7 days in Athens & Kalambaka Itinerary

7 days in Athens & Kalambaka Itinerary

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7 days in Athens & Kalambaka Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Athens

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ioannidou Art Gallery and Temple of Hephaestus. Head to Ermou Street and Pandora Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Astir Beach (in Vouliagmeni) and Dasoktima Tatoiou (in Acharnes). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, wander the streets of Plaka, and contemplate the long history of Anafiotika.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Astir Beach, Dasoktima Tatoiou
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meteora. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, take a stroll through Old City of Trikala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, then contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, then see the interesting displays at Kentro Tekmhrioshs Sphlaioy Theopetras, and finally stroll through Trekking Pindos & Hiking Day Tours.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka day trip app .

Drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in December; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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