11 days in Central Macedonia Itinerary

11 days in Central Macedonia Itinerary

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11 days in Central Macedonia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Edessa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Litochoro
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Ouranoupolis
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Vourvourou
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Afitos
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Brussels

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): head outdoors with Thermal Springs, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Loutra Pozar, then admire the striking features of Church of the Koimisis (14th cent.), and finally admire the sheer force of Edessa Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Archaelogical site of Pella, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Pella, then make a trip to The Jewish synagogue, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Agios Nikolaos.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Edessa driving holiday tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Edessa is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Edessa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in augustus: high temperatures in Edessa hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Litochoro.

Things to do in Edessa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Loutraki, The Jewish synagogue, Agios Nikolaos, Archaelogical site of Pella, Archaeological Museum of Pella
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Edessa Waterfalls ©
Edessa Waterfalls
Archaeological Museum of Pella ©
Archaeological Museum of Pella
The Jewish synagogue ©
The Jewish synagogue

1
night
Litochoro

Litochoro ©
Litochoro is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of the Pieria regional unit, Greece. On the 7th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Dion Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus, then trek along Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Platamonas Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Litochoro itinerary maker.

You can drive from Edessa to Litochoro in 2 hours. When traveling from Edessa in augustus, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Litochoro: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ouranoupolis.

Things to do in Litochoro

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Platamonas Castle, Dion Archaeological Park
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Dion Archaeological Park ©
Dion Archaeological Park
Platamonas Castle ©
Platamonas Castle
Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus ©

1
night
Ouranoupolis

On the 8th (Sat), kick back and relax at Comitsa Beach, head outdoors with Adventure Spot, then make a trip to Byzantine Tower of Ouranoupolis, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ouranoupolis trip maker site .

You can drive from Litochoro to Ouranoupolis in 3 hours. When traveling from Litochoro in augustus, plan for slightly colder days in Ouranoupolis, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vourvourou.

Things to do in Ouranoupolis

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Comitsa Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Vourvourou

Vourvourou ©
Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kalogria Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then kick back and relax at Karydi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagomandra beach, stroll through Kalamitsi Beach, then kick back and relax at Orange beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Orange Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vourvourou road trip planning site .

Getting from Ouranoupolis to Vourvourou by car takes about 1.5 hours. In augustus, daytime highs in Vourvourou are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Afitos.

Things to do in Vourvourou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sarti, Lagomandra beach, Kalogria Beach
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Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Orange beach ©
Orange beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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night
Afitos

Afitos ©
On the 11th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Afytos Beach, kick back and relax at Kallitheas Beach, take in the waterfront at Sani Marina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanioti Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Mosaics24.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Afitos trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Vourvourou to Afitos takes 1.5 hours. In augustus, daytime highs in Afitos are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Afitos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanioti, Kallitheas Beach, Sani Marina
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Kallitheas Beach ©
Kallitheas Beach
Hanioti Beach ©
Hanioti Beach
Mosaics24 ©
Mosaics24

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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.
Step out of Thessaloniki to go to Vergina and see Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and delve into the distant past at Rotunda.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki journey maker tool .

Getting from Afitos to Thessaloniki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In augustus, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square