7 days in Volos, Thessaloniki & Athens Itinerary

7 days in Volos, Thessaloniki & Athens Itinerary

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Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Volos
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Volos
— 1 night
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 4 nights
Fly

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Volos — 1 night

Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330km north of Athens and 220km south of Thessaloniki. For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Volos trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Volos is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: high temperatures in Volos hover around 38°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 1 night

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki journey maker.

You can drive from Volos to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Athens.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Athens — 4 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Lion of Bavaria (in Nafplio). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and explore the world behind art at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips