50 days in West Greece Itinerary

50 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece sightseeing planner
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Fly to Aktion National Airport, Drive to Palairos
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Palairos
— 8 nights
Drive
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Agrinio
— 9 nights
Drive
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Patras
— 9 nights
Drive
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Kalavrita
— 9 nights
Drive
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Olympia
— 12 nights
Bus to Kalamata, Fly to Jacksonville

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Palairos — 8 nights

Step out of Palairos to go to Amfilochia and see Amfilochia Port, which is approximately 54 minutes away.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Palairos trip planner.

Jacksonville, USA to Palairos is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Jacksonville to Palairos, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in April; daily highs in Palairos reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. You'll set off for Agrinio on the 21st (Tue).
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Agrinio — 9 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Agrinio: Archaeological Museum of Thermon (in Thermos), Ancient City of Iniades (in Katochi) and Vasso Katraki Museum (in Aitoliko).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Agrinio trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Palairos to Agrinio takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You'll set off for Patras on the 30th (Thu).
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Patras — 9 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 Naupactus (Botsaris Tower, Nafpaktos Old Port, &more), Kalogria (Dymaean Wall, National Park of Kotychi and Strofylia Wetlands, &more) and Mesolongion (Spiti Palama - Trikoupi, Historical Museum Diexodos, &more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Patras, find something for the whole family at Ippokamilos, and look for gifts at Samovar Natural Cosmetics.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Patras trip site.

Traveling by car from Agrinio to Patras takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalavrita.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Kalavrita — 9 nights

Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalavrita: Lake Tsivlou (in Tsivlos), Egira (Area Synest - Theme Park Sinevro & Archaio Theatro Aegiras Ahaias) and Rio Castle (in Rio). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Lavra Monastery, examine the collection at Folclore and Historic Museum, and Head underground at Spileo Limnon.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kalavrita online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Patras to Kalavrita in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Patras in May, Kalavrita is little chillier at night with lows of 47°F. On the 18th (Mon), you're off to Olympia.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Olympia — 12 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Olympia: Kastro Chlemoutsi (in Kastro), Glyfa Beach (in Glyfa) and Katakolo (Greek Art Gallery, Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles, see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, learn about winemaking at Mercouri Estate, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

Before you visit Olympia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Kalavrita to Olympia takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kalavrita in May, Olympia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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.