41 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

41 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece visit planner

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Thessaloniki
— 5 nights
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Litochoro
— 5 nights
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Papigko
— 4 nights
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Ioannina
— 4 nights
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Parga
— 5 nights
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Kalambaka
— 4 nights
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Nea Peramos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouranoupolis
— 2 nights
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Sarti
— 5 nights
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Afitos
— 4 nights
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Thessaloniki

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thessaloniki: Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati), Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina) and The Aquaduct (in Kavala). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, admire the sheer force of Edessa Waterfalls, and explore the ancient world of Rotunda.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki driving holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Thessaloniki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Thessaloniki hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Litochoro.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Litochoro

— 5 nights
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Olympus National Park. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, get outside with Mylos Beach Bar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Dionysios Monastery, and trek along Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Litochoro trip planning tool.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Litochoro in 1.5 hours. In September in Litochoro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Papigko.

Things to do in Litochoro

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Papigko

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Papigko side-trips: Mount Smolikas (in Kontsika) and Aoos River (in Konitsa).

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Papigko trip planning app.

Getting from Litochoro to Papigko by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Litochoro in September, things will get a bit cooler in Papigko: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Papigko

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ioannina

— 4 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Step out of Ioannina to go to Monodendri and see Stone Forest, which is approximately 58 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Vikos Gorge, see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum of Ioannina, explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ioannina trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Papigko to Ioannina takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Papigko in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ioannina, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Parga

— 5 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Take a break from Parga with a short trip to Amvrakikos Cruises in Preveza, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, enjoy the sand and surf at Ammoudia Beach, stroll through Loutsa Beach, and take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Parga planner.

Getting from Ioannina to Parga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Parga sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 4 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.
When in Kalambaka, make a side trip to see Lake Orestiada in Kastoria, approximately Kastoria away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and get outside with Truffle Hunting.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Parga to Kalambaka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Parga in October; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nea Peramos.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nea Peramos

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at Marinis Spa Center and then explore the ancient world of Archeologikos Choros Filippi. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammolofoi Beach and then see some colorful creatures with Aquaholics Diving Center.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nea Peramos trip maker.

Drive from Kalambaka to Nea Peramos in 4.5 hours. October in Nea Peramos sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ouranoupolis.

Things to do in Nea Peramos

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ouranoupolis

— 2 nights
Ouranoupoli is an ancient city and a modern village in Chalcidice. On the 12th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Byzantine Tower of Ouranoupolis and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Monastery of Esphigmenou and then enjoy the sand and surf at Comitsa Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ouranoupolis trip maker.

Drive from Nea Peramos to Ouranoupolis in 2 hours. October in Ouranoupolis sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sarti.

Things to do in Ouranoupolis

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sarti

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Koviou Beach (in Nikitis), Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti) and Vourvourou (Vourvourou Bay, Karydi, &more).

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sarti trip planner.

Drive from Ouranoupolis to Sarti in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sarti can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Afitos.

Things to do in Sarti

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Afitos

— 4 nights
Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. Explore Afitos' surroundings by going to Lagomandra beach (in Neos Marmaras) and Nikiti Beach (in Nikiti). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Daysailing, stroll through Afytos Beach, don't miss a visit to Afytos Central Square, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kallitheas Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Afitos trip app.

Traveling by car from Sarti to Afitos takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Afitos can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Afitos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips