8 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

8 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ioannina
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Nikiti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Museum of Byzantine Culture and Children's Museum Thessaloniki will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: make a trip to Aristotelous Square, take a stroll through Ladadika District, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki vacation planner.

Bengaluru, India to Thessaloniki is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Thessaloniki is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in March: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Botanic Garden Stavroupolis
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki

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.
On the 7th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then get engrossed in the history at Hellenic Culture Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka journey builder tool.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Kalambaka can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

1
night
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 8th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone and then step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ioannina trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kalambaka to Ioannina by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in March, things will get a bit warmer in Ioannina: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nikiti.

Things to do in Ioannina

Adventure Outdoors Winter Sports
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Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

2
nights
Nikiti

Nikiti ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Karydi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trani Ammouda Beach, and then stroll through Kalogria Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nikiti holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Nikiti takes 4 hours. Traveling from Ioannina in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nikiti, with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nikiti

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Karydi, Trani Ammouda Beach
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Karydi ©
Karydi
Trani Ammouda Beach ©
Trani Ammouda Beach

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