12 days in Greece & Skopje Itinerary

12 days in Greece & Skopje Itinerary

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12 days in Greece & Skopje Itinerary

Start: Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
1
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
2
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
4
Paros, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Naxos, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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1
night
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Skopje Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Panteleimon, and then contemplate the long history of Old Bazaar, Skopje.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Skopje tour planner .

If you are flying in from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the closest major airport is Skopje Alexander the Great Airport. October in Skopje sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Xhamia E Larme
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Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Xhamia E Larme ©
Xhamia E Larme
Church of St. Panteleimon ©
Church of St. Panteleimon

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki route planner.

You can drive from Skopje to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Skopje to Thessaloniki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Skopje in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Thessaloniki, with lows of 14°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off toAthens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Outdoors Nightlife Tours
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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Food Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Philopappos Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Vouliagmeni (Vouliagmeni Beach & Megalo Kavouri), Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Asteras Glyfada Beach (in Glyfada). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Plaka, delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Thessaloniki to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in October since evenings lows in Athens dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Vouliagmeni, Asteras Glyfada Beach, Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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Paros, Greece

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kalogeros Beach, then learn about winemaking at Moraitis Winery, and then head off the coast to Parikia Town.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paros online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Athens to Paros by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October in Paros, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Moraitis Winery ©
Moraitis Winery

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nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Alyko Dimou Naxou, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Drossiani Church, then see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Portara. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Maragas Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pyrgaki, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paros to Naxos takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach

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nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Explore hidden gems such as Armenistis Lighthouse and Spas & Wellness. Visit Monastery of Panayia Tourliani and Church of Saint George for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Little Venice, do a tasting at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Naxos to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. October in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos, Panormos Beach, Armenistis Lighthouse, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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