France switzerland italy best route use michelin map planner to give you a rough idea of costs. two days to travel to Italy then ferry or one day with redbull
Hellas have a deal with one of their sponsors superfast ferries offering a good discount.
Buy your own petrol :(
You need to get in touch with acu have to have "repatriation" insurance
I am going with two sets of wheels new tyres should be enough new chain sprockets but also spare chain, and spares package. First time for me as well so trying to be prepared.
Trying not to state the bleedin obvious :) find more people to share van on trip is best way of offsetting costs