20 days in Peloponnese, Kalavrita & Olympia Itinerary

20 days in Peloponnese, Kalavrita & Olympia Itinerary

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Nafplio
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Ermioni
— 1 night
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Epidavros
— 2 nights
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Dimitsana
— 1 night
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Kalavrita
— 2 nights
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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Messini
— 2 nights
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Sparta
— 2 nights
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Mystras
— 1 night
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Kokkinogia
— 1 night
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Areopoli
— 1 night
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Elafonisos
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Monemvasia
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress Palamidi and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Appreciate the collections at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and Archaeological Museum of Nauplion. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Karathona Beach, steep yourself in history at Lion Gate, stop by Kapnopoleio Nafplio, and get engrossed in the history at Byzantine Museum of Argos.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nafplio day trip site.

Athens to Nafplio is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in November, with highs in Nafplio at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Ermioni.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ermioni

— 1 night
Ermioni is a small port town and a former municipality in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece on the Argolid Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Didyma Caves, explore the galleries of Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary, then get outside with Nikki Βeach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Petrothalassa Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ermioni trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Ermioni takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, Ermioni is somewhat warmer than Nafplio - with highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Epidavros.

Things to do in Ermioni

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Epidavros

— 2 nights
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.
On the 7th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Epidaurus Archaeological Museum and then contemplate the long history of The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Kotsiomitis Natural History Museum, see some colorful creatures with Epidive Center, and then delve into the distant past at Sanctuary of Asklepios.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Epidavros trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Ermioni to Epidavros takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ermioni in November, things will get a bit cooler in Epidavros: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dimitsana.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Dimitsana

— 1 night
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Offshore Hydropower Museum, trek along The Menalon Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aimyalon Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dimitsana day trip website.

You can drive from Epidavros to Dimitsana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Dimitsana sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalavrita.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Kalavrita

— 2 nights
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Kastria Cave of the Lakes, explore the fascinating underground world of Spileo Limnon, contemplate the long history of Topos Thysias, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mega Spilaio Monastery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Folclore and Historic Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, explore the striking landscape at Gorge of Vouraikos, then don't miss a visit to Makellaria Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Lavra Monastery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kalavrita trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dimitsana to Kalavrita takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Kalavrita sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Olympia

— 2 nights
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, contemplate the long history of Archaeological Site of Olympia, and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, learn about winemaking at Mercouri Estate, and then see what you can catch with Katakolo Yacht Charters & Daily Cruises.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Olympia trip maker site.

Drive from Kalavrita to Olympia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kalavrita in November, expect Olympia to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Messini.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Wineries · Transportation · Wildlife

Side Trips

Messini

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Archaeological Museum of Chora, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Nestor, then stroll through Voidokilia Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at ENGRAVING MUSEUM TAKIS KATSOULIDIS. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Arcadian Gate, step into the grandiose world of Andromonastiro, then admire the sheer force of Polylimnio Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lera Moni Panagia Soumela.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Messini holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Messini takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Messini

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Sparta

— 2 nights
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, steep yourself in history at Mystras, and then explore the world behind art at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Langada Pass, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis and Ancient Theater, and then appreciate the history behind Leonidas Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sparta trip planner.

Drive from Messini to Sparta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Sparta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mystras.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Mystras

— 1 night
Mystras or Mistras, also known as Myzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea, is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine Paleologos, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra, and finally contemplate the long history of Archaeological site Keadas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mystras online tour builder.

Mystras is very close to Sparta. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kokkinogia.

Things to do in Mystras

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kokkinogia

— 1 night
On the 19th (Thu), kick back and relax at Porto Kagio Beach and then make a trip to Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kokkinogia trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Mystras to Kokkinogia in 2 hours. November in Kokkinogia sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Areopoli.

Things to do in Kokkinogia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Areopoli

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mavrovouni Beach, then Head underground at Spilaio Glyfada, then explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Diros, and finally browse the exhibits of Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Areopoli trip planner.

You can drive from Kokkinogia to Areopoli in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Areopoli

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Elafonisos

Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Elafonisos trip itinerary planner.

You can travel from Areopoli to Elafonisos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Monemvasia on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nightlife

Monemvasia

— 1 night
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 21st (Sat), stop by To Kelari - Kastro Monemvasias, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monemvasia trip app.

Traveling by journey from Elafonisos to Monemvasia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping

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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.

Mani Peninsula travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites