51 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

51 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  10 h
1
Kalamata
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Methoni
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kyparissia
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Monemvasia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Elafonisos
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Sparta
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Dimitsana
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Nafplio
— 8 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Helsinki

6
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. Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes and ENGRAVING MUSEUM TAKIS KATSOULIDIS will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalamata: Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery (in Pirgos Dirou), Kardamili (Foneas Beach, Kalamitsi Beach, &more) and Kalogrias Beach (in Stoupa). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kalamata Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Nikolaos Beach, test your problem-solving skills at Great Escape Kalamata, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Messenia.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kalamata road trip site.

Helsinki, Finland to Kalamata is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Helsinki in July: high temperatures in Kalamata hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Methoni.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kardamili, Messini, Agios Nikolaos Beach, Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery, St. Peter Church
Highlights from your plan
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia
Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery ©
Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery

6
nights
Methoni

Methoni ©
You'll explore and learn at Tsiklitira's House and Museum of Pylos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Methoni: Romanos Beach (in Pylos), Lera Moni Panagia Soumela (in Kastania) and Petrochori (Voidokilia Beach & Petrochori Beach).

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Methoni online visit planner.

Drive from Kalamata to Methoni in 1.5 hours. In July in Methoni, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyparissia.

Things to do in Methoni

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pylos, Koroni, Chora, Petrochori, Golden Beach (Divari Beach)
Highlights from your plan
Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Archaeological Museum of Chora ©
Archaeological Museum of Chora
Methoni Castle ©
Methoni Castle

6
nights
Kyparissia

Kyparissia ©
Kyparissia is a town and a former municipality in northwestern Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Get out of town with these interesting Kyparissia side-trips: Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros), Beach Break (in Gargalianoi) and Messini (Andromonastiro, Ancient Messini Stadium, &more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Neda Waterfalls, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Nero Beach, see the interesting displays at The Old Watermill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Theodora.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyparissia road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Methoni to Kyparissia takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kyparissia are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Monemvasia on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Kyparissia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Messini, Filiatra, Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Ardas River, Agia Theodora
Highlights from your plan
Agia Theodora ©
Agia Theodora
The Old Watermill ©
The Old Watermill
Neda Waterfalls ©
Neda Waterfalls

6
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia and Historical and Ethnological Museum of Mani. Change things up with these side-trips from Monemvasia: Skoutari Beach (in Skoutari), Plytras Beach (in Plitra) and Kastania Cave (in Kastania). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress, take in panoramic vistas at Lighthouse of Gythio, take a tour of Shipwreck Dimitrios, and kick back and relax at Paralia Fokianos.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Monemvasia trip tool.

Drive from Kyparissia to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gytheio, Velies, Skoutari Beach, Paralia Fokianos, Plytras Beach
Highlights from your plan
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church
Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia
Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia
Kastania Cave ©
Kastania Cave

6
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Step out of Elafonisos with an excursion to Petrified Forest in Agios Nikolaos--about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία and kick back and relax at Megali Paralia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Elafonisos trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Elafonisos in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Sparta on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Appreciate the collections at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil and The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sparta: Archaeological Museum of Tegea (in Tegea), Tripoli (War Museum of Tripoli & Archeological Museum of Tripoli) and Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou (in Stemnitsa). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mystras, pause for some photo ops at Leonidas Monument, admire the masterpieces at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum.

Plan my day in Sparta using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Elafonisos to Sparta with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Sparta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dimitsana.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mystras, Tripoli, Archaeological site Keadas, Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo, Kastora Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological Museum of Tegea ©
Archaeological Museum of Tegea
The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis ©
The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis

6
nights
Dimitsana

Dimitsana ©
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Appreciate the collections at Kolokotroni House and Offshore Hydropower Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dimitsana: Ladon Lake (in Tropaia), Karytaina Castle (in Karitena) and Agios Demetrios (in Drakovouni). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Finikounda Beach, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum Panagias, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aimyalon Monastery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Dimitsana day trip planning website.

Getting from Sparta to Dimitsana by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sparta in August, Dimitsana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Finikounda Beach, Ladon Lake, Karytaina Castle, Kolokotroni House, Agios Demetrios
Highlights from your plan
Lousios River ©
Lousios River
Troupis Winery ©
Troupis Winery
Ancient Gortys ©
Ancient Gortys

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Archea Korinthos and Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae. Venture out of the city with trips to Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Archaeological Museum of Corinth, &more), Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki) and Temple of Isthmia Archeologikos Choros Isthmia (in Isthmia). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, and contemplate the long history of Bourtzi.

Plan my Nafplio trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Dimitsana to Nafplio in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Nafplio can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mycenae, Corinth, Nemea, Epidavros, Loutraki
Highlights from your plan
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Archaeological Museum of Corinth ©
Archaeological Museum of Corinth

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