21 days in Peloponnese & Olympia Itinerary

21 days in Peloponnese & Olympia Itinerary

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Corinth
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Stemnitsa
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Vastas
— 1 night
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Messini
— 2 nights
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Pylos
— 3 nights
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Mystras
— 1 night
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Gerolimenas
— 2 nights
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Monemvasia
— 1 night
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Elafonisos
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Epidavros
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Nafplio
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Olympia
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Corinth — 1 night

History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekklisia Agios Vlasios, explore the activities along Lake Iraiou, and then contemplate the long history of Monastery of the Dormition Rock Nemea. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Rema Ton Mylwn, then stop by Kilix Ceramic Crafts, then do a tasting at Giannikos Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Apostolos Pavlos Church.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Corinth trip planner.

Athens to Corinth is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Corinth are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Stemnitsa.
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Stemnitsa — 1 night

On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aimyalon Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Monastery of the Philosopher, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lousios River, and finally trek along The Menalon Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stemnitsa holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Corinth to Stemnitsa takes 2 hours. Traveling from Corinth in June, expect Stemnitsa to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vastas.
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Vastas — 1 night

Vastas is a village in the municipality of Megalopoli, Arcadia, Greece. On the 25th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Theodora and then get to know the fascinating history of Lycosura.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vastas sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Stemnitsa to Vastas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vastas when traveling from Stemnitsa in June, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Messini.
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Messini — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Engraving Museum Takis Katsoulidis, explore the activities along Pamisos Springs, and then explore the ancient world of Arcadian Gate. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Boukas, then explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia, then step into the grandiose world of Andromonastiro, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Messini Stadium.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Messini online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vastas to Messini in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Messini are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pylos.
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Pylos — 3 nights

Pylos, historically also known under its Italian name Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Bay Course - Costa Navarino and Nestor's Cave. Explore Pylos' surroundings by going to Geia Mas (in Koroni), Atelier Sud (in Finikounda) and Lera Moni Panagia Soumela (in Kastania). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Glossa Beach, discover the deep blue sea with Ionian Dive Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Petrochori Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Pylos.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pylos road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Messini to Pylos takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Pylos can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mystras.
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Mystras — 1 night

Mystras or Mistras, also known as Myzithras in the Chronicle of the Morea, is a fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine Paleologos, contemplate the long history of The Menelaion, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of the Acropolis of Sparta, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis and Ancient Theater.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mystras vacation website.

Drive from Pylos to Mystras in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mystras are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gerolimenas.
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Gerolimenas — 2 nights

Gerolimenas is a picturesque small coastal village and a community in the municipal unit of Oitylo, at the southern end of the Mani Peninsula, in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Marmari Beach, then steep yourself in history at Cape Tainaron, then visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Porto Kagio Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Gerolimenas Beach, then kick back and relax at Alypa Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Gerolimenas trip planner.

Getting from Mystras to Gerolimenas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Gerolimenas are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Monemvasia.
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Monemvasia — 1 night

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Liotrivi Monemvasia - Historical Mansion, do a tasting at Monemvasia Winery Tsimbidi, then look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Monemvasia road trip site.

You can drive from Gerolimenas to Monemvasia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Elafonisos.
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Elafonisos — 1 night

Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Panagia Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach, and then kick back and relax at Megali Paralia.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Elafonisos online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Elafonisos takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Epidavros.
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Epidavros — 2 nights

One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): Head underground at Franchthi Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Didyma Caves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Lepitsa, and finally explore the ancient world of The Sunken City - Ancient Epidaurus. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamaki Beach, learn more about the world around you at Kotsiomitis Natural History Museum, then don't miss a visit to Archaeological Site of Asklipiiou Epidavrou, and finally don't miss a visit to Sanctuary of Asklepios.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Epidavros tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Elafonisos to Epidavros in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Panaghia, get a taste of the local shopping with Antiminsio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Ayios Georgios, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Spyridonas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Evaggelistria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Kyriaki Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Ancient Asine (Kastraki).

To plan Nafplio vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Nafplio is just a short distance from Epidavros. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Olympia.
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Olympia — 3 nights

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Visit Kastro Chlemoutsi and Monastery of Kremasti for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Archimedes Museum and Legends Of Greek Mythology. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympia: Amaliada (Paralia Agia Marina & Palouki beach) and Glyfa Beach (in Glyfa). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at Guide me in Greece tours, admire the sheer force of Nemouta Waterfalls, and take in the exciting artwork at Smili Art Workshop.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Olympia online trip planner.

You can drive from Nafplio to Olympia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Nafplio in July, Olympia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Peloponnese travel guide

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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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