5 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

5 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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5 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Nikiti
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Kalambaka
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

1
day
Nikiti

Nikiti ©
On the 21st (Tue), kick back and relax at Kalogria Beach and then choose your vessel at Dream Swim.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nikiti road trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Nikiti is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in August: high temperatures in Nikiti hover around 38°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kalambaka.

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Dream Swim
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach

1
day
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 22nd (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Meteora.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Nikiti to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Traveling from Nikiti in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Kalambaka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St.Sophia, and then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in August since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©

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