47 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

47 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Thessaloniki
— 5 nights
2
Edessa
— 4 nights
3
Kastoria
— 4 nights
4
Parga
— 5 nights
5
Ioannina
— 5 nights
6
Kalambaka
— 4 nights
7
Volos
— 5 nights
8
Tsagkarada
— 4 nights
9
Litochoro
— 2 nights
10
Nikiti
— 3 nights
11
Kavala
— 5 nights

5
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Paralia Katerinis (Hellenikon & St. Paraskevi Church). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, and take a stroll through Ladadika District.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Thessaloniki is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sofia in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Thessaloniki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edessa.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Paralia Katerinis, Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
Highlights from your plan
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

4
nights
Edessa

Edessa ©
Edessa, is a city in northern Greece and the capital of the Pella regional unit, in the Central Macedonia region of Greece. Change things up with these side-trips from Edessa: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina), Veroia (Iera Moni Agion Panton (All Saints Monastery), The Byzantine Museum of Veroia, &more) and Loutra Pozar (in Loutraki). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Edessa Waterfalls, learn about winemaking at Dalamara Winery, stroll around Municipal Park of Naoussa, and identify plant and animal life at Agios Nikolaos.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Edessa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Edessa takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Thessaloniki in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Edessa, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kastoria.

Things to do in Edessa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Veroia, Naousa, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Black Statue, Goumenissa-Pella Wine Route
Highlights from your plan
Edessa Waterfalls ©
Edessa Waterfalls
Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) ©
Dalamara Winery ©
Dalamara Winery

4
nights
Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. Venture out of the city with trips to Florina (Hill of St. Panteleimon Hill & River of Sakouleva), Portitsa Gorge (in Grevena) and Prespa Lakes (in Prespes). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orestiada, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum of Kastoria, admire the striking features of Endymatologiko Mouseio, and take some stellar pictures from Prophet Elias.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kastoria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edessa to Kastoria takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Parga.

Things to do in Kastoria

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Florina, Portitsa Gorge, Natural History Museum of Milea, Prespa Lakes, Nikis Square
Highlights from your plan
Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada
Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery ©
Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery
Prespa Lakes ©
Prespa Lakes

5
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Get out of town with these interesting Parga side-trips: Kastrosykias Beach (in Kastrosykia), Preveza (Nicopolis Museum & Agios Haralampos Preveza) and Piges Acheronta (in Glyki). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, enjoy the sand and surf at Bella Vraka Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lichnos Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Chaos Woodcraft.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Parga vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kastoria to Parga by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Parga when traveling from Kastoria in June, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Preveza, Sarakiniko Beach, Ammoudia Beach, Kastrosykias Beach, Loutsa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga
Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar ©
Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar

5
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Stone Forest (in Monodendri) and Papingo Rock Pools (in Papigko). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Alpine Zone, see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, and admire the landmark architecture of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Ioannina online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Parga to Ioannina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Ioannina sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Zagorohoria, Stone Forest, Vikos Gorge, Vrellis Greek History Museum, Papingo Rock Pools
Highlights from your plan
Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Voidomatis River ©
Voidomatis River
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

4
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Agioi Saranta (in Chorefto), Lake Plastira (in Krioneri) and Porta Panagia (in Pyli). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meteora, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, contemplate the long history of Agios Stefanos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

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Getting from Ioannina to Kalambaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ioannina in July, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Kalambaka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Volos.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trikala, Agioi Saranta, Lake Plastira, Porta Panagia
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

5
nights
Volos

Volos ©
Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330km north of Athens and 220km south of Thessaloniki. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volos: Montis Ordo (in Kato Gatzea), Kolimpithra (in Kokkino Nero) and Koutsoupia Beach (in Koutsoupia). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Centaurs' Path, push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi, and kick back and relax at Horefto Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Volos day trip planning app.

Getting from Kalambaka to Volos by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Tsagkarada.

Things to do in Volos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Montis Ordo, Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi, Kolimpithra, Koutsoupia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Centaurs' Path ©
Centaurs' Path
Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi ©
Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Tsagkarada

Tsagkarada ©
Tsagkarada is a village and a community in the municipal unit of Mouresi in the eastern part of Magnesia, Greece. Explore Tsagkarada's surroundings by going to Kalamos Beach (in Kalamos) and Agion Taksiarchon Church (in Milies). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Pelion, don't miss a visit to 1,000 Year Old Platanus Tree, kick back and relax at Fakistra Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agia Marina Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tsagkarada trip planner.

You can drive from Volos to Tsagkarada in 2 hours. Traveling from Volos in July, expect nights in Tsagkarada to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Litochoro.

Things to do in Tsagkarada

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thessaly, Mouresi, Agia Marina Church, Damouchari Beach, Kalamos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mount Pelion ©
Mount Pelion
Damouchari Beach ©
Damouchari Beach
Damouhari port ©
Damouhari port

2
nights
Litochoro

Litochoro ©
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Republic Square, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St.Dionysios Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, thenadmire the sheer force of Orlias Waterfalls, thenstep into the grandiose world of Platamonas Castle, and finally hike along Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Litochoro day trip planner.

You can drive from Tsagkarada to Litochoro in 3 hours. Traveling from Tsagkarada in July, expect nights in Litochoro to be little chillier, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Nikiti.

Things to do in Litochoro

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thessaly, Platamonas Castle, Republic Square
Highlights from your plan
Mount Olympus ©
Mount Olympus
Platamonas Castle ©
Platamonas Castle
Agios Nikolaos Church ©
Agios Nikolaos Church

3
nights
Nikiti

Nikiti ©
Explore Nikiti's surroundings by going to Sarti (Kalamitsi Beach & Orange beach).

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikiti trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Litochoro to Nikiti in 2.5 hours. July in Nikiti sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kavala.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sarti, Vourvourou, Lagomandra beach
Highlights from your plan
Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lagomandra beach ©
Lagomandra beach

5
nights
Kavala

Kavala ©
Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit. Change things up with these side-trips from Kavala: Xanthi (Monuments of Cultural Interest, The House of Shadow, &more), Strait of Nestos (in Toxotes) and Alexandroupoli (Anatasis Delta & Alexandroupoli's Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Castle of Kavala, stop by Panagia, take an in-depth tour of The Archaeological Museum of Philippi, and explore the ancient world of Archeologikos Choros Filippi.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kavala online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Nikiti to Kavala in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kavala can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kavala

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Xanthi, Krinides, Alexandroupoli, Elatias Forest, Strait of Nestos
Highlights from your plan
The House of Shadow ©
The House of Shadow
The Castle of Kavala ©
The Castle of Kavala
The Aquaduct
The Aquaduct

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