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Paris to Rome/Athens by car?

Paris to Rome/Athens by car?

Old Oct 24th 2004, 3:24 am
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Dan Stephenson
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In article <[email protected]>, TS
<[email protected]> wrote:

    > We plan to fly to London from the US to sightsee around the UK for a few
    > days, then take the Eurostar to Paris, pick up a rental car and tour around
    > Europe for about 3 or 4 weeks with the end goal of spending the last few
    > days of the trip in Greece.
    > The closest drop off point to Greece for the car is Rome, so we are
    > considering dropping the car off in Rome, then flying to Athens for 1 or two
    > days, then spending a week island hopping before flying back to London or
    > maybe flying directly back to SFO from Athens if we can find a reasonable
    > open jaw flight.
    > The other option is to keep the car, take it with us to Greece on ferries
    > and drive it back to Paris to the original pick up point.
    > How many hours of travel by car is the journey from Paris to Rome or Paris
    > to Athens (including the ferry trip to Greece and the travel time from the
    > port to Athens?)

The ferry trip is overnight and really really unpleasant: pay
preposterous room prices or get no sleep. If I had to do it all over
again I would certaintly have flown into Athens.

I would also recommend flying to the islands from Athens. They are
frequent enough. I flew to Santorini and Crete and it was nice and
simple.

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Dan Stephenson
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Old Oct 24th 2004, 3:58 am
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Dan Stephenson
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In article <[email protected]>,
<[email protected]> wrote:

    > I admit that my experience is from 7 years ago, BUT if the hard
    > shoulder still doubles as an intermittent inside lane, then it is not
    > a motorway in my opinion. I do endorse that 7 years ago they were much
    > improved on 20 years ago :-)

Can you relate driving in Italy to driving in Greece? I just got back
from Sicily, and while I avoided Palermo and Catania, I did drive
everywhere else. I am going to revisit Greece one day with a car and
would like any tips.

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Dan Stephenson
Photos and movies from US Parks and all over Europe:
http://homepage.mac.com/stepheda
 

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