A busy route for travelers who want to see all the main attractions of Greece in just one week and at the same time swim to the maximum in the crystal clear azure sea.. Athens and the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, the Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Messini, Pylos, Olympia, Patra, Nafpaktos, Delphi, the monastery of St. Luka and Meteora are all waiting for you. .
This route offers accommodation in hotels in cities and towns.
For those who travel from April to October and would like to stay in hotels by the sea, I suggest to see the route [From Antiquity to Byzantium](https://europe.road.travel/trip/from-antiquity-to-byzantium/5f099b32e694aa119f20df5a/overview).
It is also possible to adjust the routes according to your wishes.
From Antiquity to Byzantium - Summer
8 days itinerary by Svetlana Kozlova - Beach and Relax, History and Culture - Car, 6 Hotels
Road Trip Categories: Beach and Relax, History and Culture
Day 1: Athens Airport - Cape Sounion - Athens
We rent a car at the airport and go on our journey. We start with a tour of the Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounion and the Athens Riviera. Overnight in Athens.
Day 2: Athens - Corinth Canal - Epidaurus - Tolo
Today we are going to see the ancient Acropolis and take a walk in the historical center of Athens. Next, transfer to the Peloponnese, stopping at the Corinth Canal and visiting the Ancient Epidaurus. Overnight stay in Tolo.
Day 3: Tolo - Nafplion - Mycenae - Kalamata
Continue our journey through the Peloponnese. Explore Nafplion and climb up to Palamidi Fortress, which offers a magnificent view of the city and its surroundings. Visit the Golden Mycenae, the kingdom of Agamemnon. Spend the night in Kalamata.
Day 4: Calamata - Messina - Pilos - Voidokilla - Catacolo.
Today the southwestern part of the Peloponnese awaits us. The main attraction of the day is Ancient Messini. Navarino Bay, Neokastro Fortress in Pylos. Swimming in the Voidokilia Bay. Overnight in Katakolo.
Day 5: Katakolo - Olympia - Patras - Nafpaktos - Itea.
Visit to Olympia, home of the Olympic Games. Then stop in the city of Patras, the temple of St. Andrew. Transfer over the bridge between Rio and Antirio in central Greece. Picturesque Venetian fortress Nafpaktosa. Overnight in the seaside town of Itea.
Day 6: Itea - Delphi - St. Luka's Monastery - Kamena Vourla
Today we visit the Archaeological Reserve and Museum in Delphi, St. Luka's Monastery with unique frescoes. Overnight stay in Kamena Vourla.
Day 7: Kamena Vourla - Meteora Monasteries - Thermopylae - Kamena Vourla.
You'll have to get up early today to get up to see more of the monasteries of Meteora. A cosmic blend of nature and architecture infusion, unity, and mutual aspiration upwards. There's a stop at Thermopylae on the way. Overnight stay at Kamena Vourla.
Day 8: Kamena Vourla - Athens Airport
Depending on the departure time, you can still relax and swim or go straight to the airport. You can pick up the car at the airport and take off for your home country.