15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Aberdeen, Scotland
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Tsagkarada
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Parga
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Nikiti
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Aberdeen, Scotland

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.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Byzantine Culture and Children's Museum Thessaloniki. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, and wander the streets of Ladadika District.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip planner.

Aberdeen, UK to Thessaloniki is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Thessaloniki. Traveling from Aberdeen in August, you will find days in Thessaloniki are warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tsagkarada.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

1
night
Tsagkarada

Tsagkarada
Tsagkarada is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Mouresi in the eastern part of Magnesia, Greece. On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Fakistra Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mylopotamos Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tsagkarada trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Tsagkarada in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in August: highs in Tsagkarada hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Tsagkarada

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fakistra Beach

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 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, then steep yourself in history at Agios Stefanos, then see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka driving holiday planner.

Drive from Tsagkarada to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Traveling from Tsagkarada in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Kalambaka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone and then explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vikos – Aoos National Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ioannina trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ioannina, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

2
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, then explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga, and then take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sarakiniko Beach, then view the masterpieces at Chaos Woodcraft, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lichnos Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Parga trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Parga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Parga sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nikiti.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sarakiniko Beach
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Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga
Chaos Woodcraft ©
Chaos Woodcraft

4
nights
Nikiti

Nikiti ©
Family-friendly places like Kalogria Beach and Karydi will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Afytos Beach (in Afitos), Sani Marina (in Sani) and Kallitheas Beach (in Kallithea).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nikiti vacation planner.

You can drive from Parga to Nikiti in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nikiti are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nikiti

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sarti, Vourvourou, Trani Ammouda Beach, Afytos Beach, Sani Marina
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Orange beach ©
Orange beach
Kalamitsi Beach ©
Kalamitsi Beach

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