8 days in Athens & Northern Greece Itinerary

8 days in Athens & Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 3 nights
2
Kalambaka
— 1 night
3
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
When in Athens, make a side trip to see Akrokorinthos in Corinth, approximately Corinth away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Spokane, USA to Athens is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Spokane to Athens, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Spokane in December, with highs in Athens at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Akrokorinthos
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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 26th (Thu), make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally don't miss a visit to Meteora.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Athens to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough 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
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

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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 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, thenpause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki road trip site.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in December: highs in Thessaloniki hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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