8 days in Northern Greece, Thasos & Samothraki Itinerary

8 days in Northern Greece, Thasos & Samothraki Itinerary

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Ioannina
— 1 day
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Thassos Town (Limenas)
— 2 nights
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Samothraki
— 2 nights

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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 6th (Tue): hit the slopes at Alpine Zone.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ioannina online journey builder.

Athens to Ioannina is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks
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Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone

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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 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and finally examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka road trip site.

You can drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ioannina in October, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thessaloniki.

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

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Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, and finally examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great, and finally wander the streets of Ladadika District.

To find out how to plan a trip to Thessaloniki, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thassos Town (Limenas).

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

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Thassos Town (Limenas)

Thassos Town (Limenas) ©
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Love Spring, then stroll through Paradise Beach, then get a dose of the wild on Thassos Donkeys, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Beach. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thasos and then get engrossed in the history at The Ancient Agora.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thassos Town (Limenas) online trip maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Thessaloniki to Thassos Town (Limenas) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Samothraki.

Things to do in Thassos Town (Limenas)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
The Ancient Agora ©
The Ancient Agora
Archaeological Museum of Thasos ©
Archaeological Museum of Thasos

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Samothraki

Samothraki
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Lady of Krimniotissas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mary Krimniotissa, and then identify plant and animal life at Fonias Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum Samothraki.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Samothraki itinerary planner.

You can travel from Thassos Town (Limenas) to Samothraki in 8 hours. October in Samothraki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Samothraki

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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