10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
2
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Toronto

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.
When in Thessaloniki, make a side trip to see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, and contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki online day trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Thessaloniki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Thessaloniki to be warmer, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

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

2
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, then examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, and finally explore the activities along Voidomatis River. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, then examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ioannina day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Ioannina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. February in Ioannina sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Voidomatis River, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum

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.
On the 28th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and finally make a trip to Meteora. On your second day here, make a trip to Matsopoulou Mill, snap pictures at Lithaios Central Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Monument for the Ipsoma 731, and finally explore the activities along Lake Plastira.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka tour builder tool .

Drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ioannina in February; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trikala, Lake Plastira
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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