18 days in West Greece Itinerary

18 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece trip planner

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Drive to Zakynthos International Airport "Dionysios Solomos", Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Kakovatos
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Kakovatos
— 4 nights
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Patras
— 6 nights
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Kalavrita
— 3 nights
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Stomio
— 3 nights

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Kakovatos

— 4 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kakovatos Beach and Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Venture out of the city with trips to Olympia (Guide me in Greece tours, Hermes by Praxiteles, &more) and Karytaina Castle (in Karitena).

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Zakynthos Town to Kakovatos is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. In July in Kakovatos, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Patras.

Things to do in Kakovatos

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Patras

— 6 nights
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Family-friendly places like Kourouta Beach and Palouki beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Patras side-trips: Naupactus (Botsaris Tower, Nafpaktos Old Port, &more), Akoli Beach (in Rododafni) and Katakolo (Agios Nicolaos Church, Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras, enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Agia Marina, and explore the ancient world of Roman Odeon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Patras road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kakovatos to Patras in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalavrita.

Things to do in Patras

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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. Family-friendly places like The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust and Agia Lavra Monastery will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mega Spilaio Monastery, explore the fascinating underground world of Kastria Cave of the Lakes, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorge of Vouraikos, and steep yourself in history at Topos Thysias.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kalavrita visit site.

Traveling by car from Patras to Kalavrita takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Patras in July, Kalavrita is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stomio.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Stomio

— 3 nights
Stomio is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Neda Waterfalls and delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo Epikourios.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Stomio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kalavrita to Stomio takes 3.5 hours.

Things to do in Stomio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.