30 days in West Greece Itinerary

30 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece tour planner

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Kalavrita
— 7 nights
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Patras
— 8 nights
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Amaliada
— 6 nights
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Olympia
— 8 nights
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Kalavrita

— 7 nights
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalavrita: Egira (Archaio Theatro Aegiras Ahaias & Area Synest - Theme Park Sinevro), Rio Castle (in Rio) and Lake Tsivlou (in Tsivlos). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, explore the fascinating underground world of Kastria Cave of the Lakes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mega Spilaio Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Makellaria Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kalavrita holiday planner.

Izmir, Turkey to Kalavrita is an approximately 15-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Izmir in June, you will find days in Kalavrita are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Patras.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Patras

— 8 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: Mesolongion (Spiti Palama - Trikoupi, Historical Museum Diexodos, &more), Naupactus (The Statue of Cervantes, Botsaris Tower, &more) and Kalogria (National Park of Kotychi and Strofylia Wetlands & Dymaean Wall). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Patras, look for gifts at Samovar Natural Cosmetics, and delve into the distant past at Patras Mycenaean Park -Voundeni.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Patras day trip website.

You can drive from Kalavrita to Patras in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Patras, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amaliada.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Amaliada

— 6 nights
Amaliada is a town and a former municipality in northwestern Elis, West Greece, Greece. Get out of town with these interesting Amaliada side-trips: Viotopos Dasous Strofilias (in Kalogria), Neda Waterfalls (in Stomio) and Katakolo (Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, Greek Art Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kourouta Beach, explore the historical opulence of Kastro Chlemoutsi, take in the pleasant sights at Marathias Forest, and explore the engaging exhibits at Legends Of Greek Mythology.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amaliada online itinerary planner.

Getting from Patras to Amaliada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Amaliada

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Olympia

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Olympia: Giannitsochori Beach (in Tholo) and Kakovatos Beach (in Kakovatos). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Olympia trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Amaliada to Olympia takes 1.5 hours. June in Olympia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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.