13 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

13 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Nikiti
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Volos
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Parga
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Houston

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.
Let the collections at Museum of Byzantine Culture and Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagios Demetrios and Arch of Galerius. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Aristotelous Square, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, and get outside with Nea Paralia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip maker website.

Houston, USA to Thessaloniki is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in September, expect Thessaloniki to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nikiti.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

3
nights
Nikiti

Nikiti ©
We've included these beaches for you: Kalogria Beach and Karydi. Get in touch with nature at Orange beach and Klimataria Beach.

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You can drive from Thessaloniki to Nikiti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nikiti are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Volos.

Things to do in Nikiti

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Klimataria Beach, Le Mantri, Karydi, Orange beach
Highlights from your plan
Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Orange beach ©
Orange beach
Karydi ©
Karydi

1
night
Volos

Volos
Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330km north of Athens and 220km south of Thessaloniki. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to St. Nicholas Metropolitan Cathedral and then stop by Roz Piperi.

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Traveling by car from Nikiti to Volos takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Volos

Shopping

2
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.
Meteora and Monastery of the Great Meteoron are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Roussanou Monastery and Ieros Naos Kimiseos tis Theotokou will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), and make a trip to Theopetra's Prehistoric Cave.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kalambaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Volos to Kalambaka takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Volos in September; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 77°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Parga.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

2
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Venetian Castle of Parga and Chaos Woodcraft are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Acheron and Loutsa Beach. Go for a jaunt from Parga to Glyki to see Piges Acheronta about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of local nightlife at Brazilian Green Cup Espresso Bar, raise your glass at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar, and explore the ancient world of Nekromanteion Acheron.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Parga online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Parga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Parga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Loutsa Beach, Piges Acheronta, Nekromanteion Acheron
Highlights from your plan
Brazilian Green Cup Espresso Bar ©
Brazilian Green Cup Espresso Bar
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga
Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar ©
Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar

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