Thank you so much for all of the information on the forum. It has truly been helpful in giving us a great deal of insight for our upcoming trip, alongside RS guides, other sources on the site. Long story short - great deal on tickets thinking great Valentine's Day gift for her "bucket list"; however, late February in Greece.
We aren't allergic to rain, cold or wind and take on all things as adventures. That being said, a couple of questions have come up as we look at an itinerary. Arrive 21:00 18 Feb Athens then depart 18:55 28 Athens. We'd love to throw in Meteora, Delphi, Nafplio, Olympia, possibly somewhere on a coast close by, and a day or two in Athens into our 9-10 days. We love vistas, historical sites, museums, quiet, novice hiking, and food. Frugal and not huge shoppers but love engaging with folks.
Are any islands worth trying to visit late February for a short, possibly overnight stay, instead of one of the sites we mentioned above? Or is the "juice not worth the squeeze"?
Are the roads rough (black ice/sleet) to drive during this time of year? We will be renting a car.
Although really general without specific locations, how challenging is it to find a place to stay last minute in smaller cities/towns at a reasonable rate? Does winter affect this tremendously?
I guess "Carnival" occurs during this time...is there anything of interest or must sees/do's that we should intersperse or replace in our plan? Or any pitfalls we might overlook during this time?
I hope I've provided enough info to get some feedback from the forum. Thank you in advance and for your patience.