Ionian Gems

Beaches, turquoise water and incredible food and drink await! Start out in Athens, and visit three popular Ionian islands over 12 magical days.

Visit iconic Greek islands and experience the history, charm and sunny skies of this incredible region. Your flights, accommodations, land and ferry transfers are included, and you'll have ample time to explore the islands at your own pace.

Location:

Athens, Attica, Greece, Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece, Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece, Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece

12  Days | 10  nights
Call to book: 1-866-529-2079
Travelling as a group of 10 or more?  Request a group quote.

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Local flights from Athens to Zakynthos; Kefalonia to Athens
  • 10 nights of accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts
  • All airport and port transfers in Athens, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Lefkada
  • Fast ferry Zakynthos to Kefalonia; Lefkada to Kefalonia
  • Porterage
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Athens.

Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ionian Gems

Day 2

Welcome to Athens

Upon arrival in Athens, transfer to your hotel and check in.

Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ionian Gems

Day 3

Athens: At leisure

Admire historic landmarks or just find a great spot for coffee and people-watching in this bustling city.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Dive into Athens' incredible history and archaeology with a visit to the Acropolis ($). Check out the shops on Ermou and Kolonaki streets or stroll through the picturesque streets of the Plaka, and be sure to head to one of the many rooftop bars and restaurants to sample Greek food and take in the stunning panoramic views of the city.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ionian Gems

Day 4

Athens - Zakynthos

Transfer to the airport for your local flight to Zakynthos. Upon arrival in Zakynthos, transfer to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free to start getting to know the island of Zakynthos.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ionian Gems

Days 5 & 6

Zakynthos: At leisure

Spend two days exploring Zakynthos at your leisure.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Discover Zakynthos at your own pace. Stroll through the charming towns of Zakynthos Town and Tsilivi, sample local wine and cheese, or head out to one of the island's clubs for drinks and dancing. While the hours away on sandy beaches in hidden coves, or snorkel or sail ($) on clear water.
Meal(s) : 2 Breakfasts
Accommodation:
(2 nights)
Ionian Gems

Day 7

Zakynthos - Kefalonia

After breakfast, transfer at the indicated time to Zakynthos port for your fast ferry to Kefalonia. Upon arrival in Kefalonia, transfer to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is yours to discover Kefalonia.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ionian Gems

Day 8

Kefalonia: At leisure

Enjoy a full day exploring the Ionian's largest island.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: The setting for Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Kefalonia boasts amazing views, intriguing caves and some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. Explore the Ionian's largest island. Kefalonia boasts amazing views, intriguing caves and some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. Head out on the water to snorkel or dive, then sample the island's local feta cheese, honey or delicious white wine.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ionian Gems

Day 9

Kefalonia - Lefkada

Enjoy your early morning breakfast and at the indicated time transfer to Kefalonia port for your fast ferry to Lefkada. Upon arrival in Lefkada, transfer to your hotel and check in. Spend the rest of the day taking in Lefkada's exceptional views, visit historic monasteries, or relax at a charming café.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ionian Gems

Day 10

Lefkada: At leisure

Spend the day at one of many beaches on the island.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ionian Gems

Day 11

Lefkada - Kefalonia - Athens

Transfer to the port of Lefkada to take the ferry to Kefalonia, then transfer to the Kefalonia airport for your local flight back to Athens. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ionian Gems

Day 12

Athens - Return to Canada

After breakfast, transfer to airport where you will board your flight home.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Ionian Gems

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Athens, Attica, Greece
The Stanley Hotel(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
Electra Hotel(or similar)
Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece
Phoenx Hotel(or similar)
Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece
Ionian Plaza Hotel(or similar)
Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece
Palatino Hotel(or similar)
Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece
Mediterranee Hotel(or similar)
Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece
The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa(or similar)
Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece
Apostolata Island Resort & Spa(or similar)
Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece
Vassiliki Bay(or similar)
Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece
Porto Galini Seaside Resort & Spa(or similar)
Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece
Ionian Blue Bungalows & Spa Resort(or similar)
Athens, Attica, Greece
NJV Athens Plaza(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from May 1 - September 15

MORE TO KNOW

Not included
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • CITY TAXES

    City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Greece and are payable in local currency upon arrival. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per room, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

    TRANSPORTATION

    Fast ferry: numbered air seat

    Local flight (Athens to Zakynthos; Kefalonia to Athens) baggage allowance: 1 piece of luggage 23 kg; 1 piece hand luggage 8 kg

    Pricing policies for this hotel

    Non-Refundable

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    Free Cancellation

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