8 days in The Balkans Itinerary

8 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Lefkada Town
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Pyrgos
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Pylos
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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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Aigio
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Delphi
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Lefkada Town

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): expand your understanding of the military at Castle of Agia Maura and then get outside with Crociere A Vela.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lefkada Town trip planning app.

Thessaloniki to Lefkada Town is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In June in Lefkada Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Lefkada Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Pyrgos

— 1 night
You've now added Archaeological Site of Olympia to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archaeological Site of Olympia.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pyrgos sightseeing app.

You can drive from Lefkada Town to Pyrgos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Pyrgos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Pylos.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Historic Sites

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Pylos

Pylos, historically also known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pylos trip tool.

Getting from Pyrgos to Pylos by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Pylos, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will leave for Kalamata on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Pylos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Kalamata

— 1 night
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 can plan Kalamata trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Pylos to Kalamata in 1.5 hours. In June in Kalamata, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Areopoli on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Kalamata

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Areopoli

Caves of Diros has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Diros.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Areopoli attractions planner.

You can drive from Kalamata to Areopoli in 2 hours. June in Areopoli sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gytheio.

Things to do in Areopoli

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Gytheio

— 1 night
Gytheio, the ancient Gythium or Gytheion, is a town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Passavas Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gytheio trip planner.

Gytheio is just a short distance from Areopoli. In June, daily temperatures in Gytheio can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll set off for Elafonisos on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Gytheio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Elafonisos

Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Panagia Beach and then stroll through Megali Paralia.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Elafonisos road trip app.

Getting from Gytheio to Elafonisos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Monemvasia

— 1 night
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monemvasia vacation app.

Getting from Elafonisos to Monemvasia by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Sparta.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Sparta

Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Mystras has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mystras.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sparta travel route planning site.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Sparta in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Archaeological Site Mycenae as well as The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Kolokotroni Statue.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nafplio route planner.

Getting from Sparta to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sparta in June since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aigio.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aigio

— 1 night
Aigio, also written as Aeghion, Aegion, Aegio, Egio, is a town and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aigio trip maker tool.

Getting from Nafplio to Aigio by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Aigio when traveling from Nafplio in June, with lows around 20°C. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to Delphi.

Things to do in Aigio

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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 20th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Delphi road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Aigio to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. June in Delphi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites
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Lefkada travel guide

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Beaches · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.

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.