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Advice regarding Greece Itinerary (Central, Islands & Pelopo

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Advice regarding Greece Itinerary (Central, Islands & Pelopo

My spouse & I are planning a 4-week holiday to Greece from 2-29 Nov 2018. This is the window available to us.

We seek advice from fellow travellers & Greece experts to advise if our planned itinerary is in order (before we plan the details).We hope to experience the many facets of Greece, its history, scenery, ancient ruins, culture, people, cuisines etc, during this period. We are both in our 50s & generally mobile. This is our 1st visit to Greece & we hope to leverage largely on public transport.

From our readings, we think the following itinerary will give us a good ‘flavor’ of Greece :

2/11 - Arrive Athens (night)

3/11 - Fly from Athens (morning) to Santorini

4/11 - Santorini (visit black sand, golden sand beaches, sunset, buildings, quaint villages)

5/11 - Santorini

6/11 - Santorini

7/11 - Ferry to Milos (explore island, landscapes (Sarakiniko, Kleftiko Rocks), white washed buildings, visit towns (Adamas, Plaka, polonia, furopotamos))

8/11 - Milos

9/11 - Milos

10/11 - Ferry to Crete Island

11/11 - Crete Island (Minoan civilisation, quaint traditional villages, museums)

12/11 - Crete Island (to further research - Heraklion, Channia, Knossos ?)

13/11 - Crete Island

14/11 - Crete island

15/11 - Crete Island

16/11 - Crete Island

17/11 - Fly to Athens, Train/Bus to Meteora

18/11 - Meteora (visit monasteries & explore surroundings)

19/11 - Meteora

20/11 - Train / Bus to Peloponnese

21/11 - Peloponnese (Nafplio) (explore medieval town, cobblestone alleys, quaint shops, buildings etc)

22/11 - Nafplio

23/11 - Day trip to Mystras

24/11 - Day trip to Monemvasia

25/11 - Nafplio to Athens

26/11 - Athens (Acropolis, Central Mkt, Plaka, Eating, shopping)

27/11 - Athens

28/11 - Athens

29/11 - Depart Athens

We noted we may have to juggle dates depending on ferry schedules.

We deeply appreciate your input, modifications or any tips & considerations to aid our further planning. Is our itinerary too hectic / too lax ? Are there activities we should include / drop ? Are there good places for short hikes in above itinerary ? Etc.

Much thanks.

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1. Re: Advice regarding Greece Itinerary (Central, Islands & Pelopo

Your itinerary is good, but you may want to add Mycenae and Epidavros when you're in Peloponesus. They are both wonderful to see!!

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2. Re: Advice regarding Greece Itinerary (Central, Islands & Pelopo

Thank you. We'll read up & fit into the programme.

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3. Re: Advice regarding Greece Itinerary (Central, Islands & Pelopo

You can’t do do Nafplio to Mystras or Nafplio to Monemvasia as day trips.

See this thread re. Nafplio to Monemvasia:

https:/…82662171

And for Mystras you would need to get to Sparti by bus and then local bus or taxi to Mystras as described here: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g189489…

Edited: 09 June 2018, 14:12
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4. Re: Advice regarding Greece Itinerary (Central, Islands & Pelopo

The one really important destination that is worth fitting in after Meteora is Delphi. Maybe the most important...

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5. Re: Advice regarding Greece Itinerary (Central, Islands & Pelopo

Noted with Thanks to 2Bristolians & Cosmasad. Will re-jig the itinerary.

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6. Re: Advice regarding Greece Itinerary (Central, Islands & Pelopo

Looks to me like a very good itinerary, especially for an off-season visit. Any possibility of renting a car? It would greatly expand your ability to see some of the sites that would be more difficult to access by public transport.

Also, you could easily cut a night from Santorini and add it to either Crete or the Peloponnese. There's much more to see there than there is on Santorini.

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7. Re: Advice regarding Greece Itinerary (Central, Islands & Pelopo

Thanks, Zakrosian, for the input. We will consider renting a car. We are not confident drivers as Greece drives on opposite side of the road from back home, Singapore. But we agree that a car will add flexibility to our trip. Thanks again.

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