38 days in West Greece Itinerary

38 days in West Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Kalamata, Bus to Olympia
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Olympia
— 8 nights
Drive
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Amaliada
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kalavrita
— 6 nights
Drive
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Patras
— 8 nights
Drive
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Palairos
— 8 nights
Drive to Aktion National Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Olympia — 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olympia: Neda Waterfalls (in Stomio), Giannitsochori Beach (in Tholo) and Kakovatos Beach (in Kakovatos). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Kremasti, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia day trip app.

Manchester, UK to Olympia is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in April, expect Olympia to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amaliada.
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Amaliada — 7 nights

Amaliada is a town and a former municipality in northwestern Elis, West Greece, Greece. Explore Amaliada's surroundings by going to Katakolo (Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, Katakolo Port, &more), Viotopos Dasous Strofilias (in Kalogria) and Legends Of Greek Mythology (in Pyrgos). The adventure continues: stroll through Kourouta Beach, go for a walk through Marathias Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Palouki beach, and learn about winemaking at Mercouri Estate.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amaliada trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Olympia to Amaliada takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kalavrita.
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Kalavrita — 6 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 much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorge of Vouraikos, pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Lavra Monastery, and Head underground at Kastria Cave of the Lakes.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kalavrita online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amaliada to Kalavrita in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Amaliada in May, Kalavrita is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Patras.
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Patras — 8 nights

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. Explore Patras' surroundings by going to Mesolongion (Diexodos Istoriko Mouseio, The Garden of Heroes, &more), Naupactus (The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos & Nafpaktos Old Port) and Archaeological Museum of Thermon (in Thermos). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at National Park of Kotychi and Strofylia Wetlands. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Achaia Clauss Winery, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Patras, take in the views from Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), and pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Patras trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Kalavrita to Patras takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Patras, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Palairos.
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Palairos — 8 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palairos: Amfilochia Port (in Amfilochia) and Temple of Zeus in Stratos (in Agrinio).

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Palairos online road trip planner.

Getting from Patras to Palairos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. May in Palairos sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to 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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