15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece trip planner

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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
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Vergina
— 2 nights
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Kastoria
— 2 nights
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Papigko
— 1 night
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki

— 4 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.
When in Thessaloniki, make a side trip to see Ktima Gerovassiliou in Epanomi, approximately Epanomi away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria to Thessaloniki is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. April in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vergina.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Vergina

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Bijou Box, then contemplate the long history of Panagia Dovra Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Soumela Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Nikis Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), then delve into the distant past at Aigai Theater, then examine the collection at The Byzantine Museum of Veroia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vima Apostolou Pavlou.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vergina holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Vergina takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Thessaloniki in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Vergina. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kastoria.

Things to do in Vergina

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kastoria

— 2 nights
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum of Kastoria, see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, and then explore the activities along Lake Orestiada. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Prehistoric Lake Settlement, then Head underground at Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou), and then make a trip to Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kastoria trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vergina to Kastoria takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kastoria are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Papigko.

Things to do in Kastoria

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Papigko

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Voidomatis River, then admire the sheer force of Papingo Rock Pools, and then surround yourself with nature on White Pegasus Horse Ride and Treks Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Papigko day trip app.

Getting from Kastoria to Papigko by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Papigko

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ioannina

— 2 nights
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 18th (Sun): hit the slopes at Alpine Zone. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, then step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, then examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ioannina tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Papigko to Ioannina takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Papigko in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Ioannina. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kalambaka

— 3 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.
Kalambaka is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Kalambaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ioannina in April: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks