11 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

11 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Loutraki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Stemnitsa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Pylos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Kalamata
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Elafonisos
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
End: Athens

2
nights
Loutraki

Loutraki ©
Temple of Apollo and Lighthouse Melagavi (Iraion) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moni Osiou Patapiou and Kapsia Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loutraki: Ktima Palivou (in Nemea), DOMAINE SKOURAS / ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΚΟΥΡΑ Ο.Α.Ε. (in Argos) and Agia Fotini Mantineias Church (in Mantineia).

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Loutraki trip itinerary builder tool.

Athens to Loutraki is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stemnitsa.

Things to do in Loutraki

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nafplio, Corinth, West Court of Heraion of Perachora, Ktima Palivou, DOMAINE SKOURAS / ΚΤΗΜΑ ΣΚΟΥΡΑ Ο.Α.Ε.
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West Court of Heraion of Perachora ©
West Court of Heraion of Perachora
Agia Fotini Mantineias Church ©
Agia Fotini Mantineias Church
Church of Ayios Georgios ©
Church of Ayios Georgios

1
night
Stemnitsa

Stemnitsa ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher, pause for some serene contemplation at Aimyalon Monastery, trek along The Menalon Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, and finally get outside with Lousios Gorge.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stemnitsa trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Loutraki to Stemnitsa takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Loutraki in April, with highs in Stemnitsa at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pylos.

Things to do in Stemnitsa

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Dimitsana
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The Menalon Trail ©
The Menalon Trail

2
nights
Pylos

Pylos ©
Pylos, historically also known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): play a few rounds at The Dunes Course, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Nestor, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Romanos Beach, and finally tee off at The Bay Course - Costa Navarino. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Old Castle Navarino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Beach (Divari Beach), then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Pylos, and finally step into the grandiose world of Niokastro: Pylos Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pylos day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Stemnitsa to Pylos takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Stemnitsa in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Pylos. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kalamata.

Things to do in Pylos

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Gialova, Castle of Pylos, Palace of Nestor, The Dunes Course
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The Bay Course - Costa Navarino ©
The Bay Course - Costa Navarino
Palace of Nestor ©
Palace of Nestor
Old Castle Navarino ©
Old Castle Navarino

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nights
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): learn about all things military at Military Museum, test your team's savvy at Great Escape Kalamata, look for gifts at Local Moods, then ride a horse along Ippikos Omilos Kalamatas, then have some family-friendly fun at inSpot Kalamatas, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristomenous Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at ENGRAVING MUSEUM TAKIS KATSOULIDIS, contemplate the long history of The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor, then get outside with Vyros Gorge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ritsa Beach, and finally stroll through Paralia Almirou.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalamata online travel planner.

Drive from Pylos to Kalamata in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kalamata are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Kalamata

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kardamili, ENGRAVING MUSEUM TAKIS KATSOULIDIS
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Great Escape Kalamata ©
Great Escape Kalamata
Military Museum ©
Military Museum
The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor ©
The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor

3
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Pavlos, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, then steep yourself in history at Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion, and finally do a tasting at Monemvasia Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Petrified Forest, kick back and relax at Plytras Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lefki Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Elafonisos trip builder.

You can drive from Kalamata to Elafonisos in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monemvasia, Velies, Plytras Beach, Petrified Forest
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Pounta Beach ©
Pounta Beach
Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia
Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia