10 days in Athens & Peloponnese Itinerary

10 days in Athens & Peloponnese Itinerary

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10 days in Athens & Peloponnese Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sparta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Kardamili
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Loutraki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Athens


4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Bring the kids along to Acropolis of Athens and Mount Lycabettus. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Athens. In April in Athens, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), catch a live event at Epidaurus Theater. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Bourtzi, then take an in-depth tour of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palamidi Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio travel planner.

You can drive from Athens to Nafplio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Athens in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nafplio, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Epidaurus Theater
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Epidaurus Theater ©
Epidaurus Theater
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi
Bourtzi ©
Bourtzi

1
night
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. On the 14th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Kastora Canyon and then delve into the distant past at Mystras.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sparta tour builder .

You can drive from Nafplio to Sparta in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nafplio in April since evenings lows in Sparta dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Kardamili.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kastora Canyon
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Mystras ©
Mystras

1
night
Kardamili

Kardamili ©
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Sophia, stroll through Ritsa Beach, and then head outdoors with Vyros Gorge.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kardamili trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Sparta to Kardamili takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kardamili are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Loutraki.

Things to do in Kardamili

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Church of Agia Sophia ©
Church of Agia Sophia

1
night
Loutraki

Loutraki ©
On the 16th (Tue), explore the ancient world of West Court of Heraion of Perachora, then make a trip to Heraion of Perachora, then take in the dramatic natural features at Acrocorinth, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archea Korinthos.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Loutraki travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kardamili to Loutraki takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Loutraki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Perachora
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Archea Korinthos ©
Archea Korinthos
Acrocorinth ©
Acrocorinth
Heraion of Perachora ©
Heraion of Perachora

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