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Santorini, Athens and More Island Time or Mainland?

Santorini, Athens and More Island Time or Mainland?

Feb 1st, 2013, 06:03 AM
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Is Mystras a feasible day trip from Nafplio or is it too far?
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Feb 1st, 2013, 07:14 AM
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The driving distance from Nafplio to Sparti is 130 km.
Calculate 2 hours one way...
You could continue to Gytheio or Monemvasia and overnight there
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 07:51 AM
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If we fly to the Athens airport from Santorini and rent a car does anyone have an opinion on whether or not we should head to Delphi first and then on to Nafplion or head to Nafplion first and then on to Delphi? We would save Athens for last since we are taking a morning flight from Santorini and will have enough time to drive somewhere. Thanks!
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 07:56 AM
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Or, we could drive straight to Nafplion and take a day trip to Delphi from Athens which would give us another night in Athens instead of staying overnight in Delphi. Thoughts? Thanks!!
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 08:33 AM
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WE hired a taxi driver to take us all over Greece, including Meteora, which is not to be missed in my opinion. After just riding in traffic in Athens there is no way I would rent a car. And if you have seen the parking well, I can't even imagine trying to park.
We used Paul the Taxi Driver, will try to find the link. I don't think I posted this on your thread before, but I have shared it with someone.
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:14 AM
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We found that renting a car at the Athens airport and driving first to Napflion and later all over the Peloponnesean (Mystras,Soparta, Kalamata, Olympia) and ended up driving north to Delphi,and finally returning car to Athens airport was not difficult at all. There is a recent trip report on this forum that begins with a drive to Napflion from Athens, all on good highways.
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 02:29 PM
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You can certainly drive from Athens to Delphi and then to Nafplio, the Highway from Rio to Corinth is under construction, and will require more attention, but all together this should be no problem.

Doing a day trip to Delphi from Athens is doable as well, but personally i would prefer to do the whole tour by my self, this way you can see much more of a beautiful part of Greece
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 03:39 PM
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Ok, thanks everyone! I think we will head straight for Nafplion as I think it's an easier drive for our first day with a car, then to Delphi a few days later and drop off the car at the Athens airport befor heading into Athens. @Challimon, just to clarify, we will not be bringing the car into Athens, I would not want the car in the city. We can't afford a private driver, otherwise that would be awesome!
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Feb 4th, 2013, 01:51 PM
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nspotz, I understand! I was with two friends and we shared the cost, otherwise it likely would have been too expensive. It was wonderful, though.
You will love Greece! We were there in late March several years ago and it was just beautiful, flowers all over the ruins and the white buildings and just everywhere we looked was something to take a photo of! Hope you will post a trip report with lots of pretty pictures!
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Mar 27th, 2013, 06:13 AM
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You could drive from Nafplio directly to Delphi, spend a night, then drive back to Athens and drop the car. Athens has a nice, new, clean subway running between the airport and the city. (The subway also accesses Piraeus.)

I agree you're better off ending your trip in Athens.
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