27 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

27 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Messini
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Methoni
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Sparta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Monemvasia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Elafonisos
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Nafplio
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Athens

2
nights
Messini

Messini ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Messini: Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros), Ancient Megalopolis (in Megalopolis) and Agia Theodora (in Vastas).

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Messini online driving holiday planner.

Athens to Messini is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder evenings in Messini when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Methoni.

Things to do in Messini

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Ancient Megalopolis, Agia Theodora, Pamisos Springs
Highlights from your plan
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia
Andromonastiro ©
Andromonastiro
Agia Theodora ©
Agia Theodora

3
nights
Methoni

Methoni ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Methoni: Palace of Nestor (in Chora), Romanos Beach (in Pylos) and Voidokilia Beach (in Petrochori).

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Methoni trip planner.

Drive from Messini to Methoni in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sparta.

Things to do in Methoni

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pylos, Palace of Nestor, Castle of Pylos, Polylimnio Waterfall, Koroni Castle
Highlights from your plan
Methoni Castle ©
Methoni Castle
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Polylimnio Waterfall ©
Polylimnio Waterfall

4
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Explore Sparta's surroundings by going to Karytaina Castle (in Karitena), Archaeological Museum of Tegea (in Tegea) and Neda Waterfalls (in Kyparissia). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mystras, examine the collection at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, appreciate the history behind Leonidas Monument, and stroll through Finikounda Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Methoni to Sparta takes 2 hours. In August in Sparta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mystras, Karytaina Castle, Archaeological Museum of Tegea, Neda Waterfalls, Finikounda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mystras ©
Mystras
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil ©
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil
Neda Waterfalls ©
Neda Waterfalls

5
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Explore Monemvasia's surroundings by going to Gytheio (Mavrovouni Beach, Lighthouse of Gythio, &more), Skoutari Beach (in Skoutari) and Paralia Fokianos (in Fokiano). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Monemvasia Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plytras Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Monemvasia trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sparta to Monemvasia takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Gytheio, Velies, Plytras Beach, Skoutari Beach, Paralia Fokianos
Highlights from your plan
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church
Mavrovouni Beach ©
Mavrovouni Beach

4
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Take a break from Elafonisos with a short trip to Petrified Forest in Agios Nikolaos, about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία and stroll through Panagia Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Elafonisos visit planner.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Elafonisos takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Petrified Forest
Highlights from your plan
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία
Panagia Beach
Panagia Beach

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros), Loutraki (Limni Vouliagmeni & Moni Osiou Patapiou) and Corinth (Archea Korinthos, Corinth Canal, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, steep yourself in history at Bourtzi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Karathona Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nafplio trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Elafonisos to Nafplio in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Loutraki, Epidavros, Astros Beach
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

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