14 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

14 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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14 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Vergina
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kastoria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
5
Thessaloniki
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

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Vergina

Vergina ©
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Salt Lake City, USA to Vergina is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kastoria.

Things to do in Vergina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aigai
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Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. On the 6th (Wed), Head underground at Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou), then don't miss a visit to Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orestiada, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Endymatologiko Mouseio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, explore the wide array of goods at Idees Art Cafe & Shop, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kastorian Byzantine Churches..

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Getting from Vergina to Kastoria by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kastoria are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kastoria

Parks Nature Shopping
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Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada
Byzantine Museum of Kastoria ©
Byzantine Museum of Kastoria

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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 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, steep yourself in history at Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, then see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Voidomatis River.

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You can drive from Kastoria to Ioannina in 2 hours. Traveling from Kastoria in March, things will get a bit warmer in Ioannina: highs are around 63°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

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

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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.
Step out of Kalambaka with an excursion to Kliafa History and Culture Center in Trikala--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meteora, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and contemplate the long history of Agios Stefanos.

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Getting from Ioannina to Kalambaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ioannina in March; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 55°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Trikala
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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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.
Thessaloniki is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, experience the excitement of Locked - The Escape Game, and explore the ancient world of Rotunda.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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