12 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

12 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Gialova
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Gialova
— 1 night
Drive
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Elafonisos
— 1 night
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Areopoli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 4 nights
Bus to Kalamata, Fly to London

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Gialova

— 1 night
Gialova is a village on Navarino Bay in the municipality of Pylos-Nestor in the regional unit of Messenia in the south-west Peloponnese, Greece, about six kilometres north of Pylos. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Voidokilia Beach. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Methoni Castle, step into the grandiose world of Niokastro: Pylos Castle, then contemplate the long history of Antigua Mesenia, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Polylimnio Waterfall.

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London, UK to Gialova is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in July, expect Gialova to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Gialova

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Elafonisos

— 1 night
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Megali Paralia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lefki Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Elafonisos online trip maker.

Getting from Gialova to Elafonisos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, and then explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, don't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, and finally stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Monemvasia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Elafonisos to Monemvasia takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Areopoli.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Areopoli

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Areopoli: Archaeological site of Mystra (in Mystras), Sparta (Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil & Mystras) and Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse (in Porto Kagio).

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You can drive from Monemvasia to Areopoli in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Areopoli are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Areopoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nafplio

— 4 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Corinth Canal (in Isthmia) and Corinth (Akrokorinthos & Archea Korinthos). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Spyridonas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panaghia, and step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nafplio tour itinerary app.

Getting from Areopoli to Nafplio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Areopoli in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Nafplio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Peloponnese travel guide

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Beaches · Castles · Ruins
Scenic landscapes and a high concentration of ancient sites make the Peloponnese one of the most desirable sightseeing destinations in Greece. Separated from the Greek mainland by a narrow gulf, the region contains well-preserved archaeological reminders of the country's eventful history. The Peloponnese also boasts impeccable beaches, local cuisine, and a slew of tiny mountain villages. This region remains relatively uncrowded and lets you discover a quieter and greener corner of Greece, one ruled by traditional hospitality and the simple pleasures of life.