8 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

8 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
When in Corfu Town, make a side trip to see Paleokastritsa Beach in Paleokastritsa, approximately Paleokastritsa away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, explore the galleries of Achilleion Museum, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, and admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 15- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Achilleion Museum, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach). On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Laganas Beach, head off the coast to Marathonisi (Turtle Island), and then stroll through Porto Limnionas.

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You can fly from Corfu Town to Kalamaki in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sami.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Speed Boats Tours, Laganas Beach
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Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
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.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtos Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Drogarati Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Antisamos Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Memorial Acqui Division and then enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach.

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Getting from Kalamaki to Sami by car takes about 4 hours. July in Sami sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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