14 days in Athens & Northern Greece Itinerary

14 days in Athens & Northern Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 5 nights
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Parga
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Xanthi
— 1 night
5
Nikiti
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights

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Athens

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and Pandora Art Gallery capture your imagination. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Ioannidou Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Orlik Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens tour itinerary builder tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, Athens is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Parga.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

2
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stop by Panabeau, then look for all kinds of wild species at Valtos Kalodikiou, then take in the awesome beauty at Skala Tzavelena, and finally kick back and relax at Alonaki Fanariou Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammoudia Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kastrosykias Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Loutsa Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Parga trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Parga in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Parga are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Valtos Kalodikiou ©
Valtos Kalodikiou
Panabeau ©
Panabeau

1
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.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, then stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), and finally make a trip to Meteora.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka tour planner.

Traveling by car from Parga to Kalambaka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Parga in September, things will get a bit cooler in Kalambaka: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Xanthi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
Roussanou Monastery ©
Roussanou Monastery

1
night
Xanthi

Xanthi ©
Xanthi is a city in Thrace, northeastern Greece. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the galleries of Municipal Art Gallery of Xanthi, view the masterpieces at The House of Shadow, explore the galleries of Balkan Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mary Archangeliotissa, and finally kick back and relax at Maggana Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Xanthi trip maker site.

Getting from Kalambaka to Xanthi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. October in Xanthi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Nikiti.

Things to do in Xanthi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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The House of Shadow ©
The House of Shadow
Balkan Art Gallery ©
Balkan Art Gallery

2
nights
Nikiti

Nikiti ©
On the 3rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Spathies Beach, kick back and relax at Kalogria Beach, and then stroll through Koviou Beach. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Fava Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nikiti trip maker app.

Getting from Xanthi to Nikiti by car takes about 3 hours. In October in Nikiti, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Koviou Beach ©
Koviou Beach
Spathies Beach ©
Spathies Beach

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nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 5th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, then take in the exciting artwork at Seikilo, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Nikiti to Thessaloniki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) ©

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