West Greece Best Destinations

A picture showing two columns and other remains of the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia.

Ancient Olympia

Archaeological Site

The birthplace of the Olympic Games and Zeus' sanctuary, here you should visit museums, wander around the ruins, and run in the ancient stadium.

A picture of the rack railway terminal in Kalavrita.
photo: tjabeljan / CC BY 2.0



Kalavrita is a mountainous destination with a ski center. Strolling through this town will leave you thrilled. Don't miss the scenic 22km train trip.

Small boats anchored at the small fortified port of Nafpaktos.
photo: Dimitris Karagiorgos



It's a charming coastal town with a picturesque, fortified port, famous for the Battle of Lepanto (1571) between Europeans and Turks.

If you are in Greece in February, visit Patras for its popular carnival. This city also hosts an Odeum from Roman times which is still operational.

With ancient Olympia within arms' reach, here you will enjoy a serene atmosphere. The digital mythological park will excite children and adults alike.

During the War of Independence, an Ottoman siege led the citizens to a heroic sally out. The relative monument and museum are of high interest.

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