43 days in Thessaloniki & Athens Itinerary

43 days in Thessaloniki & Athens Itinerary

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Thessaloniki
— 11 nights
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Athens
— 31 nights
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Thessaloniki

— 11 nights

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.
Visiting Kalogria Beach and Mountain Trail Litochoro - Prionia will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum and Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thessaloniki: Mosaics24 (in Hanioti), Geological History Museum Olympus (in Leptokarya) and Pefkochori Beach (in Pefkohori). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, walk around Agios Nikolaos, and see the interesting displays at Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina).

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki online journey planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Thessaloniki. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Athens

— 31 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore and learn at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Glyfada Beach and Karathona Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Sounio (Kape Beach, Paralia Christea, &more), Seahorse Dive Center (in Vari) and Pouda Beach (in Lagonisi). Spend the 9th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, and stop by T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Athens sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in October, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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