14 days in Republic of Macedonia & Greece Itinerary

14 days in Republic of Macedonia & Greece Itinerary

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14 days in Republic of Macedonia & Greece Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Ohrid ©
Located on Lake Ohrid, the town of Ohrid earned the nickname Jerusalem of the Balkans because it was once home to 365 churches.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Jovan Kaneo and Monastery of Saint Naum. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Ohrid and Vevchani Springs. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Mary Perybleptos, examine the collection at National Workshop For Handmade Paper, take in the spiritual surroundings of Halveti Hayati Tekke, and contemplate the long history of Early Christian Basilica.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ohrid trip planner .

London, UK to Ohrid is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London to Ohrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Ohrid are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Ohrid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vevchani Springs
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Lake Ohrid ©
Lake Ohrid
St. Jovan Kaneo ©
St. Jovan Kaneo
Monastery of Saint Naum ©
Monastery of Saint Naum

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the history at Memorial House of Mother Teresa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Matka, and then take a stroll through Old Bazaar, Skopje. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Pasha Mosque, then examine the collection at Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Xhamia E Larme.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Skopje route maker tool .

You can drive from Ohrid to Skopje in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ohrid in August, you will find days in Skopje are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Xhamia E Larme
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Xhamia E Larme ©
Xhamia E Larme
Memorial House of Mother Teresa ©
Memorial House of Mother Teresa

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Athena Nike and Acropolis of Athens are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Erechtheion and National Archaeological Museum. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Skopje to Athens takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Skopje to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Skopje in August, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Venetsanos Winery. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Prehistoric Thira and The Santozeum Museum. Explore Fira's surroundings by going to Akrotiri (SYMPOSION by La Ponta & Venetian Castle of Santorini) and Tomato Industrial Museum (in Vlychada). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Megalochori - Traditional Village, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fira online route maker .

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days in Fira, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Venetsanos Winery, Tomato Industrial Museum, Megalochori - Traditional Village, Santo Winery
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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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