13 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

13 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Igoumenitsa, Drive to Astakós, Ferry to Sami
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Sami, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Pesáda, Ferry to Zakynthos, Drive to Kalamaki
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Kalamaki, Zakynthos
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu

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 Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach & Agios Petros Beach), St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas) and Sakis Water Sports (in Kalami). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, enjoy the sand and surf at Canal D'Amour, explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, and don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town sightseeing planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Corfu Town is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Corfu Town is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get a bit warmer in Corfu Town: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sami.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Architectural Building
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
4.6
Corfu Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Corfu Old Town
4.3

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Sami, Cephalonia

Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtos Beach, Head underground at Melissani Cave, then kick back and relax at Antisamos Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Drogarati Cave. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Makris Gialos Beach, then have fun at Tennis Club Argostoli, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Skala Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sami route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Sami takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Sami can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kalamaki.

Things to do in Sami

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Melissani Cave ©
Must see
Melissani Cave
4.2
Myrtos Beach ©
Beach
Myrtos Beach
4.4

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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 29th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), enjoy the sand and surf at Laganas Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Marathonisi (Turtle Island). Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalamaki Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kalamaki trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sami to Kalamaki in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Kalamaki, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Speed Boats Tours
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