Diva Hotel

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

Sporadon 13 Kipseli, Athens, Attica, Greece
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Delphi - Olympia- Athens

by samitbabu

I would be travelling from Athens to Delphi and halting at delphi for the night.
The next day I have a late evening ferry to catch from Athens -Piraeus.

My question is :
Is it possible to start from delphi and go to Olympia , halt there for a couple of hours and be back in time ( around 8 pm) to Piraeus?
if so:
1. Is it possible to do this by Buses or do we need to hire a cab for this.
2.How much is the travel time from delphi to Olympia and again from Olympia to Athens in both these modes of transport?

All suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Samit

Re: Delphi - Olympia- Athens

by mccalpin

You can use www.viamichelin.com to estimate driving times in Europe...but note that these are optimal driving times based on road factors and do not take into account actual traffic.

For example, viamichelin says that it take about 4.5 hours to drive from Olimpia to Piraeus. However, this does not account for the horrendous traffic you hit as you enter the greater Athens area; thus, phillyjan's 5+ hours is not only likely but perhaps even optimistic, especially at the time of day you plan on hitting Athens.

So, assuming you had a rent car...Delphi to Olimpia - 4 hours, if everything goes right. 2 hours to see the site (you choose: the site or the museum, hard to do both). 1 hour for lunch. 5 hours from Olimpia to Athens. Drop off car and get over to the dock in Piraeus before 8 (needs 2 hours)...work backwards, and you find that you'd have to leave Delphi at 6 a.m. and not only spend the entire day in the car to see Delphi for a couple of hours, but you would have to pray that nothing, anywhere, goes wrong (like road construction or a traffic accident to back up traffic).

As you can see, it would be very difficult and not worth the hassle even if you had your own transportation...not likely possible by bus, and a taxi would cost hundreds of euro (500? 800?) because you are not only tying up the taxi all day (well, at least 14 hours), but the taxi drive still needs to drive back to Delphi from Athens after he's dropped you off.

So, all told, you'll need to skip Olimpia or Delphi...

Bill

Re: Delphi - Olympia- Athens

by samitbabu

In that case, is there any port nearby to Olympia from where I can catch a late evening ferry to crete?

I basically need to land up in Crete the next day..

Re: Delphi - Olympia- Athens

by mccalpin

I am not sure, but I suspect that any ferries that go all the way to Crete start from Piraeus. There are few ferry ports on the Peloponnesus, and they go either to Italy or to the closer Greek ports.

See http://www.greekferries.gr/ for a website that shows all sorts of Greek ferries...

Bill

Re: Delphi - Olympia- Athens

by mariakaptein

There are ferry's leaving from Kalamata, going to Rethymno on Crete and take about 10 hours. see this very helpfull site:

http://www.openseas.gr/OPENSEAS/searchOutwardRoute.do?lang=el&from=KLX&to=*&date=07%2F07%2F2010&Submit.x=12&Submit.y=13

as you see, twice a week.

marĂ­a

Re: Delphi - Olympia- Athens

by mccalpin

Maria, it was good of you to catch this...while Kalamata is just over 100 kilometers from Olimpia, it's much closer than Athens/Piraeus...unfortunately, it won't work for the OP as the trip is not only not daily (as you point out) but takes almost 34 hours to go from Kalamata to Rethimno, whereas the OP wanted an overnight ride...as phillyjan says, better to visit Olimpia when the OP has more time...

Bill

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Weather..............

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Visit the ('high place')...

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Visit the ('high place') Acropolis. Walk through The Temple of the Wingless Victor and look around at the city that surrounds you. It's the best way to get a full view of this huge city! But watch out the steps are very slippery!! The Parthenon at the Acropolis. This picture below shows the temple, currently under restoration.

Perspective?

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Ugly metal or not: the Acropolis was worth it.

Neighborhood Tip 2: Psyri

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Psyri is basically a small neighborhood which is all clubs and bars and lounges. If you are looking for a good nightlife experience, check it out. If you are New Yorker, it's sort of like the Meatpacking District, but cheaper lol. There are so many clubs. Look at my nightlife tips to read about them more specifically.

Psyri is next to Monastiraki, so you will be in the center of Athens essentially. Check it out. All of the beautiful people, both men and women. Good music and good drinks.

Athenian style.

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Address: Sporadon 13 Kipseli, Athens, Attica, Greece