16 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece sightseeing planner
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Fly to Zakinthos, Bus to Olympia
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Olympia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kalavrita
— 4 nights
Drive
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Patras
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stomio
— 1 night
Drive to Kalamata Airport, Fly to Seattle

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Olympia — 5 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 Mercouri Estate (in Pyrgos), Kourouta Beach (in Amaliada) and Museum Of Ancient Greek Technology (in Katakolo). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, examine the collection at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, kick back and relax at Skafidia Beach, and indulge your senses at Guide me in Greece tours.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Olympia online holiday planner.

Seattle, USA to Olympia is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Olympia: highs are around 83°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive 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. Get out of town with these interesting Kalavrita side-trips: Lake Tsivlou (in Tsivlos) and Area Synest - Theme Park Sinevro (in Egira). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, contemplate the long history of Agia Lavra Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Mega Spilaio Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of 1821.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kalavrita holiday website.

You can drive from Olympia to Kalavrita in 2 hours. Traveling from Olympia in September, Kalavrita is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Patras: Naupactus (The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos & Nafpaktos Old Port). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Patras, steep yourself in history at Roman Odeon, and go for a walk through Patras Mycenaean Park -Voundeni.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Patras visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kalavrita to Patras takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Patras, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stomio.
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Stomio — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Neda Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stomio day trip site.

You can drive from Patras to Stomio in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 30th (Fri), 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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