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Reenat Sinay

I'm originally from the Boston area, but have since lived in Tel Aviv, London, and now Brooklyn. In my 13 years of intermittent traveling, I've been lucky enough to backpack up the east coast of Australia solo, roam around the souks of Marrakesh, and admire grand mansions in the English countryside. Next on my wishlist are Vietnam, Hungary, and Ecuador.

How did you get involved in travel?

"From an early age I was fascinated by other places and cultures, and was finally able to travel when I moved to Israel at 16. I started writing about travel while living in London a few years ago, and never looked back."

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Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki
Urban Adventures and History in Athens & Thessaloniki - 5 Days

Make the most of your five days in Greece with this quick hit tour of its two largest cities. Start in Athens with a local wine tasting before touring the most famous site of them all — the Acropolis. After spending time learning about the ancient Greeks, head to some of the city's more modern neighborhoods, where you'll spot street art and wander through the markets, stopping to sample food along the way. Next, make your way to multicultural Thessaloniki, where you'll explore its Byzantine and Ottoman history on a walking tour of the city.

View of Thessaloniki
Urban Adventures and History in Athens & Thessaloniki - 6 Days

Spend six days seeing the sights of Athens and Thessaloniki with this exciting itinerary. Begin in the capital, where you'll be welcomed with a local wine tasting, followed by a jaunt around the Acropolis. You'll tour the city's young, vibrant neighborhoods and markets, and learn to cook a traditional meal as you look out at the Athenian skyline. Then fly north to Greece's second city, where you can appreciate its fascinating architecture on a walking tour of all the hot spots.

View of the sea from inside Thessaloniki's White Tower
Urban Adventures and History in Athens & Thessaloniki - 7 Days

This week-long itinerary offers plenty of opportunities to explore the ancient and modern sides of Athens and Thessaloniki. In the capital, you'll learn about mythology straight from the source, and wander through the markets on a street food tour. Enjoy the laidback seafront vibes and multicultural food scene of Thessaloniki, and visit its dramatic monuments on a walking tour of the city. Back in Athens, take in one last view of the Acropolis as you cook a traditional meal with a professional chef.

Thessaloniki's promenade and White Tower
Urban Adventures and History in Athens & Thessaloniki - 8 Days

In just over a week, you'll still have plenty of time to explore the history, culture, and cuisine of Greece's two biggest cities. Learn about ancient mythology at the Acropolis and indulge your taste buds on a street food tour of Athens. In walkable Thessaloniki, you'll visit impressive monuments and see the mesmerizing archaeological site of Pella just outside the city. End your journey back in the capital, where you'll cook a traditional Greek meal as you gaze out over the Athenian skyline.

A cityscape of Athens
Urban Adventures and History in Athens & Thessaloniki - 9 Days

Whether you thrive on the buzz of the city, or just want to take a deeper look at Athens and Thessaloniki, this 9-day itinerary won't disappoint. In addition to getting to know the lively neighborhoods of the capital, you'll learn about ancient mythology at the Acropolis, and enjoy a delicious street food tour of its markets and coffee houses. Thessaloniki offers a more laid-back atmosphere — perfect for exploring its dramatic architecture and multicultural history on foot. Return to Athens for a farewell cooking class with a glorious view of the city.

A view from the Acropolis
Urban Adventures and History in Athens & Thessaloniki - 10 Days

You'll visit Greece's two most important metropolises with this 10-day itinerary. Athens is unsurprisingly packed with rich historical sites, but you'll also explore its more modern neighborhoods and get to know its markets and coffee houses. In Thessaloniki, you'll visit Byzantine churches, Ottoman towers, and even a castle before heading back to the capital for a cooking class overlooking the Acropolis.