15 days in Athens & Northern Greece Itinerary

15 days in Athens & Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Athens
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ioannina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Syvota
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Athens

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio), St. Luke Archibishop (in Lefkakia) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens vacation planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Athens, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ioannina.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ioannina

— 4 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Get out of town with these interesting Ioannina side-trips: Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion (in Metsovo), Kalambaka (Monastery of the Great Meteoron & Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)) and Meteora (in Kastraki). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Voidomatis River, enjoy the sand and surf at Depranos Beach, explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, and hit the slopes at Alpine Zone.

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You can fly from Athens to Ioannina in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ioannina when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Syvota.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Syvota

— 1 night
Syvota is a village and a former municipality in Thesprotia, Epirus, Greece. On the 19th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Zeri Beach and then look for gifts at To Spiti tou Glykou-Katie's Cakes.

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Traveling by car from Ioannina to Syvota takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Syvota are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Syvota

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Thessaloniki

— 3 nights

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.
Thessaloniki is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, steep yourself in history at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius.

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You can drive from Syvota to Thessaloniki in 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Igoumenitsa travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Fishing Charters & Tours
Igoumenitsa, is a coastal city in northwestern Greece. It is the capital of the regional unit of Thesprotia.Igoumenitsa is the chief port of Thesprotia and Epirus, and one of the largest passenger ports of Greece, connecting northwestern Mainland Greece with the Ionian Islands and Italy. The city is built on easternmost end of the Gulf of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea and primary aspects of the economy are maritime, transport, services, agriculture and tourism. The 670km long Egnatia Highway, which serves northern Greece, terminates at Igoumenitsa, making it a popular starting point for tourists coming from Europe and ending point for trucks from Turkey.Igoumenitsa features many shops, schools, offices and cargo storages, a Technological Educational Institute, a library, an archeological museum, several sport stadiums and tennis courses, a courthouse and a medical clinic. The Thesprotia Police Headquarters and the Municipal Sailing Club are located here. The city itself is built on the slopes of a forested mountain and expands perimetrically around the gulf.The 2011 census recorded 25,814 inhabitants for the wider Municipality, of which 9,820 in the municipal unit of Igoumenitsa proper. Igoumenitsa is known for being surrounded by several forests and for its blue waters. The nearby Drepanos Beach is one of the longest sand beaches in the region, with a length of over 7 kilometers.NamesIgoumenitsa is known by various names in different time periods. Igoumenitsa's original ancient name used to be Titani (Τιτάνη), Gitani, Gitana, and Goumani. During the medieval and ottoman times, it was known as Grava (Γράβα) which means "cave". In 1938, after it became the capital city of the prefecture of Thesprotia, its name was changed to the current Igoumenitsa. The name is a derivation from the Greek word Igoumeni which means "commander; abbot". The name has been adopted as Gomenizza in Italian and as Gumenicë in Albanian.

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