I started planning this trip months ago. I usually set the basic schedule as I research, and then refining a few weeks before leaving. I have stalled the refining part due to all the mayhem going on everywhere now (C-19 and fallout). I have two concerns at this point, one being if I should go at all, the other, if my itinerary is OK. Any feedback is appreciated.
Sunday April 5 –
FL to NJ and the on to Athens arriving 4pm (4/6).
Monday April 6 – Night in Athens
Check-in, eat, stroll and rest.
Tuesday April 7 - Night in Athens
• RS city walk p64, map on p66. Then start here for the…
• RS Psyrri walk and Central Market p159, map on 161.
Wednesday April 8 - Night in Athens
• RS Acropolis walk p109, 2hrs. Get $39 combo ticket.
• RS Ancient Agora walk p89.
• Walk the Plaka and at the top of, the village of Anafiotika
Thursday April 9 - Night in Athens
• RS National Archaeological Museum tour.
• Fill in with Plaka, Pyssi, Anafiotika, or market strolls.
• National Garden with Temple of Zeus.
Friday April 10 - Night in Hydra
• 8am ferry to Hydra.
• RS town walk p381.
• Shuttle boat $3 (not water taxi) to Kaminia beach and Kofylenias taverna.
• Or walk it (15m) and continue to Vlychos beach and walk back, p391-392.
Saturday April 11 - Night in Hydra
• Veg out and wander, no schedule.
Sunday April 12 - Night in Delphi
6:35a ferry to Piraeua, transfer somehow to ATH to get car and drive to Delphi.
• The Sanctuary of Apollo and museum, $12, p350-361. About 2-3h.
• Stoll town but eat at Taverna Dion nearly next door to Leto.
Monday April 13 - Night in Olympia
• Leave for Olympia via Diakopto.
• 9:05a train to Kalavryta, about an hour. Return on the 10:17a, 12:43p, or 3:28p.
• Diakopto to Olympia 90m/2:06h.
Tuesday April 14 - Night in Kardanyli
• Self tour of Sanctuary of Olympia.
• Drive to Kardamyli, 109m/2:48h.
Wednesday April 15 - Night in Kardanyli
• RS walk p301.
• RS hike p309.
Thursday April 16 - Night in Monemvasia
• Mani Peninsula drive p314, most of day, on way to Monemvasia.
• Pyrgos Caves?.
Friday April 17- Night in Monemvasia
• RS walk p329.
Saturday April 18 - Night in Nafplio
• Drive to Nafplio and follow RS walk p221.
• Walk the waterfront (both ends) p235 recommended seafood restaurants.
Sunday April 19- Night in Nafplio
• Drive to Mycenea, p253, 15m/0:26h from Nafplio. Then off to Epidavros, p245, then back to Naplio 16m/0:30h.
Monday April 20 - Night in Santorini
• Drive to ATH, drop car and fly (3p) to Santorini (land 4p).
• Settle in and walk around.
Tuesday April 21 - Night in Santorini
• Day trip to Oia by bus.
Wednesday April 22 - Night in Santorini
• RS Fira walk p 443, 1h.
Thursday April 23 - Night in Santorini
• Get a car?
• RS wine, brewery, and recommended Metaxi Mas restaurant, p469-471.
Friday April 24 - Night in Naxos
• Noon ferry to Naxos.
• Town walk? Naxos not in RS book, walk up to Portara?
Saturday April 25 - Night in Naxos
• Nothing planned.
Sunday April 26 - Night in Athens
• Nothing planned
• 5p flight to ATH with hotel in Rafina.
Monday April 27 – Fly
5p flight to ERW and overnight hotel.
Tuesday 28 –
11a flight to FL.