15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

15 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Greece trip planner

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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
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Xanthi
— 1 night
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Sarti
— 1 night
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Volos
— 1 night
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
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Ioannina
— 2 nights
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Parga
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki

— 4 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagios Demetrios and Ladadika District. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kallitheas Beach and Siviri Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thessaloniki: Agios Nikolaos Church (in Litochoro), Kallntin Handmade jewelery (in Palaios Panteleimonas) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki tour itinerary planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Thessaloniki is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Thessaloniki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Thessaloniki to be colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Xanthi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Xanthi

— 1 night
Xanthi is a city in Thrace, northeastern Greece. On the 26th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Municipal Art Gallery of Xanthi, browse the exhibits of The House of Shadow, then take in the exciting artwork at Balkan Art Gallery, then wander the streets of Old Town of Xanthi, and finally get great views at Nestos Gorge Observatory.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Xanthi itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Xanthi in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Xanthi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sarti.

Things to do in Xanthi

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

Sarti

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by Ergastiri Jewellery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Orange beach, and then kick back and relax at Sykia beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sarti trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Xanthi to Sarti in 3.5 hours. In February in Sarti, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Volos.

Things to do in Sarti

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Volos

— 1 night
Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330km north of Athens and 220km south of Thessaloniki. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stop by Roz Piperi, get engrossed in the history at Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos, then get engrossed in the history at Byzantine Museum of Makrinitsa, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Entomological Museum of Volos.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Volos planning site.

Traveling by car from Sarti to Volos takes 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Volos can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Volos

Museums · Shopping

Kalambaka

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and finally look for gifts at Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip planner.

Getting from Volos to Kalambaka by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Volos in February, expect Kalambaka to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Ioannina.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Ioannina

— 2 nights
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, then take an in-depth tour of Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, then examine the collection at Vrellis Greek History Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Theodoros Papagiannis Musem of Contemporary Art, then admire the masterpieces at Averoff Gallery, then look for gifts at Divanis Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Monastery of Agiou Nikolaou, Metsovo.

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Drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in March; daily highs in Ioannina reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Parga.

Things to do in Ioannina

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Parga

— 2 nights
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Valtos Kalodikiou, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lichnos Beach, then kick back and relax at Valtos Beach, and finally stop by Panabeau.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Parga trip site.

You can drive from Ioannina to Parga in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Parga, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Parga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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