31 days in Central Macedonia Itinerary

31 days in Central Macedonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Macedonia tour itinerary planner

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Thessaloniki
— 12 nights
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Afitos
— 2 nights
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Sarti
— 4 nights
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Alistrati
— 2 nights
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Kerkini
— 2 nights
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Edessa
— 3 nights
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Vergina
— 2 nights
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Litochoro
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Thessaloniki

— 12 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thessaloniki: Elder Paisios' Tomb (in Souroti), Balkan Wars Museum (in Gefyra) and Ktima Gerovassiliou (in Epanomi). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, and stop by Ladadika District.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary builder tool.

Athens to Thessaloniki is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Afitos.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Afitos

— 2 nights
Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): test the waters at Thermal Spa Agia Paraskevi, then view the masterpieces at Mosaics24, and then get outside with Daysailing. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Afytos Beach, kick back and relax at Kallitheas Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Sani Marina.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Afitos online trip planner.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Afitos in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sarti.

Things to do in Afitos

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Sarti

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarti: Nikiti (Kalogria Beach & Agios Ioannis), Mount Athos (Holy Monastery of Esphigmenou, Holy Monastery of Simonopetra, &more) and Byzantine Tower of Ouranoupolis (in Ouranoupolis).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sarti road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Afitos to Sarti takes 2 hours. In May in Sarti, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alistrati.

Things to do in Sarti

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alistrati

— 2 nights
On the 20th (Thu), Head underground at Cave of Alistrati. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Ancient Amphipolis, then pause for some photo ops at Lion of Amphipolis, and then stroll through Turkolimnionas Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Alistrati tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sarti to Alistrati in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kerkini.

Things to do in Alistrati

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Kerkini

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Agios Georgios, then explore the activities along Doiran Lake, and then explore the striking landscape of Kerkini Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take in the history at Fort Roupel and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Timios Prodromos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kerkini trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Alistrati to Kerkini in 2 hours. In May in Kerkini, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Edessa.

Things to do in Kerkini

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Edessa

— 3 nights
Edessa, is a city in northern Greece and the capital of the Pella regional unit, in the Central Macedonia region of Greece. Explore Edessa's surroundings by going to Naousa (School of Aristotle, Agios Nikolaos, &more), Karasouli Military Cemetry (in Polykastro) and Goumenissa-Pella Wine Route (in Goumenissa). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Edessa Waterfalls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Koimisis (14th cent.), don't miss a visit to Traditional Street Varosi, and take in the views from Byzantine Bridge Kioupri.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Edessa sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kerkini to Edessa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kerkini in May, things will get little chillier in Edessa: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Vergina.

Things to do in Edessa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vergina

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), see the interesting displays at The Byzantine Museum of Veroia, then don't miss a visit to The Jewish synagogue, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vima Apostolou Pavlou. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Panagia Soumela Monastery, make a trip to Iera Moni Agion Panton (All Saints Monastery), then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Dovra Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Veria.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vergina trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Edessa to Vergina takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vergina can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Litochoro.

Things to do in Vergina

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Litochoro

— 3 nights
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Litochoro is known for trails, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Dion Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, examine the collection at Geological History Museum Olympus, and explore the historical opulence of Platamonas Castle.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Litochoro online travel route planner.

Drive from Vergina to Litochoro in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vergina in May: highs in Litochoro hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Litochoro

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Central Macedonia travel guide

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Beaches · Observation Decks · Landmarks
Relics of many ancient civilizations lie scattered across Central Macedonia, one of Greece's most visited regions. Well over three million sightseers come through this diverse region of traditional villages and rugged mountains each year, drawn by its colorful history and rich culture. Although for most foreigners Central Macedonia remains synonymous with the golden days of Alexander the Great, this ancient land once served as the favorite stomping ground for Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, and Turks. These peoples mixed and clashed, enriching the region's heritage with their architecture and art. Central Macedonia also includes a large peninsula known for its secluded coves, sandy beaches, and a World Heritage-listed monastic community over a thousand years old.