travel the ionian islands

In two weeks you will visit Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Olympia. You start your journey with a night in Zakynthos Town. Then you will visit Kefalonia with the beautiful Lake Melissani and picturesque places such as Assos and Fiskardo. Kefalonia has also been the scene for the movie Captain's Corelli's Mandolin starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz. Then you will visit the origins of the Olympics in Olympia. You end your trip on the touristy island of Zakynthos. Zakynthos is known for the Caretta Caretta turtles and for the beautiful little white beaches that can only be reached by boat. The most famous of these beaches is Shipwreck Beach with a smuggler ship stranded on the beach.

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Day-to-day description

Day 1
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Day 1: Arrival at Zakynthos

Upon arrival at Zakynthos Airport you will pick up your rentalcar. Then you will drive to your hotel in Zakynthos Town. Relax after your trip and explore the nearby surroundings.

Day 2
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Day 2: Travel from Zakynthos (Zante) to Kefalonia

You will drive to the port to take the ferry to Kefalonia. After 1,5 hours on the ferry you will reach Kefalonia. Upon arrival you will drive to your accommodation.

Day 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
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Day 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7: at leisure on Kefalonia

In Kefalonia you will certainly enjoy yourself. The island is quite large and has everything. Beautiful beaches, such as Myrtos Beach. Picturesque villages such as Fiskardo and Assos, the underground lake of Melissani, caves with stalagmites and stalactites and a monastery or old castle for culture lovers. Learn more about Kefalonia.

Day 8
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Day 8: Kefalonia - Kylini (Peleponese)

You drive to port and take the ferry to the mainland. The ferry takes about 1,5 hours. Upon arrival you need approximately 1,5 hours to reach your next destination.

Day 9
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Day 9: at leisure in Olympia

Today you will discover the origins of the modern Olympic games and visit the place where the Olympic flame is ignited every four years. It will take you about half a day to explore this site and after you still have time to explore the remarkable green surroundings of Olympia. Learn more about Olympia.

Day 10
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Day 10: Olympia - Zakynthos

You drive to port and take the ferry to Zakynthos. The ferry takes about 1,5 hours. Upon arrival you drive to your accommodation.

Day 11, 12, 13 & 14 at leisure on Zakynthos

Zakynthos is known for its rugged coast, high cliffs with in between unreachable, deserted beaches. One of these beaches is the famous 'Shipwreck Beach'. This is the place where most pictures of Zakynthos are taken. The island has a beautiful green scenery, clear blue sea, some old villages and not to forget the impressive Caretta-Caretta sea turtles. Learn more about Zakynthos.

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Day 11, 12, 13 & 14 at leisure on Zakynthos

Zakynthos is known for its rugged coast, high cliffs with in between unreachable, deserted beaches. One of these beaches is the famous 'Shipwreck Beach'. This is the place where most pictures of Zakynthos are taken. The island has a beautiful green scenery, clear blue sea, some old villages and not to forget the impressive Caretta-Caretta sea turtles. Learn more about Zakynthos.

Additional information

Car rental

Most of these islands do not have a good network of public transportation, therefore we only offer these trips by car.

Flights

As flight rates differ per day, we offer the trips excluding flights. There are flights from €260, - per person, for those flights availability is limited. In general, the sooner you book, the cheaper the flight. We can help you to search for a suitable flight.

Accommodation

You can choose different type and class of accommodations with us. The hotels include breakfast and the studio's or apartments are mostly without breakfast. The hotels we divided into three different classes:

  • 2 balls Often small scale hotels with simple but decent rooms with private bathroom and toilet.
  • three balls Comfortable hotels with more facilities, often with pool. The rooms are also better.
  • four balls Luxury hotels with lots of facilities or a particularly stylish accommodation .

The studio's or apartments without breakfast we divide into two classes:

  •  2 balls Often small complexes with simple studio's or apartments with a simple own kitchenette.
  • 3 balls Often small complexes with comfortable studio's or apartments with a comfortable private kitchenette.

Be sure where you stay

Because we are very flexible, one can depart any day and one can make all kind of changes to our trips, it's impossible to check availability of accommodations in advance. We therefore assume the accommodations mentioned in the quotation are available. If something turns out to be fully booked at the time of booking, we will come up with a similar alternative, but you can still cancel the trip free of charge. So, before the final booking you will know where you will be staying.

Accommodations



Location

Category

2 bollen3 bollen4 bollen2 bollen3 bollen
Zakynthos Zante Pantheon Anagenessis Apartments The Bay Villagio Studio's Muses Zante Villa's
Kefalonia Pericles Hotel Sami Beach Hotel Ionian Emerald Hotel Eleanna Studio's Fotini Apartments
Olympia Neda Hotel Neda Hotel Europa Hotel Neda Hotel Neda Hotel


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The prices



Category

Persons

Period

1/4 - 31/5 1/6 - 30/6 1/7 - 20/7 21/7 - 25/8
1/10 - 31/10 9/9 - 30/9 26/8 - 8/9
2 bollen 4 € 779 € 869 € 1014 € 1079
3 € 714 € 799 € 899 € 969
2 € 914 € 1024 € 1214 € 1284
1 € 1529 € 1669 € 1984 € 2094
3 bollen 4 € 714 € 819 € 989 € 1024
3 € 699 € 814 € 974 € 1019
2 € 899 € 1069 € 1314 € 1369
1 € 1549 € 1869 € 2349 € 2459
4 bollen 4 € 1434 € 1864 € 2189 € 2584
3 € 1049 € 1359 € 1579 € 1839
2 € 1374 € 1729 € 2049 € 2419
1 € 2534 € 3239 € 3879 € 4619
2 bollen 4 € 624 € 639 € 869 € 929
3 € 699 € 719 € 1014 € 1099
2 € 764 € 799 € 1029 € 1139
1 € 1464 € 1529 € 1994 € 2199
3 bollen 4 € 549 € 664 € 889 € 979
3 € 539 € 614 € 799 € 884
2 € 729 € 834 € 1129 € 1244
1 € 1389 € 1599 € 2194 € 2414


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Prices travel the Ionian islands are per person and include:

  • 14 nights of accommodation
  • 14 days of carrental (car rental conditions)
  • All ferrytickets for persons and vehicles

Prices travel the Ionian islands exclude:

  • International flights
  • Travel and cancellation insurances
  • Reservations costs of € 25,- (in total)