9 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

9 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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9 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  26 h
1
Argostolion, Cephalonia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Kalamaki, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Argostolion, Cephalonia

Argostolion ©
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Argostolion: Sami (Melissani Cave & Antisamos Beach), Drogarati Cave (in Chaliotata) and Petani Beach (in Lixouri). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Myrtos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makris Gialos Beach, identify plant and animal life at Argo Daily Cruises, and get outside with Vathy Bay.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Argostolion route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Argostolion is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In July, Argostolion is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Argostolion

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sami, Skala, Petani Beach, Myrtillo, Myrtos Beach
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Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave

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.
On the 18th (Sat), race across the water with a speed boat tour and then kick back and relax at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach). Here are some ideas for day two: try for a hole-in-one at Kalamaki Crazy Golf& Restaurant, stroll through Laganas Beach, and then head off the coast to Marathonisi (Turtle Island).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalamaki driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Argostolion to Kalamaki in 4 hours. July in Kalamaki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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