4 days in Greece Itinerary

4 days in Greece Itinerary

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4 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Thessaloniki
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
2
Trikala
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ioannina
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
4
Athens
— 2 nights
End: Athens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning app .

Athens to Thessaloniki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Athens in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Thessaloniki, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Trikala.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki

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Trikala

Trikala ©
Trikala is a city in northwestern Thessaly, Greece, and the capital of the Trikala regional unit. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Trikala Fort, snap pictures at Stone Bridge Gate, take in the views from Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, then snap pictures at Lithaios Central Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Trikala.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Trikala online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Trikala in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Trikala are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Trikala

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

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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. To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ioannina online vacation planner .

Drive from Trikala to Ioannina in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ioannina can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off toAthens.

Things to do in Ioannina

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and then explore the striking landscape at Areopagus. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Athens road trip planning site .

Getting from Ioannina to Athens by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ioannina in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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