8 days in Central Macedonia Itinerary

8 days in Central Macedonia Itinerary

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8 days in Central Macedonia Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Afitos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Neos Marmaras
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Afitos

Afitos ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Afytos Central Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Afitos driving holiday planner.

Valletta, Malta to Afitos is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Afitos. Traveling from Valletta in December, expect Afitos to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Afitos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Possidi Beach, Ktima Tzika, Sani Marina, Temple of Ammon Zeus
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Ktima Tzika ©
Ktima Tzika
Possidi Beach ©
Possidi Beach
Temple of Ammon Zeus ©
Temple of Ammon Zeus

4
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eptapyrgio Castle and Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia. Do your shopping at Olicatessen and Kapani Market. Get out of town with these interesting Thessaloniki side-trips: Vima Apostolou Pavlou (in Veroia), Traditional Village of Agios Athanasios (in Agios Athanasios) and Agios Nikolaos (in Naousa). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, don't miss a visit to Crypt of Saint Demetrius Κρύπτη Αγίου Δημητρίου, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paraskevi Church, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Stagira.

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

You can drive from Afitos to Thessaloniki in 1.5 hours. In December in Thessaloniki, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Neos Marmaras.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Litochoro, Ancient Stagira, Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, Traditional Village of Agios Athanasios, St. Paraskevi Church
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Seikilo ©
Seikilo
Zeitenlik ©
Zeitenlik
Monastery of St. Dionysios in Olympus ©

2
nights
Neos Marmaras

Neos Marmaras ©
On the 5th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Saint Pavlos Church, then explore the activities along Vourvourou Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trani Ammouda Beach, and finally look for gifts at Logotrivi. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Platanitsi Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sykia beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Neos Marmaras trip builder website .

Drive from Thessaloniki to Neos Marmaras in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Neos Marmaras are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Neos Marmaras

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trani Ammouda Beach, Platanitsi Beach, Vourvourou Bay, Saint Pavlos Church, Sykia beach
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Platanitsi Beach ©
Platanitsi Beach
Trani Ammouda Beach ©
Trani Ammouda Beach