15 days in Athens, Peloponnese & Rhodes Itinerary

15 days in Athens, Peloponnese & Rhodes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece visit planner

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Athens
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Skoutari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 1 night
Drive
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Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lindos
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis Museum and Plaka. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, kick back and relax at Voula Beach, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip planning site.

Berlin, Germany to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Athens. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nafplio

— 2 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae and then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio day trip site.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in September, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Skoutari.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skoutari

— 2 nights
Skoutari is a village and a community of the municipality of East Mani. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agiou Nikolaou Church and then kick back and relax at Agios Nikolaos Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Skoutari Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Skoutari vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Nafplio to Skoutari in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in September since evenings lows in Skoutari dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Skoutari

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monemvasia

— 1 night
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monemvasia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Skoutari to Monemvasia takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites

Elafonisos

— 2 nights
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lefki Beach and then kick back and relax at Megali Paralia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Panagia Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Elafonisos road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Elafonisos in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Lindos

— 2 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lindos Beach and Faliraki Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Village of Lindos and Acropolis of Lindos. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Lardons Go-karts.

Make your Lindos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Elafonisos to Lindos in 25.5 hours. In September in Lindos, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Peloponnese travel guide

4.4
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.

Rhodes travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.