Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

3 week road trip through Greece

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are doing a 3 week Greek road trip this summer (last week of may-early June). We’re in our mid to late 20’s. We like the fact that we won’t stick out as much by not hauling backpacks around and that our destinations are not dictated by public transportation so we can pull over when something looks interesting. I was hoping those of you with experience can comment on our itinerary (rough draft) and voice any concerns, tips, ideas, or suggestions.

We are both explorers at heart and would rather camp out than stay in a hostel. We plan to stay at Greece’s awesome campsites, couchsurf a few nights to hang out with locals, stay at affordable villas, or rent privately owned rooms/apartments. We don’t plan on sitting around in a hotel all day. I want to see sites that but I’m not afraid to go off the beaten path to experience the culture. We’re also bringing a small grill so we can go grocery shopping and make delicious meals when we feel like it.

Our interests include food/hobbies local to the particular areas, festivals, markets, old books, ceramics/clay throwing (workshops, etc.), and photography. I also find orchards/fruit trees beautiful and incredibly romantic. We prefer small charming towns instead of big cities but there are things we want to see at these bigger cities. When we’re not at some site we’d love to lose ourselves in the nooks and city culture.

I thought about flying into Thessaloniki and flying out of Athens (or vise versa) but multi-city flights I’ve seen are significantly more expensive and I would also pay at least $150 more to return my rental car at a different location. We don’t mind driving and like the fact that we get to drive through 2 sides of the country.

Car rental car recommendations, map recommendations anyone?


Day 0
Arrive Thessaloniki/Jetlag/etc.
Buy some supplies.

Day 1
drive ->1.75 hrs
A. Philippi
drive->25 min.
B. Kavala
Overnight at:

Day 2
-> 2.5 hrs
A. Edessa
I. Edessa Falls
Overnight at:

Day 3
drive ->45 min.
A. Veroia
I. Paul's Steps
drive -> 2 hrs
B. Kalambaka/Kastraki
Overnight at: Villa

Day 4
head out @ 5:00 am for sunrise
A. Meteora
I. Monasteries
Overnight at: Villa

Day 5
depart @ 9am
drive->4 hrs
Patras
Overnight at:

Day 6
depart @ 10am
drive -> 1.6 hrs
A. Archea Olimpia
Overnight at:

Day 7
drive -> 2.25 hrs
A. Ancient Corinth
drive -> 20 mins.
Overnight at: Camping Isthmia Beach

Day 8
seaside walk -> 1.6 miles
A. Kechries
B. Explore Korinthos
Overnight at: Camping Isthmia Beach

Day 9
drive -> 1 hr
A. Athens
Overnight at:

Day 10
A. Athens
I. Acropolis, Agora, Mars Hill
Overnight at:

Day 11
Peraus ferry ->
Patmos
Overnight at:

Day 12
Patmos
Overnight at:

Day 13
Patmos
Overnight at:

Day 14
Patmos ferry -> Peraus
Overnight at:

Day 15
A. Athens
drive ->2.5 hrs
B. Delphi
Overnight at: Chrissa Camping

Day 16
drive ->3 hrs
A. Platamon
drive -> 15 mins.
B. Panteleimon
drive -> 20 mins.
C. Leptokarya
Overnight at: Leptokarya Campsite


Day 17
drive ->25 mins
A. Litochoro
I. Mount Olympus [hike, water fall]
6 am park @ Prioria then hike-> Refuge A/Zolotas/Spilios Agapitos (3-4 hours)
3 hours--> Kaki Skala scree staircase
-> minutes to Skolio (on left)
Trek back
Overnight at: Refuge A

Day 18
A. Trek down to Pioria -> 3-4 hrs
B. Explore Litochoro
drive ->20 mins
B. ? Pit stop Dion
drive -> 1.25 hrs
C. Thessaloniki
Overnight at:

Day 19
A.Thessaloniki
Overnight at:

Day 20
A. Thessaloniki
Overnight at:

Day 21
Thessaloniki
Overnight at:

Day 22
Depart

11 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Transportation from Airport in Reykjavik to downtown hotel
  2. 2 SIM card for eastern europe
  3. 3 Foie gras, redux
  4. 4 Cooking classes in Belgium
  5. 5 Trip Report Back from Budapest- Report Including Eger, Szentendre and London
  6. 6 Southern France
  7. 7 The Times reveals secret best beaches: mediterranean
  8. 8 Advance Tickest from Piraeus to Islands?
  9. 9 West Ireland with 81 year old mother - Pls Review Itinerary
  10. 10 italy
  11. 11 Any experience with Cave Lodging in Loire Valley?
  12. 12 3 AM Arrival in Santorini OK?
  13. 13 London in 3 days! Help with lodging, please!
  14. 14 Two weeks in Paris ... how to fill?
  15. 15 Portugal with a 3 year old and 1 year old
  16. 16 Advice on Two Week Itinerary Please! (London,Paris,Luxembourg,Brussels)
  17. 17 Trip to Italy with teenagers
  18. 18 Naxos Island: Best Way to Get Around?
  19. 19 Which town to stay at in Lake Como?
  20. 20 What to wear
  21. 21 What still confounds you about travel?
  22. 22 Florence & Rome Itinerary, hotel, tour co. critique please!
  23. 23 Any experiences with Airbnb?
  24. 24 Trip Report Venice, April 2014. Some thoughts ...
  25. 25 Rome to Pisa or Bologna to Pisa-Train...Help needed!
View next 25 » Back to the top