8 days in Northern Greece & Samothraki Itinerary

8 days in Northern Greece & Samothraki Itinerary

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Kalambaka
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Thessaloniki
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Nea Roda
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Thasos Region
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Alexandroupoli
— 1 night
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Samothraki
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Kalambaka

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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 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Trikala. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations 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 find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka trip planner.

Athens to Kalambaka is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, expect Kalambaka to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Meteora
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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.
On the 8th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then appreciate the history behind Monument of Alexander The Great, and finally wander the streets of Ladadika District.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nea Roda.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Nea Roda

Nea Roda ©
Nea Roda is a village located 115 km southeast of Thessaloniki, on the narrowest point of the Athos peninsula in the municipality of Stagira-Akanthos, Chalkidiki, Greece.Ancient historyIn 480 BC, Xerxes, King of Persia, opened a canal for his fleet to pass through. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Comitsa Beach, make a trip to Byzantine Tower of Ouranoupolis, then see some colorful creatures with Athos Scuba Diving Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Xerxes Canal.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nea Roda driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Nea Roda takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Thasos Region.

Things to do in Nea Roda

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Athos Scuba Diving Center
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Thasos Region

Thasos Region ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with Center Action Thassos Diving.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thasos Region road trip site.

You can drive from Nea Roda to Thasos Region in 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Thasos Region are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Alexandroupoli.

Things to do in Thasos Region

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Center Action Thassos Diving
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Alexandroupoli

Alexandroupoli ©
Alexandroupoli is a city in Greece and the capital of the Evros regional unit in East Macedonia and Thrace. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Ethnological Museum of Thrace, stop by Georgiadis Accessories & Souvenirs, then enjoy the sea views from Alexandroupoli's Lighthouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Folklore & Natural History Museum - George Komnidis.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandroupoli itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Thasos Region to Alexandroupoli in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Samothraki.

Things to do in Alexandroupoli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Specialty Museum
Ethnological Museum of Thrace
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Georgiadis Accessories & Souvenirs
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Samothraki

Samothraki
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Fonias Gorge.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Samothraki itinerary planner.

Drive from Alexandroupoli to Samothraki in 5 hours. October in Samothraki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Samothraki

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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