8 days in Peloponnese & Spetses Itinerary

8 days in Peloponnese & Spetses Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Travel:  4 h 15 min
2
Spetses
— 1 night
Travel:  5 h 30 min
3
Elafonisos
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Kalamata
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: London

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, thentake in the views from Arkadiko Bridge, and then steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, look for gifts at Eklektopolio, thenexplore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, and finally contemplate the long history of Lion Gate.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nafplio travel planner.

London, UK to Nafplio is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Nafplio hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Spetses.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Mycenae, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
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Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

1
night
Spetses

Spetses ©
Spetses is an affluent island and a municipality in the Islands regional unit, Attica, Greece. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ayia Paraskevi Beach, take a pleasant ride with Gregs Spetses Horses, thenexamine the collection at Bouboulina's Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bouboulina's Statue.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Spetses trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nafplio to Spetses. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Spetses

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ayia Paraskevi Beach ©
Ayia Paraskevi Beach
Bouboulina's Museum ©
Bouboulina's Museum
Gregs Spetses Horses ©
Gregs Spetses Horses

1
night
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll through Megali Paralia, enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Elafonisos sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Spetses to Elafonisos with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kalamata.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία

3
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Voidokilia Beach and The Church of Agioi Apostoloi. Get out of town with these interesting Kalamata side-trips: Romanos Beach (in Pylos), Tis Arkadias O Platanos (in Kyparissia) and Sparta (Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta & Mystras). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamata Beach, appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine Paleologos, examine the collection at ENGRAVING MUSEUM TAKIS KATSOULIDIS, and explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalamata holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Elafonisos to Kalamata. In July in Kalamata, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sparta, Messini, Romanos Beach, Statue of Constantine Paleologos, Voidokilia Beach
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Mystras ©
Mystras
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia

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