8 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

8 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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8 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  15 h
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Kalamaki, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Sami, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Atlanta

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Paleokastritsa Beach in Paleokastritsa (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, steep yourself in history at Achilleion Museum, relax in the rural setting at Corfu Donkey Rescue, and cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town route planner.

Atlanta, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Corfu Town. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Aqualand Corfu Water Park, Achilleion Museum
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach

2
nights
Kalamaki, Zakynthos

Kalamaki ©
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 17th (Fri), race across the water with a speed boat tour and then stroll through Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach). On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Laganas Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Marathonisi (Turtle Island), and then kick back and relax at Porto Limnionas.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kalamaki online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Kalamaki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Kalamaki, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sami.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Laganas Beach, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Speed Boats Tours
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Speed Boats Tours
Marathonisi (Turtle Island) ©
Marathonisi (Turtle Island)

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 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Myrtos Beach, then Head underground at Drogarati Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Antisamos Beach, and finally Head underground at Melissani Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Memorial Acqui Division and then enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sami trip app .

You can drive from Kalamaki to Sami in 4 hours. In July in Sami, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Myrtos Beach, Memorial Acqui Division, Skala Beach, Drogarati Cave
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Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach

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