Athens to Split Road Trip

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Are you road trip red?

Sight seekers, Explorers, night owls, easy going Adventurers.

Flights between the two countries are expensive and trains and ferries can be time-consuming. Why not do our road trip and check 2 more countries off your list? Highlights of this 6 day tour include unspoilt coastlines, historically and culturally rich destinations and small tour groups!
4 countries in 6 days, there is no better way to see the Eastern Mediterranean coastline on a budget! This tours feels more like travelling with friends than being on an organised tour.

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DAY 1 | Start Travel

Meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers at the Exarchion Hotel and board the bus for the start of your adventure at 8:00am!

DAY 1 | Overnight Stay party

Leaving Athens behind, you'll discover remote Greek villages as we traverse the winding roads before arriving at our first overnight destination, the quaint village of Kalambaka. Appreciate the stunning scenery Kalambaka offers as the six monasteries of ancient Meteora tower above you. Tonight, we will watch the sunset and take in the spectacular setting from one of the hundreds of beautiful viewpoints.

*Please note that the sunset tour is dependent on suitable weather conditions.

Acheron Springs
DAY 2 | Highlight

Before arriving to Himare, we will stop at Acheron River to enjoy its swirling transparent ice blue water surrounded with pale sandy beaches and green slopes. We'll also learn about myths connected to this magnificent place as Acheron was known as the most important river of the Greek underworld, travelled by the souls of the deceased to reach the other world. Today, the river represents an exhilarating spot for hiking, wading and swimming through the gorge.

DAY 2 | Overnight Stay party

We will leave Kalambaka behind and wind through the Greek countryside towards the Albanian border. Before entering Albania, we will stop at Acheron Spring to have lunch and refresh ourselves in the cold waters of the Acheron River. Apart from its natural beauty, Acheron River is known worldwide for its mythological contents as it was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld. We will stop for a coffee break before arriving for the night in the coastal town of Himare located on the Albanian Riviera.

DAY 3 | Overnight Stay party

We will enjoy some beach time before departing Himare and heading to Tirana, Albania's lively capital city. Recognised as one of the Europe's quirkiest cities, it doesn't take long to discover why this city is the heart and soul of Albania. Join fellow travellers on the Split to Athens route for drinks in some of the most eclectic & interesting lounge bars in the country. The cheap food and drink prices will ensure your evening goes on well into the night as you explore the undiscovered city of Tirana.

DAY 4 | Overnight Stay party

Today we leave Albania behind and make our way to Montenegro! Framed by the Adriatic Sea on one side and a brooding mountain range on the other, this seaside town is famous for its beauty, well-preserved architecture and Old Town. The town is also the party capital of Montenegro, filled with some of the best bars and nightclubs the country has to offer! Tonight we’ll discover what this medieval town is all about as we experience local cuisine and check out the nightlife!

DAY 5 | Overnight Stay party

Today you’re free to explore the beauty of Budva. Being over 2,500 years old and filled with fascinating, well preserved buildings, Budva takes the crown as one of the oldest settlements along the Adriatic Coast. Spend the morning strolling through the Old Town, indulging in local cuisine, or lazing on some of the most attractive beaches in the Southern Adriatic. If you’d rather be a little more active today, why not visit the nearby picturesque town of Kotor and climb to the top of Kotor’s castle of San Giovanni for breath-taking views out over the Old Town. Tonight we’ll hit the town and explore the nightlife of Budva on our optional Pub Crawl

DAY 6 | Highlight

It’s an early start as we head towards the Croatian border and reach Dubrovnik in time for lunch! Affectionately nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, this medieval city boasts impressive architecture, a historically rich past and was also used as the set of ‘Kings Landing’ in Game of Thrones! Get lost in the impressive Old Town surrounded by its incredible city wall and grab a drink at the famous Buza Bar, a cliff bar with the most impressive views out over the sea. You’ll have time to enjoy lunch in the cobblestoned alleyways before getting back on the bus and heading towards Split!

DAY 6 | Finish Travel

From Dubrovnik we head to Split where our tour comes to an end. Split is one of Croatia's largest and most vibrant cities. The city centre is shaped by the beautiful Diocletian’s Palace. Unlike Roman ruins in other parts of Europe, this Roman fortress isn’t so much a tourist attraction as it is an integral part of the town centre.

