15 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

15 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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1
Oia, Santorini
— 6 nights
2
Sami, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
3
Kalamaki, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 3 nights

6
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oia: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Kamari (Kamari Beach, Zoodochos Pigi Cave, &more) and Akrotiri (Akrotiri, Experience Horse Riding, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oia day trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Oia is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Oia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in May, things will get a bit warmer in Oia: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sami.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamari, Fira, Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

2
nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): Head underground at Drogarati Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panagia Agrilion, delve into the distant past at Sami Acropolis, explore the activities along Karavomilos Lake, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave, and finally take in the waterfront at Port of Sami. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Nikos Kavvadias, and then kick back and relax at Antisamos Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sami attractions planner.

You can fly from Oia to Sami in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Sami

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Drogarati Cave, Statue of Nikos Kavvadias
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Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Kalamaki, Zakynthos

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 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, thentake an in-depth tour of History War Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach, and finally get your game on at Formula Zante Go Kart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Grampsas Winery, thenget some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laganas Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kalamaki trip maker tool.

Getting from Sami to Kalamaki by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Laganas, Grampsas Winery, Speed Boats Tours, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press
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Speed Boats Tours
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Formula Zante Go Kart ©
Formula Zante Go Kart

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, thenview the masterpieces at Emporion D'artes, thenstep into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and finally delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Liston, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, thenexplore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and finally browse the exhibits of Achilleion Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kalamaki to Corfu Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Achilleion Museum
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town

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