15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Vourvourou
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Parga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

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.
Let the collections at Archaeological Museum of Pella and Museum of Byzantine Culture capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagios Demetrios and War Museum of Thessaloniki. Change things up with these side-trips from Thessaloniki: Kerkini Lake (in Kerkini), Possidi Beach (in Possidi) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Zeitenlik, see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vlatadon Monastery.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Thessaloniki, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vourvourou.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kerkini Lake, Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, Possidi Beach, Archaeological Museum of Pella, Zeitenlik
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Kerkini Lake ©
Kerkini Lake
Archaeological Museum of Pella ©
Archaeological Museum of Pella
Zeitenlik
Zeitenlik

2
nights
Vourvourou

Vourvourou ©
Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Trani Ammouda Beach and then stop by Virginia Olive Oil & Olives. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sarti Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Platanitsi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fava Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Vourvourou online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Vourvourou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Vourvourou

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sarti, Virginia Olive Oil & Olives, Trani Ammouda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Trani Ammouda Beach ©
Trani Ammouda Beach
Sarti Beach ©
Sarti Beach
Platanitsi Beach ©
Platanitsi Beach

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. On the 8th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Vikos Gorge, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Agia Paraskevi, and then get engrossed in the history at Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, take an in-depth tour of Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, thenadmire the masterpieces at Averoff Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ioannina route planning app.

Traveling by car from Vourvourou to Ioannina takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In June in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Metsovo, Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, Vikos Gorge, Convent of Agia Paraskevi
Highlights from your plan
Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion ©
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion

3
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Explore hidden gems such as Ali Pasha Castle and Ammoudia Beach. Let the collections at The Watermill Museum and Nicopolis Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Karavostasi Beach in Perdika (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: have a few drinks at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar, stop by Chaos Woodcraft, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alonaki Fanariou Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sarakiniko Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Parga travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Parga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Parga are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nicopolis Museum, Sarakiniko Beach, Karavostasi Beach, Ammoudia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ali Pasha Castle ©
Ali Pasha Castle
Nicopolis Museum ©
Nicopolis Museum
Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar ©
Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar

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.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and finally don't miss a visit to Meteora. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta Panagia, don't miss a visit to Koursoum Mosque, thenvisit Old City of Trikala, and finally take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Parga to Kalambaka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Parga in June since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Meteora ©
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas ©
Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas

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