15 days in West Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Athens, Bus to Olympia
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Olympia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kalavrita
— 4 nights
Drive
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Patras
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stomio
— 2 nights
Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Mumbai

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Olympia — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mati Jewellery and More (in Katakolo) and Mercouri Estate (in Pyrgos). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Klio's Honey Farm, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, contemplate the long history of Archaeological Site of Olympia, and learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Olympia online holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Olympia is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Olympia. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Olympia: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kalavrita.
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Kalavrita — 4 nights

Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Explore Kalavrita's surroundings by going to Area Synest - Theme Park Sinevro (in Egira) and Lake Tsivlou (in Tsivlos). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of 1821, explore the fascinating underground world of Spileo Limnon, and contemplate the long history of Agia Lavra Monastery.

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Getting from Olympia to Kalavrita by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Olympia in May since evenings lows in Kalavrita dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Patras.
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Patras — 4 nights

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Trichonida (in Agrinio), Naupactus (The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos & Nafpaktos Old Port) and The Garden of Heroes (in Mesolongion). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Patras, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Patras Mycenaean Park -Voundeni.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Patras online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kalavrita to Patras takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in May, Patras is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stomio.
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Stomio — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Neda Waterfalls.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stomio trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Patras to Stomio in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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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.
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