7 days in Athens & Peloponnese Itinerary

7 days in Athens & Peloponnese Itinerary

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7 days in Athens & Peloponnese Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Sparta
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kalamata
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Epidavros
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will enjoy Acropolis Museum and Acropolis of Athens. For shopping fun, head to The Loom or Ermou Street. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, take in the exciting artwork at Orlik Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Eleni Marneri Galerie, and hunt for treasures at Central Market.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens online driving holiday planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sparta.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

1
day
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mystras and then kick back and relax at Simos Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sparta trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Athens to Sparta in 3 hours. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sparta, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Kalamata.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Simos Beach
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Simos Beach ©
Simos Beach
Mystras ©
Mystras

1
night
Kalamata

Kalamata ©
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for gifts at Local Moods, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then browse the fresh offerings at Kalamata Farmer's Market, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Messene.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kalamata tour planner.

Drive from Sparta to Kalamata in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Epidavros.

Things to do in Kalamata

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ancient Messene
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Ancient Messene ©
Ancient Messene

1
night
Epidavros

Epidavros ©
One of the ancient world's famed places of healing, Epidavros today remains best known as the site of a remarkably well-preserved Hellenic theater, designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): catch a live event at Epidaurus Theater.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Epidavros day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalamata to Epidavros takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kalamata in July, Epidavros is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Epidavros

Historic Sites
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

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