8 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

8 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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8 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Loutraki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Kalamata
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Pylos
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Epidavros
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Loutraki

Loutraki ©
On the 4th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Archaelogical site of Nemea and then take in panoramic vistas at Moni Osiou Patapiou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corinth, contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo, do a tasting at Ktima Palivou, then do a tasting at Domaine Bairaktaris, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Fotini Mantineias Church, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Melagavi (Iraion).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Loutraki tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Loutraki is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC to Loutraki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kalamata.

Things to do in Loutraki

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Nemea, Corinth, Agia Fotini Mantineias Church
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Archaelogical site of Nemea ©
Archaelogical site of Nemea
Agia Fotini Mantineias Church ©
Agia Fotini Mantineias Church
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

2
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Antigua Mesenia, examine the collection at The Old Watermill, explore the ancient world of Arcadian Gate, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Messenia, then catch a live event at Ancient Messini Stadium, and finally get your game on at Great Escape Kalamata. On your second day here, admire the striking features of The Church of Agioi Apostoloi, see the interesting displays at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, pause for some serene contemplation at Ypapanti Church, then explore the historical opulence of Mourtzinos Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Foneas Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kalamata trip site .

Traveling by car from Loutraki to Kalamata takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Loutraki in July since evenings lows in Kalamata dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pylos.

Things to do in Kalamata

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Messini, Kardamili, The Old Watermill
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Arcadian Gate ©
Arcadian Gate
Ypapanti Church ©
Ypapanti Church

1
night
Pylos

Pylos ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Niokastro: Pylos Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Romanos Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Nestor, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Pylos, and finally stop by Deximi.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pylos day trip planner .

Getting from Kalamata to Pylos by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Epidavros.

Things to do in Pylos

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Castle of Pylos, Palace of Nestor, Deximi
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Palace of Nestor ©
Palace of Nestor
Deximi ©
Deximi

2
nights
Epidavros

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.
On the 9th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at War Museum of Nafplio, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Spyridonas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Ayios Georgios, and finally delve into the distant past at Sanctuary of Asklepios.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Epidavros trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pylos to Epidavros takes 3 hours. Traveling from Pylos in July, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Epidavros. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nafplio, Byzantine Church of the Panagias
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Church of Ayios Georgios ©
Church of Ayios Georgios
Sanctuary of Asklepios ©
Sanctuary of Asklepios
Church of Agios Spyridonas ©
Church of Agios Spyridonas

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