Thank you so sincerely to those of you who have shared your knowledge with this community, you have helped me so much already. I went from completely overwhelmed to feeling focused after reading here.
My 15yo son and I will be traveling to Greece in June/July and I would appreciate your help with a few questions. First, the 12 night itinerary-
Travel from NY, arrive 10.30a in Athens, immediately rent car and drive to Nafplio (Corinth on way if we can muster)
5 nights in Nafplio to relax, recoup from travel and visit Epidavros, Nemea, Corinth, Nafplio and Mycenae with leisurely pace
Need help/attention here especially [Leave Nafplio, drop car at ATH airport, taxi to Athens Larissa to meet afternoon train to Kalambaka (Meteora) with a change in Palaeofarsalos and arrive Kalambaka at 7.30p, arranged by VisitMeteora
2 nights in Meteora, enjoying morning hike and sunset tours. Evening train returns us to Athens 9.30p]
5 nights in Athens, meeting up with friends. Includes excursion to an island at least one day and visits to sites
Driving: I am the only driver and after doing some reading, I became intimidated about the route to Meteora and that is how I arrived at the train to Meteora idea. I am a confident driver in cities and some mountain/curves but the length of the drive, combined with reports on Greek drivers made me think maybe it wasn’t a good idea for our scenario.
Nafplio accommodation that would make frequent walking around town easy but also allow for not sharing a hotel room in the traditional sense (a little space for a mom/teen) for 5 nights?
Delphi, I know I can make it work even on the train, but it felt forced and I would end up there during heat of the day and tourist rush. This is one place we recently cut out of our itinerary.
interests: religion, ruins/history/culture, beautiful views, good food and a productive but relaxed pace
I am very interested in input and your experience. Thank you!!