13 days in Ionian Islands & Athens Itinerary

13 days in Ionian Islands & Athens Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 5 nights
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Ferry to Igoumenitsa, Drive to Astakós, Ferry to Sami
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Sami, Kefalonia
— 2 nights
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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Canal D'Amour (in Sidari), Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, and take a tour by water with Madalena Boat Trips.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town day trip planner.

Kansas City, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kansas City to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Sami.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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Sami, Kefalonia

— 2 nights
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave and then kick back and relax at Antisamos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Port of Sami, then kick back and relax at Skala Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of Agios Andreas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sami trip maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Sami takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Sami sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tsilivi (Planos).

Things to do in Sami

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Tsilivi (Planos), Zakynthos

— 2 nights
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at Laganas Beach and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tsilivi (Planos) travel planner.

Fly from Sami to Tsilivi (Planos) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Tsilivi (Planos)

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tsilivi (Planos) to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tsilivi (Planos) in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Ionian Islands travel guide

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To see a greener and less-crowded version of Greece, place the Ionian Islands at the top of your itinerary. Stretching along the west coast of the Greek mainland, this chain of islands boasts villages, rural landscapes, and beaches washed by the crystalline waters of the Ionian Sea. The "Seven Islands," as the locals prefer to call them, often seem far removed from the rest of the country. Greatly influenced by past Venetian, British, and French rulers, the islands retain their distinct atmosphere and boast a rich cultural and architectural heritage. To experience some of that special Ionian culture, head to the smaller islands of Paxi and Ithaki, which offer wild terrain and outstanding local cuisine.