11 days in West Greece Itinerary

11 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece planner

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Fly to Athens, Bus to Krestena
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kastria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antirrio
— 4 nights
Drive

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Olympia

— 2 nights
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympia: Katakolo (Agios Nicolaos Church, Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archaeological Site of Olympia.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Olympia is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in September, things will get cooler in Olympia: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kastria.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Nature

Side Trip

Kastria

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Agia Lavra Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Mega Spilaio Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Kastria Cave of the Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of 1821, explore the striking landscape at Gorge of Vouraikos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Helmos ski resort.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Kastria trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Olympia to Kastria in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Olympia in September since evenings lows in Kastria dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Antirrio.

Things to do in Kastria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Antirrio

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Antirrio side-trips: Patras (Castle of Patras, Caravel Patisserie, &more), Azur Beach Bar (in Lampiri) and Xiliadou Beach (in Chiliadou).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Antirrio trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kastria to Antirrio takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Antirrio when traveling from Kastria in September, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antirrio

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

West Greece travel guide

4.5
Ruins · History Museums · Churches
In contrast to the country's island destinations, West Greece boasts a blend of trendy resorts and pristine natural areas. The region includes the western section of the Greek mainland and the northwestern corner of the Peloponnese, a major tourist destination in and of itself. Culturally and geographically distinct from the rest of the country, West Greece contains valleys and dense forests, sheltering wildlife and native plants. In between these unspoiled natural ecosystems, you'll find tiny traditional settlements, seemingly immune to mass tourism. The pace of life continues slowly here, allowing West Greece to remain one of the last truly "Greek" parts of the country.