As a surprise for my fiancee's birthday I am planning a trip to Greece. Neither of us have been before, and we have 5 days/4 nights at the end of October. We are flying in and out of Athens, but I thought it would be nice to see one (or two) other areas/things. A friend of mind raved about Monemvasia, and I thought it sounded like a nice change from the city of Athens. I've roughed out an itenerary below... does this seem to be cramming too much in or is this feasable? (We are the type of travelers who like to see a few things well, rather than feel like we have to be rushed from place to place to fit everything in.) Also, would there be good places along the way between Athens and Monemvasia to stop for an hour or two of sightseeing to break up the 5 hour drive? Is the driving mainly motorways or is it scenic? Any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated!!
Day 1 – Arrive in Athens 2:50pm; Afternoon/evening in Athens
Day 2 – Full day in Athens sight seeing
Day 3 – Morning in Athens, mid-day rent car and drive to Monemvasia (plan one “sightseeing” stop along the way?)
Day 4 – Full day in Monemvasia
Day 5 – Drive from Monemvasia to Athens (with stops along the way?) Return rental car; Depart from Athens 11:10pm