Top Winter getaway in Greece – Discover Peloponnese

Are you planning a winter vacation in Greece? If yes, this article is for you, but let me first tell you one important thing about holidays in Greece.

Almost everyone who is trying to plan a vacation in another country will have to make a long research of places to visit, properties to stay, etc. It is the same when you are planning your holidays in Greece, but the country but itself gives you a huge advantage.

Well, the advantage is that the country is not so big – so, there is a smart thing that can make your planning much easier – instead of choosing many different places to stay, you can choose one place to be your base and from there, you can visit many other areas that are close to this.

Find on this page a great suggestion for the best 6-Day long winter getaway in Greece, using as your base Nafplio, the most beautiful and more romantic city of Greece.

Nafplio is located only 120km away from Athens (140Km away from Athens Airport) and it is ideal location if you want to use it as your base during your vacation in Greece. Nafplio by itself, is one of the most beautiful cities of the country that really worths your visit. The city is full of pedestrian areas and many nice paths to walk around the city.

Find below how to reach Nafplio from Athens airport:

For the full directions, click HERE.

Once you are in Nafplio, follow the below advice to enjoy 6 great days:

DAY 1 – Nafplio (city)

1 – Walk the old city Downtown

Full of pedestrian streets and classic buildings with amazing colors, it will for sure give you the chance to be lost in its magic. Nafplio is a city that you have to walk around it to enjoy it. You gonna be surprised with the beauty and the simplicity of the old downtown.

2 – Visit Acronafplia hill/castle for the best city views

Located next to the old city downtown, Acronafplia hill/castle is the best spot in the city to enjoy the best views. On the front side you enjoy the view to the old city from the top and on the back side you can enjoy amazing views to the Argolis Gulf.

3 – Palamidi Fortress

Palamidi is one of the archeological spots of the city but more than that gives you the chance to enjoy great views of the Nafplio. There is no way that you will be excited with the views from its top.

4 – Walk next to the port/ Enjoy a coffee with a view to the Bourtzi Fortress

It might sounds so simple, but think about it – sitting next to the port, listening to sound of the waves, enjoying your coffee with a great view to the Bourtzi fortress. You will enjoy the calmness of the moment and your mind will not stop dreaming.

5 – Walk the Arvanitia Round

It is by far the best path of the city. It starts from the port and ends in Arvanitia beach. Even during your most difficult days, this path can make you feel again great!

6 – Enjoy the authentic Greek cuisine

There is a reason why we all in this country we have some extra kilos. Enjoy the authentic Greek cuisine at some of the greatest country’s restaurants – the city offers great dining options.

DAY 2 – Lake Doxa, Stymfalia, Nemea (Daily Trip)

DAY 3 – Trikala, Corinthia (Daily Trip)

DAY 4 – Vytina, Menalo (Daily Trip)

DAY 5 – Stemnitsa, Dimitsana (Daily Trip)

DAY 6 – Nafplio (the ancient sites)

Visit Ancient Epidaurus Museum

Ancient Epidaurus Museum is the biggest and most well maintained one in Greece. Within 25 minutes drive from Nafplio, you have the chance to visit one of the country’s most visited Archeological sites.

Find more details HERE.

Ancient Mycenae

Having almost 1M visitors per year, ancient Mycenae is one of the must-see archeological sites of Greece. In less than 20 minutes drive from Nafplio, you will be able to explore the Ancient Mycenaean Civilization.

Find more details HERE.

Either as a couple or as a family or as a group of Friends, Nafplio is an ideal destination for those of you who want a great place to enjoy with your beloved ones, escaping your daily routine.

Find detailed information about your options once you are in Nafplio HERE.


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A guide for you: Explore the Ancient Greek world, East Peloponnese

Are you interested to explore the Ancient Greek world? Great. At this page you will find a full guide on how to explore the Ancient Greek World of the East Peloponnese, a region full of history and land of some of the must-see archeological sites of Greece.

Before to proceed with the full details, let us just explain to you how you can schedule your days and your trip to make it easier for you.

Well, you have first to land in Athens – International Airport. From there, you will have to drive towards the West and then towards to the South in order to reach Peloponnese. It would be a smart option for you to use one city as your base to explore the whole region. Nafplio, which by the way is the most beautiful city in Greece, it can be your perfect base to explore the East Peloponnese Ancient World.

Considering that you will use Nafplio as your base, we will explain to you how we – as locals – would schedule our trip.

From Athens airport you will have to rent a car and drive to Nafplio. At the below map you can review the full trip:

CLICK ON THE MAP FOR THE FULL DIRECTIONS


From Nafplio, you will be able to visit all the important archeological areas within 30 to 45 minutes drive.

