18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Thessaloniki
1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Edessa
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Prespes National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kastoria
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Karditsa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Trikala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Metsovo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Kipoi
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Thessaloniki


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Modiano Market as well as Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki. On the 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vlatadon Monastery, and finally hunt for treasures at Modiano Market. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Monument of Alexander The Great, get outside with Nea Paralia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, then appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, and finally explore the ancient world of Rotunda.

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If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Kastoria.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Rotunda ©
Rotunda

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hours
Edessa

Edessa
Edessa, is a city in northern Greece and the capital of the Pella regional unit, in the Central Macedonia region of Greece. To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Edessa tour planner .

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Edessa takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in April since evenings lows in Edessa dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Prespes National Park.

Things to do in Edessa

Historic Sites
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Prespes National Park

Prespes National Park
To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Prespes National Park online trip builder .

Drive from Edessa to Prespes National Park in 2.5 hours. In April in Prespes National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll set off for Kastoria on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Prespes National Park

Parks Nature
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1
night
Kastoria

Kastoria
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kastoria attractions planner.

Drive from Prespes National Park to Kastoria in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Karditsa.

Things to do in Kastoria

Historic Sites
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Karditsa

Karditsa ©
Karditsa is a city in western Thessaly in mainland Greece. The Holy Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti and The Church Of St. George will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi and Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou. Change things up with these side-trips from Karditsa: Larissa (Monument of Bucephalus, Diachronic Museum of Larissa, & more), Agioi Saranta (in Chorefto) and Monastery of Agios Dimitrios (in Kypseli). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Pinakates, step into the grandiose world of Fanari Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pafsilipo Park, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Karditsa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Karditsa online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Kastoria to Karditsa in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Karditsa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Larissa, Lake Plastira, The Holy Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti, Agioi Saranta, Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi
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Lake Plastira ©
Lake Plastira
The Holy Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti ©
Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi ©
Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi

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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.
You've now added Meteora to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monastery of the Great Meteoron and Varlaam Monastery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) and Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Get out of town with these interesting Kalambaka side-trips: Metsovo (Metsovo Central Square, Katogi Averoff Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka trip planner .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Thessaloniki in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kalambaka, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Trikala.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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Trikala

Trikala ©
Trikala is a city in northwestern Thessaly, Greece, and the capital of the Trikala regional unit. Lithaios Central Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Trikala Fort, snap pictures at Stone Bridge Gate, then take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Old City of Trikala, and finally don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Trikala trip planning site .

Trikala is just a short distance from Kalambaka. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalambaka in April: highs in Trikala hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Metsovo.

Things to do in Trikala

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old City of Trikala ©
Old City of Trikala
Lithaios Central Bridge ©
Lithaios Central Bridge
Matsopoulou Mill ©
Matsopoulou Mill

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Metsovo

Metsovo ©
Averoff Gallery and H Kokkinh Ekklhsia (The Red Church) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St. George and Kipinas Monastery for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Anemotrypa Cave (in Pramanta) and Sirakon (Folklore Museum Ermineias Fotiadou & Folklore Museum Kosta Krystallis).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Metsovo trip planner .

Getting from Trikala to Metsovo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kipoi.

Things to do in Metsovo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vourgareli, Sirakon, Anemotrypa Cave, Kipinas Monastery
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Averoff  Gallery ©
Averoff Gallery
H Kokkinh Ekklhsia (The Red Church) ©
Kipinas Monastery ©
Kipinas Monastery

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Kipoi

Kipoi ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Vikos Gorge, get great views at Vikos Gorge Viewpoint, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Agia Paraskevi, then take in the views from Kokkori Bridge, and finally get great views at Beloi Viewpoint.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kipoi itinerary planner.

Drive from Metsovo to Kipoi in 1.5 hours. May in Kipoi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kipoi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kokkori Bridge, Bridge of Plakidas, Convent of Agia Paraskevi, Vikos Gorge, Beloi Viewpoint
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Vikos Gorge ©
Vikos Gorge
Beloi Viewpoint ©
Beloi Viewpoint
Bridge of Plakidas ©
Bridge of Plakidas

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