9 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

9 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece travel planner

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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Afitos
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ioannina
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Thessaloniki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Thessaloniki, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Afitos.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Afitos

— 1 night
Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Korifini, then enjoy the sand and surf at Afytos Beach, and then get a dose of the wild on Daysailing.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Afitos visit planning app.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Afitos by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Afitos can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Afitos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Kalambaka

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, then stroll through Varlaam Monastery, and finally see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Koursoum Mosque.

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Traveling by car from Afitos to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Traveling from Afitos in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Kalambaka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Ioannina

— 3 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ioannina online itinerary maker.

Drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ioannina when traveling from Kalambaka in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips