12 days in West Greece Itinerary

12 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Stomio
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Stomio
— 1 night
Drive
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Patras
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalavrita
— 2 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 5 nights
Bus to Athens, Fly to Brussels

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Stomio

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Giannitsochori Beach and then admire the sheer force of Neda Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Stomio tour itinerary tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Stomio is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Stomio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Patras.

Things to do in Stomio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Patras

— 3 nights
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patras: Naupactus (Nafpaktos Old Port, The Statue of Cervantes, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea, look for gifts at Samovar Natural Cosmetics, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras, and examine the collection at Museum of Science and Technology.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Patras trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stomio to Patras in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Patras are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kalavrita.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Kalavrita

— 2 nights
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. On the 24th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Kastria Cave of the Lakes, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of 1821, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mega Spilaio Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Topos Thysias, then don't miss a visit to Makellaria Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, and finally see the interesting displays at Folclore and Historic Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kalavrita trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Patras to Kalavrita in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Patras in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kalavrita, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Olympia

— 5 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. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympia: Kakovatos Beach (in Kakovatos), Mercouri Estate (in Pyrgos) and Katakolo (Museum of Ancient Greek Technology & Agios Nicolaos Church). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, examine the collection at Archimedes Museum, and explore the activities along Kaiafas Lake.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia travel route site.

Traveling by car from Kalavrita to Olympia takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Olympia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

West Greece travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · 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.