9 days in West Greece Itinerary

9 days in West Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Greece holiday planner
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Fly to Kalamata Airport, Drive to Stomio
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Stomio
— 1 night
Drive
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Patras
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalavrita
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 2 nights
Drive

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Stomio — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Neda Waterfalls.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Stomio online tour itinerary planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Stomio is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Lagos to Stomio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Patras.
Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Patras — 1 night

Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215km west of Athens. On the 11th (Sat), snap pictures at Rio-Antirrio Bridge (Charilaos Trikoupis), then do a tasting at Achaia Clauss Winery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Tou Agiou Andrea.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Patras trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Stomio to Patras takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Patras are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalavrita.
Historic Sites · Wineries
Side Trip

Kalavrita — 1 night

Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Municipal Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Lavra Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mega Spilaio Monastery.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalavrita travel route site.

Traveling by car from Patras to Kalavrita takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Patras in December; daily highs in Kalavrita reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Olympia.
Historic Sites · Museums

Olympia — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of antiquity, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia, and then appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kalavrita to Olympia by car takes about 2 hours. In December, Olympia is a bit warmer than Kalavrita - with highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Museums · Wineries

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.