We are going next month. We’ll have 11 days in country. We’ve done Europe quite a bit, so I am set on getting a SIM card, getting Euros (still have ~250 Euros from the last trip), etc. I’m a little rusty post-covid but prior to that I was used to getting on a plane every other week and going international 2-3 times per year.
So far the plan is to do one day at Acropolis with a 4 hour guided tour, leaving the remainder of the day for the museum and trying to see anything the tour omitted - which may not be enough time and we have some time near the end of the trip that’s unscheduled still.
And then a day trip to Delphi, we’ll just do a bus tour where we don’t have to plan anything.
Then Meteora. I see that there are day trips, but you spend like 9 hours on a bus and 3 hours actually seeing the monasteries, feels like a terrible ratio. We plan on taking a bus or train up and doing a sunset tour, and then the next day we can kind of wing it. See anything we saw and wanted more of, or maybe check out one we didn’t get to see, then head back late afternoon.
And then we’re going to an island. We are looking for relaxing beaches, and it looks like Mykonos and Santorini are generally very crowded with the Instagram folks in the summer. So we settled on Naxos, we’ll fly out around noon, stay a little over 48 hours, then hop back to Athens.
That leaves us about 1.5 days that we don’t have anything planned.
We’re staying just south of Acropolis. Any thoughts on the itinerary, recommendations for restaurants, places to avoid, etc etc etc, all greatly appreciated.