14 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

14 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Kranidi
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Kranidi
— 1 day
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Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalamata
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sparta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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Kranidi

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Didyma Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Lepitsa, and then examine the collection at Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kranidi trip maker tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kranidi is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. In April, Kranidi is a bit cooler than Johannesburg - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Kranidi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Nafplio

— 3 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Get some historical perspective at Fortress Palamidi and Nauplion Promenade. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and Archaeological Site Mycenae. When in Nafplio, make a side trip to see Archea Korinthos in Corinth, approximately Corinth away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nafplio attractions website.

Traveling by car from Kranidi to Nafplio takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kalamata

— 3 nights
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. Visit Methoni Castle and Antigua Mesenia for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Voidokilia Beach and Kalamata Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalamata: Archelon Sea Turtles Rescue Center (in Glifada) and Castle of Pylos (in Pilos). There's much more to do: pick up some local products at Kalamata Farmer's Market, examine the collection at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, and pick up some new knowledge with Local Moods.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kalamata day trip website.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Kalamata takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in April since evenings lows in Kalamata dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sparta

— 3 nights
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mystras and Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta. Take a break from the city and head to Simos Beach and Mavrovouni Beach. Take a break from Sparta with a short trip to Pasteli Manolakos in Gytheio, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Archaeological site of Mystra, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, delve into the distant past at Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo, and steep yourself in history at Archaeological site Keadas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sparta online vacation planner.

Drive from Kalamata to Sparta in 1.5 hours. In April in Sparta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Sparta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 28th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and finally step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion, learn about winemaking at Monemvasia Winery Tsimbidi, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, and finally don't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Monemvasia trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Sparta to Monemvasia in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.