9 days in Northern Greece & Central Greece Itinerary

9 days in Northern Greece & Central Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Train to Tithorea, Taxi to Delphi
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Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Parga
— 2 nights
Drive to Aktion National Airport, Fly to Venice

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Thessaloniki

— 2 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: Daysailing (in Afitos) and Agios Nikolaos Church (in Nea Skioni). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, wander the streets of Ladadika District, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia.

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Venice, Italy to Thessaloniki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Thessaloniki. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Delphi

— 3 nights
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Delphi is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Delphi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, and contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

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Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Thessaloniki to Delphi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Delphi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kalambaka

— 1 night
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 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

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Traveling by car from Delphi to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kalambaka, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums

Parga

— 2 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron Springs, contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, and then stroll through Lichnos Beach. On the next day, take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga, and then raise your glass at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar.

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You can drive from Kalambaka to Parga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Parga, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Central Greece travel guide

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Ruins · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Central Greece became a major travel destination thousands of years ago, known around the ancient world as the home of the famous oracle of Apollo. Today, the small town of Delphi and its eponymous archaeological site top the itinerary of most visitors to Central Greece. Sightseers visit this site by the thousands to admire the mastery of ancient Greek builders, who constructed a vast complex of buildings to mark what they thought of as the center of the universe. The rest of the region remains a less-trodden land of pristine mountains, rivers, forests, ravines, and caves. Central Greece also contains a long coastline and boasts some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean.