10 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

10 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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Fly
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Kalamaki, Zakynthos
— 1 day
Drive
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
Ferry to Pesáda, Drive to Argostolion
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Argostolion, Cephalonia
— 3 nights
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Lefkada Town, Lefkada
— 1 night
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Drive to Aktion National Airport, Fly to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Drive to Paleokastritsa
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Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 1 night
Drive
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Gouvia, Corfu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night

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Kalamaki, Zakynthos

— 1 day
Home to a world-famous beach serving as a protected nesting ground for endangered loggerhead sea turtles, Kalamaki sits on the southeastern coastline of Zakynthos.
On the 22nd (Sat), do a tasting at Grampsas Winery, then kick back and relax at Laganas Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalamaki travel route builder.

Athens to Kalamaki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kalamaki, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Tsilivi (Planos).

Things to do in Kalamaki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tsilivi (Planos) itinerary planner.

Tsilivi (Planos) is very close to Kalamaki. In May, daily temperatures in Tsilivi (Planos) can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will leave for Argostolion on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours · Parks

Argostolion, Cephalonia

— 3 nights
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Change things up with these side-trips from Argostolion: Drogarati Cave (in Chaliotata) and Melissani Cave (in Sami). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, awaken your taste buds at The Greek Wine Experience, relax and rejuvenate at Alexandra Kefalonia Massage, and take an in-depth tour of Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Argostolion online itinerary planner.

Getting from Tsilivi (Planos) to Argostolion by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Argostolion can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lefkada Town.

Things to do in Argostolion

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Lefkada Town, Lefkada

— 1 night
On the 26th (Wed), sample the fine beverages at Frangoulis Distillery, examine the collection at Phonograph Museum and Folklore, relax and rejuvenate at The House of Smile Lefkada, then snap pictures at Wooden Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Faneromeni Monastery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lefkada Town day trip planning website.

You can travel from Argostolion to Lefkada Town in 4 hours. May in Lefkada Town sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Lefkada Town

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Paleokastritsa, Corfu

— 1 night
Heartily dedicated to tourism, Corfu's popular resort town of Paleokastritsa lures vacationers with lavish hotels and beaches surrounded by a hilly countryside of olive groves and fragrant fruit orchards.
On the 27th (Thu), meet the residents at Corfu Aquarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Paleokastritsa. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, kick back and relax at La Grotta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Agios Georgios.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Paleokastritsa online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Lefkada Town to Paleokastritsa with the Route module. In May in Paleokastritsa, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gouvia.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gouvia, Corfu

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Madalena Boat Trips, don't miss a visit to The Venetian Arsenal at Gouvia, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally stop by Corfu Ceramics. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kaiser's Throne and then make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gouvia sightseeing planner.

Gouvia is very close to Paleokastritsa. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Gouvia

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 1 night
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, then wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Spilia's Gate, and finally explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town vacation planner.

Corfu Town is just a short distance from Gouvia. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Ionian Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Caves
To see a greener and less-crowded version of Greece, place the Ionian Islands at the top of your itinerary. Stretching along the west coast of the Greek mainland, this chain of islands boasts villages, rural landscapes, and beaches washed by the crystalline waters of the Ionian Sea. The "Seven Islands," as the locals prefer to call them, often seem far removed from the rest of the country. Greatly influenced by past Venetian, British, and French rulers, the islands retain their distinct atmosphere and boast a rich cultural and architectural heritage. To experience some of that special Ionian culture, head to the smaller islands of Paxi and Ithaki, which offer wild terrain and outstanding local cuisine.