18 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

18 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
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Vourvourou
— 3 nights
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Afitos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Papigko
— 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.
Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Thessaloniki due to the time zone difference. In July, Thessaloniki is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Vourvourou.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Vourvourou

— 3 nights
Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. Change things up with these side-trips from Vourvourou: Logotrivi (in Neos Marmaras) and Sarti (Sarti Beach & Kalamitsi Beach). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Karydi, and stroll through Orange beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vourvourou trip app.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Vourvourou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Afitos.

Things to do in Vourvourou

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Afitos

— 2 nights
Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church Agios Dimitrios, get a dose of the wild on Daysailing, and then stop by Maria's - The Corner Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Afytos Beach, kick back and relax at Kallitheas Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Paraskevi Church.

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Drive from Vourvourou to Afitos in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Afitos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ieros Naos Kimiseos tis Theotokou. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and finally take a stroll through Old City of Trikala.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka online attractions planner.

You can drive from Afitos to Kalambaka in 4 hours. Traveling from Afitos in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Kalambaka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Papigko.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Papigko

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): surround yourself with nature on White Pegasus Horse Ride and Treks Day Tours, then experience rural life at Zinovia's Little Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Voidomatis River, and finally admire the sheer force of Papingo Rock Pools.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Papigko trip planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Papigko in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Papigko

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, and contemplate the long history of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ioannina tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Papigko to Ioannina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Papigko in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ioannina, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Winter Sports · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Parga

— 4 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Explore Parga's surroundings by going to Bella Vraka Beach (in Syvota) and Preveza (Amvrakikos Cruises & Nicopolis Museum). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Acheron, take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga, and enjoy the sand and surf at Loutsa Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Parga travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Parga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips