We are planning a 4 night trip to the Peloponnese in late October, ending with two additional nights in Athens.
So far, we plan on staying 3 nights in Nafplio. On the 4th day we will drive to Mystras and then ? I would like to stay somewhere interesting but not too far as we will be driving back to Athens the next day - stopping in AcorCorinth on the way back or Nemea, depending on which one we are able to see on our way out to Nafplio the first day. I have considered Areopoli, Gythio, ruled out Monemvasia as it's just too far away, thought about Kalamata but not sure there is enough to see there. Also interested in Dimitsana but not sure we'll have enough time to spend there to hike and take advantage of the area. I know we can stay near Mystras but I would like to stay somewhere more interesting where we can see more of the country.
The other alternative is to spend only 2 nights in Nafplio and then add 2 nights either in Dimitsana (anyone know what the weather is like in late October) or one night each in Gythio and Monemvasia, or 2 nights in/near Areopoli and explore that area. Nafplio looks like an interesting place and would hate to shorten our stay there if it really does demand 3 nights -ie - 2.5 days.
Your advice would be welcome.