Car tours from Athens

Delphi Greece

If you're thinking about travel to greece but you are a little tight on time so you can choose to follow this route of four days in Greece. It is not a complete trip but it does give you a somewhat finished sample of the best of Greece in terms of tourism. Leave out the Greek islands, yes, but classical Greece has a lot and everything is close to Athens.

So the best is rent a car, load your suitcases and sit down to enjoy a journey that will take you to travel more than 1000 kilometers along the Greek routes, crossing a land that is thousands of years old in history and culture: Athens, Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora. It is advisable to leave very early because it must be taken into account that tourist sites usually close shortly after noon.

  • Day 1: It is necessary to visit the Corinthian Canal which is located just 70 km from Athens. The same route that takes you there allows you to continue to the ruins of ancient Corinth. Epidaurus is still on the road map and in just over an hour you can be walking through the ruins of the Theater of Epidaurus. Mycenae is an hour and twenty away and its archaeological site is the best with the acropolis, the famous Lion Gate and the royal tombs. At 130 kilometers away is Olympia, a place to sleep.

  • Day 2: After the obligatory visits in Olympia, the archeology museum and the ruins of the Olympic stadium, you can head towards Delphi and visit Nafpaktos Castle and Galaxidi, a town on the coast that is beautiful. Then it remains to enjoy the city of Delphi and leave the tourist attractions for the next day.
  • Day 3: in the morning you do the tourist tour of Delphi and later you head towards Meteora and its monasteries in the mountains. On the way you can visit the mountain village Arachova and you will also run into other villages where you can stop, eat something and rest. The scenic route that takes you to the Meteora monasteries is fabulous but if you are late you can come back to see them the next day.
  • Day 4: Not all monasteries are open to the public throughout the year, so it is advisable to find out in a hostel or hotel which ones are open and which ones are not. The way back to Athens, once the visits are over, will take you through Trikala and Karditsa and near Lamnia is the Thermopylae pass, famous for the movie 300. Allow two hours back to Athens. Nothing bad.

Source: via Athens.net

Photo: via Athens.org


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