26 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

26 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Monemvasia
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Monemvasia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sparta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kardamili
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gialova
— 3 nights
Drive
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Messini
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 11 nights
Bus to Athens, Fly to Belgrade

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Monemvasia — 3 nights

Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. When in Monemvasia, make a side trip to see Kastania Cave in Kastania, approximately Kastania away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Monemvasia Fortress, look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Collection of Monemvasia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Monemvasia itinerary planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Monemvasia is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Belgrade to Monemvasia due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sparta.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Side Trips

Sparta — 3 nights

Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sparta: Karytaina Castle (in Karitena) and The Menalon Trail (in Stemnitsa). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mystras, take a memorable drive along Langada Pass, appreciate the extensive heritage of Archaeological site of Mystra, and explore the stunning scenery at Kastora Canyon.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sparta trip planning site.

Getting from Monemvasia to Sparta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kardamili.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Kardamili — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kardamili: Caves of Diros (in Diros) and Zervobeakos Handmade Pottery (in Pirgos Dirou).

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kardamili itinerary builder app.

Getting from Sparta to Kardamili by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kardamili can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gialova.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

Gialova — 3 nights

Gialova is a village on Navarino Bay in the municipality of Pylos-Nestor in the regional unit of Messenia in the south-west Peloponnese, Greece, about six kilometres north of Pylos. Gialova is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Methoni Castle, admire the sheer force of Polylimnio Waterfall, kick back and relax at Voidokilia Beach, and see some colorful creatures with Ionian Dive Center.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gialova vacation planner.

You can drive from Kardamili to Gialova in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Gialova, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Messini.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Golf
Side Trips

Messini — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Theodora and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Messini Stadium. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bouka-Mati Beach, then explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia, and then examine the collection at Engraving Museum Takis Katsoulidis.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Messini road trip app.

Drive from Gialova to Messini in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Messini are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nafplio.
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Nafplio — 11 nights

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Archea Korinthos, &more), Isthmia (Temple of Isthmia Archeologikos Choros Isthmia & Corinth Canal) and Archaelogical site of Nemea (in Nemea). There's much more to do: catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, delve into the distant past at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, and take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nafplio trip planner.

Getting from Messini to Nafplio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Messini in June, Nafplio is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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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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