17 days in West Greece Itinerary

17 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Kakovatos
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Kakovatos
— 5 nights
Drive
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Patras
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalavrita
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stomio
— 2 nights
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Kakovatos

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Kakovatos: Olympia (Archaeological Site of Olympia, Archaeological Museum of Olympia, &more).

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kakovatos day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kakovatos is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kakovatos. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Kakovatos: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Patras.

Things to do in Kakovatos

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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. Get out of town with these interesting Patras side-trips: Naupactus (The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos & Nafpaktos Old Port). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea, take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), delve into the distant past at Roman Odeon, and learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Patras road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kakovatos to Patras takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalavrita.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Kalavrita

— 4 nights
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Tsivlou (in Tsivlos) and Archaio Theatro Aegiras Ahaias (in Egira). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mega Spilaio Monastery, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of 1821, explore the fascinating underground world of Kastria Cave of the Lakes, and stop by Tetramythos Wines.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Kalavrita online travel planner.

Getting from Patras to Kalavrita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Patras in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kalavrita, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Stomio.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Stomio

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Neda Waterfalls.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stomio online vacation planner.

Drive from Kalavrita to Stomio in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stomio

Nature · Parks
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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.