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How Best To Explore Sites in Athens While Driving to Nafplio

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How Best To Explore Sites in Athens While Driving to Nafplio

We are coming from the west coast of the USA in October but we always break up our travels with a stop elsewhere so we aren't wiped out at our final destination.

We arrive in Athens at 9:40 pm after spending a night in Frankfurt. Then we fly into athens. We will get our car and then stay near the airport for a night so we will have two nights in this time zone before heading out to truly do some exploring.

We are thinking we would head out early in the morning for the Acropolis to explore for a few hours before heading to Nafplio. I understand there are two entrances to the Acropolis; The main entrance and the "side" entrance. The side entrance has less of a line? Is that correct? Would it be best to park somewhere and take the metro in or if we arrive early, say around 8:00 at the side entrance, is there a place with reasonable parking fees for a few hours?

We will also stay in Athens at the end of our trip to explore for a couple of days.

Thanks!

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Athens, Greece
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1. Re: How Best To Explore Sites in Athens While Driving to Nafplio

Grab your tickets from https://etickets.tap.gr/

From Athens international airport is a 30-40 min ride to Dionysos Zonar's

Ροβέρτου Γκάλλι 43, Athina 117 42

21 0923 3182

https://goo.gl/maps/wgLbPo7ktsC2 which they have a valet parking reasonable pricing!

Do the main entrance it's much easier less uphill more understandable of what you'll see.

08:00 is the perfect time to have your day ahead.

After walk 300 m to the new Acropolis museum to understand what you saw!

1,5 h to Acropolis 1.5-2h to museum, even you can do Nafplion that day is 2 hours drive from Athens.

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2. Re: How Best To Explore Sites in Athens While Driving to Nafplio

Yes, go to the main entrance by 8am & get up the top before the crowds arrive, then when you come back down leave by the other entrance, through the theatre of Dionysis part of the site. That entrance is opposite the Acropolis museum, so you’ll be perfectly placed to do that as a follow on.

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