12 days in Central Macedonia Itinerary

12 days in Central Macedonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Macedonia travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Sarti
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Ouranoupolis
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kallithea
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Vergina
— 1 night
Drive to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Fly to Ljubljana

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Thessaloniki

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thessaloniki: Edessa Waterfalls (in Edessa) and School of Aristotle (in Naousa). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great, steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki visit planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Thessaloniki is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in July; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 38°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sarti.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sarti

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Sarti side-trips: Vourvourou (Kayaking & Canoeing & Karydi), Nikiti (Agios Ioannis & Kalogria Beach) and Saint Pavlos Church (in Elia Nikitis).

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sarti visit planner.

Drive from Thessaloniki to Sarti in 2 hours. July in Sarti sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ouranoupolis.

Things to do in Sarti

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Ouranoupolis

— 1 night
Ouranoupoli is an ancient city and a modern village in Chalcidice. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Xerxes Canal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Comitsa Beach, then make a trip to Byzantine Tower of Ouranoupolis, and finally catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ouranoupolis online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sarti to Ouranoupolis takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ouranoupolis can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kallithea.

Things to do in Ouranoupolis

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Kallithea

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kallitheas Beach, surround yourself with nature on Daysailing, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Mosaics24. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Nikiti Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagomandra beach, and then stroll through Afytos Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kallithea travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ouranoupolis to Kallithea takes 2 hours. In July in Kallithea, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vergina.

Things to do in Kallithea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vergina

— 1 night
On the 30th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Dovra Church and then examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina).

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vergina road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kallithea to Vergina takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kallithea in July, plan for little chillier nights in Vergina, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vergina

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Central Macedonia travel guide

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Beaches · Observation Decks · Landmarks
Relics of many ancient civilizations lie scattered across Central Macedonia, one of Greece's most visited regions. Well over three million sightseers come through this diverse region of traditional villages and rugged mountains each year, drawn by its colorful history and rich culture. Although for most foreigners Central Macedonia remains synonymous with the golden days of Alexander the Great, this ancient land once served as the favorite stomping ground for Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, and Turks. These peoples mixed and clashed, enriching the region's heritage with their architecture and art. Central Macedonia also includes a large peninsula known for its secluded coves, sandy beaches, and a World Heritage-listed monastic community over a thousand years old.