15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Drive to Nikiti
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Nikiti
— 3 nights
Drive
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Parga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ioannina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Nikiti

— 3 nights
Kids will enjoy Kalogria Beach and Trani Ammouda Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Nikiti: Daysailing (in Afitos), Kallitheas Beach (in Kallithea) and Sarti (Kalamitsi Beach & Orange beach).

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nikiti sightseeing app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Nikiti is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in September, expect nights in Nikiti to be much colder, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Parga.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Parga

— 2 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lichnos Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Art Angel, then explore the ancient world of Ali Pasha Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Valtos Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Parga online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nikiti to Parga takes 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Parga can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Ioannina

— 3 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Vikos Gorge, admire the striking features of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, and explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ioannina day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Parga to Ioannina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Winter Sports · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Agios Stefanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then steep yourself in history at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ioannina in September, with highs in Kalambaka at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Bring the kids along to White Tower of Thessaloniki and Aristotelous Square. Take a break from Thessaloniki with a short trip to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, wander the streets of Ladadika District, and contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki road trip planning website.

Getting from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Thessaloniki, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips