20 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

20 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Ioannina
— 4 nights
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Papigko
— 1 night
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Loutraki
— 2 nights
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Kastoria
— 3 nights
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Kalambaka
— 3 nights
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Xanthi
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
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Ioannina — 4 nights

Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ioannina: Stone Forest (in Monodendri) and Metsovo (Katogi Averoff Winery, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, &more). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Vikos Gorge, explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ioannina trip planner.

London, UK to Ioannina is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Ioannina. In September, Ioannina is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Papigko.
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Papigko — 1 night

On the 3rd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Papingo Rock Pools, contemplate the waterfront views at Voidomatis River, experience rural life at Zinovia's Little Farm, then stop by Rogovo Papigo, and finally surround yourself with nature on White Pegasus Horse Ride and Treks Day Tours.

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Getting from Ioannina to Papigko by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ioannina in October, things will get little chillier in Papigko: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Loutraki.
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Loutraki — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Edessa Waterfalls, then don't miss a visit to Traditional Village of Agios Athanasios, and then hit the slopes at Kaimaktsalan Ski Center - Voras. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Loutra Pozar, then boost your wellbeing at Pozar Baths, then stroll around Plateia Choriou Orma, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Paiko.

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You can drive from Papigko to Loutraki in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. October in Loutraki sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kastoria.
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Kastoria — 3 nights

Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. Change things up with these side-trips from Kastoria: Ski Center Vigla - Pisoderi (in Pisoderi) and Kozani (Nikis Square & Agiou Nikolaou Clock Tower). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orestiada, get great views at Prophet Elias, make a trip to Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery, and examine the collection at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kastoria trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Loutraki to Kastoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.
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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.
Kalambaka is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Varlaam Monastery, steep yourself in history at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kastoria to Kalambaka takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kalambaka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Xanthi.
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Xanthi — 2 nights

Xanthi is a city in Thrace, northeastern Greece. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town of Xanthi, admire the masterpieces at The House of Shadow, get engrossed in the history at Folklore & Historical Museum of Xanthi, then explore the activities along Strait of Nestos, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Greek Urban School of Nestoros Tsanaklis. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Nestos Gorge Observatory, then don't miss a visit to Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition, then explore the activities along Nestos River, and finally admire the sheer force of Livaditis Waterfall.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Xanthi trip planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Xanthi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Xanthi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 4 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Drama (Piges Agias Varvaras & Koryvolos), Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati) and Ktima Gerovassiliou (in Epanomi). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and wander the streets of Ladadika District.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki online travel planner.

You can drive from Xanthi to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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