15 days in West Greece Itinerary

15 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece trip planner

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Olympia
— 4 nights
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Kalavrita
— 3 nights
Drive
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Patras
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kastro
— 3 nights
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Olympia

— 4 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.
Visit Kakovatos Beach and Skafidia Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop and Legends Of Greek Mythology. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympia: Monastery of Skafidia (in Skafidia) and Agios Nicolaos Church (in Katakolo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Archaeological Site of Olympia, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, experience rural life at Klio's Honey Farm, and examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia online journey builder.

London, UK to Olympia is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Olympia is 2 hours. In May, Olympia is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Kalavrita.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Kalavrita

— 3 nights
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Topos Thysias and The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mega Spilaio Monastery and Agia Lavra Monastery. Step out of Kalavrita with an excursion to Lake Tsivlou in Tsivlos--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Folclore and Historic Museum, look for gifts at Tetramythos Wines, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of 1821, and explore the striking landscape at Gorge of Vouraikos.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kalavrita trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Kalavrita takes 2 hours. Traveling from Olympia in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Kalavrita. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Patras.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Patras

— 4 nights
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Patras Mycenaean Park -Voundeni and Akoli Beach. Get some cultural insight at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea and Archaeological Museum of Patras. Get out of town with these interesting Patras side-trips: Archaeological Museum of Thermon (in Thermos), Rafting House Outdoors (in Gefira Mpania) and Naupactus (The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos, Nafpaktos Old Port, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trichonida and look for gifts at Samovar Natural Cosmetics.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Patras holiday builder app.

Getting from Kalavrita to Patras by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Patras, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Kastro.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kastro

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kastro Chlemoutsi and Ionio Cruises & Yacht Charters. Relax by the water at Paralia Agia Marina and Kourouta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kastro to Amaliada to see Palouki beach about 36 minutes away.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kastro trip planning app.

Getting from Patras to Kastro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kastro are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kastro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

West Greece travel guide

4.5
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.