.
Book in advance for Athens, especially for the cheap train. There are usually long lines
at the station, so don’t leave it till the last minute to get a ticket.
Five regular trains daily serve Athens (€15.20, 6¾ hours) via Larisa (€5, two hours),
which has connections to Volos (€7, 4½ hours). The Athens intercity is much more
expensive (€35.50) but not significantly faster (5½ hours).
Some 14 daily trains service Veria (€2.10, one hour) and Edessa (€4.50, 1½ hours); of
these, five continue on to Amyndeo (for Kastoria bus connections) before terminating at
Florina (€5.30, 2¾ hours), which has bus connections to the Prespa Lakes.
Car & motorcycle
The ELPA (Greek Automobile Club; 2310 426 319; Vasilissis Olgas 228) is in
Kalamaria. Budget Rent a Car (2310 229 519; Angelaki 15) and Euro Rent (2310 826
333; G Papandreou 5) are two of many rental agencies.
There’s a large parking lot by the ferry passenger terminal (per hour €1). Parking
downtown is tough, but you will eventually succeed.
Bus & tram
Orange articulated buses operate within Thessaloniki, and blue-and-orange buses operate
both within the city and the suburbs. The local bus station is at Plateia Dikastirion on
Filippou. Bus 1 connects the bus station and the train station every 10 minutes; bus 31
goes every six minutes through the centre to Voulgari, where you catch bus 36 for the
Halkidiki bus station. Bus 78 runs to/from the airport every 30 minutes. To reach major
points on Egnatia like Aristotelous, Agias Sofias and Kamara, buses 10 and 14 are fairly
frequent and start at the train station.
Buy a ticket from a periptero (street kiosk) for €0.50, or from the ticket machine on board
(€0.60). If the former, validate it on board. However, if you will use the bus frequently,
buy a 24-hour unlimited usage ticket (€2). Note the machine will not give change and
doesn’t accept bills.
Thessaloniki’s blue-and-white taxis carry multiple passengers, and won’t take you if
you’re not going in the same direction that the other passengers are. Stand in the direction
you hope to go, flag one down and yell out your destination – good luck! The minimum
fare is €2.80
Comparisons between Car Rentals and Other Modes of
From The Above discussion I conclude that Retting a Chevrolet Matiz is Cheaper as if I
will have to book a car from Airport to Hotel than also it will take 40 euro so for the day
when I will reach Airport and the day I will have to leave will be 80 Euro. And Other
modes of Transportation will also cost somewhat 40 Euros. So its better to rent a car for a
week as it will provide more convinence . So I consider renting a car for 7 days is
It will cost on an average of 25 Pound for Lunch and Dinner per day
I am designing a holiday package for 7 days and 6 nights..
Main contents of my package are :
Flight from Delhi to Thessaly + Flight from Thessaly to Delhi
Booking of Hotel (breakfast included)
Car rented for the whole week
Travel Guide in black and white
Traveling to places marked
o Témbi Valley
Going to restaurants for dinner and lunch
Flight to Thessaly to Delhi
1 Euro = 60.7450503 Indian rupees
1 U.S. dollar = 45.0998963 Indian rupees
1 British pound = 70.250244 Indian rupees
Flight from Delhi to Thessaly + Flight from Thessaly to Delhi Rs 38859
By Ethiad Airways
Booking of Hotel (breakfast included) Rs 3156
Anesis Hotel Thessaly at a discount Rs 11041
Car rented from Thessaly Airport to Hotel for Seven Days Eur 136
Chevrolet Matiz Rs.8314
Going to restaurants for dinner + lunch 25 Pound per person per
Gh Kai Ydor , Lykinkos , Poseidon , Dionisis Pound 25* 7= 175
Others ( including shopping etc.) Euro 200
Total Expeses 82734