8 days in West Greece & Sardinia Itinerary

8 days in West Greece & Sardinia Itinerary

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8 days in West Greece & Sardinia Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
1
Olympia, Greece
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h
2
San Teodoro, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
La Maddalena, Italy
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
4
Alghero, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Athens, Greece

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night
Olympia, Greece

Olympia ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and then explore and take pictures at Klio's Honey Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and finally learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip itinerary planner.

Athens to Olympia is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in August since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm

1
night
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castello della Fava, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cinta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Berchida and then stroll through Lu Impostu Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read San Teodoro trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Olympia to San Teodoro in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in San Teodoro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to La Maddalena.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia Berchida, Castello della Fava, Cala Brandinchi
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Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

2
nights
La Maddalena, Italy

La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Roccia dell'Orso and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read La Maddalena trip builder tool .

You can drive from San Teodoro to La Maddalena in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Palau
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Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, steep yourself in history at Basilica San Gavino, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Pelosa Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alghero journey app .

Do a combination of ferry and car from La Maddalena to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Alghero, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

La Pelosa Beach, Basilica San Gavino
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La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica San Gavino ©
Basilica San Gavino

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