THE FULL SCHEDULE

Nafplio – Archeological Areas

Argos and Tiryns – Archeological Areas

Mycenae and Nemea – Archeological Sites

Asini and Epidaurus – Archeological Sites

Corinth – Canal and Archeological Sites

We will try now to support you on how to plan your days.

READ FIRST THE WHOLE PAGE AND THEN CLICK ON THE INFORMATION FOR EACH LOCATION – IT WILL HELP YOU TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE TRIP.

First Day

Your first day can be a full – Nafplio – day. Without a need for driving, you can walk around the city and explore all its great archeological points of interest.

Find the full guide below

Second Day

You can drive to Argos city and explore this 7000 years old area and its archeological sites. On your way to Argos from Nafplio, you can have a break at Tiryns archeological site.

Find the full guide below

Third Day

You can drive to Mycenae Archeological site, it is located only 20Km away from Nafplio and from there you can continue to Nemea Archeological site.

Find the full guide below

AND

TIP: You can combine your visit to Nemea Archeological site with a visit for wine tasting at some of the most well known wineries of Greece. Find the full list HERE.

Fourth Day

Your day can start with a visit at Asini Archeological site, where you can have also a short break for swimming – if the weather is still warm – and then you can continue to Ancient Epidaurus Theatre. Do not miss after the theatre to visit Old Epidaurus village and explore the sunken city.

Find the full guide here

AND

Fifth Day

Your fifth day can be a visit to the Corinth canal and all the archeological sites of Corinth.

Find the full guide here

At the below map you can find the map with all the above locations, so that you can have a better understanding of the trip.

HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR TRIP

Visit two of the most visited and most well known Archeological sites of Greece, Mycenae and Epidaurus.

Visit the most important and the biggest canal of the country.

Visit the oldest city of Greece, Argos and one of the oldest in the world.

Visit a sunken city – under the sea.

Visit the first capital of the modern Greece, Nafplio, which by the way is also one of the most beautiful cities in the country.

BEST PERIOD OF THE YEAR TO VISIT

Well, considering that Greece has a warm weather all over the year, we recommend you to visit all these areas anytime between February to May and September to December. During these months, the weather is not very hot so you will be able to walk easily for hours around the Archeological sites plus the country is not over crowded.

WHY TO USE NAFPLIO AS YOUR BASE

Nafplio is by far one of the most beautiful cities of Greece and the most beautiful one in East Peloponnese region. You will have the option to stay at a very nice place during your trip, where you can enjoy great time during your afternoons and evenings that you will not be at the archeological areas.

The city gives you million options to keep your days full. You can find some useful information for your options below

More than that, Nafplio is very close to Athens and its International Airport. Within 1:45h you can reach easily the airport or you can combine your visit to East Peloponnese with a few days in Athens so that you can explore its Archeological sites.

HOW MANY DAYS SHOULD I STAY?

Honestly, we believe that within 5 to 6 days, you will be able to explore the whole region. You can extend your vacation in 7 or more days, if you want to have some extra free time for yourself and your beloved ones. The region has many nice places that you can visit anytime of the year.

SHOULD I RENT A CAR?

You should rent a car from Athens airport – this is the best and the easiest way for you to explore the region and the country as general.

IS THIS TRIP SUITABLE FOR ME?

Well, this is something that depends on your interests! Every year, millions of International visitors choose this trip for their vacation. Honestly, it is a very nice experience for everyone, either you are young or you are old, a family with kids, a couple, a solo traveller, a group of friends.

I WANT TO WATCH VIDEOS OF THE MOST AREAS

Below you can find a short video including all the East Peloponnese region and the most of the above areas:

By the way, if you decide that this trip is suitable for you, we can support you with great accommodation in Nafplio. We operate the best apartments in the city according to Booking.com

You can contact us via phone or whatsapp at +30-6979005260, via email at vida@vida-hospitality.com or for the fastest possible reply, just chat with us on our website chat box – we are online everyday from 9:30am to 11:30pm – here:

Please feel free anytime to contact us in case of you require support or assistance with the planning of your trip, we stay always at your disposal.


Vasileios Totsikas is the Property Manager at Vida Hospitality – his English are not the best (I am sure you already got it from the above article), but his hospitality is great! Now, that I wrote the above sentence in the third person to look smarter than I am, I will continue in the first person – If I can be of any assistance regarding your vacation in Greece, feel always free to contact me via phone/message/whatsapp at +30-6979005260.

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