8 days in West Greece Itinerary

8 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece route planner

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Antirrio
— 1 night
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Kalavrita
— 1 night
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Olympia
— 2 nights
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Katakolo
— 2 nights
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Antirrio

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos, snap pictures at Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), then learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Andreas Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Patras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castle of Patras, kick back and relax at Xiliadou Beach, then appreciate the history behind The Statue of Cervantes, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Nafpaktos Old Port.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Antirrio trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Antirrio is an approximately 36-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, expect Antirrio to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalavrita.

Things to do in Antirrio

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Kalavrita

— 1 night
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. On the 21st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Lavra Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Mega Spilaio Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gorge of Vouraikos.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kalavrita online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Antirrio to Kalavrita takes 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Antirrio in October: high temperatures in Kalavrita hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Olympia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia, pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia. Keep things going the next day: learn the secrets of production at Agriturismo Magna Grecia, do a tasting at Olympia Land Winery, then see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Nemouta Waterfalls.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olympia travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kalavrita to Olympia takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Olympia when traveling from Kalavrita in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Katakolo.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Nature · Parks · Tours

Katakolo

— 2 nights
Katakolo is a seaside town in the municipality of Pyrgos in western Elis, Greece. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stop by Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop, kick back and relax at Palouki beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kourouta Beach. On your second day here, look for gifts at Kukuvaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nicolaos Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Skafidia Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Katakolo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Katakolo in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Katakolo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

West Greece travel guide

4.5
Ruins · 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.