16 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

16 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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16 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Sami, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nidri, Lefkada
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  3​h 30​min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Tehran

4
nights
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

Tsilivi ©
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tsilivi: Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) (in Anafonitria), Ampelostrates Horse Vineyard (in Koiliomenos) and Art & Wine Winery (in Maries). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zakynthos Metropolis Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Korakonissi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Laganas Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tsilivi trip builder tool .

Tehran, Iran to Tsilivi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tehran to Tsilivi due to the time zone difference. March in Tsilivi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sami.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos, Kalamaki, Laganas, Eleftherotria Monastery
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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Speed Boats Tours
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach

2
nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
On the 25th (Wed), get outside with Vathy Bay, have fun at Tennis Club Argostoli, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtos Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Corgialenios Istoriko kai Laografiko Mouseio, and then do a tasting at Divino Wines and Vinegar.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sami online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tsilivi to Sami in 4 hours. March in Sami sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nidri.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Argostolion, Divino Wines and Vinegar, Myrtos Beach, Vathy Bay
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Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Divino Wines and Vinegar ©
Divino Wines and Vinegar
Tennis Club Argostoli ©
Tennis Club Argostoli

1
night
Nidri, Lefkada

Nidri ©
A major yachting destination in the Ionian Sea, Nidri serves as the gateway to Lefkada's satellite islets, reachable by regular boat tours.
On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at Phonograph Museum and Folklore, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Frangoulis Distillery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then learn about winemaking at Lefkas Earth Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Fabbrica Olive Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nidri trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Sami to Nidri in 3.5 hours. In March in Nidri, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Nidri

Museums Spas Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Lefkada Town, Fabbrica Olive Museum, Lefkas Earth Winery
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Phonograph Museum and Folklore ©
Phonograph Museum and Folklore
Spas
Fabbrica Olive Museum ©
Fabbrica Olive Museum

7
nights
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.
Explore Corfu Town's surroundings by going to Church of the Panayia Kassopitra (in Kassiopi), Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press (in Vraganiotika) and Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach & Corfu Donkey Rescue). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, look for gifts at Kombos, and steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Corfu Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Nidri to Corfu Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Corfu, Paleokastritsa, Agia Paraskevi Monastery, Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum, Folklore museum of central corfu
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach

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