12 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

12 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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12 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  7 h
1
Corinth
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
Epidavros
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Sparta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Monemvasia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h
End: Rome

2
nights
Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
On the 17th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and then do a tasting at Ktima Palivou. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, explore the ancient world of Akrokorinthos, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corinth, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Corinth Canal.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Corinth online route planner .

Rome, Italy to Corinth is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Corinth, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Epidavros.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mycenae, Ktima Palivou
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal

2
nights
Epidavros

Epidavros ©
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Luke Archibishop, and then catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karathona Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns.

For more things to do, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Epidavros tour site .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Corinth to Epidavros in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Corinth in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Epidavros, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sparta.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nafplio
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Karathona Beach ©
Karathona Beach

4
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Get out of town with these interesting Sparta side-trips: Voidokilia Beach (in Petrochori), Methoni Castle (in Methoni) and Tsiklitira's House (in Pylos). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mystras, kick back and relax at Skoutari Beach, appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine Paleologos, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sparta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Epidavros to Sparta in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Epidavros in August, Sparta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mystras, ENGRAVING MUSEUM TAKIS KATSOULIDIS, Voidokilia Beach, Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Skoutari Beach
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Methoni Castle ©
Methoni Castle

3
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monemvasia: Kastania Cave (in Kastania) and Elafonisos (Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία & Megali Paralia). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia online travel route planner .

You can drive from Sparta to Monemvasia in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Elafonisos, Kastania Cave
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Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Kastania Cave ©
Kastania Cave