I’m planning a post-cruise 4-day stay in Athens for three couples. We are all in our late 60’s/early 70’s but fairly active. Our cruise is Celestyal Cruises 7-night Idyllic Aegean, so we will have seen Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos and Milos, as well as a stop in Turkey (Kusadasi). We arrive back on the mainland on Saturday (10/16) and fly back to the US on the following Wednesday. We have booked rooms at a small boutique hotel in the heart of the city just a couple of blocks from Monastiraki Square so we will be centrally located. We want to see the main “must see” sights in Athens of course, but if anyone has suggestions for “off the beaten path” things to do or see in Athens, we are game. Also we are are thinking of adding a possible day trip to sights further out, if it can be managed. I’ve done a ton of reading, but we are torn between seeing Delphi vs Meteora vs the Pelopponese (Corinth/Mycenae/Epidaurus/Nafplio). Those three destinations seem the most highly recommended in my readings. Does anyone have any recent experience with any of these? This is a first trip to Greece for all of us.
Thank you all for any input - it is sincerely appreciated.