Hi everyone, its my first trip to Greece and I would like to know whether my trip is feasible. I'm a 21 year old male solo traveller and I like beaches, exploring islands and a little bit of ruins here and there, but not so keen on putting many museums into my itinerary, (more a scenery guy than a history one). Im travelling from 24 June to 13 July. A big issue for me is whether to prebook my ferry tickets.
24 June Saturday: Arrive at Athens at 9am. Explore Athens.
25 June Sunday: Take a morning train to Meteora (If theres time, do the Eastern route (St stephens etc.)
26 June Monday: Meteora (probably do the Western route)
27 June Tuesday: Take buses to Delphi (around 7-8 hours so reaching around 2pm). Sleep in Delphi.
28 June Wed: Explore Delphi ruins in the morning and take early evening train back to Athens. (Reach around 8pm if I take the 5.30 train). Sleep in Athens.
29 June Thurs: Flight to Mykonos (reach at 3pm)
30 June Friday: Mykonos
1 July Saturday: Day Trip to Delos. Spend night at Mykonos.
2 July Sunday: Take a morning ferry to Naxos (reach at 1pm)
3 July Monday: Naxos
4 July Tuesday: Naxos
5 July Wed: Take a ferry and reach Santorini in early afternoon (reach at 3pm)
6 July Thurs: Santorini
7 July Friday: Take a morning ferry and reach Milos. (Reach at 10.30am)
8 July Saturday: Milos
9 July Sunday: Milos
10 July Monday: Take a morning ferry and reach Pireaus (Athens) at 3.30pm. Go to Kissosus Bus Station to take a bus to Nafplio. Spend night in Nafplio.
11 July Tuesday: Nafplio (if possible, i'd like to cover the Theatre @ Epidarus & Mycenae on this day. Is it possible? )
12 July Wed: If I cannot cover Mycenae on 11 July, go to Mycenae today. If I have covered it, go to Tiryns Ruins. Take an evening train back to Athens (possibly reach at 9pm if I take the 6.30 one). Spend night in Athens.
13 July Thurs: Flight at 11.30am back home.
1) Is this feasible?
2) Any tips (what to do etc.) on each island? I was considering between Naxos/Ios but chose Naxos because the partying would already be on Mykonos, although Ios is, I heard, a place for young backpackers to party as well. But im open to suggestions. One thing is that the flight to Mykonos is very affordable as of now, so I would want to start from Mykonos.
3) Any suggestions on accomodation? Preferably affordable places (£20/night?)
4) Do I need to prebook the ferry tickets? If so, where do I collect them?
Essentially, 1 night in Athens, 2 in Meteroa, 1 in Delphi, 1 in Athens, 3 in Mykonos, 3 in Naxos, 2 in Santorini, 3 in Milos, 2 in Nafplio, 1 in Athens.