13 Day itinerary in Greece, Europe

Balkan Discovery in Greece

Visit the northern and central regions of Greece on this full of activities 13-days trip! Arrive in Thessaloniki, the second Hellenic capital. Pick-up your rental car and drive to the South to Litochori passing by famous archaeological sites and take one of the most beautiful hikes to do in the regi... Read More

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Hike the mountain of Olympus and embark on a historical tour of Thessaloniki


Trek through monasteries and nature in Meteora


Take part in a day cruise from Parga to paxos and Antipaxos


Learn how to cook with all the elements of a real Greek sandwich, the real "Gyros Pita"


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Day 1

place Arrival in Thessaloniki

Arrive in Thessaloniki, the second Hellenic capital, and the main city in Northern Greece, Macedonia. Its emblem is the White Tower located in the center of the city facing the sea, this city will surprise you with its beauty, its squares, including the place of the philosopher Aristoteles with its Neoclassical buildings, the quay side promenade facing the sea, its Ladadika historic district for night outings and other city discoveries.

Day 2

place Thessaloniki Tour and transfer to Litochori

Visit Thessaloniki with your guide. A city that has crossed several civilizations from the Neolithic, to the Macedonian, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman empires, and which today brings this multicultural atmosphere. Visit of the city, its historical monuments, its popular and traditional districts. After noon, drive to the South, passing by the famous archaeological sites of Verginia and Veria, where the royal tomb of the father of Alexander the Great is located. 90 Kms. Arrival in the region of Pieria under Mount Olympus, residence of the ancient Gods, the highest mount in Greece, seen from Thessaloniki. Night in Litochori.

Guide: Included for the day

Day 3

place Region of Pieria & transfr to the Meteora

Day to discover the beauties of the region of Pieria located between the sea and the mountains. Walk through nature and small streams, taking the Enipea Gorge, one of the beautiful hikes to do in the region. Discover with the famous Enipeas Gorges through a magical course at the foot of Olympus! Our route starts from the ancient monastery of Agios Dionysios, after first visiting Prionia (1100m) where the sources of Enipeas are located. Our path is certainly one of the most beautiful in Greece, as it crosses a deep forest with the river where the goddess Leto bathed, and the many wooden bridges lead us from one bank to the other. After noon, drive to the Meteora, a magical place of nature with mysterious landscapes where hundred-year-old monasteries are located, in harmony with the sky. 153kms.


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* Hotel
Day 4

place Tour of Meteora and its monasteries

Day devoted to the tour of Meteora and its monasteries. Visit 3 main Meteora monasteries and discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this region. This half-day Meteora tour will take you back to the dark ages and history of the earliest hermits and monks, who laid the foundation for what later became the Meteora monastic community. Afternoon departure to Ioannina, capital of Epirus, and stay a couple of nights in the traditional villages of Zagoria. 167kms. This region, long forgotten during the rural exodus, has regained its splendor for lovers of natural beauty where we find several activities, such as hiking, rafting, cycling, horse riding and more. Night in Zagoria.

Guide: Included for the day

Day 5

place Hiking day following the Voidomati river

This is an easy hike, which takes place in the heart of Vikos-Aoos National Park, on a path along the Voidomatis river. Magnificent gorge, of rare beauty, which starts from the western exit of the Vikos ravine on the Aristis - Papigou bridge and reaches the stone bridge of Klidonia. During the hike we will walk among hundred-year-old plane trees, alders and other trees that make up a magnificent setting. The trail is well paved and passable while moving parallel to the river bank, offering impressive images of Voidomatis, which for years has been one of the most popular destinations for kayaking and rafting enthusiasts. Night in Zagoria.

Guide: Included for the day


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* Hotel
Day 6

place Visit to Ioannina & transfer to Parga

Last day in the villages of Zagoria, where you can visit the most famous, Papingo, Aristi, Kipi, with their traditional stone houses, in harmony with the mountains and the surroundings. Time to visit the city of Ioannina, it’s historic center, the castle, museum, and if you time take a boat ride the islet where live Ali Pacha. Direction south towards Parga 160 kms, a small charming port with many historical discoveries, monuments, landscapes in the surroundings, including the famous archaeological site of Dodoni, with its theater still used in the summer season. Night in Parga.


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* Hotel
Day 7

place Day cruise from Parga to paxos and Antipaxos

Take the opportunity to swim and take day cruises to the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, of heavenly beauty. Also, worth visiting is an olive oil manufacturer where you will follow a tasting, Greek olive oil being known all over the world. Night in Parga.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* Hotel
Day 8

place Transfer to Nafpactos via Acheronta & Nicopolis

Direction South East, passing through the small port of Preveza facing the island of Lefkada. Visit the archaeological sites of Acheronta (the ancient god of death, the only one currently known in Greece), and the Roman site of Nicopolis then the small village of Nafpactos fortified by the Venetians. 217 kms. Night at the port of Nafpactos.


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* Hotel
Day 9

place Transfer to Delphi

Departure to Delphi 100kms, a sacred city, considered to be the center of the ancient world, where the Oracles lived, who predicted the future. The greatest kings came for advice, the treasures of Delphi abounded to worship the gods Apollo. Visit of the mountains of Parnassos. Bike tour possible in the forests of Mount Parnassus through shady paths and plains offering unobstructed views of the Peloponese mountains and the Saronic Gulf. Night in Delphi.


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* Hotel
Day 10

place Transfer to Portaria (Pelion)

Direction region of Pelion 217 ​​kms, land of the half-man, half-horse centaurs, where Jason left to conquer the golden fleece. One of the largest ports in Greece. Village visits and evening at the port of Volos. Night in the charming village of Portaria.

Guide: Included for the day

Day 11

place Pelion Region and Cooking Class

Rest and swimming in the Pelion region. Several small villages to visit including Milies, Aghios Yiannis, Portaria, and the main port Volos. A cooking class awaits you to learn how to cook with all the elements of a real Greek sandwich, the real "Gyros Pita". Night in Portaria.

Guide: Included for the day

Day 12

place Transfer back to Thessaloniki via Dion

Departure to Thessaloniki 305kms through the archaeological site of Dion and its theater, then direction to the second capital of Greece for a last night. Outings in Ladadika neighborhoods.


  • Mid-Range Accommodation: 3* Hotel
Day 13

place Airport Transfer

Road to the airport and return of the car. 25 Kms.

What’s Included

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  • 3* Hotel

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  • Breakfast (1)

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  • Car rental, taken on day 2 in Thessaloniki and returned on the last day at Thessaloniki airport

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  • Historical tour of Thessaloniki in the morning
  • Hiking in the mountain of Olympus
  • Meteora trekking through monasteries and nature
  • Hiking in the Zagoria region
  • Day cruise from Parga to paxos and Antipaxos
  • Guided tour for the visit of Delphi and its museum
  • Pelion, fun cooking lesson to make a Greek sandwich or other Greek specialty

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  • Flights
  • Personal Expenses
  • Other Meals

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