32 days in Corfu, Paxos & Athens Itinerary

32 days in Corfu, Paxos & Athens Itinerary

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32 days in Corfu, Paxos & Athens Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Paleokastritsa
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Paxos
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kavos
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Antipaxos
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Athens
— 14 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Christchurch

7
nights
Paleokastritsa

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.
Visit Church of Saint Spiridon and Old Fortress Corfu for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Parlante and Tsami Ceramics. Venture out of the city with trips to Pontikonisi (in Kanoni), Corfu Old Town (in Corfu Town) and Paralia Agios Georgios (in Agios Georgios). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, stroll through Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at La Grotta Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Kaiser's Throne.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Paleokastritsa online day trip planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Paleokastritsa is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Christchurch in May, expect Paleokastritsa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paxos.

Things to do in Paleokastritsa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corfu Town, Roda, Paradise Beach, Corfu Beer, Nissaki Cave
Highlights from your plan
Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon

4
nights
Paxos

Paxos ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kipiadi Beach and Harami Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Erimitis Bay Beach and Kloni Gouli Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Paxos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paleokastritsa to Paxos takes 5.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Paxos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kavos.

Things to do in Paxos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mongonissi ©
Mongonissi
Monodendri Beach ©
Monodendri Beach
Tripitos Arch ©
Tripitos Arch

2
nights
Kavos

Kavos is a seaside village on the island of Corfu in Greece, in the municipal district and the municipality of Lefkimmi. On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary, explore the striking landscape of Alikes Lefkimis, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Katoulla Beach, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kavos day trip app .

Traveling by car from Paxos to Kavos takes 4.5 hours. In May in Kavos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Antipaxos.

Things to do in Kavos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Alikes Lefkimis, Katoulla Beach, Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary ©

1
night
Antipaxos

Antipaxos ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Rodovani Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Voutoumi Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Antipaxos planning site .

Explore your travel options from Kavos to Antipaxos with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Antipaxos can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Antipaxos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Voutoumi Beach ©
Voutoumi Beach
Rodovani Beach ©
Rodovani Beach

14
nights
Athens

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Appreciate the collections at Archaeological Museum of Nauplion and Archea Korinthos. Get outdoors at Mount Lycabettus and Corinth Canal. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Nafplio (Blueblanc Beach, Vouleftiko (Old State House), & more), Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Archaeological Site Mycenae, & more) and Vouliagmeni (Panagia Faneromeni & Vouliagmeni Beach). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and take a stroll through Anafiotika.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antipaxos to Athens. June in Athens sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nafplio, Mycenae, Vouliagmeni, Corinth, Kantia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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