15 days in Thessaloniki, Metsovo & Trikala Itinerary

15 days in Thessaloniki, Metsovo & Trikala Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 7 nights
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Metsovo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trikala
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thessaloniki: Vima Apostolou Pavlou (in Veroia), Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina) and Ekklisia Panagia Korifini (in Nea Moudania). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and admire the sheer force of Edessa Waterfalls.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki driving holiday planning site.

Athens to Thessaloniki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Metsovo.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 27:

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Metsovo

Get out of town with these interesting Metsovo side-trips: Portitsa Gorge (in Grevena) and Folklore Museum of Kozani (in Kozani).

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Metsovo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Metsovo takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in May since evenings lows in Metsovo dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Trikala.

Things to do in Metsovo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

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Trikala

Trikala is a city in northwestern Thessaly, Greece, and the capital of the Trikala regional unit. Change things up with these side-trips from Trikala: Karditsa (Fanari Castle, Pafsilipo Park, &more), Porta Panagia (in Pyli) and Theopetra Cave Documentation and Education Center (in Theopetra). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Trikala Fort, don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, and admire the landmark architecture of Koursoum Mosque.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trikala online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Metsovo to Trikala takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Metsovo in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Trikala: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Trikala

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3: