15 days in Northern Greece & Athens Itinerary

15 days in Northern Greece & Athens Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece tour planner

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Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Drive to Nikiti
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Nikiti
— 2 nights
Drive
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Xanthi
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 7 nights
Fly

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Nikiti

— 2 nights
On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Fava Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spathies Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalogria Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nikiti trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nikiti is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in October: high temperatures in Nikiti hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Xanthi.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Xanthi

— 1 night
Xanthi is a city in Thrace, northeastern Greece. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Maggana Beach, get great views at Nestos Gorge Observatory, then browse the exhibits of Municipal Art Gallery of Xanthi, then view the masterpieces at The House of Shadow, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Balkan Art Gallery.

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You can drive from Nikiti to Xanthi in 3 hours. In October in Xanthi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Xanthi

Shopping · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Thessaloniki

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Byzantine Culture and Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum. Hagios Demetrios and Arch of Galerius will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Thessaloniki to Vergina to see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Seikilo, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip planner.

Drive from Xanthi to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 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 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka road trip planner.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kalambaka, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Athens

— 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens for their historical value. Acropolis Museum and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou' will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Ktima Palivou (in Nemea) and Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka, stop by Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker, visit Monastiraki, and explore the galleries of Technohoros Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athens online holiday planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in October, with highs in Athens at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips