15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nikiti
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Parga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kalambaka
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos.

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Sydney, Australia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Thessaloniki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Thessaloniki are much hotter (35°C), and nights are a bit warmer (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Nikiti.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums 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

3
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Nikiti

Nikiti ©
Get out of town with these interesting Nikiti side-trips: Orange beach (in Sarti) and Kallitheas Beach (in Kallithea).

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Nikiti route maker .

Drive from Thessaloniki to Nikiti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nikiti can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Parga.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vourvourou, Orange beach, Trani Ammouda Beach, Kallitheas Beach
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Orange beach ©
Orange beach

3
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Parga: Ioannina (River Rafting & Tubing, Silversmithing Museum, & more) and Vrellis Greek History Museum (in Bizani). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, do a tasting at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga, and delve into the distant past at Nekromanteion Acheron.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Parga trip maker website .

Getting from Nikiti to Parga by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ioannina, Nekromanteion Acheron, Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum
Acheron ©
Acheron
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalambaka: Agioi Saranta (in Chorefto), Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion (in Metsovo) and Kastoria (Endymatologiko Mouseio & Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou)). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, contemplate the long history of Varlaam Monastery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka day 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 July, Kalambaka is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kastoria, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, Agioi Saranta, Lithaios Central Bridge
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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