8 days in Athens & Kalambaka Itinerary

8 days in Athens & Kalambaka Itinerary

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8 days in Athens & Kalambaka Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Hephaestus and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Corinth Canal (in Corinth) and Lion Gate (in Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens travel route planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Athens, with lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth Canal
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meteora. You'll explore and learn at Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo and Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture. Get some historical perspective at Monastery of the Great Meteoron and Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalambaka: Porta Panagia (in Pyli), Portitsa Gorge (in Grevena) and Trikala (Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge & Monument for the Ipsoma 731). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, wander the streets of Old City of Trikala, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and don't miss a visit to Koursoum Mosque.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka road trip planning site .

Drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, Kalambaka is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Trikala, Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, Portitsa Gorge, Porta Panagia
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Roussanou Monastery ©
Roussanou Monastery

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