My husband and I are going to Greece for about 3 weeks in October, 2020 and would really appreciate some planning help. I’ve gone back a year or so looking at relevant posts and have come up with a basic plan. BTW Crete is taken care of—we have booked a small group 13 day “archeology, nature and food” tour, Oct 8-20. We’d like to get to Greece early and relax, then see Athens before heading to Crete. We’ll go home right after the tour ends.
If we arrive Oct 1st we’d have 7 nights (could add more), and I was thinking of Nafplio because staying on the mainland seems easiest. We are no longer comfortable driving in Europe, so we need to use public transportation and taxis. We’re considering Delta and would arrive at 4:25, kind of late. Should we go into Athens and stay overnight and take the bus to Nafplio the next day? Or stay overnight by the airport in one of the nearby towns?
In Nafplio we want to get over our jet lag and explore the town, get in some beach/swim time, maybe take the bus or a taxi to nearby sites like Mycenae. We spent a day in Athens in 2011 and we’d probably just do it all over again—Acropolis, museums, etc. Does a 4/3 split sound right? Would 5/2 be too many nights in Nafplio? Should we consider any other places on the mainland (accessible without a car)?
Hotels: in Nafplio the Agamemnon Hotel looks good and we might splurge in Athens to get an Acropolis view room. We’d be okay spending €200-250 but less would be better.
Thanks, looking forward to your suggestions!