11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Athens
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Elafonisos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Monemvasia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sparta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Athens
— 3 nights
End: Athens

2
nights
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Panagia Beach and then kick back and relax at Megali Paralia.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Elafonisos tour itinerary planner.

Athens to Elafonisos is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Monemvasia.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Simos Beach - Σίμος Παραλία ©

2
nights
Monemvasia

Monemvasia ©
Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece. On the 24th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plytras Beach and then explore the ancient world of Monemvasia Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ in Chains (Christos Elkomenos), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Sofia Church, then stop by Edodimopolio Honey Shop, then contemplate the long history of Liotrivi Historical Mansion, and finally learn about winemaking at Monemvasia Winery.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Monemvasia sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Elafonisos to Monemvasia in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sparta.

Things to do in Monemvasia

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Velies, Plytras Beach
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Agia Sofia Church ©
Agia Sofia Church

1
night
Sparta

Sparta ©
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece. On the 26th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Mystras, delve into the mystery of Archaeological site Keadas, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kastora Canyon.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sparta route maker .

Traveling by car from Monemvasia to Sparta takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sparta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Nafplio.

Things to do in Sparta

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Archaeological site Keadas, Kastora Canyon
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Mystras ©
Mystras

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Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): catch a live event at The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, then take in the views from Arkadiko Bridge, and then take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Astros Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Acrocorinth.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nafplio trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Sparta to Nafplio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sparta in August, Nafplio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Arkadiko Bridge, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus, Astros Beach, Akrokorinthos
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The Great Theatre of Epidaurus ©
The Great Theatre of Epidaurus
Akrokorinthos ©
Akrokorinthos
Nauplion Promenade
Nauplion Promenade

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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and get great views at Mount Lycabettus.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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