8 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

8 days in Peloponnese Itinerary

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Nafplio
— 3 nights
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Sparta
— 3 nights
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Loutraki
— 1 night
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Nafplio

— 3 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 25th (Fri), spend a day of historical exploration at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, contemplate the long history of Lion Gate, and explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nafplio trip itinerary builder site.

Athens to Nafplio is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nafplio when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Sparta

— 3 nights
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sparta: Skoutari Beach (in Skoutari) and Mavrovouni Beach (in Gytheio). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mystras, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Kastora Canyon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sparta trip itinerary app.

Drive from Nafplio to Sparta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in May since evenings lows in Sparta dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Loutraki.

Things to do in Sparta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Loutraki

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the activities along Corinth Canal, then explore the ancient world of Akrokorinthos, and then delve into the distant past at Archea Korinthos. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Limni Vouliagmeni, then delve into the distant past at West Court of Heraion of Perachora, and then explore the ancient world of Diolkos Archaeological Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Loutraki planner.

Traveling by car from Sparta to Loutraki takes 2 hours. Traveling from Sparta in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Loutraki, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Loutraki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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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.