18 days in Thessaloniki, Delphi & Athens Itinerary

18 days in Thessaloniki, Delphi & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
2
Delphi
— 2 nights
3
Athens
— 13 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Pella, admire the striking features of Church of Panagia Acheiropoietos, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Zeitenlik, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of Agia Aikaterini. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Eptapyrgio Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, and finally examine the collection at Gerovassilou Wine Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki online journey maker.

Athens to Thessaloniki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zeitenlik, Archaeological Museum of Pella, Gerovassilou Wine Museum
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Archaeological Museum of Pella ©
Archaeological Museum of Pella
Zeitenlik
Zeitenlik
Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos ©
Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, Head underground at Corycian Cave, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, thenexamine the collection at The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Medieval Castle Livadia, thendelve into the distant past at Oracle of Trophonius, thenexamine the collection at Bread Museum of Amfiklia, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Hani of Gravia.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Delphi online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Thessaloniki to Delphi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arachova, Livadia, Hani of Gravia, Bread Museum of Amfiklia
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Hani of Gravia ©
Hani of Gravia
Oracle of Trophonius ©
Oracle of Trophonius
Corycian Cave ©
Corycian Cave

13
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 Temple of Hephaestus and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus. Let the collections at Archaeological Museum of Nauplion and The Bathhouse of the Winds capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio), Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Akrokorinthos, &more) and Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nafplio, Corinth, Mycenae, Temple of Poseidon, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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