22 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

22 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Petrochori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kalamata
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sparta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Monemvasia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Nafplio
— 6 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  9 h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Petrochori

Petrochori ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Voidokilia Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Petrochori Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Messinia Wild Experience, take in the dramatic scenery at Polylimnio Waterfall, and then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Nestor.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Petrochori trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Helsinki, Finland to Petrochori is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in July, with highs in Petrochori at 37°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Petrochori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Polylimnio Waterfall, Messinia Wild Experience, Palace of Nestor
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Polylimnio Waterfall ©
Polylimnio Waterfall
Palace of Nestor ©
Palace of Nestor

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Kalamata: Finikounda Beach (in Finikounda), Neda Waterfalls (in Kyparissia) and Kalogrias Beach (in Stoupa). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamata Beach, delve into the distant past at Antigua Mesenia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ypapanti Church, and see the interesting displays at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kalamata trip maker.

You can drive from Petrochori to Kalamata in 1.5 hours. In July in Kalamata, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Kalamata

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pamisos Springs, Finikounda Beach, Neda Waterfalls, Mourtzinos Castle, Antigua Mesenia
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Neda Waterfalls ©
Neda Waterfalls
Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia

3
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Get out of town with these interesting Sparta side-trips: Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou (in Stemnitsa) and Tripoli (Metropolitan Church of St. Basil & Agios Georgios Park). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mystras, appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine Paleologos, delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra, and see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sparta tour builder.

You can drive from Kalamata to Sparta in 1.5 hours. In July in Sparta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mystras, Tripoli, Archaeological site Keadas, Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological site of Mystra ©
Archaeological site of Mystra
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil ©
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

3
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Explore Monemvasia's surroundings by going to Kastania Cave (in Kastania) and Plytras Beach (in Plitra). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Monemvasia Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), and do a tasting at Monemvasia Winery.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monemvasia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sparta to Monemvasia takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Velies, Kastania Cave, Plytras Beach
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Kastania Cave ©
Kastania Cave
Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church
Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos) ©

2
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Paralia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Panagia Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Elafonisos trip planner.

Getting from Monemvasia to Elafonisos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία
Panagia Beach
Panagia Beach
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Archea Korinthos, &more) and Loutraki (Limni Vouliagmeni & Moni Osiou Patapiou). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, and stroll through Karathona Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nafplio online route maker.

Getting from Elafonisos to Nafplio by car takes about 4 hours. In July in Nafplio, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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