Recommended routes Greece


Recommended routes Greece

These routes concern mainland Greece.

See as well recommended itineraries in the Greek Islands.

Itinerary 1: the classic tour of ancient sites

  • Days 1-2: we start of course with Athens. Ancient sites (Acropolis, Agora) and museums (Archaeological Museum, Acropolis Museum) easily fill 2 days before an evening meal in a tavern in Plaka or Psiri.
    See the recommended routes in Athens.
  • Day 3: direction the Peloponnese, stopover Epidavros Archea, a small seaside resort from which you can visit the ancient site of Epidaurus (3), before or after a swim.
  • 4 Day: Nafplion, one of the prettiest towns in the Peloponnese with its old town framed by two citadels, is an excellent base for visiting Mycenae.
  • Day 5: heading south, for Monemvasia, adorable medieval town nestled under a huge rocky promontory crowned by the ruins of a castle.
  • Day 6: the tour of Magne, a strange region where only stones and fortified towers seem to grow, with magnificent views.
  • Day 7: overnight stopover at Sparta before (or after) the visit to the ruins of the medieval city of Mystra.
  • Day 8: road to Olympia, the city of the Games, and visit of the site. Overnight in Olympia. Day 9: short break (in every sense of the word: no ancient ruins here!) At Nafpaktos, once crossed the Strait of Corinth.
  • Days 10-11: Delphi, the most spectacular site that is, its museum of great wealth and its close surroundings on the mountain or sea side. Nights in Delphi.
  • Day 12: return to Athens.

Itinerary 2: Ionian Islands and Epirus from Corfu



  • Days 1-3: Corfu. L & rsquoville and 2 days in the island to discover the villages and beaches allow to see the essential.
  • Day 4: ferry to the mainland, crossing to Igouménitsa and direction Ioannina, city bordered by a large lake, marked by the traces of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Day 5: discovery of the villages of mountainous Epirus, night in one of the villages of Zagorochoria.
  • Days 6-7: return to Ioannina and drive to Lefkada, island attached to the mainland. Tour of the island and nights in one of the coastal villages.
  • Days 8-10: ferry to Cé do in the North and 2 nights in the southern part to Katelios.
  • Day 11: return to the coastal stage at Parga.
  • Day 12: return by ferry on Corfu via Igouménitsa.

Route 3: central and northern Greece

  • Days 1-2: Athens. See the recommended routes in Athens.
  • Days 3-4: Delphi. See route 1.
  • Days 5-6: crossing dozen of hilltop monasteries gives the opportunity to discover Orthodox culture. Overnight in Kastraki, the village next door.
  • Days 7-8: East direction to reach the magnificent Pelion peninsula, very green, between sea and mountains: a first night on the Aegean side and its beaches towards Tsangarada for example and a second night in a village overlooking the Pagasetic Gulf as Lafkos.
  • Days 9-11: from Volos, departure by boat on a ferry to the Sporades: Skiathos for one night, lively island and Skopelos for 2 nights, wooded and quieter.
  • Day 12: return to Athens via the port of Agios Konstantinos which makes it possible to shorten the return route.

Variant of route 3:




  • Days 9-11: from Volos, head north. Visit of the major archaeological site of Vergina (6) and overnight in the pleasant little neighboring town of Veria.
  • Day 10: visit of the big city of the North, Thessaloniki, particularly rich in Byzantine monuments.
  • Day 11: excursion in East Macedonia towards Kavala, city which has retained an oriental character. Overnight in Kavala.
  • Day 12: return to Thessaloniki, return of the car to Thessaloniki airport and return flight to Athens

See as well recommended itineraries in the Greek Islands.





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