9 days in Thessaloniki & Paralia Katerinis Itinerary

9 days in Thessaloniki & Paralia Katerinis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Macedonia travel route planner

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Thessaloniki
— 5 nights
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Paralia Katerinis
— 3 nights
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Thessaloniki

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Mosaics24 (in Hanioti), Saint Pavlos Church (in Elia Nikitis) and Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki journey planner.

Athens to Thessaloniki is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in August, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Thessaloniki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paralia Katerinis.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Paralia Katerinis

— 3 nights
Paralia is a tourist seaside village and a former municipality in the eastern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Change things up with these side-trips from Paralia Katerinis: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina), Litochoro (Agios Dionisios Church in Olympos & Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia) and Platamonas Castle (in Platamon). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Prokopios Church, delve into the distant past at Dion Archaeological Park, and look for gifts at Hellenikon.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paralia Katerinis route maker site.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Paralia Katerinis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Paralia Katerinis can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paralia Katerinis

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips