22 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

22 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 6 nights
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Paxos
— 4 nights
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Agios Nikitas, Lefkada
— 3 nights
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Sami, Kefalonia
— 3 nights
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 6 nights
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: Apollo Dive Center (in Nissaki), Barbati Beach (in Barbati) and Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach & La Grotta Beach). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and explore the galleries of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip planner.

Linton, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Linton to Corfu Town is 2 hours. While traveling from Linton, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Corfu Town, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Paxos.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paxos

— 4 nights
Paxos is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Paxos Oasi Sub, kick back and relax at Harami Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giannas Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tripitos Arch.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paxos journey planner.

You can travel from Corfu Town to Paxos in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Agios Nikitas.

Things to do in Paxos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Agios Nikitas, Lefkada

— 3 nights
Agios Nikitas is a village on the island of Lefkada, Greece, part of the municipal unit of Lefkada . You'll find plenty of places to visit near Agios Nikitas: Nidri (Nydri Waterfalls & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Kathisma Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Nikitas Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Agios Nikitas trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Paxos to Agios Nikitas by journey takes about 5 hours. September in Agios Nikitas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sami.

Things to do in Agios Nikitas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Sami, Kefalonia

— 3 nights
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sami: Skala Beach (in Skala), Assos (in Assos) and Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Dimitrios-Efthimia (in Katelios). There's much more to do: Head underground at Melissani Cave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Agios Andreas, enjoy the sand and surf at Antisamos Beach, and stroll through Myrtos Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sami trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Agios Nikitas to Sami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tsilivi (Planos).

Things to do in Sami

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos

— 5 nights
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tsilivi (Planos): Vasilikos (Banana Beach & Gerakas Beach) and Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria). Next up on the itinerary: race across the water with a speed boat tour, make a splash at Tsilivi Waterpark, have fun at Adamieion Ceramic Art Studio, and enjoy the sand and surf at Laganas Beach.

Plan trip to Tsilivi (Planos) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Sami to Tsilivi (Planos) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Ionian Islands travel guide

4.2
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.

Lefkada travel guide

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Beaches · Waterfalls · Nightlife
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.

Kefalonia travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Caves · Nightlife
Famous for its pristine natural scenery, Cephalonia boasts a string of clean and friendly towns packed with traditional taverns, trendy coffeehouses, and family-run inns. A place of rugged cliffs and lush forests, the island features a coastline of golden beaches, lapped by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea. Home to less than 40,000 permanent residents, Cephalonia clings to its relaxed way of life, seemingly unfazed by mass tourism. A devastating earthquake destroyed much of the island's old architecture in 1953, leveling all but two of its major towns. Today, in addition to modern port towns and quaint villages, you can also explore a tranquil countryside rich in lush vineyards and remote monasteries.

Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.