12 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

12 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Drive to Newcastle Airport, Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Dimitsana
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Dimitsana
— 1 night
Drive
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Nafplio
— 5 nights
Drive
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Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sparta
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalamata
— 2 nights
Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Durham

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Dimitsana

— 1 night
Dimitsana is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aimyalon Monastery, then get interesting insight from Trekking Hellas of Arkadia, and finally examine the collection at Offshore Hydropower Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dimitsana trip itinerary planning website.

Durham, UK to Dimitsana is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Durham to Dimitsana, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in October, you will find days in Dimitsana are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Dimitsana

Tours · Adventure · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Nafplio

— 5 nights
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Nafplio side-trips: Corinth (Temple of Apollo, Archea Korinthos, &more) and Isthmia (C.A.T Argo & Corinth Canal). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nafplio trip planning site.

You can drive from Dimitsana to Nafplio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monemvasia

— 2 nights
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church, and then explore the ancient world of Monemvasia Fortress. On your second day here, make a trip to Archealogical Site of Epidavros Limira, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos).

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monemvasia day trip planning tool.

Drive from Nafplio to Monemvasia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Sparta

— 1 night
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. On the 7th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Amyklaion and Sanctuary of Apollo, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine Paleologos, then steep yourself in history at Mystras, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Archaeological site of Mystra.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sparta travel route planning site.

Getting from Monemvasia to Sparta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalamata

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Engraving Museum Takis Katsoulidis, explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia, then examine the collection at Victoria G. Karelias Collection of Greek Traditional Costumes, then make a short side trip with Explore Messinia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Agioi Apostoloi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter Church, look for gifts at The Bead Shop Kardamyli, and then steep yourself in history at The House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kalamata vacation maker.

You can drive from Sparta to Kalamata in 1.5 hours. In November in Kalamata, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamata

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.