Please note that overnight accommodation in Split is not included.

Staying in Split? Join our Croatia Yacht Tour or experience the Croatian National Parks on our National Parks Road Trip.




Athens AND Split Road Trips
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“I do not have a bad word to say about Med Experience. Alir, Dave and Caitlin are absolute superstars! They made the trip enjoyable and ensured it ran smoothly. I will and already have recommended med experience to numerous people.”
- Jessy, United Kingdom.
“This trip was fantastic, extremely well organized, and an absolute blast! A really great combination of historical sites and beaches. Huge thanks to our excited and knowledgeable tour guide in Greece, and our guide who was amazing in Albania and shared so much with us that none of us really knew about. Thanks for an amazing week with amazing fellow travellers!”
- Kathryn, America.



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5 breakfasts
shared, air conditioned accommodation
parties and pub crawls
orientation tours
private bus with air conditioned


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If you prefer a little more privacy when you travel, you can easily upgrade to a private twin-share room on your Athens to Split Road Trip! Accomodation providers at each destination have limited twin-share rooms available and are happy to accommodate you in a slightly more spacious and private room, perfect for couples or friends travelling together.

How to book:

Simply mention ‘Twin Room Upgrade’ in the Additional Information section of your enquiry and our reservations team will look into availability for you.



It can be very difficult to get between Greece and Croatia and vice versa, as flights are irregular and expensive and trains and ferries are long and often confusing to organise! We like to make travelling easy so we created this road trip to get you from one place to another and see the beauty of these often missed sights in between! The road trip can also be cheaper than some direct flights!

You will need a few different currencies, but this adds to the fun and makes it that bit cheaper for you as well! You will need Croatian Kuna (Croatia), Euros (Montenegro and Greece) and Albanian Leks (Albania). There are plenty of cash machines located in the various cities as well as exchange offices so you can change your money quite easily.

We're a small, family-owned company that utilises small locally run accommodation providers in which we have positive relationships with to avoid the need for large profit margins. Additionally, we do not provide commission to travel agents, enabling us to keep our prices as low as possible.

Check in for the Athens to Split Road Trip is at 8.00am at Exarchia Hotel, Athens. Exact pre-departure information will be noted in an email received prior to your departure date.

The Athens to Split Road Trip is scheduled to arrive in Split in the early evening. Since traffic can be unpredictable, we advise you not to book onward travel from Split on the last evening of this tour. The final night in Split is not included, we advise you to book your own accommodation in advance.

You'll need to catch up with the group via public transport. We'll provide the phone number for your Tour Manager, so give them a ring and start making your way to the first night's accommodation. The first night of the Athens to Split route is spent in Kalambaka, Greece. Please note that due to customs regulations, you will need to join your fellow travellers before crossing the borders with Albania on the second day of the tour.

We stay in 2 and 3 star hotel and hostels throughout the trip in shared, dormitory-style rooms.

Yes we are. Sail Croatia Adventures Ltd owns and operates Med Experience. Sail Croatia has been operating since 2003 and today is one of the biggest and most respected tour operators in Europe.

There is a vast amount of distance to cover in the 6 days, however in each place we stop you will have some free time and each night is always free for you to do as you please. Driving can range between 4-6 hours per day and usually broken up with frequent breaks. Please note border crossings can be time consuming.

The Athens to Split Road Trip attracts an age range of between 18 and 35 years old. All guests must be 18 at the commencement of the tour.

The Croatia & Greece Road Trip travels through Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece. If you hold a British, US, Canadian, European, Australian or New Zealand passport, then you will not require a visa to enter Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece. If you are a permanent resident of any other country, including South Africa, you are required to obtain a visa before departing to Croatia. Citizens from South Africa require visas for all of the countries covered by Med Experience, including a Schengen visa for Greece and Croatia.

Visa HQ also has detailed information about visa requirements. It is up to you to ensure that you have all required travel and visa documents for your trip.

Our top recommendation is to hop on our Croatia Yacht Tour or Croatian National Parks Road Trip, which both depart from Split! However if you're looking to spend more time in Split, there are plenty of accommodation providers available in the Old Town.

Accommodation is not included in Split so we strongly recommend that you book this in advance.

We keep our tour groups to a maximum of 19 people per bus to ensure a unique, authentic experience.

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