9 days in West Greece Itinerary

9 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Olympia
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kalavrita
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Patras
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Stomio
— 1 night
Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Sarajevo

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Olympia

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Olympia to Amaliada to see Kourouta Beach about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Archaeological Site of Olympia, see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, indulge your senses at Guide me in Greece tours, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympia trip planner.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Olympia is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sarajevo to Olympia. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sarajevo in August, with highs in Olympia at 38°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kalavrita.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalavrita

— 2 nights
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, then pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Lavra Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mega Spilaio Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Spileo Limnon, Head underground at Kastria Cave of the Lakes, and then contemplate the long history of Topos Thysias.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Kalavrita journey planner.

You can drive from Olympia to Kalavrita in 2 hours. Traveling from Olympia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kalavrita, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Patras.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Patras

— 2 nights
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Patras and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), and then take in the history at Nafpaktos Old Port.

Plan my day in Patras using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kalavrita to Patras takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Patras, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stomio.

Things to do in Patras

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Stomio

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Neda Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Stomio trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Patras to Stomio takes 3 hours. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stomio

Parks · Nature
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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.