18 days in Northern Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Aktion National Airport, Drive to Parga Municipality
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Parga Municipality
— 3 nights
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Ioannina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nea Peramos
— 1 night
Drive
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Vourvourou
— 2 nights
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Afitos
— 1 night
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Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
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Parga Municipality — 3 nights

Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Parga Municipality: Preveza (Nicopolis Museum & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Acheron, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Parga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alonaki Fanariou Beach, and take in the waterfront activity at Valtos Beach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Parga Municipality trip tool.

Lafayette, USA to Parga Municipality is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to Parga Municipality is 8 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Parga Municipality when traveling from Lafayette in July, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ioannina.
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Ioannina — 3 nights

Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Vikos – Aoos National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, explore the activities along Lake Pamvotis, and see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ioannina tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Parga Municipality to Ioannina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can 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.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Varlaam Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then don't miss a visit to Meteora, and finally examine the collection at Hellenic Culture Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Agios Stefanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate the long history of Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ioannina to Kalambaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ioannina in August; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 87°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Nea Peramos.
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Nea Peramos — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Wax Museum Theodoros Kokkinidis, enjoy the sand and surf at Ammolofoi Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with Aquaholics Diving Center.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nea Peramos trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Nea Peramos takes 4.5 hours. August in Nea Peramos sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vourvourou.
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Vourvourou — 2 nights

Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sofronios Basilica, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Karydi. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogria Beach, stop by Logotrivi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Orange beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vourvourou vacation app.

You can drive from Nea Peramos to Vourvourou in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Afitos.
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Afitos — 1 night

Afytos is a village in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Gaia Kallisti - Olive Oil & Olives Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Kallitheas Beach, and then get a dose of the wild on Daysailing.

Before you visit Afitos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Vourvourou to Afitos takes 1.5 hours. August in Afitos sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) (in Vergina), Giannitsa Clock Tower (in Giannitsa) and Hellenic Culture Museum (in Veroia). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Afitos to Thessaloniki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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