A busy route for travelers who want to see all the major archaeological sites of Greece in just one week.. Athens and the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, the Corinth Canal, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Sparta, Mistras, Messini, Olympia, Patras, Nafpaktos, Delphi and Meteora are all waiting for you.. Pleasant bonuses will be a visit to the museum of olive oil, pottery and ouzo factory, as well as, of course, wonderful Greek cuisine..
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 - Summer](https://road.travel/trip/hellas-grand-tour-summertime/5f16c588bbddbd0c50167169/day7?scroll=tabTop).
It is also possible to adjust the routes according to your wishes.
From Antiquity to Byzantium
8 days itinerary by Svetlana Kozlova - History and Culture - Car, 7 Hotels
Road Trip Categories: 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 - Nafplion
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 Nafplion.
Day 3: Nafplion - Mycenae - Sparta
We continue our journey through the Peloponnese. Explore Nafplion in more detail and climb up to Palamidi Fortress, which offers a magnificent view of the city and its surroundings. We will visit the Golden Mycenae, the kingdom of Agamemnon. Overnight in the legendary Sparta.
Day 4: Sparta - Mister - Messini - Olympia.
Today we will see three regions of the Peloponnese peninsula - Lakonia, Messinia, and overnight in Ilia, in Olympia. We start by visiting the Byzantine ghost town Mistras, then the olive museum and, the main attraction of today, the ancient Messini. An overnight stay in Olympia.
Day 5: Olympia - Patras - Nafpaktos - Dolphins
We leave the mythical Peloponnese and move to central Greece. Visit to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Then stop in the city of Patras, the Temple of St. Andrew and move across the Rio - Antirio Bridge to the mainland. Picturesque Venetian fortress Nafpaktosa.
Overnight in the Delphi.
Day 6: Delphi - Kalambaka
Today we visit the Archaeological Reserve and Museum in Delphi and go to the monasteries of Meteora. Overnight in Kalambak.
Day 7: Monasteries of the Meteors - Thermopylae - Athens
Today, one of the wonders of the world is waiting for us - Meteor monasteries. A cosmic combination of nature and architecture in fusion, unity and mutual aspiration upwards. On the way to Athens, we stop at Thermopylae. Overnight in Athens.
Day 8: Athens - Athens Airport
Depending on the departure time, you can still walk around Athens or go straight to the airport. You can pick up your car at the airport and take off for your home country.