12 days in Athens & Northern Greece Itinerary

12 days in Athens & Northern Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Papigko
— 1 night
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tzoumerka
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Ermou Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In November, Athens is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Papigko.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Papigko

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): scramble along the landscape with Papigo Adrenaline and then get a dose of the wild on White Pegasus Horse Ride and Treks Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Papingo Rock Pools, then relax in the rural setting at Zinovia's Little Farm, and then relax and rejuvenate at Primoula's Wellness Terrace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Papigko trip maker tool.

Drive from Athens to Papigko in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Athens in November, things will get a bit cooler in Papigko: highs are around 18°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Papigko

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Ioannina

— 2 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Convent of Agia Paraskevi and then let the river carry you with Trekking Hellas. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Katogi Averoff Winery, see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ioannina tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Papigko to Ioannina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Papigko in November; daily highs in Ioannina reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 2 nights
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and then contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Truffle Hunting.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip app.

You can drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Kalambaka is slightly colder than Ioannina - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tzoumerka.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Tzoumerka

— 1 night
Tzoumerka is a former municipality in the Ioannina regional unit, Epirus, Greece. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): relax and float downstream with Trekking Hellas Tzoumerka Day Tours and then don't miss a visit to Kipinas Monastery.

Plan trip to Tzoumerka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kalambaka to Tzoumerka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Tzoumerka

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get great views at Mount Lycabettus, then stop by Plaka, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tzoumerka to Athens by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tzoumerka in November; daily highs in Athens reach 22°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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Waterfalls · Bodies of Water · Bridges