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
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
22/11 - Nafplio
23/11 - Day trip to Mystras
24/11 - Day trip to Monemvasia
25/11 - Nafplio to Athens
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.