10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece visit planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kastoria
— 2 nights
Drive to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Fly to Mumbai

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Thessaloniki — 2 nights

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 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, explore the ancient world of The Greek Agora and Roman Forum, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and finally examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Ladadika District, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki day trip app.

Mumbai, India to Thessaloniki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Thessaloniki. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Kalambaka — 3 nights

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.
When in Kalambaka, make a side trip to see Stone Bridge Gate in Trikala, approximately Trikala away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, make a trip to Koursoum Mosque, take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Hellenic Culture Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kalambaka route planner.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Thessaloniki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kalambaka, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Side Trip

Ioannina — 2 nights

Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, then stop by D.Boubas Tyrokomika Proionda, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ioannina trip builder site.

Drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in December: high temperatures in Ioannina hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kastoria.
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Parks · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure
Side Trip

Kastoria — 2 nights

Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. On the 30th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Panagia Koumbelidiki, Head underground at Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou), and then explore the activities along Lake Orestiada.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kastoria trip builder website.

You can drive from Ioannina to Kastoria in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ioannina in December; daily highs in Kastoria reach 10°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites