45 days in Peloponnese & Mesolongion Itinerary

45 days in Peloponnese & Mesolongion Itinerary

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Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Drive to Monemvasia
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Monemvasia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Areopoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kardamili
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gialova
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pylos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Messini
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sparta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mesolongion
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nafplio
— 11 nights
Bus to Athens, Fly to Melbourne

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Monemvasia — 4 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 lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Monemvasia Fortress, look for gifts at Edodimopolio Honey Shop wine and olive oil store, learn about winemaking at Monemvasia Winery Tsimbidi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Sofia Church.

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Melbourne, Australia to Monemvasia is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Monemvasia due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Elafonisos.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips

Elafonisos — 2 nights

Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Megali Paralia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Simos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lefki Beach and then kick back and relax at Panagia Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Elafonisos visit planner.

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Elafonisos takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Areopoli.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Areopoli — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Diros, get great views at Prophet Elias, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mavrovouni Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri Tenaro Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Skoutari Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Areopoli day trip app.

You can drive from Elafonisos to Areopoli in 3 hours. In July in Areopoli, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kardamili.
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Kardamili — 4 nights

Kardamili is known for beaches, historic sites, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Foneas Beach, stroll through Delfinia Beach, cast your line with Mani Cruises, and explore the historical opulence of Mourtzinos Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kardamili online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Areopoli to Kardamili takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Gialova.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Gialova — 4 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. When in Gialova, make a side trip to see Giannitsochori Beach in Tholo, approximately Tholo away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Voidokilia Beach, discover the deep blue sea with Ionian Dive Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Polylimnio Waterfall, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of Nestor.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gialova day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kardamili to Gialova in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Gialova sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pylos: Koroni (Geia Mas & Koroni Castle). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Methoni Castle, stroll through Finikounda Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Romanos Beach, and play a few rounds at The Dunes Course.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pylos road trip planning tool.

Pylos is very close to Gialova. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Messini.
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Messini — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to Andromonastiro and then explore the ancient world of Arcadian Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Engraving Museum Takis Katsoulidis, explore the ancient world of Antigua Mesenia, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Messini Stadium.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Messini online route planner.

Getting from Pylos to Messini by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Sparta.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Sparta — 5 nights

Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Temple of Apollo Epikourios (in Skliros), Olympia (Smili Art Workshop & Euphoria Spa) and Neda Waterfalls (in Stomio). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological site of Mystra, examine the collection at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, take in breathtaking views at Kastora Canyon, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Geraki.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sparta trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Messini to Sparta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mesolongion.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Mesolongion — 6 nights

Missolonghi is a municipality of 34,416 people in western Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mesolongion: Ancient City of Iniades (in Katochi), Ippokamilos (in Sageika) and Kalogria (Dymaean Wall & Viotopos Dasous Strofilias). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Diexodos Istoriko Mouseio, admire the masterpieces at Historical Museum Diexodos, stop by Mrs DiDi Craft Shop, and work some fitness into your day at Pezedromos - Podilatodromos Megologiou.

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You can drive from Sparta to Mesolongion in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Mesolongion are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Nafplio: Nemea (Ktima Bairaktaris & Archaelogical site of Nemea), Isthmia (Tech Diving Team Dive Center & Corinth Canal) and Corinth (Akrokorinthos, Archea Korinthos, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see where the action happens at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, get to know the fascinating history of Tiryns, delve into the distant past at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, and take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nafplio trip itinerary website.

Getting from Mesolongion to Nafplio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Mesolongion in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) 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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