16 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

16 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece travel planner

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Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Drive to Afitos
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Afitos
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarti
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tsagkarada
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Parga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Afitos

— 1 night
Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. On the 5th (Thu), shop like a local with Mosaics24 and then get a dose of the wild on Daysailing. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Ammon Zeus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Possidi Beach, then kick back and relax at Kallitheas Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Afytos Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Afitos tour itinerary maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Afitos is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in August since evenings lows in Afitos dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Sarti.

Things to do in Afitos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sarti

— 4 nights
Visiting Kalogria Beach and Kalamitsi Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Orange beach and Sarti Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sarti side-trips: Karydi (in Vourvourou), Xerxes Canal (in Nea Roda) and Saint Pavlos Church (in Elia Nikitis).

Make your Sarti itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Afitos to Sarti takes 2 hours. August in Sarti sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tsagkarada.

Things to do in Sarti

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tsagkarada

— 1 night
Tsagkarada is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Mouresi in the eastern part of Magnesia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Fakistra Beach and then kick back and relax at Mylopotamos Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tsagkarada trip planner.

You can drive from Sarti to Tsagkarada in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Sarti, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Tsagkarada, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Tsagkarada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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.

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Traveling by car from Tsagkarada to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tsagkarada in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Kalambaka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks

Parga

— 3 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar and Venetian Castle of Parga. Step out of the city life by going to Acheron and Valtos Beach. Explore Parga's surroundings by going to Karavostasi Beach (in Perdika) and Bella Vraka Beach (in Syvota). There's more to do: stroll through Lichnos Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Parga trip planner.

Drive from Kalambaka to Parga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, Parga is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trips

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 16th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon, then explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ioannina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Parga to Ioannina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Thessaloniki

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagios Demetrios and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip builder app.

Getting from Ioannina to Thessaloniki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. August in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip