Here is a 3-week itinerary for a winter trip to explore Greece – the Cradle of Western Civilization, flying in and out of Athens.
Athens, 4 nights
Bus to Kalamata, 3 nights
Pick up rental car
Areopoli (Diros Caves on the map), 1 night
Gefnya (Monemvasia), 1 night
Nafplio, 4 nights
Drive to Ancient Corinth and the Corinth Canal and along the north coast
Rododafni (large blue dot on map), 1 night
Olympia, 1 night
Drive the western shore south to Pylos and Methoni on the Messinian Peninsula and continuing to Kalamata, return rental car, and catch late bus to Athens.
Athens, 4 nights (day trip by bus to Sounio)
Optional extensions: Travel to Kalambaka, Fly to Thessaloniki
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