14 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

14 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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14 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  20​h 15​min
1
Parga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ioannina
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Nikiti
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga, go for a stroll along the water at Valtos Beach, then explore the activities along Acheron, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valtos Kalodikiou. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Into the wild Preveza and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lichnos Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Parga trip planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Parga is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Parga. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. When in Ioannina, make a side trip to see Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion in Metsovo, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vikos – Aoos National Park, step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ioannina online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Parga to Ioannina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ioannina can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, Voidomatis River, Vrellis Greek History Museum
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Vikos – Aoos National Park ©
Vikos – Aoos National Park
River Rafting & Tubing
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Filoneikos, take in the views from Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, and finally contemplate the long history of Roussanou Monastery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka day trip tool .

You can drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ioannina in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kalambaka, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nikiti.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Filoneikos, 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
Nikiti

Nikiti ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogria Beach, go for a walk through Saint Pavlos Church, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Orange beach and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nikiti itinerary planner.

Drive from Kalambaka to Nikiti in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in June since evenings lows in Nikiti dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Vourvourou, Orange beach, Saint Pavlos Church
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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 with an excursion to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki attractions tool .

Drive from Nikiti to Thessaloniki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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