8 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

8 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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8 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

Start: Athens
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Nafplio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Sparta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Loutraki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Athens

3
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Step out of Nafplio with an excursion to Epidaurus Theater in Epidavros--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ancient Mycenae, look for gifts at Genesis Ceramic Workshop, stroll through Tolo Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Nauplion.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nafplio vacation planner.

Athens to Nafplio is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Nafplio

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Mycenae, Epidaurus Theater, Tolo Beach
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Epidaurus Theater ©
Epidaurus Theater
Palamidi Castle ©
Palamidi Castle
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

3
nights
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Mavrovouni Beach (in Gytheio), Skoutari Beach (in Skoutari) and Caves of Diros (in Areopoli). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Mystras, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Kastora Canyon, and examine the collection at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Sparta travel planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Sparta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sparta can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Loutraki.

Things to do in Sparta

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caves of Diros, Mavrovouni Beach, Skoutari Beach, Archaeological site of Mystra, Kastora Canyon
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Caves of Diros ©
Caves of Diros
Mystras ©
Mystras
Skoutari Beach ©
Skoutari Beach

1
night
Loutraki

Loutraki ©
On the 31st (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Corinth Canal, take in the dramatic natural features at Acrocorinth, and then get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Vouliagmeni Lake, delve into the distant past at Heraion (Sanctuary of Hera) in Perachora, then don't miss a visit to Heraion of Perachora, and finally explore the ancient world of The Diolkos.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Loutraki itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sparta to Loutraki in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loutraki

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Corinth, Perachora
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Corinth Canal ©
Corinth Canal
Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth

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