12 days in West Greece Itinerary

12 days in West Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Athens, Bus to Olympia
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Archaeological Museum of Olympia and Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity. Take a break from Olympia with a short trip to Kakovatos Beach in Kakovatos, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, explore the galleries of Smili Art Workshop, appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, and learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Olympia itinerary builder.

Berlin, Germany to Olympia is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Olympia is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Olympia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Amaliada.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Amaliada — 3 nights

Amaliada is a town and a former municipality in northwestern Elis, West Greece, Greece. Do your shopping at Mati Jewellery and More and Greek Art Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kourouta Beach and Palouki beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Skafidia Beach and kick back and relax at Paralia Agia Marina.

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You can drive from Olympia to Amaliada in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Amaliada can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Patras.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Side Trips

Patras — 3 nights

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Get some historical perspective at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea and Nafpaktos Old Port. Explore Patras' surroundings by going to Akoli Beach (in Rododafni), Mrs DiDi Craft Shop (in Mesolongion) and The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos (in Naupactus). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Patras and do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Patras travel planner.

Drive from Amaliada to Patras in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Patras can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Kalavrita.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mega Spilaio Monastery and then get engrossed in the history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kalavrita sightseeing planner.

Getting from Patras to Kalavrita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Patras in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Kalavrita, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
Historic Sites · Museums

West Greece travel guide

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.