9 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

9 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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9 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

Start: Patras
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Nafplio
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Monemvasia
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Elafonisos
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Gytheio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kalamata
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Patras

1
night
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 12th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

For photos and tourist information, read our Nafplio tour planner.

Patras to Nafplio is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Patras in August, Nafplio is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Archaeological Site Mycenae, Corinth Canal, Ktima Palivou
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

1
day
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 14th (Fri), stop by The Cellar Olive Oil and Wine Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monemvasia tour planning app .

You can drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Shopping
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Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

1
night
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Megali Paralia, stroll through Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then kick back and relax at Lefki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Panagia Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Elafonisos trip planner.

Drive from Monemvasia to Elafonisos in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gytheio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

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

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night
Gytheio

Gytheio ©
On the 17th (Mon), take a tour of Shipwreck Dimitrios, stroll through Mavrovouni Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Lighthouse of Gythio.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gytheio day trip planning website .

Drive from Elafonisos to Gytheio in 2.5 hours. In August in Gytheio, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalamata.

Things to do in Gytheio

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Mavrovouni Beach ©
Mavrovouni Beach
Shipwreck Dimitrios ©
Shipwreck Dimitrios
Lighthouse of Gythio ©
Lighthouse of Gythio

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Tsiklitira's House, enjoy the sand and surf at Voidokilia Beach, then admire the sheer force of Polylimnio Waterfall, and finally explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamata Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Ypapanti Church, then admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Agioi Apostoloi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Great Escape Kalamata.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalamata holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Gytheio to Kalamata in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Antigua Mesenia, Polylimnio Waterfall, Tsiklitira's House, Voidokilia Beach
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Polylimnio Waterfall ©
Polylimnio Waterfall
Great Escape Kalamata ©
Great Escape Kalamata

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