26 days in West Greece Itinerary

26 days in West Greece Itinerary

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Kyllini
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Olympia
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Kalavrita
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Agrinio
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Patras
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Kyllini — 4 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at Kastro Chlemoutsi and Archaeological Museum of Ancient Elis. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palouki beach and Glyfa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyllini: Kalogria (Viotopos Dasous Strofilias & National Park of Kotychi and Strofylia Wetlands) and Amaliada (Paralia Agia Marina, Kourouta Beach, &more).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyllini holiday builder app.

Washington DC, USA to Kyllini is an approximately 120-hour travel. Traveling from Washington DC to Kyllini, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Olympia.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips

Olympia — 6 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.
Archaeological Site of Olympia and Archaeological Museum of Olympia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Skafidia Beach and Nemouta Waterfalls. Venture out of the city with trips to Kakovatos Beach (in Kakovatos), Giannitsochori Beach (in Tholo) and Katakolo (Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, relax and rejuvenate at Euphoria Spa, delve into the distant past with Guide me in Greece tours, and learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Olympia trip maker app.

You can drive from Kyllini to Olympia in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Olympia are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kalavrita.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips

Kalavrita — 4 nights

Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Get in touch with nature at Spileo Limnon and Gorge of Vouraikos. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mega Spilaio Monastery and The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Tsivlou (in Tsivlos) and Archaio Theatro Aegiras Ahaias (in Egira). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Agia Lavra Monastery, don't miss a visit to Makellaria Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of 1821, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalavrita ski resort.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalavrita trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Kalavrita takes 2 hours. Traveling from Olympia in November, expect Kalavrita to be little chillier, temps between 61°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Agrinio.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Agrinio — 4 nights

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Archaeological Museum of Thermon and Vasso Katraki Museum. Get outdoors at Lake Trichonida and Vathiavali Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Agrinio: Amfilochia Port (in Amfilochia) and Ancient City of Iniades (in Katochi).

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Agrinio online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kalavrita to Agrinio in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kalavrita in November: high temperatures in Agrinio hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patras.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips

Patras — 5 nights

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Step out of the city life by going to Rafting House Outdoors and Pezedromos - Podilatodromos Megologiou. Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Museum of Patras and Diexodos Istoriko Mouseio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Patras: Naupactus (The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos, Nafpaktos Old Port, &more), The Garden of Heroes (in Mesolongion) and Akoli Beach (in Rododafni). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Patras, look for gifts at Samovar Natural Cosmetics, and take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis).

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Patras trip planner.

Traveling by car from Agrinio to Patras takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in November, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

West Greece travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · 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.