12 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

12 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Thessaloniki
1
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Metsovo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Chorefto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Litochoro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Thessaloniki

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, and finally don't miss a visit to Crypt of Saint Demetrius Κρύπτη Αγίου Δημητρίου. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Metsovo.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
Metsovo

Metsovo ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion and Metsovo Central Square. Explore Metsovo's surroundings by going to Syrrako - Kalarrytes Path (in Kalarites), Balta di Stringa Waterfalls (in Iliochori) and Portitsa Gorge (in Grevena).

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Metsovo trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Metsovo takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, plan for little chillier nights in Metsovo, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Metsovo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Syrrako - Kalarrytes Path, Portitsa Gorge, Balta di Stringa Waterfalls
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Averoff  Gallery ©
Averoff Gallery
Metsovo Central Square ©
Metsovo Central Square
Divanis Gallery ©
Divanis Gallery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): snap pictures at Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porta Panagia, then don't miss a visit to Koursoum Mosque, then take in the views from Stone Bridge Gate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka road trip planner .

Getting from Metsovo to Kalambaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kalambaka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Chorefto.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Porta Panagia ©
Porta Panagia

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nights
Chorefto

Chorefto ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Agioi Saranta and Kalamos Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Chorefto: Kokkino Nero (Paparizainas Bridge & Kolimpithra) and Koutsoupia Beach (in Koutsoupia).

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chorefto journey maker app .

Drive from Kalambaka to Chorefto in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Chorefto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Litochoro.

Things to do in Chorefto

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thessaly, Kokkino Nero, Kalamos Beach, Koutsoupia Beach
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Mount Pelion ©
Mount Pelion
Pinakates ©
Pinakates

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night
Litochoro

Litochoro ©
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. You've now added Mount Olympus to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, then examine the collection at Geological History Museum Olympus, then step into the grandiose world of Platamonas Castle, and finally admire the sheer force of Sotiri Rema. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Litochoro vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chorefto to Litochoro takes 3 hours. In September in Litochoro, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Litochoro

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geological History Museum Olympus, Mount Olympus, Sotiri Rema, Platamonas Castle
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Mount Olympus ©
Mount Olympus
Geological History Museum Olympus ©
Geological History Museum Olympus
Platamonas Castle ©
Platamonas Castle

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