11 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

11 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Ioannina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Parga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kalambaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 15th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, and then explore the activities along Voidomatis River. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, then admire the striking features of Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue, then examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, and finally hit the slopes at Alpine Zone.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ioannina road trip planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ioannina is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ioannina, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Winter Sports Tours

Side Trips

Vrellis Greek History Museum, Voidomatis River
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Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Voidomatis River ©
Voidomatis River
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle

2
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Chaos Woodcraft, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lichnos Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Aphrodite's Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Piges Acheronta, explore the activities along Acheron, and then step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Parga travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Parga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Parga are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Piges Acheronta
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Acheron ©
Acheron
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga
Valtos Beach ©
Valtos Beach

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kalambaka: Lake Plastira (in Krioneri) and Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou) (in Kastoria). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meteora, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Parga to Kalambaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Parga in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Kalambaka, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trikala Fort, Lake Plastira, Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou)
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then appreciate the history behind Monument of Alexander The Great, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Thessaloniki. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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