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Do-able sample itinerari

I am traveling to Greece this August. I am doing a guided Island Tour, but once that concludes I have a few extra days before flying home to do my own thing. This is my first big trip, so I am not sure if what I have planned is doable, so I was hoping to get some advice.

Day 1 - Train from Athens to Kalambaka in the morning. On arrival - check into hotel and make a 16:30 sunset tour of Meteora (the tour picks up at my hotel).

Day 2 - 08:30 Hiking tour of Meteora (4-5 hours). Once complete - pick up luggage from hotel and catch a bus from Kalambaka to Delphi. I don't have much planned for the evening.

Day 3 - Visit ruins and museums in Delphi. Late afternoon/evening - pick up luggage from hotel and catch a bus back to Athens.

Day 4 - my flight back home leaves around 11:00.

Being that I have never been to Greece, I was nervous to book these hotels and tours before receiving some feedback on whether this is enough time for sightseeing in these locations and travel time. Since I am going in August, I know I need to book things in advance probably since it is a busy time. Any advice or alterations are greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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One of our guides is planning a similarly timed visit, Airport-Meteora-Nafplion with a rental car. We are confident it will work for her. A key difference is that she does not have a flight to catch. As long as you reconfirm the bus departure times in Delphi and plan around those, you should be fine. Or, renting a car would give you more control and options for timing.

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Should work. We had a car and self toured 3 of the monasteries in Meteora in about 4 hours.