7 days in Athens & Northern Greece Itinerary

7 days in Athens & Northern Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 1 night
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Metsovo
— 1 night
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
4
Volos
— 1 night
5
Litochoro
— 2 nights

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Athens

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hellenic Motor Museum, make a trip to Pnyx, see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, then don't miss a visit to Changing of the Guard Ceremony, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens journey planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Metsovo.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology ©
Church of Kapnikarea ©
Church of Kapnikarea
Pnyx ©
Pnyx

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Metsovo

Metsovo ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Katara Pass, then skim along the rocks with Go Active Tours, Metsovo, then walk around Averofeios Garden, and finally look for gifts at Divanis Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Metsovo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Athens to Metsovo in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in October, with highs in Metsovo at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Metsovo

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Go Active Tours, Metsovo ©
Go Active Tours, Metsovo
Katara Pass
Katara Pass
Divanis Gallery ©
Divanis Gallery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with Meteora Tour, don't miss a visit to Theopetra's Prehistoric Cave, pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, take an in-depth tour of Hellenic Culture Museum, then examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ieros Naos Kimiseos tis Theotokou.

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You can drive from Metsovo to Kalambaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kalambaka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Volos.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Meteora Tour ©
Meteora Tour

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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum of Makrinitsa, get a new perspective on nature at Entomological Museum of Volos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Constantine and Helena, and finally take a stroll through Palia District.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Volos travel route planning app.

Drive from Kalambaka to Volos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kalambaka in October, things will get a bit warmer in Volos: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Litochoro.

Things to do in Volos

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Entomological Museum of Volos ©
Entomological Museum of Volos

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Litochoro

Litochoro ©
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): hike along Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia, examine the collection at Geological History Museum Olympus, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus and then admire the sheer force of Orlias Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Litochoro online attractions planner.

You can drive from Volos to Litochoro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Litochoro can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Litochoro

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Olympus ©
Mount Olympus
Geological History Museum Olympus ©
Geological History Museum Olympus
Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus ©
Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus

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