8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Livadia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Delphi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mesolongion
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ioannina
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Monodendri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Kastoria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Edessa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Thessaloniki
— 1 day
End: Thessaloniki

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nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Acropolis Museum as well as Acropolis of Athens.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Athens travel planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Livadia on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Panathenaic Stadium ©
Panathenaic Stadium

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Livadia

Livadia ©
To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Livadia trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Athens to Livadia by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Livadia dip to 22°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Livadia

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Oracle of Trophonius ©
Oracle of Trophonius

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hours
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Delphi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Livadia to Delphi in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Delphi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Mesolongion.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

1
night
Mesolongion

Mesolongion
Missolonghi is a municipality of 34,416 people in western Greece. To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesolongion vacation website .

You can drive from Delphi to Mesolongion in 2.5 hours. July in Mesolongion sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Ioannina.

Things to do in Mesolongion

Museums Parks Trails
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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 where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ioannina planning app .

Traveling by car from Mesolongion to Ioannina takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monodendri.

Things to do in Ioannina

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Perama Cave
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night
Monodendri

Monodendri ©
For ratings and tourist information, read Monodendri itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Monodendri takes an hour. Traveling from Ioannina in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Monodendri, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Monodendri

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kokkori Bridge, Skalopatia Vradeto
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Vikos Gorge ©
Vikos Gorge
Stone Forest ©
Stone Forest
Skalopatia Vradeto ©
Skalopatia Vradeto

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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.
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka holiday maker site .

Getting from Monodendri to Kalambaka by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off toKastoria.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Outdoors Tours Parks
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night
Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. On the 18th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kastorian Byzantine Churches., examine the collection at Folklore Museum of Kozani, see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, then get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum of Kastoria, and finally get great views at Prophet Elias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Endymatologiko Mouseio, examine the collection at Fossilized Forest, then examine the collection at Wax Museum of Mavrochoriou Kastorias, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pavlos Melas Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kastoria trip planning app .

Getting from Kalambaka to Kastoria by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kastoria can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edessa.

Things to do in Kastoria

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pavlos Melas Museum, Folklore Museum of Kozani
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Folklore Museum of Kozani ©
Folklore Museum of Kozani
Pavlos Melas Museum ©
Pavlos Melas Museum
Byzantine Museum of Kastoria ©
Byzantine Museum of Kastoria

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night
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 find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edessa travel planner .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Edessa in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Edessa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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day
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.
Before you visit Thessaloniki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Edessa to Thessaloniki in 1.5 hours. July in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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