12 days in Ionian Islands Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Kalamaki, Zakynthos
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Agios Nikitas, Lefkada
— 2 nights


Corfu Town, Corfu — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Paleokastritsa (La Grotta Beach, Paleokastritsa Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum, and explore the historical opulence of New Fortress of Corfu.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip planner.

Austin, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Corfu Town is 8 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Austin in June; daily highs in Corfu Town reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Kalamaki.
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Kalamaki, Zakynthos — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Kalamaki with an excursion to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) in Anafonitria--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kalamaki Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plakaki Beach, take some stellar pictures from Bochali View Point, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalamaki trip builder app.

Getting from Corfu Town to Kalamaki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Kalamaki can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ithaca.
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Ithaca — 1 night

Ithaca or Ithaka is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west of continental Greece.Ithaca's main island has an area of 96km2 and had a population in 2011 of 3,231. On the 2nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Aspros Gialos Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vathy Bay, then go for a stroll along the water at Frikes Harbour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Afales.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ithaca day trip website.

Traveling by journey from Kalamaki to Ithaca takes 5 hours. July in Ithaca sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Agios Nikitas.
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Agios Nikitas, Lefkada — 2 nights

Agios Nikitas is a village on the island of Lefkada, Greece, part of the municipal unit of Lefkada . On the 3rd (Sun), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Frangoulis Distillery, get interesting insight from Crociere A Vela, then enjoy the sand and surf at Milos Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kathisma Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Agios Nikitas trip planner.

You can travel from Ithaca to Agios Nikitas in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Agios Nikitas can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Ionian Islands travel guide

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.

Zakynthos travel guide

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Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.

Lefkada travel guide

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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.