14 days in Lefkada, Cephalonia & Zakynthos Itinerary

14 days in Lefkada, Cephalonia & Zakynthos Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Nidri
— 3 nights
2
Sami
— 5 nights
3
Kalamaki
— 5 nights

3
nights
Nidri

Nidri ©
A major yachting destination in the Ionian Sea, Nidri serves as the gateway to Lefkada's satellite islets, reachable by regular boat tours.
Venture out of the city with trips to Agios Nikitas (Milos Beach & Kathisma Beach) and Temple of Apollo Ruins (in Agios Nikolaos Niras). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Nydri Waterfalls, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Katsiki, and stroll through Desimi Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nidri visit planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Nidri is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bucharest in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Nidri. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sami.

Things to do in Nidri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lefkada, Agios Nikitas, Wooden Bridge, Folklore Museum Karia, Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni
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Porto Katsiki ©
Porto Katsiki
Nydri Waterfalls ©
Nydri Waterfalls
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
nights
Sami

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Explore Sami's surroundings by going to Assos (in Assos), Argostolion (Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Dias Beekeeping (in Svoronata). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave, stroll through Makris Gialos Beach, kick back and relax at Kaminia Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panagia Agrilion.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sami travel route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Nidri to Sami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Argostolion, Cephalonia, Skala, Drogarati Cave, Monastery of Agios Andreas
Highlights from your plan
Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Assos ©
Assos

5
nights
Kalamaki

Kalamaki ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kalamaki: Blue Caves (in Korithi) and Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kalamaki Beach, stroll through Porto Limnionas, cool off at Tsilivi Waterpark, and putt your heart out at Fantasy Mini Golf.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalamaki road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sami to Kalamaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Kalamaki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Tsilivi, Cinnabar, Blue Caves, Laganas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)

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