12 days in Trikala, Metsovo & Thessaloniki Itinerary

12 days in Trikala, Metsovo & Thessaloniki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Trikala
— 5 nights
2
Metsovo
— 2 nights
3
Thessaloniki
— 4 nights

5
nights
Trikala

Trikala ©
Trikala is a city in northwestern Thessaly, Greece, and the capital of the Trikala regional unit. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge and Filoneikos. Explore Trikala's surroundings by going to Karditsa (Fanari Castle, Archaeological Museum of Karditsa, &more), Spileo Theopetras- Kentro Tekmiriosis & Ekpedevsis (in Theopetra) and Porta Panagia (in Pyli). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Theodoriana Waterfalls, explore the world behind art at Diachronic Museum of Larissa, snap pictures at Stone Bridge Gate, and examine the collection at Tsitsani Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Trikala itinerary builder site.

Athens to Trikala is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Athens in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Trikala. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Metsovo.

Things to do in Trikala

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Karditsa, Larissa, Waterfalls of Anthochori, Theodoriana Waterfalls, Spileo Theopetras- Kentro Tekmiriosis & Ekpedevsis
Highlights from your plan
Tsitsani Museum ©
Tsitsani Museum
Matsopoulou Mill ©
Matsopoulou Mill
Lithaios Central Bridge ©
Lithaios Central Bridge

2
nights
Metsovo

Metsovo ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Portitsa Gorge, learn about winemaking at Katogi Averoff Winery, and then explore the activities along Aoos Springs Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Metsovo itinerary site.

You can drive from Trikala to Metsovo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Trikala in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Metsovo, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Metsovo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Portitsa Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion ©
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion
Averoff  Gallery ©
Averoff Gallery
Metsovo Central Square ©
Metsovo Central Square

4
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Attractions like Kayaking & Canoeing and Hagios Demetrios make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thessaloniki: Nikiti (Kalogria Beach & Sofronios Basilica) and Karydi (in Vourvourou). There's much more to do: make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, catch some excitement at Locked escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki online itinerary planner.

Getting from Metsovo to Thessaloniki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Metsovo in July, Thessaloniki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nikiti, Vourvourou
Highlights from your plan
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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