10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Parga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
3
Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vrellis Greek History Museum (in Bizani) and Ioannina (Ioannina Castle, Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga, and take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Parga holiday planner .

Newark, USA to Parga is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Parga is 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

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Side Trips

Ioannina, Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Valtos Beach ©
Valtos Beach
Acheron ©
Acheron
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

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 5th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and finally don't miss a visit to Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka trip planner.

You can drive from Parga to Kalambaka in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Parga in September; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 77°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thessaloniki: Kalogria Beach (in Nikiti), Karpos (in Peraia) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). The adventure continues: make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 62°F in Thessaloniki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Kalogria Beach, Karpos
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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