18 days in Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

18 days in Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Lycabettus and Temple of Poseidon. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Vouliagmeni Beach in Vouliagmeni, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Philopappos Hill, go for a stroll along the water at Flisvos Marina, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

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, daytime highs in Athens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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Thessaloniki

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina) and White Tower of Thessaloniki. Explore Thessaloniki's surroundings by going to Vima Apostolou Pavlou (in Veroia), Nea Fokea (Cavalo riding resort, Saint Paul's Church, &more) and Edessa (Church of the Koimisis (14th cent.) & Edessa Waterfalls). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, and explore the ancient world of Rotunda.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki journey tool.

You can fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in October, things will get little chillier in Thessaloniki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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