A road trip through Greece’s Peloponnese offers ruins set in the quintessential Mediterranean landscape, charming villages and fabulous food.
Our 18 day trip in Greece in May of 2016 began and ended in Athens and included a road trip to Delphi and around the Peloponnese, followed by visits to two of Greece’s most popular islands, Mykonos and Santorini.
Pickpocket on Athens Metro
After a long international flight be wary on public transportation .
Sleeping and Dining in Athens
The Acropolis of Athens
Athens’s most famous sight is stunning against a stormy sky.
Ancient Agora of Athens
A picturesque walk back into ancient Greece.
National Archaeological Museum
The best collection of antiquities in Greece.
Rick Steves Athens Walking Tour
A great way to explore this fascinating city.
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Sleeping and Dining in Delphi
A gorgeous mountain setting north of Athens.
Sights of Delphi
Post includes visits to the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Athena – Delphi’s iconic photo stop – as well as the Archaeological Museum.
Drive from Delphi to Olympia
Coastal drive over the impressive Rio–Antirrio bridge.
Sanctuary of Olympia
Home of the original Olympic Games.
Museums of Olympia
Post includes visits to the Archaeological Museum and well as the Olympic Games Museum.
Sleeping and Dining near Olympia
Sleeping and Dining in Kardamyli
The perfect low-key Greek village.
Hike to Agia Sophia Church and the Village of Petrovouni
This half day hike in the hills above town has great sea and mountain views.
Rick Steves Driving Tour of the Mani Peninsula
Get to know the rugged Mani peninsula with sea and mountain views and stone villages set in a stark Mediterranean landscape.
Sleeping and Dining in Monemvasia
A stunning tourist village on a small hilltop island just off the coast.
Lazy Day in Monemvasia
With the main tourist site closed for renovations there is nothing to do but enjoy the views.
Scenic Drive from Monemvasia to Nafplio, Peloponnese
Beautiful drive through the mountains and along the east coast of the Peloponnese.
Mycenae Archaeological Site, Greece
This ancient site dates back before the Golden Age of Athens.
Palamidi Fortress, Nafplio, Greece
The sea and town views are worth the climb.
Epidavros Archaeological Site, Greece
Best known for having the best preserved Greek Theater.
Sleeping and Dining in Nafplio, Greece
Charming small city with plenty of shops and restaurants as well as sea views.
Arriving on Mykonos
Our first sunset views of town.
Mykonos at Dawn
Great light and a fun atmosphere, dawn is the perfect time to explore this fascinating town.
The island known for its party beaches has a few calm corners as well.
Sleeping and Dining in Mykonos Town
Mykonos to Santorini by Ferry
Other than a cruise ship, arrival by Blue Star Ferry is the only way to experience those famed deck views.
Oia at Sunset, Santorini, Greece
This elegant Greek village on the west end of the island is known for its magical sunsets.
Oia at Dawn
With fewer tourists and gorgeous light, dawn may be the better time of day for photographers.
Sleeping and Dining in Oia
Caldera Ridge Walk from Oia to Fira, Santorini
This three hour ridge top walk is a great way to experience the island.