I've been learning a lot from just lurking on the forums and I've pretty much put together a rough itinerary for our trip to Greece based on everything I've read. We'll be renting a car to increase flexibility, and I've listed out the main portion of our itinerary below (we will be hitting the islands for a few days before we get to the mainland)
9/26 (Fri) Athens to Meteora
9/28 Meteora to Delphi
9/29 Delphi to Olympia
Any must see items in Patras that we should check out as we're going by?
9/30 Olympia to Githion with a stop in Mystras. Also plan to check out the Olive Oil museum in Sparta if possible.
10/1 Githion to Dirou Caves, probably wander around the general area and then go back to Githion for the night
10/2 Githion to Monemvasia
10/3 Monemvasia to Nafplio
10/4 Nafplio (Argos, Mycenae, Tiryns)
10/5 Nafplio (Epidavros)
10/6 Nafplio to Athens (probably stop by in Ancient Corinth)
Are there any must see items that we should make a detour for?
We're also not planning on booking any of these hotels ahead of time, but I plan to compile a list of options before we leave. I'm assuming that the main tourist season should pretty much be over, and that it won't be too difficult to find some vacancies, and hopefully last minute deals.
Any comments/recommendations are very welcome.