10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Parga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ioannina
— 2 nights
4
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Agios Stefanos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then steep yourself in history at Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, then take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Trikala Fort.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka travel route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kalambaka is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Tel Aviv in October, plan for slightly colder days in Kalambaka, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Trikala
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

2
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
On the 11th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Nekromanteion Acheron, explore the activities along Acheron, then stroll through Valtos Beach, and finally step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with Into the wild Preveza and then stroll through Lichnos Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Parga trip planner .

Getting from Kalambaka to Parga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in October, with highs in Parga at 27°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nekromanteion Acheron, Into the wild Preveza
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Acheron ©
Acheron
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga
Valtos Beach ©
Valtos Beach

2
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 13th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vikos – Aoos National Park. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis, then admire the striking features of Aslan Pasha Mosque, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ioannina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Parga to Ioannina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ioannina are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Ioannina

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Vikos – Aoos National Park ©
Vikos – Aoos National Park
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
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 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ioannina in October, with highs in Thessaloniki at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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