18 days in Thessaloniki, Delphi & Athens Itinerary

18 days in Thessaloniki, Delphi & Athens Itinerary

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18 days in Thessaloniki, Delphi & Athens Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 13 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Istanbul

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.
On the 31st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Pella, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Panagia Acheiropoietos, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Zeitenlik, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agia Aikaterini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Eptapyrgio Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, and finally examine the collection at Gerovassilou Wine Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary site .

Athens to Thessaloniki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Athens in May, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Thessaloniki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gerovassilou Wine Museum, Zeitenlik, Archaeological Museum of Pella
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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): pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, Head underground at Corycian Cave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, then see the interesting displays at The Angelos and Eva Sikelianos Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila). On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Medieval Castle Livadia, then delve into the distant past at Oracle of Trophonius, then examine the collection at Bread Museum of Amfiklia, and finally take in the history at Hani of Gravia.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Delphi online travel planner .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Delphi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Delphi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arachova, Livadia, Bread Museum of Amfiklia, Agios Nikolaos Church, Hani of Gravia
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus. Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Museum of Nauplion and Ancient Agora of Athens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Acrocorinth, & more), Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Athens online trip itinerary maker .

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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 24°C. 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

Corinth, Nafplio, Mycenae, Limni Vouliagmeni, Vlachia Beach
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Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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