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Delphi to Athens airport?

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Delphi to Athens airport?

Hello! We are thinking of trying to fit Delphi into a fairly tight itinerary on our first trip to Greece the first week of September....we arrive from the USA on Saturday morning, Aug 30th, and plan to spend Sat/Sun nights in Athens. We are trying to relax a bit and plan to head to Santorini for the next four nights (usually we can't stay put on holiday because every country has so much to see!) but we love history and were thinking of trying to fit Delphi in. Would renting a car from the airport, driving Monday morning to Delphi, overnighting there and coming back for a morning/early afternoon flight to Santorini be possible/advisable? There don't appear to be great options for public transport for something like this, and I would hate to make to trek up to Delphi and back to the airport in the same day and find us wishing we would have stayed past the crowded and hot time of day. This would leave us three nights on Santorini....any advice is appreciated! We have been having a terrible time trying to figure out how to maximize our short time there, Greece is so diverse and beautiful!

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1. Re: Delphi to Athens airport?

Hi,

In my opinion your plan to rent a car, drive to Delphi and overnight there is a good one. By visiting Delphi early in the morning you should avoid the crowds. You could also take the last bus from Athens to Delphi and head back the following day:

http://www.ktel-fokidas.gr/index.php/en/delfi

Edited: 12 June 2014, 20:30
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2. Re: Delphi to Athens airport?

Hey and welcome Tipstone:-) Consider just grabbing a fight straight out to Santorini upon arrival:-) You'll be lagged and zoned out off the long haul.. for many coming the distance, it takes a day.. or 2 .. to get your land legs back.. and looking to hit the concrete in a major City with loads of walking/climbing may not be the way to go:-) An isle is a perfect place to de-lag, get into zone.. and get your land legs back;-) If you head there first, you can then fly back.. get the rental and take off to Delphi for the overnight;-) Save Athens for your finale.. you'll not only be ready to take it on by that point.. you'll also ensure any ongoing flight you have departing from there;-) Bottom line, this way you'll be keeping the itinerary running consecutively as well.. no backtracking.. a huge time saver.. especially with limited time;-) Happy planning.. and EnJOY!

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