Athens to Corfu
I am planning on surprising my wife with our second trip to Greece this May. Last time we were in Athens/Delphi-Meteora/Santorini. This time I was thinking of something either further north; Corfu to Thessoloniki, or further South; Peloponnese and Crete. I've been to Crete and Corfu, both, and found them to be wonderful.
At this time, I am under no constraints as to an itinerary and destinations. I would like to include Athens for at least a couple of days, probably on the tail end, as my wife considers herself to be Athenian after our last trip!
If we were to drive from Athens to Corfu.
(1) what is it like for a foreigner to be driving these days on Greek highways? I have driven the northern areas years ago...mid seventies...and found they were nice. But times change.
(2) What would be a pretty route to drive? Could we start on the northern part of the Peloponnese, cross over and head north up the coast, or fairly close to the coast? Are we better off going up through Kalabaka, then heading west to Igoumenitsa?
(3) If we drive, it would be nice to take a path that includes some beautiful countryside with maybe a stop or two of significant interest.
Crete, of course, we would fly then rent a car, under the assumption they haven't built a highway across the water yet. Do you have thoughts and helpful hints?
ps...is the middle of May even a good time to go to the north, temperature-wise?