12 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

12 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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12 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Petrochori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Kalamata
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sparta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Elafonisos
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Epidavros
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dubrovnik

1
night
Petrochori

Petrochori ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Voidokilia Beach. On the 23rd (Sat), stroll through Petrochori Beach and then stroll through Voidokilia Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Petrochori trip website .

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Petrochori is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Dubrovnik in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Petrochori, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Petrochori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach

4
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Temple of Apollo Epikourios and Mati - Bouka Beach. Relax by the water at Peroulia Beach and Agios Nikolaos Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalamata: St. Peter Church (in Kastania), Messinia Wild Experience (in Romanos) and Archaeological Museum of Olympia (in Olympia). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Methoni Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Moni Panagia Giatrissa, examine the collection at ENGRAVING MUSEUM TAKIS KATSOULIDIS, and enjoy the sand and surf at Foneas Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kalamata fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Petrochori to Kalamata in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sparta.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

ENGRAVING MUSEUM TAKIS KATSOULIDIS, Moni Panagia Giatrissa, Methoni Castle, Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Foneas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Messinia Wild Experience ©
Messinia Wild Experience
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Temple of Apollo Epikourios ©
Temple of Apollo Epikourios

1
night
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. You've now added Mystras to your itinerary. On the 28th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine Paleologos, contemplate the long history of Mystras, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra, and finally admire the masterpieces at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sparta online journey planner .

You can drive from Kalamata to Sparta in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sparta can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mystras
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra

1
night
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Paralia, kick back and relax at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Elafonisos route maker website .

Getting from Sparta to Elafonisos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

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

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.
You've now added Fortress Palamidi to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke Archibishop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Akrokorinthos, then take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nafplio online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Elafonisos to Nafplio in 4.5 hours. In May in Nafplio, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Epidavros.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

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.
You've now added The Great Theatre of Epidaurus to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Epidaurus Archaeological Museum and then catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): stop by Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary, then kick back and relax at Lepitsa Beach, then Head underground at Didyma Caves, and finally explore the ancient world of The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Epidavros online day trip planner .

Epidavros is just a short distance from Nafplio. In May, daytime highs in Epidavros are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kranidi, Lepitsa Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Epidaurus Archaeological Museum ©
Epidaurus Archaeological Museum
Didyma Caves ©
Didyma Caves

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