11 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

11 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Craiova
Drive:  10​h
1
Parga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
3
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Sarti
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Craiova

3
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Valtos Beach and Lichnos Beach. Step out of Parga to go to Syvota and see Bella Vraka Beach, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, identify plant and animal life at Valtos Kalodikiou, explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga, and enjoy the sand and surf at Loutsa Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Parga day trip planning app .

Craiova, Romania to Parga is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Craiova in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Parga, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Loutsa Beach, Valtos Kalodikiou, Nekromanteion Acheron, Bella Vraka Beach
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Valtos Beach ©
Valtos Beach
Acheron ©
Acheron
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then steep yourself in history at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and finally snap pictures at Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka road trip planner .

You can drive from Parga to Kalambaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Parga in September, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Ladadika District, appreciate the history behind Monument of Alexander The Great, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ypapanti Church, then contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, 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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sarti.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

3
nights
Sarti

Sarti ©
We've included these beaches for you: Kalogria Beach and Orange beach. Take a break from Sarti with a short trip to Spathies Beach in Nikitis, about 52 minutes away.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sarti travel site .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Sarti in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sarti are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sarti

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kalogria Beach, Spathies Beach
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Orange beach ©
Orange beach
Kalamitsi Beach ©
Kalamitsi Beach

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