21 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

21 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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21 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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

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 19th (Fri): take a stroll through Ladadika District and then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in July since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

5
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Get in touch with nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park and Voidomatis River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vrellis Greek History Museum and Archeologiko Mousio Ioanninon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ioannina: Katogi Averoff Winery (in Metsovo) and Papingo Rock Pools (in Papigko). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon, and see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Ioannina road trip planning site .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Ioannina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Papingo Rock Pools, Vrellis Greek History Museum, Katogi Averoff Winery, Voidomatis River, Vikos Gorge
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Vikos – Aoos National Park ©
Vikos – Aoos National Park
Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Venetian Castle of Parga and Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Acheron. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sarakiniko Beach, stroll through Lichnos Beach, delve into the distant past at Ali Pasha Castle, and view the masterpieces at Chaos Woodcraft.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Parga trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Parga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Parga sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Nekromanteion Acheron, Sarakiniko Beach
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Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Speed Boats Tours
Acheron ©
Acheron

3
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.
Get outdoors at Meteora and Lake Plastira. Get a sense of the local culture at Monastery of the Great Meteoron and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada). Step out of Kalambaka with an excursion to Monument for the Ipsoma 731 in Trikala--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and steep yourself in history at Old City of Trikala.

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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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kalambaka, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chorefto.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Trikala, Lake Plastira
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

2
nights
Chorefto

Chorefto ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pelion and then kick back and relax at Mylopotamos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Agioi Saranta and then pause for some serene contemplation at Agion Taksiarchon Church.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chorefto trip planning app .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Chorefto in 3.5 hours. In August in Chorefto, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nikiti.

Things to do in Chorefto

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agion Taksiarchon Church, Mylopotamos Beach, Mount Pelion
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Mount Pelion ©
Mount Pelion

5
nights
Nikiti

Nikiti ©
Get outdoors at Kalogria Beach and Kallitheas Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Nikiti side-trips: Sarti (Kalamitsi Beach & Orange beach).

Before you visit Nikiti, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Chorefto to Nikiti by car takes about 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sarti, Vourvourou, Kallitheas Beach
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Orange beach ©
Orange beach
Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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