9 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

9 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Ioannina
— 1 night
Drive
3
Parga
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Afitos
— 1 night
Drive to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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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 Thessaloniki's surroundings by going to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina) and Ktima Gerovassiliou (in Epanomi). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Thessaloniki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Thessaloniki to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Ioannina

— 1 night
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 22nd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Alpine Zone.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ioannina day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Ioannina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
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Parga

— 2 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the activities along Acheron Springs, then contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, and then stroll through Lichnos Beach. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join in the after-dark buzz at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar, then explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Valtos Beach.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Parga trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Ioannina to Parga in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery. On your second day here, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

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Drive from Parga to Kalambaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Parga in September, with highs in Kalambaka at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Afitos.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Afitos

— 1 night
Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Afytos Central Square and then get a dose of the wild on Daysailing.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Afitos tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Afitos in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Afitos when traveling from Kalambaka in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Afitos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours