7 days in The Balkans Itinerary

7 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Delphi
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Naupactus
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Pyrgos
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Pylos
— 1 night
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Kalamata
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Areopoli
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Gytheio
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Elafonisos
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Monemvasia
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Sparta
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Nafplio
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Epidavros
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Aigio
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Delphi

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Delphi trip itinerary builder tool.

Thessaloniki to Delphi is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naupactus.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites
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Naupactus

— 1 night
For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Naupactus trip planner.

Getting from Delphi to Naupactus by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Naupactus can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Pyrgos.

Pyrgos

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pyrgos trip tool.

Traveling by car from Naupactus to Pyrgos takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pyrgos can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Pylos.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Tours · Transportation · Museums · Outdoors

Pylos

— 1 night
Pylos, historically also known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. To see maps and more tourist information, read our Pylos travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Pyrgos to Pylos takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to Kalamata.

Things to do in Pylos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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. For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kalamata online road trip planner.

You can drive from Pylos to Kalamata in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kalamata can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Areopoli on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Kalamata

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Areopoli

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Areopoli trip planner.

Getting from Kalamata to Areopoli by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will leave for Gytheio on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Areopoli

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nightlife

Gytheio

— 1 night
Gytheio, the ancient Gythium or Gytheion, is a town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gytheio online journey maker.

Gytheio is very close to Areopoli. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will leave for Elafonisos on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Gytheio

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Elafonisos

Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach and then kick back and relax at Megali Paralia.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Elafonisos road trip website.

Getting from Gytheio to Elafonisos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Monemvasia

— 1 night
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 4th (Wed), stop by To Kelari - Kastro Monemvasias.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Elafonisos to Monemvasia takes 1.5 hours. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Sparta.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Shopping

Sparta

Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sparta itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Sparta takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Nafplio

— 1 night
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nafplio trip planner.

Getting from Sparta to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sparta in August since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 17°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Epidavros.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Sanctuary of Asklepios.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Epidavros travel planner.

Epidavros is just a stone's throw from Nafplio. In August, daily temperatures in Epidavros can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Aigio.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites
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Aigio

— 1 night
Aigio, also written as Aeghion, Aegion, Aegio, Egio, is a town and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. On the 7th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Aigion.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aigio day trip website.

Drive from Epidavros to Aigio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Epidavros in August, Aigio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Aigio

Museums
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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.