8 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

8 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Thessaloniki
1
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Vourvourou
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Parga
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Thessaloniki

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Rotunda, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then don't miss a visit to Monument of Alexander The Great, and finally take a stroll through Ladadika District. On the next day, explore the ancient world of The Greek Agora and Roman Forum, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ypapanti Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Thessaloniki. In July, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vourvourou.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

1
night
Vourvourou

Vourvourou ©
Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. On the 3rd (Fri), stroll through Kalogria Beach and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vourvourou trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Vourvourou by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Vourvourou can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Vourvourou

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kalogria Beach
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Agios Stefanos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, then examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Vourvourou to Kalambaka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Vourvourou in July, Kalambaka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

1
night
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga, and then explore the activities along Acheron.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Parga driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kalambaka to Parga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in July since evenings lows in Parga dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

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Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga

2
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, then contemplate the long history of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, and finally hit the slopes at Alpine Zone. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, and then explore the activities along Voidomatis River.

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Traveling by car from Parga to Ioannina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Ioannina sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Voidomatis River, Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Voidomatis River ©
Voidomatis River
Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum

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