16 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

16 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Petrochori
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Petrochori
— 1 night
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Kalamata
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sparta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kranidi
— 1 night
Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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Petrochori

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Archelon Sea Turtles Rescue Center, then hike along Navarino Outdoors - Day Hiking, and then stroll through Voidokilia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Palace of Nestor, then play a few rounds at The Bay Course - Costa Navarino, and then stroll through Petrochori Beach.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Petrochori is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Johannesburg in April since evenings lows in Petrochori dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalamata.

Things to do in Petrochori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Kalamata

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, learn something new at Local Moods, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamata Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Messenia, and finally pick up some local products at Kalamata Farmer's Market. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Vyros Gorge, step into the grandiose world of Mourtzinos Castle, then contemplate the long history of Antigua Mesenia, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Messini Stadium.

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You can drive from Petrochori to Kalamata in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Kalamata

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sparta

— 2 nights
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, kick back and relax at Simos Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Mystras. Keep things going the next day: stop by Pasteli Manolakos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mavrovouni Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Archaeological site of Mystra, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sparta tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Kalamata to Sparta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Sparta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, then step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress, and finally contemplate the long history of Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then learn about winemaking at Monemvasia Winery Tsimbidi, and finally kick back and relax at Plytras Beach.

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Getting from Sparta to Monemvasia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nafplio

— 5 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Let the collections at Offshore Hydropower Museum and Archaeological Museum of Nauplion capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Fortress Palamidi and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Kalogris Organic Winery (in Kapsas), Street Market Tripoli (in Tripoli) and Corinth (Akrokorinthos & Archea Korinthos). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Corinth Canal, take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, and look for gifts at Feelwood Concept Store.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nafplio online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Nafplio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kranidi.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Kranidi

— 1 night
On the 1st (Wed), Head underground at Didyma Caves, then stroll through Paralia Lepitsa, then see the interesting displays at Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Franchthi Cave.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kranidi day trip planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Kranidi in 1.5 hours. April in Kranidi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kranidi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.