13 days in Greece & Ohrid Itinerary

13 days in Greece & Ohrid Itinerary

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Kavala, Greece
— 2 nights
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Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights

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Kavala, Greece

Kavala ©
Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit. On the 26th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Monument Apostle Paul - Church St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nea Iraklitsa Beach and then kick back and relax at New Peramos Beach.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Kavala is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Kavala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Ohrid.

Things to do in Kavala

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Halil Bey Mosque (Old Music) ©
Halil Bey Mosque (Old Music)

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Ohrid ©

Jerusalem of the Balkans

Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
On the 29th (Tue), don't miss a visit to River Drim, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Mary Perybleptos, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jovan Kaneo, and finally examine the collection at National Workshop For Handmade Paper. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ohrid.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ohrid itinerary site.

You can drive from Kavala to Ohrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Kavala to Ohrid is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ohrid when traveling from Kavala in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
Holy Mary Perybleptos ©
Holy Mary Perybleptos

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike, stop by Plaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip builder tool.

Getting from Ohrid to Athens by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ohrid to Athens. Traveling from Ohrid in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then scramble along the landscape with Baseline Canyoning, then steep yourself in history at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Pella and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki travel route website.

Traveling by car from Athens to Thessaloniki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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