10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece route planner

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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
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Vourvourou
— 2 nights
Drive
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Afitos
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Ioannina
— 1 night
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Parga
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saviour, then appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Ladadika District, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, and finally explore the ancient world of The Greek Agora and Roman Forum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki online holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Vourvourou.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vourvourou

— 2 nights
Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. On the 9th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagomandra beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalogria Beach, then take in the pleasant sights at Saint Pavlos Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Karydi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Orange beach.

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Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Vourvourou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Vourvourou, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Afitos.

Things to do in Vourvourou

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Afitos

— 1 night
Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Mosaics24, then kick back and relax at Kallitheas Beach, and then get a tailor-made plan with Daysailing.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Afitos trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Vourvourou to Afitos takes 1.5 hours. In August in Afitos, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Afitos

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then make a trip to Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka tour planner.

You can drive from Afitos to Kalambaka in 4 hours. Traveling from Afitos in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Kalambaka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums

Ioannina

— 1 night
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hit the slopes at Alpine Zone.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ioannina, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ioannina when traveling from Kalambaka in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Parga

— 3 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Attractions like Acheron and Amvrakikos Cruises make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Parga with a short trip to Monolithi Beach in Kanali, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Acheron Springs, stroll through Alonaki Fanariou Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lichnos Beach, and take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Parga trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Parga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Parga can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips