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Greece is always a popular destination for travelers. This could be because of its stunning coast, multiple islands, and amazing weather. It could also be due to the impressive history and structures that still remain from it.

Taking a road trip around Greece is a bit challenging because of the islands, so the car won’t make it all the way to the end. However, two weeks of traveling around Greece is a great experience. Here is what travelers should look forward to.


Day 1-2: Athens

Kicking this trip off, Travelers will land and start their adventure in Athens. Travelers have more options than can be truly visited in what really is only a day and a half in Athens. Such options are the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki districts, and Mount Lycabettus amongst many more.

Day 3: Peloponnese (Mycenae, Epidaurus, And A Night In Nafplio)

On travelers' first day out of Athens, they will take a trip to visit Mycenae and Epidaurus while also spending their night in Nafplio. Mycenae was a prominent city in the second millennium BC with a population of over 30,000. Epidaurus is another ancient Greek city located on the Argolid Peninsula in the Saronic Gulf. Finally, travelers will spend the night in Naflplio along the coast. It is a popular tourist destination with much to offer visitors.

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Day 4: Peloponnese (The Palamidi Fortress Above Nafplio, Monemvasia, And A Night In Mystras)

When travelers wake up, the first thing they should do is make the ascent to the Palamidi Fortress that overlooks Nafplio. Afterward, they can visit Monemvasia located on a small island off the east coast of the Peloponnese. Finally, travelers will spend the night in Mystras a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese.

Day 5: Peloponnese (The Ancient City Of Mystras, And A Visit To The Archeological Site Of Olympia)

After waking up in the ancient city of Mystras, travelers will have a lot to check out. Mystras is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was once a destination that attracted many great artists, now it is an excellent location for visitors to discover. After finishing up at Mystras, travelers will make the trip to the archeological site of Olympia. Here, travelers can get an even deeper look into the past.

Day 6: Delphi

Delphi is perhaps one of the most prominent names that travelers will recall when thinking about Ancient Greece. The site is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a museum that will travelers on a deep dive into the significance of this location. It is a bit of a drive to reach Delphi, so travelers should attempt to leave early.

Day 7: The Meteora

The day after Delphi, travelers will make the trip over to the Meteora to admire the incredible monastery built from huge rocks. These impressive complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries are second in importance only to Mount Athos. There are six monasteries in total. They are built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders. They dominate their surroundings.

Day 8: Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is a Greek port city located on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea. It is full of evidence and history left behind from its history with Rome, the Byzantine Empire, and the Ottomans. However, today is primarily a travel day with the goal being Santorini. Travelers should attempt to enjoy Thessaloniki as much as possible before returning their rental car and hopping on a flight to Santorini. It is possible to ferry, but it's an impractical 10+ hour trip.

Day 9: Santorini (Fira)

Fira is Santorini’s capital and is one of the best locations on the island to spend some time. While in travelers will have the opportunity to discover famous locations like the white houses, chic boutiques, luxury hotels, pools, and even narrow alleys of the city. Travelers can even find aesthetic views from the caldera.

Day 10: Santorini (Oia)

After a day in Fira, travelers can venture to Oia which is one of the most must-see tourist locations in Santorini. The homes and blue dome churches here are stunning. With many bars and locations with fantastic views, travelers should try to find an ideal location to observe the sunset which Oia is famous for.

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Day 11: Amorgos

Amorgos is a hiker's dream with so much to discover. There is much hidden in the landscape of this island. Here are five hikes travelers should consider while they are on Amorgos

  • Getting to Amorgos - Ferry

Egiali Bay

Not too challenging, this loop around Egiali Bay should take just under three hours to complete. Travelers making this hike should look forward to views of local bird life.

  • Difficulty - Moderate
  • Length - 9.3 km, 2 hours 52 minutes
  • Elevation gain - 351 m
  • Route type - Loop
  • Trail Map

Chora to Aegiali

This is a longer route, taking just over four hours, but it is generally pretty simple. This is a great hike for covering a bit of distance without dealing with any overly challenging terrain.

  • Difficulty - Easy
  • Length - 12.9 km, 4 hours 17 minutes
  • Elevation gain - 452 m
  • Route type - Point to point
  • Trail Map

Amorgos Chora - Katapola

This is a shorter route but is considered moderately difficult. It should only take travelers just over an hour to finish. It offers a bit of solitude and stunning views.

  • Difficulty - Moderate
  • Length - 4.0 km, 1 hour 14 minutes
  • Elevation gain - 3 m
  • Route type - Point to point
  • Trail Map

Day 12: Naxos

With its long beaches beneath mountainous villages, the trip to Naxos should be a beach day for travelers. This is a great destination to unwind a bit before continuing the trip. After the beach travelers can venture into the town to enjoy some of its delicious food as well.

  • Getting to Naxos - Ferry
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Day 13: Paros

The next destination for travelers is Paros, another Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is best known for its beaches and traditional villages. Its bayside capital is Parikia. It's also home to the Panagia Ekatontapiliani. It is a landmark Byzantine church from the 4th century A.D. The north coast's Kolimbithres is full of swimming holes formed by naturally sculpted rocks.

Day 14: Return To Athens

With the trip coming to an end, it is time to make the way back to Athens. This can be done much more quickly by air but is also possible by ferry. There probably won’t be much time in Athens for more touristy activities, but that depends on when travelers fly out.