9 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

9 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
2
Ioannina
— 1 night
3
Parga
— 1 night
4
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
5
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights

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Thessaloniki

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saviour, stop by Olicatessen, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Ataturk Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), thensteep yourself in history at Eptapyrgio Castle, and finally brush up on your military savvy at War Museum of Thessaloniki.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip itinerary app.

Hamburg, Germany to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Thessaloniki is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in July; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Tours Historic Sites Spas
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Walking tours
Spas
Ataturk Museum ©
Ataturk Museum

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Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Vikos Gorge has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Vikos Gorge.

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Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Ioannina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vikos Gorge
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Vikos Gorge ©
Vikos Gorge

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Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, thenexplore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga, and then go for a stroll along the water at Valtos Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Parga trip planner.

Drive from Ioannina to Parga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Parga can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga

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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 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally look for gifts at Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka trip itinerary site.

Getting from Parga to Kalambaka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Kalambaka when traveling from Parga in July, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

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

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Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina), Sofronios Basilica (in Nikiti) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Vourvourou). Explore Thessaloniki further: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great, and delve into the distant past at Rotunda.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip planner.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Saint Pavlos Church, Sofronios Basilica, Kayaking & Canoeing
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

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