24 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

24 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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24 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6 h
1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Parga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ioannina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Vergina
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Kastoria
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Metsovo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Glyki
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
9
Edessa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at International Fairgrounds and Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and then experience the excitement of Locked escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thessaloniki travel planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Thessaloniki is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Thessaloniki, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, and finally make a trip to Meteora. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and finally take in the views from Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip tool .

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Kalambaka when traveling from Thessaloniki in June, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Parga.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palaiokarya’s Stone Bridge
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

2
nights
Parga

Parga ©
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the activities along Acheron, then learn about winemaking at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar, and then explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Aphrodite's Cave, kick back and relax at Lichnos Beach, then explore the galleries of Chaos Woodcraft, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Valtos Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Parga attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Parga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Parga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Parga

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Acheron ©
Acheron
Venetian Castle of Parga ©
Venetian Castle of Parga
Valtos Beach ©
Valtos Beach

3
nights
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Ioannina is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Alpine Zone, pause for some serene contemplation at Iera Moni Agiou Nikolaou Filanthropinon, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, and take an in-depth tour of Ali Pasha Museum.

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You can drive from Parga to Ioannina in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Ioannina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Vergina.

Things to do in Ioannina

Parks Winter Sports Tours

Side Trip

Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Alpine Zone ©
Alpine Zone
Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
Silversmithing Museum ©
Silversmithing Museum

3
nights
Vergina

Vergina ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vergina: Panagia Soumela Monastery (in Kastania) and Ancient Pydna (in Makrygialos).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vergina online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Vergina takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Vergina when traveling from Ioannina in June, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kastoria.

Things to do in Vergina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Veroia, Ancient Pydna, Panagia Soumela Monastery, Aigai
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The Byzantine Museum of Veroia ©
The Byzantine Museum of Veroia
Archaeological Museum of Veria ©
Archaeological Museum of Veria

3
nights
Kastoria

Kastoria ©
Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou), don't miss a visit to Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orestiada, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Endymatologiko Mouseio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria, then don't miss a visit to Prehistoric Lake Settlement, then meet the residents at Kastoria Aquarium, and finally get great views at Prophet Elias.

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Traveling by car from Vergina to Kastoria takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Metsovo.

Things to do in Kastoria

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prehistoric Lake Settlement
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Lake Orestiada ©
Lake Orestiada
Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery ©
Panagia Mavriotissa Monastery
Prophet Elias ©
Prophet Elias

3
nights
Metsovo

Metsovo ©
Explore Metsovo's surroundings by going to Grevena (Portitsa Gorge & Pindos National Park) and Kouiassa Pouliana Path (in Kalarites).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Metsovo route builder app .

You can drive from Kastoria to Metsovo in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Metsovo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Glyki.

Things to do in Metsovo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Grevena, Kouiassa Pouliana Path, kataraktes sto Iliohori
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Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion ©
Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion
Averoff  Gallery ©
Averoff Gallery
Metsovo Central Square ©
Metsovo Central Square

2
nights
Glyki

Glyki ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Monolithi Beach, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Zalongo, and then take in the awesome beauty at Zalongo Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glyki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Metsovo to Glyki in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Metsovo in July, Glyki is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Edessa.

Things to do in Glyki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Monolithi Beach, Monument of Zalongo, Zalongo Monument
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Monument of Zalongo ©
Monument of Zalongo

3
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 (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Pella, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Koimisis (14th cent.), and then admire the sheer force of Edessa Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaimaktsalan Ski Center - Voras, take in the natural beauty of Loutra Pozar, and then head outdoors with Thermal Springs.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edessa tour planning site .

You can drive from Glyki to Edessa in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Glyki in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Edessa, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edessa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Loutraki, Archaeological Museum of Pella
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Edessa Waterfalls ©
Edessa Waterfalls
Archaeological Museum of Pella ©
Archaeological Museum of Pella

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