20 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

20 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Ioannina
— 4 nights
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Papigko
— 1 night
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Loutraki
— 2 nights
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Kastoria
— 3 nights
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Kalambaka
— 3 nights
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Xanthi
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
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Ioannina — 4 nights

Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Change things up with these side-trips from Ioannina: Metsovo (Katogi Averoff Winery, Folk Art Museum Tossizza Mansion, &more) and Stone Forest (in Monodendri). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ioannina Castle, explore the stunning scenery at Vikos Gorge, examine the collection at Silversmithing Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Municipal Ethnographic Museum of Ioannina.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ioannina trip builder site.

London, UK to Ioannina is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or drive. Traveling from London to Ioannina, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Ioannina at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Papigko.
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Papigko — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Papingo Rock Pools, explore the activities along Voidomatis River, experience rural life at Zinovia's Little Farm, then stop by Rogovo Papigo, and finally get a dose of the wild on White Pegasus Horse Ride and Treks Day Tours.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Papigko trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Papigko takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ioannina in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Papigko, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Loutraki.
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Loutraki — 2 nights

On the 12th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Edessa Waterfalls, don't miss a visit to Traditional Village of Agios Athanasios, and then hit the slopes at Kaimaktsalan Ski Center - Voras. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Loutra Pozar, then test the waters at Pozar Baths, then walk around Plateia Choriou Orma, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Paiko.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Loutraki travel route planner.

You can drive from Papigko to Loutraki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kastoria.
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Kastoria — 3 nights

Kastoria is a city in northern Greece in the region of West Macedonia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kastoria: Kozani (Nikis Square & Agiou Nikolaou Clock Tower) and Ski Center Vigla - Pisoderi (in Pisoderi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orestiada, observe the fascinating underwater world at Kastoria Aquarium, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Dragon (Spilia tou drakou), and see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum of Kastoria.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kastoria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Loutraki to Kastoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kastoria can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.
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Kalambaka — 3 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.
Kalambaka is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meteora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ieros Naos Kimiseos tis Theotokou, steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Varlaam Monastery.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kastoria to Kalambaka takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kalambaka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Xanthi.
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Xanthi — 2 nights

Xanthi is a city in Thrace, northeastern Greece. On the 20th (Wed), take a stroll through Old Town of Xanthi, admire the masterpieces at The House of Shadow, then take an in-depth tour of Folklore & Historical Museum of Xanthi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Strait of Nestos, and finally admire the striking features of Greek Urban School of Nestoros Tsanaklis. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Nestos Gorge Observatory, then don't miss a visit to Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition, then explore the activities along Nestos River, and finally admire the sheer force of Livaditis Waterfall.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Xanthi online day trip planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Xanthi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Xanthi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 4 nights

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Explore Thessaloniki's surroundings by going to Cave of Alistrati (in Alistrati), Ktima Gerovassiliou (in Epanomi) and Drama (Piges Agias Varvaras & Koryvolos). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Xanthi to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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