15 days in Greece & Skopje Itinerary

15 days in Greece & Skopje Itinerary

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15 days in Greece & Skopje Itinerary

Start: Postojna, Slovenia
Drive:  11​h
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
— 1 night
2
Kalambaka, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Parga, Greece
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Lefkada Town, Greece
— 1 night
drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Patras, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Corinth, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Mycenae, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Delphi, Greece
— 2 nights
10
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
End: Postojna, Slovenia

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night
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Skopje route planner .

Postojna, Slovenia to Skopje is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Postojna, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Skopje, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Skopje

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje

2
nights
Kalambaka, Greece

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.
You've now added Meteora to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, steep yourself in history at Agios Stefanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally take an in-depth tour of Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Skopje to Kalambaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Skopje to Kalambaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Kalambaka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for Parga on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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Parga, Greece

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga, then explore the activities along Acheron, and then explore the activities along Piges Acheronta.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Parga trip planner .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Parga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Parga, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lefkada Town.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Piges Acheronta
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Acheron ©
Acheron
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga

1
night
Lefkada Town, Greece

Lefkada Town ©
To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lefkada Town day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Parga to Lefkada Town takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patras.

Things to do in Lefkada Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nydri Waterfalls, Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni
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Nydri Waterfalls ©
Nydri Waterfalls
Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni ©

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nights
Patras, Greece

Patras ©
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of National Park of Kotychi and Strofylia Wetlands. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Garden of Heroes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adelfotis Metamorfoseos Sotiros Nafpaktou, witness the site of a historic battle at Nafpaktos Old Port, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Patras, then stroll the grounds of Patras Mycenaean Park -Voundeni, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Andreas Church.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Patras trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Lefkada Town to Patras with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Patras can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Corinth.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naupactus, National Park of Kotychi and Strofylia Wetlands, The Garden of Heroes
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The Garden of Heroes ©
The Garden of Heroes
Archaeological Museum of Patras ©
Archaeological Museum of Patras

1
night
Corinth, Greece

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Corinth Canal, Temple of Apollo and Archaeological Museum of Corinth. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): gain interesting insight with Archaeological Museum of Corinth, contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo, explore the striking landscape at Acrocorinth, then get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Corinth trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Patras to Corinth by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Patras in August since evenings lows in Corinth dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mycenae.

Things to do in Corinth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Loutraki
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Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal

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night
Mycenae, Greece

Mycenae ©
You've now added Epidaurus Theater to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, then contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, and finally see where the action happens at Epidaurus Theater.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mycenae trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Corinth to Mycenae takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Corinth in August since evenings lows in Mycenae dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Herod Atticus Odeon, National Archaeological Museum, Parthenon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Parthenon, then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then see a show at Herod Atticus Odeon, and finally take a stroll through Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mount Lycabettus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, and finally don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

Drive from Mycenae to Athens in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mycenae in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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nights
Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kryas Livadeia Springs, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila). Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Corycian Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo, and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Delphi travel route website .

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Delphi, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Delphi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corycian Cave, Kryas Livadeia Springs
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Parnassus ©
Parnassus
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

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nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, appreciate the history behind Monument of Alexander The Great, then get outside with Nea Paralia, then take a stroll through Ladadika District, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, and finally explore the ancient world of Rotunda.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki visit planner .

You can drive from Delphi to Thessaloniki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Rotunda ©
Rotunda
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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