51 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

51 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  10 h
1
Kalamata
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Methoni
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kyparissia
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Monemvasia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Elafonisos
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Sparta
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Dimitsana
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Nafplio
— 8 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  9 h
End: Helsinki

6
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. Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes and Archaeological Museum of Messenia will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalamata: Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery (in Pirgos Dirou), Kardamili (Foneas Beach, Kalamitsi Beach, &more) and Kalogrias Beach (in Stoupa). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamata Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Agioi Apostoloi, make a trip to Aristomenous Square, and explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kalamata day trip app.

Helsinki, Finland to Kalamata is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also drive. In July, Kalamata is a bit warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Methoni.

Things to do in Kalamata

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kardamili, Messini, Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery, St. Peter Church, Agios Nikolaos Beach
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 9:
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Antigua Mesenia ©
Antigua Mesenia
Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery ©
Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery

6
nights
Methoni

Methoni ©
You'll explore and learn at Archaeological Museum of Chora and Museum of Pylos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Methoni: Lera Moni Panagia Soumela (in Kastania), Petrochori (Voidokilia Beach & Petrochori Beach) and Romanos Beach (in Pylos).

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Methoni trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kalamata to Methoni takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyparissia.

Things to do in Methoni

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pylos, Petrochori, Chora, Koroni, Polylimnio Waterfall
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:
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Voidokilia Beach ©
Voidokilia Beach
Archaeological Museum of Chora ©
Archaeological Museum of Chora
Methoni Castle ©
Methoni Castle

6
nights
Kyparissia

Kyparissia ©
Kyparissia is a town and a former municipality in northwestern Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Get out of town with these interesting Kyparissia side-trips: Beach Break (in Gargalianoi), Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros) and Messini (Andromonastiro, Ancient Messini Stadium, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Neda Waterfalls, explore the historical opulence of Kyparissia Castle, steep yourself in history at Tis Arkadias O Platanos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Theodora.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyparissia holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Methoni to Kyparissia in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Monemvasia on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Kyparissia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Messini, Filiatra, Agia Theodora, Beach Break, Ardas River
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:
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Agia Theodora ©
Agia Theodora
The Old Watermill ©
The Old Watermill
Neda Waterfalls ©
Neda Waterfalls

6
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia and Historical and Ethnological Museum of Mani. Change things up with these side-trips from Monemvasia: Skoutari Beach (in Skoutari), Kastania Cave (in Kastania) and Plytras Beach (in Plitra). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress, take in panoramic vistas at Lighthouse of Gythio, take a tour of Shipwreck Dimitrios, and kick back and relax at Paralia Fokianos.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Monemvasia trip tool.

Drive from Kyparissia to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gytheio, Velies, Paralia Fokianos, Skoutari Beach, Passavas Castle
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Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church
Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia
Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia
Mavrovouni Beach ©
Mavrovouni Beach

6
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Step out of Elafonisos with an excursion to Petrified Forest in Agios Nikolaos--about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία and kick back and relax at Panagia Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Elafonisos trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Monemvasia to Elafonisos in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Sparta on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Petrified Forest
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 2:
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Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©
Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία
Panagia Beach
Panagia Beach
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia

6
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Appreciate the collections at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil and The Camera Museum – Takis Aivalis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sparta: Archaeological Museum of Tegea (in Tegea), Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou (in Stemnitsa) and Tripoli (War Museum of Tripoli & Archeological Museum of Tripoli). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mystras, view the masterpieces at Koumantareios Art Gallery of Sparta, explore the ancient world of Acropolis and Ancient Theater, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panagia Elona.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sparta online trip builder.

Getting from Elafonisos to Sparta by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Sparta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dimitsana.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mystras, Tripoli, Archaeological Museum of Tegea, Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo, Kastora Canyon
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 8:
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Mystras ©
Mystras
Archaeological Museum of Tegea ©
Archaeological Museum of Tegea
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil ©
Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

6
nights
Dimitsana

Dimitsana ©
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Appreciate the collections at Offshore Hydropower Museum and Folklore Museum Panagias. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dimitsana: Kolokotroni House (in Piana), Karytaina Castle (in Karitena) and Agios Demetrios (in Drakovouni). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Finikounda Beach, delve into the distant past at Ancient Gortys, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aimyalon Monastery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dimitsana day trip planning website.

Getting from Sparta to Dimitsana by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sparta in August, Dimitsana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Moni Prodromou, Kolokotroni House, Finikounda Beach, Ancient Gortys, Karytaina Castle
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:
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Lousios River ©
Lousios River
Troupis Winery ©
Troupis Winery
The Menalon Trail ©
The Menalon Trail

8
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Archea Korinthos and Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae. Venture out of the city with trips to Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Archaeological Museum of Corinth, &more), Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki) and Temple of Isthmia Archeologikos Choros Isthmia (in Isthmia). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, kick back and relax at Karathona Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nafplio road trip site.

Traveling by car from Dimitsana to Nafplio takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nafplio are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Mycenae, Nemea, Loutraki, Epidavros
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 22:
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Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ©
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

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