Winter in Western Greece
Tradition, history, natural landscapes of incomparable beauty, an atmosphere of hospitality and authenticity welcome you.
Western Greece awaits!
Click on each area to discover its unique beauties, attractions and activities!
Land of Discovery
Vivid Land of Achaia
Land of Olympia
Verdant landscape all around, mountains crowning the horizon, lakes reflecting beauty. Cast your own reflection in beautiful waters.
Proud beauty that speaks for itself. It captures your gaze, then your heart.
A «magical» place which makes an ideal excursion destination for those seeking plenty of enthralling sights and experiences.
Seaside Scenic Villages
- 1. Astakos
- 2. Palairos
- 3. Amfilochia
- 4. Vonitsa
- 5. Mytikas
- 6. Krioneri
- 1. Ano Chora
- 2. Elatou
- 3. Platanos
- 4. Neochori
- 5. Abelakiotissa
The Greek Wetlands
- 1. Lake Trichonida
- 2. Evinos
- 3. Petrochori
- 4. Thermo
- 5. Stratos
Verve and personality you cannot help but adore.
A place that combines picturesque images and moments of tranquility with monumental sights, natural beauty and activities galore.
Bestride the past, present and future in Rio. Build bridges towards a better tomorrow.
Patra’s Beach Scene
- 1. Aigio
- 2. Drepano
- 3. Diakopto
- 4. Kalogria
- 5. Lakopetra
- 1. Zarouchla
- 2. Planitero
- 3. Zachlorou
- 4. Kleitoria
«The immortal ancient spirit, the father of all that is beautiful, great and true» guides and inspires generations of people
At the gateway to the Ionian, a rapturous synthesis of sea, sand and history.
The prestige of the past uniquely combines with the unparalleled beauty surrounding the city.
Traditional colour and enchanting nature through an incomparable embrace between mountain and sea as you start out for Ancient Olympia.
The Olympian Riviera
- 1. Kaiafas
- 2. Kourouta
- 3. Zacharo
- 4. Loutra Kyllinis
- 1. Neda
- 2. Foloi
- 3. Kaiafas
- 4. Loutra Kyllinis
- 5. Andritsaina
- 1. Ancient Ilida
- 2. Andritsaina
- 3. Gastouni
A seaside twon flirting with the Ionian islands, it sprawls down the hillside towards its sheltered harbor, which fills to the brim with yachts in the summer.
Seaside Palairos seamlessly blends traditional elements with the comforts of a modern summer destination.
Amfilochia will always find its way to your heart. Against a gorgeous natural backdrop, it holds a plethora of options for your enjoyment.
The Venetian castle upon its pine covered hill, the mild summertime pace and the island characted will be a pleasant surprise.
A village quite literally at the water's edge, it lends itself to calm holidays in the turquoise hues of the Ionian.
Named after the springs which gush from the earth near the estuary of Evinos and make the waters of the area cooler.
Seek out your own cozy nest amongst the quaint stone house of traditional Ano & Kato Chora.
Reveal landscapes made up of fir, plane trees, whose collective thirst is quenched by waters running down of the peaks.
The beautiful central village with its interesting Folklore museum.
Climb from Nechori to Arahova, the views are your reward!
Ampelakiotissa, with its monastery of the same name, overflows with beauty into your own euphoric cup.
Gorgeous lake Trichonida, incorporated into the European Natura 2000 programme, will carry you off on a tide of enthusiasm for rowing, wakeboard and water skiing.
From its verdant banks, the river Evinos invites you for rafting in its hospitable waters .
The enchanting sunset over Petrochori and its quaint little dwellings make the perfect composition for the photographer’s lens.
Thermo, dating back to prehistoric years, is the focal point for the area’s cultural history.
The heavenly landscape of the artificial Lake Stratou lends itself to exploration of marine bird and animal life.
Somewhat less touristic option is Kaiafas, with thermal baths of the same name close by.
Combine your exercise with a discreet peek at caretta-caretta turtles at beautiful Kourouta.
On Zacharo beach, the fun carries on past sunset with swinging beach parties and pulsating clubs.
Ultra-modern hotel facilities, suites with private swimming pools, deluxe rooms with a view to the Ionian, wellness and beautry centres.
The power of water is also very much in evidence, shaping the land into stunning forms, the gorge of the Neda being a wondrous example.
It is thanks to the water that the lush forests of the area thrive, such as the oak tree forest of Foloi, the only flat forest in Greece.
In Lake Kaiafa with the therapeutic waters that come straight from the cave you will enjoy the most natural hydrotherapy with a view of pine and eucalyptus trees.
The thermal Baths of Kyllini promise to refresh you in one of the most modern hydrotherapy centres in Europe.
Picturesque alleys, traditional stately homes and one of the most important libraries in Greece, on a verdant mountainside.
The archaeological site and the new Archaeological museum of Ilida offer you an enlightening journey into its long history.
In picturesque Andritsaina visit the historic library and from there walk up to Vasses to enjoy at close quarters the temple of Apollo Epicurius, a masterpiece of ancient Greek architecture.
In the Holy Temple Kimisis tis Theotokou, admire the Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary that has stood for years as a source of comfort and hope for the devout.
Aigio is a modern city where families as well as groups of young people can enjoy their summer holidays.
The pebbly beach of Drepano is a now a regular date for the lovers of extreme sports, such as kitesurfing.
Nearby Diakopto is justly proud to invite you for a ride on its rack and pinion railway, the famous little train that crosses the gorge of the Vouraikos.
From the embrace of Strofilia forest emerges the popular beach of Kalogria.
Families with small children should settle on the shallow sandy beach of Lakopetra, safe in the knowledge of its Blue Flag status.
Α definitive picturesque village, bursting with chestnut and fir tree and enlivened by its effervescent river waters.
Waters gushing vibrantly out of the springs of the river Aoranios, a traditional water mill and plenty of adventure-laden hiking paths.
Built in the Vouraikos gorge, this is really what a village should be about with its stone houses and the smell of burningwood in the fireplaces.
Be prepared to be amazed at gorgeous Kleitoria with the legendary Cave of the Lakes.
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Kitesurf and Windsurf festival at DrepanoLearn more
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