15 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

15 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Monemvasia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Sparta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kalamata
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Athens

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nafplio: Ktima Palivou (in Nemea) and Corinth (Corinth Canal, Akrokorinthos, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, appreciate the history behind Lion of Bavaria, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip itinerary planner.

Athens to Nafplio is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Ktima Palivou, Archaeological Site Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

2
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Paralia, then kick back and relax at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lefki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Panagia Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Elafonisos vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Elafonisos takes 4 hours. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Panagia Beach
Panagia Beach

3
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Explore Monemvasia's surroundings by going to Castle of Geraki (in Geraki), Plytras Beach (in Plitra) and Kastania Cave (in Kastania). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Monemvasia Fortress, learn about winemaking at Monemvasia Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monemvasia holiday planner.

You can drive from Elafonisos to Monemvasia in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Velies, Castle of Geraki, Plytras Beach, Kastania Cave
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Kastania Cave ©
Kastania Cave
Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos) ©
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

3
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sparta: Metropolitan Church of St. Basil (in Tripoli), Agia Theodora (in Vastas) and Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou (in Stemnitsa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mystras, delve into the distant past at Acropolis and Ancient Theater, pause for some photo ops at Leonidas Monument, and admire the masterpieces at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sparta route planner.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Sparta takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sparta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mystras, Archaeological site Keadas, Metropolitan Church of St. Basil, Agia Theodora, Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil ©
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalamata: Methoni (Deximi & Methoni Castle), Voidokilia Beach (in Petrochori) and Koroni Castle (in Koroni). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Polylimnio Waterfall, get your game on at Great Escape Kalamata, stroll through Kalamata Beach, and explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalamata trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sparta to Kalamata takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Messini, Methoni, Polylimnio Waterfall, Voidokilia Beach, Koroni Castle
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Methoni Castle ©
Methoni Castle
Polylimnio Waterfall ©
Polylimnio Waterfall

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