27 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

27 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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1
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 6 nights
2
Sami, Cephalonia
— 6 nights
3
Ithaca
— 2 nights
4
Nidri, Lefkada
— 6 nights
5
Paleokastritsa, Corfu
— 6 nights

6
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

Tsilivi ©
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
We've included these beaches for you: Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Banana Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kalamaki Beach and Porto Limnionas. Change things up with these side-trips from Tsilivi: Xigia Beach (in Koroni), Saint Nicholas Church (in Ano Vasilikos) and Keri Lighthouse (in Keri Village). There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zakynthos Metropolis Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Gerakas Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laganas Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tsilivi trip planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to Tsilivi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. In July in Tsilivi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sami.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos, Vasilikos, Laganas, Vardiola of Kypseli
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Laganas Beach ©
Laganas Beach

6
nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Antisamos Beach and Petani Beach. Attractions like Melissani Cave and Myrtos Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi (in Argostolion), Makris Gialos Beach (in Lassi) and Peratata (St George's Castle & Monastery of Agios Andreas). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Skala Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the ancient world of Sami Acropolis, and kick back and relax at Fteri Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sami vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Tsilivi to Sami takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in Sami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Argostolion, Lixouri, Skala, Cephalonia, Peratata
Highlights from your plan
Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach
Petani Beach ©
Petani Beach

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca or Ithaka is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west of continental Greece.Ithaca's main island has an area of 96km2 and had a population in 2011 of 3,231. On the 13th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Koimiseos Theotokou Church, thenkick back and relax at Gedaki Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Filiatro Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Maritime – Folklore Museum of Ithaca. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Polis Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspros Gialos Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Alalkomenes.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ithaca trip planning site.

Travel from Sami to Ithaca in 1.5 hours. July in Ithaca sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nidri.

Things to do in Ithaca

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maritime – Folklore Museum of Ithaca ©
Maritime – Folklore Museum of Ithaca

6
nights
Nidri, Lefkada

Nidri ©
A major yachting destination in the Ionian Sea, Nidri serves as the gateway to Lefkada's satellite islets, reachable by regular boat tours.
Visit Kathisma Beach and Milos Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Lefkada Monastery οf Faneromeni and Venetian Castle of Parga for their historical value. Explore Nidri's surroundings by going to Edem Soap (in Parga), Temple of Apollo Ruins (in Agios Nikolaos Niras) and Nekromanteion Acheron (in Mesopotamos). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Porto Katsiki, enjoy the sand and surf at Desimi Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nydri Waterfalls.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nidri vacation planning tool.

Getting from Ithaca to Nidri by journey takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nidri can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Paleokastritsa.

Things to do in Nidri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lefkada, Lefkada Town, Agios Nikitas, Parga, Apollonii
Highlights from your plan
Kathisma Beach ©
Kathisma Beach
Milos Beach ©
Milos Beach
Egremni Beach ©
Egremni Beach

6
nights
Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Paleokastritsa ©
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.
Attractions like Paleokastritsa Beach and Canal D'Amour make great kid-friendly stops. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Fortress Corfu and Achilleion Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paleokastritsa: St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas), Sidari Beach (in Sidari) and Corfu Museum of Asian Art (in Corfu Town). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at La Grotta Beach, stroll through Agios Petros Beach, relax in the rural setting at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paleokastritsa online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Nidri to Paleokastritsa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Paleokastritsa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Sidari, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Paradise Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Canal D'Amour ©
Canal D'Amour

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