17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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17 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26​h
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kalambaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Temple of Athena Nike and Temple of Hephaestus. Get some historical perspective at Philopappos Hill and Temple of Poseidon. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens tour itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Athens is minus 8 hours. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Apollo and Hosios Loukas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Delphi and The Temple of Apollo. Change things up with these side-trips from Delphi: Hani of Gravia (in Gravia) and Ski Center of Parnassos (in Parnassos). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, and enjoy the sand and surf at Itea Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Delphi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Athens to Delphi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Delphi when traveling from Athens in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Itea, Apollo temple, Hosios Loukas, Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Hani of Gravia
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Agios Stefanos and Varlaam Monastery. Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of the Great Meteoron and Roussanou Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Agioi Saranta (in Chorefto), Koutsoupia Beach (in Koutsoupia) and Platia Ammos Beach (in Platia Ammos). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meteora, steep yourself in history at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Delphi in October; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Agioi Saranta, Platia Ammos Beach, Koutsoupia Beach
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) and Rotunda. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ladadika District and Hagios Demetrios. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Nea Paralia, contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
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Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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