17 days in Athens, Patras & Peloponnese Itinerary

17 days in Athens, Patras & Peloponnese Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Patras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sparta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pylos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Areopoli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 2 nights
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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Athens road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Patras.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Patras — 2 nights

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): snap pictures at Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), then learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Cervantes, then steep yourself in history at Nafpaktos Old Port, and then step into the grandiose world of The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Patras travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Athens to Patras in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in July since evenings lows in Patras dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Sparta.
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Historic Sites · Wineries
Side Trips

Sparta — 2 nights

Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Change things up with a short trip to Kakovatos Beach in Kakovatos (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological site of Mystra, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, pause for some photo ops at Leonidas Monument, and steep yourself in history at Mystras.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sparta trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Patras to Sparta in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pylos.
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Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Pylos — 4 nights

Pylos, historically also known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pylos: Antigua Mesenia (in Messini) and Koroni (Geia Mas & Koroni Castle). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Voidokilia Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Pylos, play a few rounds at The Dunes Course, and take in the dramatic scenery at Polylimnio Waterfall.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pylos trip itinerary site.

Getting from Sparta to Pylos by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Areopoli.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Areopoli — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Areopoli: Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse (in Porto Kagio) and Gytheio (Lighthouse of Gythio, Shipwreck Dimitrios, &more).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Areopoli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pylos to Areopoli takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Areopoli are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Nafplio.
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Nafplio — 2 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 1st (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Palamidi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Karathona Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, stroll through Corinth Canal, and then stop by sokakidelinafplio.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Areopoli to Nafplio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Areopoli in July since evenings lows in Nafplio dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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.
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