32 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

32 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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32 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Xanthi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Thessaloniki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Loutraki
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Trikala
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kalambaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Metsovo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Monodendri
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Parga
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Ioannina
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Athens

2
nights
Xanthi

Xanthi ©
Xanthi is a city in Thrace, northeastern Greece. Explore hidden gems such as Old Town of Xanthi and Panagia. Change things up with these side-trips from Xanthi: Piges Agias Varvaras (in Drama), Imaret (in Kavala) and Monastery of St. Nicholas (in Porto Lagos). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at The House of Shadow, take an in-depth tour of Folklore & Historical Museum of Xanthi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Monastery of Holy Mary Kalamous, and get great views at Nestos Gorge Observatory.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Xanthi online sightseeing planner .

Athens to Xanthi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Athens in February, expect Xanthi to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Xanthi

Neighborhoods Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kavala, Piges Agias Varvaras, Monastery of St. Nicholas
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Panagia ©
Panagia
The House of Shadow ©
The House of Shadow

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kerkini Lake and Sani Marina. Explore Thessaloniki's surroundings by going to Archaeological Museum of Pella (in Pella), Byzantine Tower (in Nea Fokea) and Gerovassilou Wine Museum (in Epanomi). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vlatadon Monastery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki travel planning website .

Getting from Xanthi to Thessaloniki by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Loutraki.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Archaeological Museum of Pella, Gerovassilou Wine Museum, Byzantine Tower, Sani Marina, Kerkini Lake
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District
Kerkini Lake ©
Kerkini Lake

2
nights
Loutraki

Loutraki
On the 24th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfalls in Loutraki Aridaias and then head outdoors with Thermal Springs. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Loutra Pozar, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Koimisis (14th cent.), then take some stellar pictures from Psilos Vrachos, and finally make a trip to Traditional Village of Agios Athanasios.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Loutraki road trip tool .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Loutraki by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in February: high temperatures in Loutraki hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Trikala.

Things to do in Loutraki

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Edessa, Traditional Village of Agios Athanasios
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1
day
Trikala

Trikala ©
Trikala is a city in northwestern Thessaly, Greece, and the capital of the Trikala regional unit. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a stroll through Old City of Trikala, take in the views from Lithaios Central Bridge, don't miss a visit to Matsopoulou Mill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koursoum Mosque, then snap pictures at Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, and finally take in the views from Stone Bridge Gate.

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Drive from Loutraki to Trikala in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Loutraki in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Trikala, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Trikala

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Koursoum Mosque ©
Koursoum Mosque
Old City of Trikala ©
Old City of Trikala
Matsopoulou Mill ©
Matsopoulou Mill

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Plastira and Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and make a trip to Theopetra's Prehistoric Cave.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka trip planner.

Kalambaka is very close to Trikala. While traveling from Trikala, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kalambaka, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Metsovo.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Plastira
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Lake Plastira ©
Lake Plastira

2
nights
Metsovo

Metsovo ©
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Averoff Gallery, then make a trip to Katara Pass, then do a tasting at Katogi Averoff Winery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion. On your second day here, stop by Divanis Gallery, then examine the collection at Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo, then explore the activities along Aoos Springs Lake, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Averofeios Garden.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Metsovo online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Metsovo takes 1.5 hours. March in Metsovo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Monodendri.

Things to do in Metsovo

Parks Museums Nature
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Averoff  Gallery ©
Averoff Gallery
Katogi Averoff Winery ©
Katogi Averoff Winery
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion ©

3
nights
Monodendri

Monodendri ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Convent of Agia Paraskevi and Vikos Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Konitsa Bridge (in Konitsa) and Drakolimni (in Papigko).

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You can drive from Metsovo to Monodendri in 1.5 hours. March in Monodendri sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Parga.

Things to do in Monodendri

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zagorohoria, Vradeto, Konitsa Bridge, Drakolimni, Vikos Gorge
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Voidomatis River ©
Voidomatis River
Beloi Viewpoint ©
Beloi Viewpoint
Bridge of Plakidas ©
Bridge of Plakidas

5
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Explore hidden gems such as Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar and The Church of Panagia Parigoritissa. Get out of town with these interesting Parga side-trips: Preveza (Nicopolis Museum & Zalongo Monument), Skala Tzavelena (in Glyki) and Arta (Church of Agia Theodoras & Tis Artas to Gefiri (Arta's Bridge)). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Monument of Zalongo, delve into the distant past at Ali Pasha Castle, kick back and relax at Loutsa Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Angel.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Parga visit planner .

Traveling by car from Monodendri to Parga takes 2 hours. Traveling from Monodendri in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Parga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Arta, Preveza, Monument of Zalongo, Loutsa Beach, Skala Tzavelena
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Acheron ©
Acheron
Ali Pasha Castle ©
Ali Pasha Castle

6
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Discover out-of-the-way places like Silversmithing Museum and Vikos - Aoos National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ioannina: Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art (in Elliniko), Pramanta (Moni Agias Paraskevis, Anemotrypa Cave, & more) and Kipinas Monastery (in Tzoumerka). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Ali Pasha Museum, examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Municipal Art Gallery of Ioannina.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ioannina trip planner .

Getting from Parga to Ioannina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ioannina

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pramanta, Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, Kipinas Monastery, Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Vikos – Aoos National Park ©
Vikos – Aoos National Park
Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum
Ali Pasha Museum ©
Ali Pasha Museum

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