9 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

9 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vourvourou
— 1 night
Drive
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Afitos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Parga
— 2 nights
Drive to Aktion National Airport, Fly to Copenhagen

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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 to go to Vergina and see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki road trip planning site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6-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 Copenhagen to Thessaloniki. Traveling from Copenhagen in June, expect Thessaloniki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vourvourou.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vourvourou

— 1 night
Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. On the 5th (Sat), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogria Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vourvourou itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Vourvourou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Vourvourou can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Afitos.

Things to do in Vourvourou

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Beaches

Side Trip

Afitos

— 1 night
Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. On the 6th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Mosaics24, enjoy the sand and surf at Kallitheas Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on Daysailing.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Afitos trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vourvourou to Afitos by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Afitos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and finally see the interesting displays at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and then surround yourself with nature on Truffle Hunting.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip planner.

Drive from Afitos to Kalambaka in 4 hours. Traveling from Afitos in June, Kalambaka is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Parga

— 2 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Lichnos Beach and then explore the activities along Acheron. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar, explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga, and then go for a stroll along the water at Valtos Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Parga holiday maker website.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Parga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, Parga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries