28 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

28 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Afitos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sarti
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ouranoupolis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mouresi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ioannina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Parga Municipality
— 4 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ammolofoi Beach (in Nea Peramos), Lake Volvi (in Mikri Volvi) and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rotunda.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Thessaloniki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Thessaloniki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Afitos.
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Afitos — 3 nights

Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. You'll get in some beach time at Afytos Beach and Nikiti Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Afitos: Possidi Beach (in Possidi) and Lagomandra beach (in Neos Marmaras). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Daysailing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kallitheas Beach, look for gifts at Gaia Kallisti - Olive Oil & Olives Center, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Ammon Zeus.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Afitos trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Afitos takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sarti.
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Sarti — 4 nights

Relax by the water at Kalogria Beach and Toroni Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarti: Vourvourou (Kayaking & Canoeing & Karydi) and Agios Ioannis (in Nikiti).

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sarti trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Afitos to Sarti in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ouranoupolis.
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Ouranoupolis — 3 nights

Ouranoupoli is an ancient city and a modern village in Chalcidice. You'll get in some beach time at Comitsa Beach and Voulitsa Beach. Take a break from Ouranoupolis with a short trip to Maori Beach Bar in Gomati, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Komitsa Beach, and don't miss a visit to Byzantine Tower of Ouranoupolis.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ouranoupolis trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Sarti to Ouranoupolis in 2 hours. In August in Ouranoupolis, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mouresi.
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Mouresi — 3 nights

We've included these beaches for you: Mylopotamos Beach and Fakistra Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mouresi side-trips: Paralia Agioi Saranta (in Zagora), Rakopotamos Beach (in Agia) and Chorefto Beach (in Chorefto).

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mouresi trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ouranoupolis to Mouresi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ouranoupolis in August since evenings lows in Mouresi dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, don't miss a visit to Meteora, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Mouresi to Kalambaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mouresi in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Kalambaka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ioannina.
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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. Step out of Ioannina with an excursion to White Pegasus Horse Ride and Treks Day Tours in Papigko--about 1h 20 min away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Voidomatis River, see the interesting displays at Silversmithing Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ioannina day trip planning website.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Ioannina in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ioannina, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Parga Municipality.
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Side Trips

Parga Municipality — 4 nights

Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lichnos Beach and Karavostasi Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bella Vraka Beach in Syvota (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Acheron, kick back and relax at Alonaki Fanariou Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Parga Municipality trip planner.

Getting from Ioannina to Parga Municipality by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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