18 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

18 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Sarti
— 3 nights
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Afitos
— 2 nights
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Tsagkarada
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
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Ioannina
— 3 nights
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Parga
— 4 nights
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Thessaloniki

— 2 nights

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A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Family-friendly places like White Tower of Thessaloniki and Hagios Demetrios will thrill your kids. When in Thessaloniki, make a side trip to see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina, approximately Vergina away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Aristotelous Square, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, and steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki travel route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Thessaloniki is 1 hour. In July, Thessaloniki is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sarti.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sarti

— 3 nights
Kids will enjoy Kalamitsi Beach and Sarti Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Vourvourou (Karydi & Kayaking & Canoeing), Saint Pavlos Church (in Elia Nikitis) and Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti).

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Sarti road trip site.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Sarti in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Afitos.

Things to do in Sarti

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Afitos

— 2 nights
Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Possidi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Afytos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kallitheas Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Maria's - The Corner Shop and then get outside with Daysailing.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Afitos sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sarti to Afitos takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Afitos are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tsagkarada.

Things to do in Afitos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tsagkarada

— 2 nights
Tsagkarada is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Mouresi in the eastern part of Magnesia, Greece. On the 31st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Fakistra Beach and then stroll through Mylopotamos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to 1,000 Year Old Platanus Tree, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Pelion, and then take in the waterfront activity at Damouhari port.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tsagkarada trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Afitos to Tsagkarada by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Afitos in July, you will find days in Tsagkarada are little chillier (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Tsagkarada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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 2nd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip website.

Traveling by car from Tsagkarada to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Traveling from Tsagkarada in August, Kalambaka is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks

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 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, and stop by Krypti.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ioannina day trip planning website.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in August since evenings lows in Ioannina dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Parga

— 4 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Family-friendly places like Acheron and Amvrakikos Cruises will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Bella Vraka Beach in Syvota (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Valtos Beach, stroll through Sarakiniko Beach, explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga, and contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron Springs.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Parga online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Parga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips