7 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

7 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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7 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Kastoria
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Jeddah

1
night
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 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then experience the excitement of Locked escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Thessaloniki is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in February, with highs in Thessaloniki at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Locked escape rooms ©
Locked escape rooms
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally don't miss a visit to Meteora.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kalambaka road trip app .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Thessaloniki in February, with highs in Kalambaka at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, and finally contemplate the long history of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Vikos Gorge, explore the activities along Voidomatis River, and then examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ioannina online road trip planner .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Ioannina: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kastoria.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Winter Sports Tours

Side Trips

Vikos Gorge, Vrellis Greek History Museum, Voidomatis River
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Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Voidomatis River ©
Voidomatis River
Lake Pamvotis ©
Lake Pamvotis

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Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Endymatologiko Mouseio, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orestiada, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kastoria Aquarium, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou).

To find out how to plan a trip to Kastoria, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ioannina to Kastoria in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ioannina in February: high temperatures in Kastoria hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kastoria

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada
Kastoria Aquarium ©
Kastoria Aquarium

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