16 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

16 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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16 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Corinth
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
Epidavros
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Sparta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Kalamata
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Corinth

Corinth ©
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Get out of town with these interesting Corinth side-trips: Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae, Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, & more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos, delve into the distant past at Akrokorinthos, do a tasting at Ktima Palivou, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Corinth Canal.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Corinth trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Corinth is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Corinth, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, expect nights in Corinth to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Epidavros.

Things to do in Corinth

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mycenae, Nemea
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Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Luke Archibishop (in Lefkakia), Byzantine Church of the Panagias (in Agia Triada) and Nafplio (Tiryns, Karathona Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nauplion Promenade.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Epidavros trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Corinth to Epidavros in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Epidavros is slightly colder than Corinth - with highs of 33°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Nafplio, Byzantine Church of the Panagias
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
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 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Megali Paralia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then stroll through Lefki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Panagia Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Elafonisos trip builder site .

You can drive from Epidavros to Elafonisos in 4.5 hours. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Elafonisos

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

3
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Change things up with these side-trips from Sparta: Monemvasia (Agia Sofia Church & Monemvasia Fortress), Skoutari Beach (in Skoutari) and Mavrovouni Beach (in Gytheio). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mystras, explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra, appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine Paleologos, and examine the collection at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sparta trip planning website .

Getting from Elafonisos to Sparta by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monemvasia, Mystras, Mavrovouni Beach, Skoutari Beach, Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalamata: Methoni Castle (in Methoni), Voidokilia Beach (in Petrochori) and Karytaina Castle (in Karitena). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kalamata Beach, stroll through Paralia Almirou, delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia, and admire the sheer force of Neda Waterfalls.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kalamata trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Sparta to Kalamata by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Kalamata, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Voidokilia Beach, Methoni Castle, Archelon Sea Turtles Rescue Center, Antigua Mesenia, Neda Waterfalls
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Methoni Castle ©
Methoni Castle
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia

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