31 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

31 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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31 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
1
Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nikiti
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kavala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Litochoro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Parga
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ioannina
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Papigko
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Kastoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Edessa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, and don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

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Los Angeles, USA to Thessaloniki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Thessaloniki is 10 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Thessaloniki at 70°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Nikiti.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Tours

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

2
nights
Nikiti

Nikiti ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Orange beach and then stroll through Karydi. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalogria Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nikiti trip planner .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Nikiti by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Nikiti, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Kavala.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kavala

Kavala ©
Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kavala: Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati), Monastery of St. Nicholas (in Porto Lagos) and Xanthi (Old Town of Xanthi, The House of Shadow, & more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Kavala, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Piges Agias Varvaras, and wander the streets of Panagia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kavala route planner .

You can drive from Nikiti to Kavala in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kavala are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Litochoro.

Things to do in Kavala

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Xanthi, Drama, Cave of Alistrati, Archeologikos Choros Filippi, Monastery of St. Nicholas
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The House of Shadow ©
The House of Shadow
Cave of Alistrati ©
Cave of Alistrati
The Castle of Kavala ©
The Castle of Kavala

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 12th (Sat): hike along Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia, explore the historical opulence of Platamonas Castle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus, explore the ancient world of Dion Archaeological Park, and then admire the sheer force of Sotiri Rema.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Litochoro tour planner.

Drive from Kavala to Litochoro in 2.5 hours. October in Litochoro sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Litochoro

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mount Olympus, Dion Archaeological Park, Platamonas Castle, Sotiri Rema
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Mount Olympus ©
Mount Olympus
Dion Archaeological Park ©
Dion Archaeological Park
Platamonas Castle ©
Platamonas 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.
On the 14th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, and finally don't miss a visit to Meteora. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Old City of Trikala, take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, then contemplate the long history of Agios Stefanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip planner .

Getting from Litochoro to Kalambaka by car takes about 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Litochoro in October: highs in Kalambaka hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Parga.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Trikala
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Explore Parga's surroundings by going to Into the wild Preveza (in Kanali), Bella Vraka Beach (in Syvota) and Kastrosykias Beach (in Kastrosykia). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, delve into the distant past at Ali Pasha Castle, learn about winemaking at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar, and explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Parga online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Parga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kalambaka in October, things will get a bit warmer in Parga: highs are around 74°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Into the wild Preveza, Ancient Kassope, Bella Vraka Beach, Nekromanteion Acheron, Souli Watermills
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Acheron ©
Acheron
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga
Valtos Beach ©
Valtos Beach

4
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Monodendri (Convent of Agia Paraskevi & Vikos Gorge) and Metsovo (Averofeios Garden, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Vikos – Aoos National Park, admire the striking features of Aslan Pasha Mosque, examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can drive from Parga to Ioannina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Papigko.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Metsovo, Monodendri, Vikos Gorge, Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Vikos – Aoos National Park ©
Vikos – Aoos National Park
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Papigko

Papigko ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Voidomatis River, then snap pictures at Konitsa Bridge, and then admire the sheer force of kataraktes sto Iliohori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Papingo Rock Pools, then experience rural life at Zinovia's Little Farm, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Ioannina to Papigko in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ioannina in October: high temperatures in Papigko hover around 70°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kastoria.

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

3
nights
Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kastoria: Agios Achillios island (in Prespes National Park), Grevena (Pindos National Park & Portitsa Gorge) and Room Escape Games (in Kozani). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Orestiada, examine the collection at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kastorian Byzantine Churches., and Head underground at Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou).

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Traveling by car from Papigko to Kastoria takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Edessa.

Things to do in Kastoria

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grevena, Agios Achillios island, Room Escape Games
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Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada
Byzantine Museum of Kastoria ©
Byzantine Museum of Kastoria

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Edessa

Edessa ©
Edessa, is a city in northern Greece and the capital of the Pella regional unit, in the Central Macedonia region of Greece. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): head outdoors with Lake Vegoritida and then take in the dramatic scenery at Edessa Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Pella, then appreciate the history behind Black Statue, and then explore the activities along Galazia Limni Skra.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Edessa trip planner .

Getting from Kastoria to Edessa by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Edessa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Galazia Limni Skra, Black Statue, Archaeological Museum of Pella, Lake Vegoritida
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Edessa Waterfalls ©
Edessa Waterfalls
Lake Vegoritida ©
Lake Vegoritida
Archaeological Museum of Pella ©
Archaeological Museum of Pella

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