9 days in West Greece Itinerary

9 days in West Greece Itinerary

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Olympia
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Kalavrita
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Antirrio
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympia: Katakolo (Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop & Beer-Bike Katakolo) and Legends Of Greek Mythology (in Pyrgos). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, make a trip to Archaeological Site of Olympia, pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, and learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Olympia online travel planner.

Newark, USA to Olympia is an approximately 120-hour travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June in Olympia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kalavrita.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Kalavrita

— 2 nights
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Mega Spilaio Monastery, get engrossed in the history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, then explore the striking landscape at Gorge of Vouraikos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Lavra Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of 1821, Head underground at Kastria Cave of the Lakes, and then hit the slopes at Helmos ski resort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kalavrita day trip site.

You can drive from Olympia to Kalavrita in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Olympia in June since evenings lows in Kalavrita dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Antirrio.

Things to do in Kalavrita

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Antirrio

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos, contemplate the long history of Botsaris Tower, pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Cervantes, then contemplate the long history of Nafpaktos Old Port, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Patras. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Andreas Church, look for gifts at Samovar Natural Cosmetics, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Patras, then do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, and finally take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Antirrio sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kalavrita to Antirrio takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Antirrio, with lows around 63°F. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Antirrio

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

West Greece travel guide

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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.