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Nafplio-Mani itinerary advice, please

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Nafplio-Mani itinerary advice, please

We are spending a week in Nafplio in mid-May. We have a car so will use Nafplio as our base for several day trips to sites within an hour or two drive time. After Nafplio, we have 3 days/2 nights before flying out of Athens. So we leave Nafplio Weds a.m.. Then ......

I am thinking of driving from Nafplio, stopping in Mystras, then spending Wednesday night in Monemvasia (not sure where -- within the walls or outside??). We could spend a 2nd night in or near Monemvasia as a base to explore more of Mani. But I am not sure of the drive time from there to the airport so maybe we should explore more of Mani but end up closer to the airport for that 2nd night in order to make it to the airport for our noon flight the next day.

Suggestions for that second/last night destination? Or any other ideas? Thanks.

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1. Re: Nafplio-Mani itinerary advice, please

You might do best to base yourself in or near Gythio which is on the doorstep of the Mani, little over an hour from Monemvasia, 45 minutes from Mystras and 3 hours from the airport.

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2. Re: Nafplio-Mani itinerary advice, please

For sure stay within the walled city of Monemvassia. imagine stepping back into time and living in a period room. Ours had a gun turret and a fireplace.

The trip around the Mani is quite long because there are so many stops you just have to make so an early morning run from Monemvassia then around round the Mani and stopping in Gythio that evening leaves you well placed to get back to the airport.

That is the exact trip we took a few years ago.

Nafplio and Peloponnese

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3. Re: Nafplio-Mani itinerary advice, please

Thanks. Where did you stay in both places?

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4. Re: Nafplio-Mani itinerary advice, please

Hotel Byzantino InMmonemvassia. Just go through the doors through the city wall and walk down the main street and you will find one or two hotels wihtin a couple hundred feet. We found Bynantino on a walk up baisis. Keep in mind there are no big hotels here just rooms spread around the city. As I recall we looked at three different rooms before deciding on our favourite.

Did the same thing in Gythio but I do not remember the name of the pension sorry.

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5. Re: Nafplio-Mani itinerary advice, please

I would second the recommendation to stay inside Monemvasia. We stayed at a wonderful B& B called Monopati Rooms & Apartments. Also, make sure to visit the upper town, which is magical and surprisingly neglected.

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7. Re: Nafplio-Mani itinerary advice, please

If you want to visit Mani

Monevasia is not Mani is Argolida one day trip there is enough!

Mani is Areopolis!

If you want to visit and experience mani dont bother with Nafplio

Mani is more exiting!

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