13 days in Kalamata, Nafplio & Athens Itinerary

13 days in Kalamata, Nafplio & Athens Itinerary

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13 days in Kalamata, Nafplio & Athens Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8 h
1
Kalamata
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nafplio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: London

3
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 Mystras and Kalamata Beach. Step out of Kalamata to go to Charavgi and see Polylimnio Waterfall, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paralia Almirou, admire the striking features of Ypapanti Church, have some family-friendly fun at inSpot Kalamatas, and test your team's savvy at Great Escape Kalamata.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kalamata trip planner.

London, UK to Kalamata is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kalamata. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Kalamata: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Polylimnio Waterfall, Mystras
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Polylimnio Waterfall ©
Polylimnio Waterfall
Mystras ©
Mystras
Great Escape Kalamata ©
Great Escape Kalamata

4
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.
Family-friendly places like The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Astros Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Arkadiko Bridge (in Mycenae) and Corinth (Archaeological Museum of Corinth, Archea Korinthos, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, and kick back and relax at Arvanitia beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nafplio day trip planning site .

You can drive from Kalamata to Nafplio in 2 hours. Traveling from Kalamata in August, plan for little chillier nights in Nafplio, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Astros Beach
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, stop by Plaka, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Nafplio in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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