7 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

7 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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7 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Drive:  16 h 15 min
1
Kastoria
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Ioannina
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. On the 1st (Sat), Head underground at Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou), don't miss a visit to Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery, then explore the activities along Lake Orestiada, and finally don't miss a visit to Endymatologiko Mouseio.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kastoria visit planning tool .

Hyderabad, India to Kastoria is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Hyderabad to Kastoria, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Kastoria is much colder than Hyderabad - with highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kastoria

Parks Nature
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Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada
Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery ©
Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery

1
night
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon, admire the landmark architecture of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, then explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, then examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ioannina online journey maker .

Drive from Kastoria to Ioannina in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kastoria in February, with highs in Ioannina at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip planner .

Drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ioannina in February: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Matsopoulou Mill
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Matsopoulou Mill ©
Matsopoulou Mill

3
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
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 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally take a stroll through Ladadika District. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then explore the ancient world of Rotunda, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in February: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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