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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Vourvourou
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Parga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Museum of Pella and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at War Museum of Thessaloniki and Hagios Demetrios. Explore Thessaloniki's surroundings by going to Possidi Beach (in Possidi) and Kerkini Lake (in Kerkini). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Vlatadon Monastery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Zeitenlik, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki day trip site .

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. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for much warmer days in Thessaloniki, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vourvourou.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kerkini Lake, Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, Zeitenlik, Archaeological Museum of Pella, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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War Museum of Thessaloniki ©
War Museum of Thessaloniki
Zeitenlik ©
Zeitenlik
Archaeological Museum of Pella ©
Archaeological Museum of Pella

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Vourvourou

Vourvourou ©
Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. On the 6th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Trani Ammouda Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at Virginia Olive Oil & Olives. On the next day, kick back and relax at Sarti Beach, kick back and relax at Platanitsi Beach, and then stroll through Fava Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vourvourou day trip planning site .

Drive from Thessaloniki to Vourvourou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Vourvourou, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Vourvourou

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sarti, Virginia Olive Oil & Olives, Scuba & Snorkeling, Trani Ammouda Beach
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Trani Ammouda Beach ©
Trani Ammouda Beach
Sarti Beach ©
Sarti Beach
Platanitsi Beach ©
Platanitsi Beach

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Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 8th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Vikos Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Agia Paraskevi, and then get engrossed in the history at Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, take an in-depth tour of Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, then admire the masterpieces at Averoff Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ioannina road trip app .

Traveling by car from Vourvourou to Ioannina takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Ioannina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Metsovo, Convent of Agia Paraskevi, Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, Vikos Gorge
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Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion ©
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion
Averoff  Gallery ©
Averoff Gallery

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Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Nicopolis Museum and Chaos Woodcraft. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ali Pasha Castle and Karavostasi Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Alonaki Fanariou Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarakiniko Beach, have a few drinks at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar, and take an in-depth tour of The Watermill Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Parga trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Parga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Parga, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karavostasi Beach, Sarakiniko Beach, Ammoudia Beach, Nicopolis Museum
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Ali Pasha Castle ©
Ali Pasha Castle
Nicopolis Museum ©
Nicopolis Museum

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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 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then steep yourself in history at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porta Panagia, then don't miss a visit to Koursoum Mosque, then take a stroll through Old City of Trikala, and finally snap pictures at Lithaios Central Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kalambaka travel route tool .

Drive from Parga to Kalambaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Parga in June since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trikala, Porta Panagia
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Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Meteora ©
Meteora
Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas ©
Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas

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