9 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

9 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Argostolion: Sami (Melissani Cave & Antisamos Beach), Drogarati Cave (in Chaliotata) and Petani Beach (in Lixouri). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach, stroll through Trapezaki Beach, explore the activities along Karavomilos Lake, and get outside with Vathy Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Argostolion trip 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 difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get warmer in Argostolion: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Argostolion

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sami, Skala, Trapezaki Beach, Vathy Bay, Myrtillo
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Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach). On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try for a hole-in-one at Kalamaki Crazy Golf& Restaurant, then enjoy the sand and surf at Laganas Beach, and then head off the coast to Marathonisi (Turtle Island).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kalamaki holiday planner.

You can drive from Argostolion to Kalamaki in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kalamaki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Laganas Beach, Marathonisi (Turtle Island), 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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