"Stacey & Max's Spectacular Greek Adventure" Greece by swfeken

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Our Route--15 days in Greece, September 2006

Travel Delta Sept. 11 TLH ?ORL?JFK ?ATH (depart 6:45 a.m. arrive Tues Sept. 12 10:15 a.m.)

15 nights in Greece:
Peloponnese 7 nights, Delphi 1 night, Meteora 1 night, Pelion 4 nights, Athens 2 nights

Day 1: Tuesday, 12 September
Arrive Athens 10:15 a.m.
Get rental car at airport, depart for Napflio.
Visit Corinth Canal on the way.
Overnight in Napflio (*Pension Eleni 60E with balcony and view of sea)

Day 2: Wednesday, 13 September
Visit Mycenae, Theatre of Epidarus, Corinth, and Acrocorinth
Overnight in Napflio.

Day 3: Thursday, 14 September
Visit Mystras on the way to Monemvasia.
Overnight in Monemvasia.

Day 4: Friday, 15 September
Drive to the Mani through Gytheio.
Overnight in Porto Kaio.

Day 5: Saturday, September 16
Scenic drive around Mani peninusula, hike to lighthouse at Cape Matapan / Tenaro. Overnight in Itilo.

Day 6: Sunday, September 17
Visit Dirous Caves. Drive to Kardamyli. Hiking in and around Kardamyli.
Overnight in Kardamyli.

Day 7: Monday, 18 September
Visit Olympia. Overnight in Arkoudi.

Day 8:Tuesday, 19 September
Early departure for Delphi via Patras. Lunch in Nafpaktos.
Visit Delphi. Overnight in Arahova.

Day 9: Wednesday, 20 September
Visit Moni Osios Loukas. Depart for Meteora. Overnight in Kastraki.

Day 10 Thursday, 21 September [Our Anniversary!]
Visit remaining monasteries. Drive to Pelion. Overnight in Makrinistsa.

Day 11: Friday, 22 September 18
Explore villages: Makrinitska (Folklore museum, Theofilos Museum / mansion with frescoes), Kissos (waterfall, Church of Agia Marina), Portaria, Zagora (Village of Apples),
Overnight in Tsagarada (Milopotomos).

Day 12: Saturday, 23 September
Beach day (rained out)
Overnight in Milopotomos.

Day 13: Sunday, 24 September
Depart for Athens. Return rental car. Overnight in Athens.

Day 14: Monday, September 25
Visit Benaki Museum, Syntagma Square, National Gardens, Temple of Olympian Zeus. Overnight in Athens.

Day 15: Tuesday, September 26
In Athens?Acropolis (Parthenon) & Ancient Agora. Visit National Archaeology Museum
Overnight in Athens.

Day 16: Wednesday, September 27
Take metro to the airport. Depart Athens 10:40 am back to U.S.

Travel Sept. 27 ATH?JFK?ATL?TLH (arrive 8:50 pm )

About us...

I?m 32 and my husband is 36 (we celebrated our 4th anniversary while in Greece). This is our second big trip together (the first being Mexico on our honeymoon). Normally, we only take 3 or 4 day long weekend trips once, maybe twice a year, along with a week every Christmas to visit our families who live far away from us. So, this was the trip of a lifetime for us, as we are ready to settle down and have children--who knows when we?ll have the time or money to take another big vacation. We love tropical destinations, beaches, history and ruins, local character?.hmm? Greece was a perfect choice for us! Not yet having traveled to Europe (well, I?ve been to the former Soviet Union?but that is different from the typical travel destination for most), the center of western civilization seemed like the perfect place to start.

  • Last visit to Greece: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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