14 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

14 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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14 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  8 h 15 min
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
Sami, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Paris

Tsilivi, Zakynthos

Tsilivi ©
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Nicholas Church (in Ano Vasilikos), Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria) and Art & Wine Winery (in Maries). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, Head underground at Black Cave, learn about winemaking at Solomos Wines, and enjoy the sand and surf at Laganas Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tsilivi online journey planner .

Paris, France to Tsilivi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: high temperatures in Tsilivi hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sami.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zakynthos Town, Argassi, Laganas, Zakynthos, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Speed Boats Tours
Art & Wine Winery ©
Art & Wine Winery

Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Divino Wines and Vinegar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Agios Andreas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panagia Agrilion, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Spiridon Church, see the interesting displays at Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation, then take an in-depth tour of Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio, and finally stroll through Myrtos Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sami road trip app .

Traveling by car from Tsilivi to Sami takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sami can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Sami

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Argostolion, Divino Wines and Vinegar, Myrtos Beach, Monastery of Agios Andreas
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Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Divino Wines and Vinegar ©
Divino Wines and Vinegar
Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation ©
Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation

Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas), Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa) and Church of the Panayia Kassopitra (in Kassiopi). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Corfu Town trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sami to Corfu Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Corfu, Paleokastritsa, Agia Paraskevi Monastery, Church of the Panayia Kassopitra, Folklore museum of central corfu
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach