8 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

8 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
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Kastoria
— 1 night
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Papigko
— 1 night
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then make a trip to Monument of Alexander The Great, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, and finally delve into the distant past at The Greek Agora and Roman Forum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally take a stroll through Ladadika District.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki itinerary app.

Athens to Thessaloniki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, Thessaloniki is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kastoria.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. On the 18th (Fri), Head underground at Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou), make a trip to Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orestiada.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kastoria online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Thessaloniki to Kastoria in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in December: high temperatures in Kastoria hover around 10°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Papigko.

Things to do in Kastoria

Nature · Parks
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Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada
Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery ©
Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery

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Papigko

Papigko ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Papingo Rock Pools, skim along the rocks with Papigo Rafting, and then look for gifts at Rogovo Papigo.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Papigko trip maker.

You can drive from Kastoria to Papigko in 2.5 hours. December in Papigko sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Papigko

Nature · Adventure · Outdoors
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Papigo Rafting ©
Papigo Rafting
Papingo Rock Pools ©
Papingo Rock Pools

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Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, get engrossed in the history at Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, then explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, then see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Alpine Zone.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Ioannina itinerary planner.

Getting from Papigko to Ioannina by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, Ioannina is a bit warmer than Papigko - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion ©
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, take a stroll through Old City of Trikala, snap pictures at Lithaios Central Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Koursoum Mosque. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora.

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You can drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ioannina in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kalambaka: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Trikala
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Matsopoulou Mill ©
Matsopoulou Mill

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