36 days in Zakynthos & Kalamata Itinerary

36 days in Zakynthos & Kalamata Itinerary

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Tsilivi (Planos)
— 5 nights
Ferry to Killini, Drive to Kalamata
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Kalamata
— 30 nights
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Tsilivi (Planos)

— 5 nights
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tsilivi (Planos): Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria) and Vasilikos (Banana Beach & Gerakas Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Adamieion Ceramic Art Studio, kick back and relax at Kalamaki Beach, cool off at Tsilivi Waterpark, and step off the mainland to explore Marathonisi (Turtle Island).

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tsilivi (Planos) sightseeing planner.

Linton, UK to Tsilivi (Planos) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Linton in August, expect nights in Tsilivi (Planos) to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kalamata.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kalamata

— 30 nights
Kalamata is the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, after Patras, in southern Greece and the largest city of the homonymous administrative region. Venture out of the city with trips to Petrochori (Voidokilia Beach & Petrochori Beach), Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae, Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, &more) and Pylos (Nestor's Cave & Romanos Beach). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mystras, explore the historical opulence of Methoni Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Archea Korinthos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Foneas Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kalamata trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Tsilivi (Planos) to Kalamata takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kalamata are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamata

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.