15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Parga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Vergina
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Vourvourou
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Chapel and then step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Valtos Beach, then putt your heart out at Join Mini-Golf, and then explore the activities along Acheron.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Parga day trip tool.

Seattle, USA to Parga is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Parga due to the time zone difference. In June, Parga is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nekromanteion Acheron
Highlights from your plan
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga
Panagia Chapel ©
Panagia Chapel
Aphrodite's Cave ©
Aphrodite's Cave

2
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone, then explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, then explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Aslan Pasha Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Ali Pasha Museum, then Head underground at Perama Cave, and finally explore the activities along Voidomatis River.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ioannina trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Parga to Ioannina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vrellis Greek History Museum, Perama Cave, Voidomatis River
Highlights from your plan
Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate the long history of Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Kalambaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ioannina in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Kalambaka. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

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

3
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.
Thessaloniki is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki holiday website.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Thessaloniki. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vergina.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

1
night
Vergina

Vergina ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), examine the collection at The Byzantine Museum of Veroia, then see the interesting displays at Hellenic Culture Museum, then make a trip to The Jewish synagogue, and finally delve into the distant past at Aigai.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vergina attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Vergina takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Thessaloniki in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Vergina, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Vourvourou.

Things to do in Vergina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Veroia, Aigai
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) ©
Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
The Byzantine Museum of Veroia ©
The Byzantine Museum of Veroia
The Jewish synagogue ©
The Jewish synagogue

3
nights
Vourvourou

Vourvourou ©
Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. Go for a jaunt from Vourvourou to Sarti to see Kalamitsi Beach about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with GetWet Vourvourou Boat Rental, enjoy the sand and surf at Orange beach, take a memorable tour with Dream Swim, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagomandra beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vourvourou online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Vergina to Vourvourou in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vourvourou when traveling from Vergina in June, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vourvourou

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sarti, Kalogria Beach, Lagomandra beach
Highlights from your plan
Dream Swim ©
Dream Swim
Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Orange beach ©
Orange beach

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