Visiting Greece with my wife and teen age daughter.
Experienced travelers, our first family trip to Europe.
Planning a driving trip through Greece.
Have 8 days, 7 nights in Greece.
Have my rental car.
Difficult to know how much to bite off each day.
Also hard to know if you want to reach your destination the night before and visit the next day and move on, or drive to destination during day and see afternoon and evening?
In general we are not early risers but quite the late owls.
We realize we're drinking through a fire hose -- but its likely this will be our one and only chance to see Greece. Our dates are already fixed as we have to be in Rome for a function on morning of Day 9.
Plan is 2 nights and days in Athens.
Day 1 is fly in get settled and walk Plaka/Acropolis - 9am arrival -- fight through jet-lag, keep busy
Day 2 is day drive along western coast of Athica around Sounion around to Marathon (optional)
and back to Athens
Drive to/through Corinth, Mycanae, Epidavros then head towards Ancient Olympia,
staying somewhere between Epidavros and Olyimpia.
Dimitsana looks enticing
Return towards Athens Airport, possibly stopping at Thermopoles and Marathon if we did not hit it day 2 -- Where to stay?
Day 8 fly out of Athens (after lunch, possibly as late as late evening), flight TBD to Rome.
on Day 3 make it to Dimitsana, then visit Day 4 in that area staying there 2 nights,
and Day 4 is drive through Olympia explore than drive on to/towards Delphi.
thanks for any insight,