11 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

11 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Methoni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Sparta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
End: Athens

2
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Venture out of the city with trips to Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Corinth Canal, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, and pause for some photo ops at Lion of Bavaria.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip itinerary planning site.

Athens to Nafplio is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Methoni.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

2
nights
Methoni

Methoni ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Atelier Sud, step into the grandiose world of Koroni Castle, thenadmire the sheer force of Polylimnio Waterfall, and finally step into the grandiose world of Niokastro: Pylos Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Methoni Castle, kick back and relax at Romanos Beach, thenstroll through Voidokilia Beach, and finally learn about all things military at Tsiklitira's House.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Methoni trip website.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Methoni takes 3 hours. Traveling from Nafplio in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Methoni. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Methoni

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pylos, Polylimnio Waterfall, Voidokilia Beach, Koroni Castle, Atelier Sud
Highlights from your plan
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Methoni Castle ©
Methoni Castle
Polylimnio Waterfall ©
Polylimnio Waterfall

2
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine Paleologos, thencontemplate the long history of Mystras, thenexplore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra, and finally contemplate the long history of Archaeological site Keadas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, appreciate the history behind Leonidas Monument, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sparta route planner.

You can drive from Methoni to Sparta in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sparta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mystras, Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Archaeological site Keadas
Highlights from your plan
Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil ©
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

2
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, and then delve into the distant past at Monemvasia Fortress. Keep things going the next day: stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, steep yourself in history at Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion, thenlearn about winemaking at Monemvasia Winery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plytras Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sparta to Monemvasia takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Velies, Plytras Beach
Highlights from your plan
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

2
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. On the 19th (Wed), kick back and relax at Megali Paralia, kick back and relax at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lefki Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Panagia Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Elafonisos online trip builder.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Elafonisos in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Panagia Beach
Panagia Beach

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