17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly + Subway:  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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Poseidon and Philopappos Hill. Next up on the itinerary: visit Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip website.

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and subway. 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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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.
Get outdoors at Itea Beach and Ski Center of Parnassos. Step off the beaten path and head to Delphi and Temple of Apollo In Delphi. Get out of town with these interesting Delphi side-trips: Hosios Loukas (in Distomo) and Hani of Gravia (in Gravia). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of Apollo temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

Make your Delphi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Delphi, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Itea, Hosios Loukas, Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Ski Center of Parnassos, Apollo temple
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Platia Ammos Beach and Agioi Saranta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Meteora and Agios Stefanos. When in Kalambaka, make a side trip to see Koutsoupia Beach in Koutsoupia, approximately Koutsoupia away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, steep yourself in history at Roussanou Monastery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Varlaam Monastery.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip builder app.

Drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Delphi in October: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agioi Saranta, Koutsoupia Beach, Platia Ammos 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ladadika District and Rotunda. Visit Hagios Demetrios 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 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, test your team's savvy at Locked escape rooms, get outside with Nea Paralia, and take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thessaloniki day trip planning app.

Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 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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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) ©
Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Ladadika District ©
Ladadika District
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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