9 days in Lefkada & Kefalonia Itinerary

9 days in Lefkada & Kefalonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ionian Islands route planner

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Nidri
— 3 nights
Ferry to Fiskardo, Taxi to Argostolion
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Argostolion
— 5 nights
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Nidri

— 3 nights
A major yachting destination in the Ionian Sea, Nidri serves as the gateway to Lefkada's satellite islets, reachable by regular boat tours.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nidri: Temple of Apollo Ruins (in Agios Nikolaos Niras) and Agios Nikitas (Kathisma Beach & Milos Beach). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, sample the fine beverages at Frangoulis Distillery, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikros Gialos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agiofilli Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nidri journey planning site.

Bucharest, Romania to Nidri is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bucharest in August, Nidri is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Argostolion.

Things to do in Nidri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Argostolion

— 5 nights
A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Change things up with these side-trips from Argostolion: Myrtillo (in Divarata), Melissani Cave (in Karavomylos) and Sami (Antisamos Beach & Monastery of Panagia Agrilion). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Xi Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Alexandra Kefalonia Massage, and don't miss a visit to Assos.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Argostolion online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nidri to Argostolion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Argostolion sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Argostolion

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lefkada travel guide

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Beaches · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
Connected to mainland Greece by a long causeway and floating bridge, Lefkada represents more than just an island paradise of modern seaside resorts and pristine Ionian beaches. Though it measures only 35 km (22 mi) from north to south, the island offers a mosaic of landscapes that include excellent mountain biking spots. Evade the big crowds of the southern coastline's popular beaches and soak up some local culture by visiting the small villages along Lefkada's eastern side, where you can explore traditional taverns known for serving local dishes to the tune of traditional live music.

Kefalonia travel guide

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Beaches · Caves · Landmarks
Famous for its pristine natural scenery, Cephalonia boasts a string of clean and friendly towns packed with traditional taverns, trendy coffeehouses, and family-run inns. A place of rugged cliffs and lush forests, the island features a coastline of golden beaches, lapped by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea. Home to less than 40,000 permanent residents, Cephalonia clings to its relaxed way of life, seemingly unfazed by mass tourism. A devastating earthquake destroyed much of the island's old architecture in 1953, leveling all but two of its major towns. Today, in addition to modern port towns and quaint villages, you can also explore a tranquil countryside rich in lush vineyards and remote monasteries.