17 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

17 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Nikiti
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Parga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ioannina
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Papigko
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Litochoro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Nikiti

Nikiti ©
For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nikiti travel route builder app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nikiti is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in September: high temperatures in Nikiti hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Parga.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Get out of town with these interesting Parga side-trips: Bella Vraka Beach (in Syvota) and Kastrosykias Beach (in Kastrosykia). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Acheron, explore the ancient world of Nekromanteion Acheron, enjoy the sand and surf at Lichnos Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Parga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nikiti to Parga takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bella Vraka Beach, Nekromanteion Acheron, Kastrosykias Beach
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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. Step out of Ioannina with an excursion to Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion in Metsovo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Vikos – Aoos National Park, admire the striking features of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ioannina trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Parga to Ioannina in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Papigko.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vikos Gorge, Vrellis Greek History Museum, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion
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Vikos – Aoos National Park ©
Vikos – Aoos National Park
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Papigko

Papigko ©
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Voidomatis River, then take in the views from Konitsa Bridge, and then take in the pleasant sights at kataraktes sto Iliohori. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Papingo Rock Pools, then experience rural life at Zinovia's Little Farm, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Papigko itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ioannina to Papigko in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ioannina in October, things will get little chillier in Papigko: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Papigko

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zagorohoria, Konitsa Bridge
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Papingo Rock Pools ©
Papingo Rock Pools
River Rafting & Tubing
Konitsa Bridge ©
Konitsa Bridge

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 6th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka travel planner.

Traveling by car from Papigko to Kalambaka takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Litochoro.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums 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
Litochoro

Litochoro ©
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia, then step into the grandiose world of Platamonas Castle, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Dion Archaeological Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Orlias Waterfalls.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Litochoro trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Litochoro takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kalambaka in October, expect nights in Litochoro to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Litochoro

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mount Olympus, Dion Archaeological Park, Platamonas Castle
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Mount Olympus ©
Mount Olympus
Dion Archaeological Park ©
Dion Archaeological Park
Platamonas Castle ©
Platamonas Castle

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.
When in Thessaloniki, make a side trip to see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina, approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and take a stroll through Ladadika District.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip planning website .

Getting from Litochoro to Thessaloniki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, 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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