15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece tour planner

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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
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Vergina
— 1 night
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Litochoro
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
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Ioannina
— 3 nights
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Papigko
— 1 night
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Kastoria
— 1 night
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Edessa
— 1 night
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ktima Gerovassiliou in Epanomi (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and delve into the distant past at Rotunda.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria to Thessaloniki is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vergina.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Vergina

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), then contemplate the long history of Panagia Dovra Church, then examine the collection at The Byzantine Museum of Veroia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vima Apostolou Pavlou.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vergina online route planner.

Drive from Thessaloniki to Vergina in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Thessaloniki in April, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Vergina. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Litochoro.

Things to do in Vergina

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Litochoro

— 2 nights
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Geological History Museum Olympus, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St.Dionysios Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, then explore the ancient world of Dion Archaeological Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Litochoro trip planner.

You can drive from Vergina to Litochoro in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Vergina in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Litochoro, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Litochoro

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, then take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Trikala.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka online route maker.

Traveling by car from Litochoro to Kalambaka takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Litochoro in April, you will find days in Kalambaka are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ioannina

— 3 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ioannina: Metsovo (Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion & Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo) and Acheron (in Parga). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, stop by Moschos Silverfamily, and get engrossed in the history at Ali Pasha Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ioannina online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Ioannina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ioannina when traveling from Kalambaka in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Papigko.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Papigko

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on White Pegasus Horse Ride and Treks Day Tours, then relax in the rural setting at Zinovia's Little Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Voidomatis River, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Papingo Rock Pools.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Papigko trip planner.

You can drive from Ioannina to Papigko in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ioannina in April since evenings lows in Papigko dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kastoria.

Things to do in Papigko

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Kastoria

— 1 night
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. On the 21st (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou), then make a trip to Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery, and then explore the activities along Lake Orestiada.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kastoria trip maker website.

Getting from Papigko to Kastoria by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kastoria can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edessa.

Things to do in Kastoria

Nature · Parks

Edessa

— 1 night
Edessa, is a city in northern Greece and the capital of the Pella regional unit, in the Central Macedonia region of Greece. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Koimisis (14th cent.) and then take in the dramatic scenery at Edessa Waterfalls.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Edessa attractions planning website.

You can drive from Kastoria to Edessa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edessa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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