9 days in The Balkans Itinerary

9 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Fly to Rhodes, Ferry to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Samothraki, Greece
— 1 night
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Thassos Town (Limenas), Greece
— 1 night
Ferry to Keramoti, Drive to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
Drive

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Oludeniz, Turkey

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, explore the activities along Oludeniz, and then take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz day trip app.

Athens, Greece to Oludeniz is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, ferry, and taxi. You can also do a combination of ferry and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Athens to Oludeniz due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Selcuk, Turkey

— 2 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 8th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Selcuk road trip planning site.

Getting from Oludeniz to Selcuk by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In October in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Samothraki.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping

Samothraki, Greece

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lady of Krimniotissas and then identify plant and animal life at Fonias Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Samothraki trip website.

Drive from Selcuk to Samothraki in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Selcuk to Samothraki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Selcuk in October, expect nights in Samothraki to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Thassos Town (Limenas).

Things to do in Samothraki

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Thassos Town (Limenas), Greece

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Ancient Agora, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater of Thassos.

To find out how to plan a trip to Thassos Town (Limenas), use our trip itinerary maker.

Travel from Samothraki to Thassos Town (Limenas) in 8 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Thassos Town (Limenas) can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Thassos Town (Limenas)

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, and finally make a trip to Monument of Alexander The Great. Keep things going the next day: visit Ladadika District, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, delve into the distant past at The Greek Agora and Roman Forum, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, then contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Thassos Town (Limenas) to Thessaloniki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kalambaka, Greece

— 1 night
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 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, don't miss a visit to Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in October since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums

Turkish Aegean Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Abounding with the smell of local olive farms and citrus plantations, Turkish Aegean Coast offers stunning beaches dotted with picturesque harbors. Colorful parachutes float gently above the clear, turquoise water. The warm climate year-round makes the area a vacation destination in any season. Neighboring modern cities feature palm-lined streets, neoclassical architecture, and ruins from ancient times. You'll find yourself surrounded with fertile valleys in this region, as small lush hills rise out of the sea. Learn about the ancient art and philosophy that the coast inspired in this land of wine, honey, and olive oil.