Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I’m going to be chatting you through my 8 Day Greece Itinerary, which included visits to Athens, Delphi, Olympia and Nafplio. It was pretty jam packed and museum fatigue became a thing very quickly but would overall 10/10 recommend. The food, weather and adorable animals made the week totally worth the questionable hotels and exhaustion!
Day One: Arriving in Athens
After an early morning flight, we arrived in Athens International Airport before travelling to our hotel, Athens Hotel Iniohos*. The hotel is a 3* and was reasonable. It was situated really well for transport to the various sites in Athens. There were some nearby shops but I would recommend either catching the metro elsewhere or eating inside of the hotel as there were not very many restaurants around. We had arrived in Greece!
Day Two: The National Archeological Museum, Ancient Agora & Monastiraki Square
After breakfast at the hotel, we walked to the National Archeological Museum and spent a few hours there. Make sure look out for the small ancient hedgehog statues! I would also recommend grabbing a coffee at the museum cafe and enjoying it in the gardens.
We then walked to Monastiraki Square, where visited the Ancient Agroa before having lunch at the cutest restaurant! We walked down the street towards the Athenian flea market before turning off towards the agora museum and sat down to eat there. I had a greek salad which was great, and then we headed to Da Vinci Ice cream which I would also 10/10 recommend!
Day Three: Visiting the Pnyx, Acropolis & The Acropolis Museum
This morning we headed to the Pnyx, then over to the Acropolis to join the crowds at the most iconic place in Athens. We grabbed lunch and then went to the Acropolis museum in the afternoon (the chocolate cake was fab).
Day Four: Changing of the Guard, Roman Forum, Athenian Flea Market & Travelling to Delphi
Today was our last day in Athens, and we watched the Changing of the Guard at the Greek parliament. We then visited the Roman Forum before heading back to Monastriaki Square for some shopping. We grabbed some lunch and then went to the flea market where I made a few interesting purchases. Notably, a painting of Mykonos and a tiny wooden ornament with an orthodox saint on it. After lunch, we headed to Delphi. A few hours later, we arrived at our hotel which was lovely! We stayed at the Art Pythia* which had great views and was in the perfect position to explore the town.
After a wander around, some souvenir shopping and a peach ice tea overlooking the mountains we had a great dinner and then headed to bed. I think this was my favourite day on the Greece trip overall!
Day Five: Delphi’s Archeological Site & Travelling to Olympia
In the morning we headed to the site at Delphi and then travelled on to Olympia in the afternoon.
Day Six: Visiting Olympia and Tolo
Today we went to Olympia and explored the ancient site and the museum before departing to Tolo and spending the afternoon at the beach. In Tolo we stayed in The King Minos* hotel which was pretty nice, with amazing views.
Day Seven: Mycenae, Tiryns & Epidaurus
After breakfast, we visited Mycenae, Tiryns and then the theatre at Epidaurus which was amazing to see! We then spent the evening in Tolo for our last night and did a bit of shopping (would recommend Mary’s Treasures, it was the sweetest shop ever!) before heading back to the hotel.
Day Eight: Nafplio & Venetian Forts
Our last day! We headed to the nearby Venetian castle before travelling on to Nafplio for lunch.
The museum was small but nice, and there were plenty of places to eat and shop in the old town which was lovely. We then drove a few hours to the airport and headed back to Manchester!
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