59 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

59 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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59 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Volos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Litochoro
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kalambaka
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kastoria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Papigko
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ioannina
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Parga
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Sarti
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Kavala
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Thessaloniki
— 9 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

5
nights
Volos

Volos ©
Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330km north of Athens and 220km south of Thessaloniki. Get some historical perspective at Agia Marina Church and Neolithic Settlement of Dimini. Visiting Mylopotamos Beach and Centaurs' Path will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Volos: Damouhari port (in Mouresi), Agion Taksiarchon Church (in Milies) and Chorefto (Agioi Saranta & Chorefto Beach). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pelion, see the interesting displays at The Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas, take an in-depth tour of Byzantine Museum of Makrinitsa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Volos trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Volos is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Adelaide to Volos due to the time zone difference. In September, Volos is somewhat warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Litochoro.

Things to do in Volos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thessaly, Chorefto, Agia Marina Church, Ieros Naos Agiou Achilliou, Damouhari port
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
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Mount Pelion ©
Mount Pelion
Paschalis Art House ©
Paschalis Art House
Centaurs' Path ©
Centaurs' Path

3
nights
Litochoro

Litochoro ©
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Let the collections at Mansion of Georgios Schwarz and Geological History Museum Olympus capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dion Archaeological Park and Agios Dionisios Church in Olympos. Step out of Litochoro with an excursion to Platamonas Castle in Platamon--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Olympus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus, and enjoy the sand and surf at Panteleimon Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Litochoro trip maker .

Drive from Volos to Litochoro in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Litochoro are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Litochoro

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Geological History Museum Olympus, Mount Olympus, Panteleimon Beach, Platamonas Castle, Mansion of Georgios Schwarz
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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Mount Olympus ©
Mount Olympus
Dion Archaeological Park ©
Dion Archaeological Park
Geological History Museum Olympus ©
Geological History Museum Olympus

5
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 explore and learn at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum and Geological Formation Museum of Meteora. Get a sense of the local culture at Monastery of the Great Meteoron and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalambaka: Pindos National Park (in Grevena), The Holy Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti (in Karitsa) and Trikala (Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, Monument for the Ipsoma 731, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Porta Panagia.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Litochoro to Kalambaka takes 2 hours. Traveling from Litochoro in September, expect nights in Kalambaka to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kastoria.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trikala, Lake Plastira, The Holy Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti, Porta Panagia, Pindos National Park
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

5
nights
Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. Take a break from the city and head to Arcturos Brown Bear Sanctuary and River of Sakouleva. Museum-lovers will get to explore Folklore Museum of Kozani and Pavlos Melas Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kastoria: Arcturos Wolf Sanctuary (in Agrapidies), Natural History Museum of Milea (in Milea) and ALPHA ESTATE - KTIMA ALFA (in Amyntaio). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orestiada, stop by Idees Art Cafe & Shop, see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, and steep yourself in history at Hill of St. Panteleimon Hill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kastoria day trip tool .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Kastoria in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kastoria can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Papigko.

Things to do in Kastoria

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Florina, Moni Panagias, Folklore Museum of Kozani, ALPHA ESTATE - KTIMA ALFA, Arcturos Wolf Sanctuary
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada
ALPHA ESTATE - KTIMA ALFA ©
ALPHA ESTATE - KTIMA ALFA
Folklore Museum of Kozani ©
Folklore Museum of Kozani

3
nights
Papigko

Papigko ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tree Chapel Saint Paissiou and Monastery of Molivdoskepasti. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Drakolimni.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Papigko online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kastoria to Papigko in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Papigko are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Papigko

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zagorohoria, Konitsa
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Papingo Rock Pools ©
Papingo Rock Pools
River Rafting & Tubing
Monastery of Molivdoskepasti ©
Monastery of Molivdoskepasti

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. Visit Ioannina Castle and H Kokkinh Ekklhsia (The Red Church) for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Vikos – Aoos National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ioannina: Metsovo (Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, Katogi Averoff Winery, & more), Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art (in Elliniko) and Convent of Agia Paraskevi (in Monodendri). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iera Moni Panagias Tsoukas, and contemplate the long history of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ioannina day trip planning site .

Getting from Papigko to Ioannina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Papigko in September since evenings lows in Ioannina dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Metsovo, Vourgareli, Vikos Gorge, Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, Folklore Museum Ermineias Fotiadou
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Vikos – Aoos National Park ©
Vikos – Aoos National Park
Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

6
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Escape the urban bustle at Sarakiniko Beach and Acheron. Visit Venetian Castle of Parga and Ali Pasha Castle for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Parga: Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos), Nicopolis Museum (in Preveza) and Skala Tzavelena (in Glyki). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach, get engrossed in the history at The Watermill Museum, identify plant and animal life at Valtos Kalodikiou, and get outside with Gardenos Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Parga trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Parga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sarti.

Things to do in Parga

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Valtos Kalodikiou, Bella Vraka Beach, Speed Boats Tours, Nekromanteion Acheron, Gardenos Beach
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Speed Boats Tours
Acheron ©
Acheron

7
nights
Sarti

Sarti ©
Popular historic sites such as Holy Monastery of Simonopetra and Saint Paul's Church are in your itinerary. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Kalamitsi Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarti: Nikiti (Kalogria Beach & Saint Nikitas), Tzikas Vineyard (in Kassandreia) and Mount Athos (Mount Athos The Holy Mountain & Holy Monastery of Esphigmenou).

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sarti travel app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Parga to Sarti. Traveling from Parga in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sarti, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Kavala.

Things to do in Sarti

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mount Athos, Vourvourou, Nikiti, Saint Paul's Church, Tzikas Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Orange beach ©
Orange beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
nights
Kavala

Kavala ©
Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ancient Agora and The House of Shadow. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Castle of Kavala and Archeologikos Choros Filippi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kavala: Xanthi (Old Town of Xanthi & Livaditis Waterfall), Piges Agias Varvaras (in Drama) and Glyfada Beach (in Glifada). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thasos, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Alistrati, make a trip to The Aquaduct, and learn about winemaking at Ktima Pavlidis.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kavala attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Sarti to Kavala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kavala are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kavala

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Xanthi, Thassos Town (Limenas), Cave of Alistrati, The Cave of river Aggitis, Ammolofoi Beach
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The House of Shadow ©
The House of Shadow
The Ancient Agora ©
The Ancient Agora
The Castle of Kavala ©
The Castle of Kavala

9
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Byzantine Culture and Ladadika District. Let the collections at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and War Museum of Thessaloniki capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thessaloniki: Edessa Waterfalls (in Edessa), Kerkini Lake (in Kerkini) and Petralona Cave (in Petralona). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Delta Axios. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki day trip site .

Getting from Kavala to Thessaloniki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Thessaloniki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skra, Edessa Waterfalls, Delta Axios, Kerkini Lake, Simantro Beach
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki ©

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