18 days in Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

18 days in Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

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Athens — 6 nights

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 Ancient Agora of Athens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Vouliagmeni Beach (in Vouliagmeni). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Philopappos Hill, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, go for a stroll along the water at Flisvos Marina, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Athens is minus 8 hours. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki — 9 nights

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 Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum. Explore Thessaloniki's surroundings by going to Edessa (Church of the Koimisis (14th cent.) & Edessa Waterfalls), Vima Apostolou Pavlou (in Veroia) and Nea Fokea (Cavalo riding resort, Saint Paul's Church, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, and contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip builder tool.

You can fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in October; daily highs in Thessaloniki reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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