7 days in Athens, Skiathos & Thessaloniki Itinerary

7 days in Athens, Skiathos & Thessaloniki Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly
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Skiathos
— 2 nights
Ferry to Volos, Drive to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki
— 2 nights

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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will enjoy Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, stop by Electra Raikos Exact Museum Copies, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and stop by Monastiraki.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip maker.

Thessaloniki to Athens is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Thessaloniki in May, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Skiathos

— 2 nights

Greek St. Maarten

Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
On the 30th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panagia Eikonistrias, kick back and relax at Hidden Beach, then kick back and relax at Koukounaries Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Troulos Beach. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at The Blue House Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Lalaria Beach, then stroll the grounds of Skiathos Cemetery, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dolphin Diving Centre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Skiathos day trip site.

Getting from Athens to Skiathos by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Skiathos can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Skiathos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Thessaloniki

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Alexander The Great, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, and finally contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.

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Do a combination of ferry and car from Skiathos to Thessaloniki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Skiathos in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Thessaloniki, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums
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