15 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

15 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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15 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4 h
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
Sami, Cephalonia
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Manchester

Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Grotta Beach and Church of Saint Spiridon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Fortress Corfu and British Cemetry. Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Barbati Beach (in Barbati), Porto Timoni Beach (in Afionas) and Paleokastritsa Beach (in Paleokastritsa). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Marathias Beach, browse the exhibits of Achilleion Museum, step into the grandiose world of Angelokastro, and stroll through Halikounas Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Corfu Town: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Corfu, Paleokastritsa, Gastouri, Halikounas Beach, Porto Timoni Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach
Halikounas Beach ©
Halikounas Beach

Tsilivi, Zakynthos

Tsilivi ©
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
We've included these beaches for you: Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) and Porto Roxa Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Agios Dionisios Church and Alykanas Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Makris Gialos Beach (in Makris Gialos), St Nicholas Beach (in Vasilikos) and Saint Nicholas Church (in Ano Vasilikos). The adventure continues: stroll through Kalamaki Beach, stop by Memento, see the interesting displays at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, and kick back and relax at Laganas Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tsilivi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Corfu Town to Tsilivi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sami.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Zakynthos Town, Alykanas Beach, Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Kalamaki Beach, Saint Nicholas Church
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
St Nicholas Beach ©
St Nicholas Beach
Porto Roxa Beach ©
Porto Roxa Beach

Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kaminia Beach and Vatsa Bay. Visit Emplisi Beach and Myrtos Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Fiscardo (Dafnoudi Beach & Kimilia Beach) and Ammes Beach (in Svoronata). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave, steep yourself in history at Memorial Acqui Division, and look for gifts at Myrtillo.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sami trip builder website .

You can drive from Tsilivi to Sami in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fiscardo, Kaminia Beach, Ammes Beach, Memorial Acqui Division, Myrtos Beach
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Myrtillo ©
Vatsa Bay ©
Vatsa Bay
Emplisi Beach ©
Emplisi Beach