60 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

60 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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60 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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

8
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 these side-trips from Thessaloniki: Watergamepark Kariba (in Paralia Katerinis), Monastery of Timios Prodromos (in Akritochori) and Republic Square (in Katerini). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Tue) at Waterland. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki day trip site .

Adelaide, Australia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Adelaide to Thessaloniki. Traveling from Adelaide in August, expect Thessaloniki to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kavala.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Watergamepark Kariba, Republic Square, Agios Prokopios Church, Monastery of Timios Prodromos
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

5
nights
Kavala

Kavala ©
Kavala is a city in northern Greece, the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia and the capital of Kavala regional unit. Change things up with these side-trips from Kavala: Xanthi (The House of Shadow & Old Town of Xanthi), Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati) and Strait of Nestos (in Toxotes). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of The Castle of Kavala, take a stroll through Panagia, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamitsa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammolofoi Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kavala trip planning tool .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kavala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kavala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nikiti.

Things to do in Kavala

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Xanthi, Drama, Ammolofoi Beach, Archeologikos Choros Filippi, Strait of Nestos
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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The House of Shadow ©
The House of Shadow
The Castle of Kavala ©
The Castle of Kavala
Cave of Alistrati ©
Cave of Alistrati

5
nights
Nikiti

Nikiti ©
Get out of town with these interesting Nikiti side-trips: Fava Beach (in Vourvourou), Fun n Drive (in Hanioti) and Mavrobara (in Polychrono).

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nikiti trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Kavala to Nikiti in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nikiti are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edessa.

Things to do in Nikiti

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vourvourou, Neos Marmaras, Nikitis, Fun n Drive, Kalamitsi Beach
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lagomandra beach ©
Lagomandra beach

6
nights
Edessa

Edessa ©
Edessa, is a city in northern Greece and the capital of the Pella regional unit, in the Central Macedonia region of Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edessa: Skra (Skra Waterfalls, Galazia Limni Skra, & more), Veroia (Metamorfoseos Sotiros Moutsiani Church, Iera Moni Agion Panton (All Saints Monastery), & more) and Waterfalls in Loutraki Aridaias (in Loutraki). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), admire the sheer force of Edessa Waterfalls, get outside with Lake Vegoritida, and identify plant and animal life at Arcturos Brown Bear Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Edessa vacation builder .

Drive from Nikiti to Edessa in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nikiti in August, Edessa is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Papigko.

Things to do in Edessa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Veroia, Skra, Naousa, Giannitsa, Archaeological Museum of Pella
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Edessa Waterfalls ©
Edessa Waterfalls
Lake Vegoritida ©
Lake Vegoritida

3
nights
Papigko

Papigko ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Papigko: Aoos River (in Konitsa), Kokkori Bridge (in Koukouli) and Balta di Stringa Waterfalls (in Iliochori).

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Papigko trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Edessa to Papigko takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Papigko

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Zagorohoria, Aoos River, Kokkori Bridge, Balta di Stringa Waterfalls
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Aoos River ©
Aoos River
River Rafting & Tubing
Papingo Rock Pools ©
Papingo Rock Pools

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. Explore Ioannina's surroundings by going to Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion (in Metsovo), Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art (in Elliniko) and Theodoriana Waterfalls (in Theodoriana). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kipinas Monastery.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Ioannina day trip planning tool .

Drive from Papigko to Ioannina in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Papigko in August since evenings lows in Ioannina dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Theodoriana Waterfalls, Kouiassa Pouliana Path, Vrellis Greek History Museum, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, St. George
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 4:
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Vikos – Aoos National Park ©
Vikos – Aoos National Park
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Parga

Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Parga: Speed Boats Tours (in Kavos), Piges Acheronta (in Glyki) and Gardenos Beach (in Gardenos). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, see the interesting displays at Nicopolis Museum, explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga, and do a tasting at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Parga day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ioannina to Parga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Valtos Kalodikiou, Kastrosykias Beach, Speed Boats Tours, Piges Acheronta, Nekromanteion Acheron
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Speed Boats Tours
Acheron ©
Acheron
Gardenos Beach ©
Gardenos Beach

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Filoneikos (in Karditsa), Grevena (Portitsa Gorge & Pindos National Park) and Waterfalls of Anthochori (in Anthochori). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, snap pictures at Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge, steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kalambaka trip maker app .

Getting from Parga to Kalambaka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Parga in September, with highs in Kalambaka at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Litochoro.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Grevena, Trikala, Waterfalls of Anthochori, The Holy Monastery of Panagia Pelekiti, Averofeios Garden
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

5
nights
Litochoro

Litochoro ©
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Litochoro: Church of Agia Paraskevi - Tempi (in Tempi), Mansion of Georgios Schwarz (in Ampelakia) and Sotiri Rema (in Elatochori). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, explore the ancient world of Dion Archaeological Park, look for gifts at Kallntin Handmade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stomio Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Litochoro trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Litochoro takes 2 hours. When traveling from Kalambaka in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Litochoro: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Volos.

Things to do in Litochoro

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Dion, Thessaly, Kallntin Handmade, Sotiri Rema, Mansion of Georgios Schwarz
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:
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Mount Olympus ©
Mount Olympus
Dion Archaeological Park ©
Dion Archaeological Park
Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus ©

9
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Volos: The Church Of St. George (in Larissa), Mylopotamos Beach (in Tsagkarada) and Agioi Saranta (in Chorefto). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pelion, wander the streets of Palia District, don't miss a visit to Agia Marina Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Horefto Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Volos online itinerary maker .

Drive from Litochoro to Volos in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Volos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Volos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Milies, Thessaly, Radio Museum “Antonis Tavanis”, Agioi Saranta, Fakistra Beach
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 28:
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Mount Pelion ©
Mount Pelion
Pinakates ©
Pinakates
Public Library of Milies ©
Public Library of Milies

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