17 days in Athens, Delphi & Northern Greece Itinerary

17 days in Athens, Delphi & Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 2 nights
2
Delphi
— 1 night
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
4
Papigko
— 1 night
5
Kastoria
— 1 night
6
Nymfaio
— 1 night
7
Vergina
— 2 nights
8
Kerkini
— 1 night
9
Kavala
— 1 night
10
Vourvourou
— 3 nights
11
Volos
— 2 nights

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take a stroll through Plaka, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Athens, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

1
night
Delphi

Delphi
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
You've now added Delphi to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Delphi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Delphi trip maker tool.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Delphi
Delphi

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
Meteora has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

Make your Kalambaka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Kalambaka. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Papigko.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora

1
night
Papigko

Papigko ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Vikos Gorge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Papigko trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Papigko takes 3 hours. July in Papigko sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kastoria.

Things to do in Papigko

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Vikos Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Vikos Gorge ©
Vikos Gorge

1
night
Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orestiada.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kastoria day trip planning tool.

Drive from Papigko to Kastoria in 2.5 hours. In July in Kastoria, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Nymfaio.

Things to do in Kastoria

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada

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night
Nymfaio

Nymfaio ©
On the 28th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Arcturos Wolf Sanctuary, trot along with Artemis oe, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arcturos Brown Bear Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nymfaio trip planner.

You can drive from Kastoria to Nymfaio in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Vergina.

Things to do in Nymfaio

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Arcturos Wolf Sanctuary, Artemis oe
Highlights from your plan
Artemis oe ©
Artemis oe

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nights
Vergina

Vergina ©
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) and then don't miss a visit to The Jewish synagogue.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vergina journey planner.

You can drive from Nymfaio to Vergina in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vergina can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Kerkini.

Things to do in Vergina

Museums

Side Trip

The Jewish synagogue
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) ©
The Jewish synagogue ©
The Jewish synagogue

1
night
Kerkini

Kerkini ©
You've now added Kerkini Lake to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kerkini Lake.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kerkini trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Vergina to Kerkini takes 2 hours. Traveling from Vergina in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kerkini, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kavala.

Things to do in Kerkini

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kerkini Lake ©
Kerkini Lake

1
night
Kavala

Kavala ©
Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit. On the 1st (Sat), wander the streets of Panagia, make a trip to The Aquaduct, then explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Kavala, and finally explore the ancient world of Archeologikos Choros Filippi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kavala tour planner.

Getting from Kerkini to Kavala by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Vourvourou.

Things to do in Kavala

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archeologikos Choros Filippi
Highlights from your plan
The Castle of Kavala ©
The Castle of Kavala
Panagia ©
Panagia
Archeologikos Choros Filippi
Archeologikos Choros Filippi

3
nights
Vourvourou

Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. Mount Athos The Holy Mountain has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vourvourou trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kavala to Vourvourou takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vourvourou can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Volos.

Things to do in Vourvourou

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Mount Athos The Holy Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Volos

Volos ©
Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330km north of Athens and 220km south of Thessaloniki. On the 5th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panagia Portarea, stroll through Centaurs' Path, and then head outdoors with Spring of Manas. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pelion, then get engrossed in the history at Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Constantine and Helena, and finally head outdoors with Goritsa Hill.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Volos trip tool.

Getting from Vourvourou to Volos by car takes about 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Volos can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Volos

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Mount Pelion
Highlights from your plan
Centaurs' Path ©
Centaurs' Path
Mount Pelion ©
Mount Pelion

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