17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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1
Athens
— 4 nights
2
Delphi
— 3 nights
3
Kalambaka
— 4 nights
4
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Temple of Poseidon. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Philopappos Hill, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Plaka, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip website.

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Athens. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Delphi and Delphi Archaeological Museum. Temple of Apollo In Delphi and Tholos will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Delphi: Hani of Gravia (in Gravia), Apollo temple (in Tholos) and Hosios Loukas (in Distomo). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila) and stroll through Itea Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Delphi road trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Platia Ammos Beach and Agioi Saranta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Meteora and Varlaam Monastery. When in Kalambaka, make a side trip to see Koutsoupia Beach in Koutsoupia, approximately Koutsoupia away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kalambaka online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, Kalambaka is slightly colder than Delphi - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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
Roussanou Monastery ©
Roussanou Monastery

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ladadika District and Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Visit Rotunda and Church of St.Sophia for their historical value. Take a break from Thessaloniki with a short trip to Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) in Vergina, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, experience the excitement of Locked escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thessaloniki road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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