18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
2
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Papigko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ioannina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kavos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Corfu Town
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
7
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kallitheas Beach and Edessa Waterfalls. For shopping fun, head to Nea Paralia or Monument of Alexander The Great. Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Virginia Olive Oil & Olives in Vatopedi--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, wander the streets of Ladadika District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Thessaloniki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Thessaloniki is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Edessa Waterfalls, Virginia Olive Oil & Olives, Kallitheas Beach
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Kallitheas Beach ©
Kallitheas Beach
Edessa Waterfalls ©
Edessa Waterfalls
Nea Paralia ©
Nea Paralia

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Meteora and Trekking Pindos & Hiking Day Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of the Great Meteoron and Roussanou Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalambaka: Trikala (Kliafa History and Culture Center & Monument for the Ipsoma 731). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, don't miss a visit to Theopetra's Prehistoric Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kalambaka when traveling from Thessaloniki in June, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Papigko.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Trikala
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi) ©
Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi)
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron

1
night
Papigko

Papigko ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along Papingo Rock Pools, then look for gifts at Rogovo Papigo, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Papigko online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Papigko in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Papigko are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Papigko

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Papingo Rock Pools ©
Papingo Rock Pools
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ioannina trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Papigko to Ioannina in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ioannina when traveling from Papigko in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kavos.

Things to do in Ioannina

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Vrellis Greek History Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lake Pamvotis ©
Lake Pamvotis
Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum

1
night
Kavos

Kavos is a seaside village on the island of Corfu in Greece, in the municipal district and the municipality of Lefkimmi. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Katoulla Beach and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kavos itinerary app .

You can drive from Ioannina to Kavos in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kavos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kavos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Katoulla Beach
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Speed Boats Tours

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nights
Corfu Town

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Beach and La Grotta Beach. Do your shopping at Agios Gordios Beach and Barbati Beach. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, look for gifts at Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop, contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paleokastritsa Monastery.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town journey builder app .

Getting from Kavos to Corfu Town by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corfu, La Grotta Beach, Achilleion Museum, Kaiser's Throne, Agios Gordios Beach
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Kaiser's Throne ©
Kaiser's Throne
Agios Gordios Beach ©
Agios Gordios Beach
Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop ©
Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop

4
nights
Athens

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and Food Tours. Do your shopping at Acropolis of Athens and Mount Lycabettus. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Getting from Corfu Town to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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Food Tours
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

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