• Duration: 10 hours
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Description

No Greek holiday is complete without a sea cruise and this one will give you wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. 

The departing view of Corfu harbor provides a unique view of the old town and its two Venetian fortresses. As we head south, the Kanoni peninsula and the Palace of Mon Repos – the birthplace of Prince Phillip – come into view. Also visible are the tourist resorts of Perama, Benitses, the village of Kavos, and Corfu’s southernmost point, the cape of Asprokavos. 

Approaching the channel between Corfu and Paxos, you are treated to a magnificent vista of the olive and cypress trees that cover the lush island of Paxos. Legend has it that Paxos was formed when Poseidon severed the tip of Corfu with a mighty blow of his trident and dragged it south to create an idyllic retreat for his great love, Amphitrite. Poseidon´s marble palace – as legend has it – was located in Ahai, one of the blue caves of Paxos.

As we sail away from Corfu, the natural bay of Lakka comes into view at the north side of Paxos, unspoiled by mass tourism, a traditional village suitable for those who seek tranquillity. We continue sailing south along the west coast of Paxos island, enjoying the impressive rocky coastline and the unique white sandy beaches. Next, the boat enters the breath-taking sea caves, whose clear blue waters will leave you speechless. The blue caves marine area is a natural habitat of the Mediterranean monk seal (monachus monachus). Paxos, Antipaxos and the surrounding area is included in the European initiative ΝΑΤURΑ 2000, a network of nature protection areas.

After exiting the caves, we arrive at the small but perfectly formed island of Antipaxos, whose sandy blue-water coves have been compared to those in the Caribbean. Here, you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal waters of Mesavirka beach or Vikra beach.

Our excursion returns once again to Paxos from the east side of the island and we can see the small islands of Skaltsonisi and Mongonisi. Sailing alongside the narrow channel of Paxos and the islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. We moor in the center of the picturesque port of Gaios village. Τhere you will have the opportunity to wander through the wonderful narrow streets, visit the souvenirs shops and enjoy lunch at one of the traditional tavernas. Throughout your trip, you are free to enjoy the sun and purchase refreshments from the bar. This is an unforgettable experience of the Ionian Sea and we look forward to sharing it with you aboard one of our ships.

Highlights:

  • Coach transfer to and from the hotel and the Port of Corfu
  • Full day multilingual professional guiding on board
  • Admire the scenery of the Old Town of Corfu (city sightseeing by boat)
  • Enter in two of the breath taking Blue Caves of Paxos (Caves Ipapanti and Ahai)
  • Admire the stunning white cliffs of Erimitis
  • See Ortolithos island and the natural wonder of Tripitos (Kamara)
  • Swim and snorkel in the exotic turquoise waters of Paradise beach in Antipaxos Island (Voutumi beach)
  • Stroll around for shopping in the picturesque village of Gaios and swim at the nearby beach
  • Enjoy your lunch at the sea view restaurants of the village
  • Be prepared to take pictures! Dolphins might occur!

Itinerary

08:45 Departure from the main Port of Corfu

11:30 The ship enters inside the breathtaking cave of Ipapanti

12:00 Entrance into the cave Ahai

12:40 Arrival at Antipaxos Island. Mooring near the Paradise Beach (Vutumi) for swimming

13:40 Departure from Antipaxos

14:10 Arrival at the port of Gaios

16:30 Departure from the port of Gaios

19.00 Arrival at the main Port of Corfu

What's included

  • Transfers from/to your hotel (if option selected)
  • Local taxes.
  • Full day multilingual professional guidance on board:
  • MONDAY: ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, ITALIAN
  • TUESDAY: ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, ITALIAN, RUSSIAN
  • THURSDAY: ENGLISH, GERMAN
  • FRIDAY: ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, ITALIAN, RUSSIAN

What's excluded

  • Coach transfer to and from the hotel and the Port of Corfu (optional).
  • Items purchased from the on-board bar.

What do I need to bring

  • Waterproof Camera.
  • Photo or Video camera.
  • Glasses.
  • Hat.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • High factor sunscreen.
  • Towel.
  • Mask.
  • Swimming suit.

Important information

  • Our company provides coach transfers to and from the hotel and the main Port of Corfu. The duration of coach transfer depends οn your hotel location (from 20' to 120' approximately). Please be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes in advance and look for the bus with an Ionian Cruises sign.
  • The Customer Service phone number is available for the morning coach transfer (+30 6973342026).
  • The cruise departs from the port in Corfu Town. Departure from the port is at 8:45 am. Boarding is from 8:00 am and the embarkation ends 
    at 08:35 am.
  • Please be at the port at least 30 minutes before the scheduled boat departure time if you have not booked a pick-up.
  • There is a parking area in the Port of Corfu. (3 euros for 24 hours).
  • Onboard facilities: 2 open decks with Viewing-seating area, air-conditioned main hall, TV, DVD, stereo music, self-service bar, toilets, showers, cabins and changing areas.
  • The bar offers a variety of coffees, alcoholic beverages, refreshments, juices, toasts, sandwiches, pizzas, croissants and other Several snacks.
  • The boat stops inside the caves, where you will have also the opportunity to take photographs.
  • Free time for swimming in Antipaxos (50' to 70' , depending on the weather).
  • The boat enters to the narrow channel of Paxos and the islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos and moors 50 meters away from the main square of Gaios (110' to 130' free time).
  • Five minutes walking from the south side of the village to the small beach of Gaios.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The departure time is subject to slight change according to local traffic conditions.
  • The cruise schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled

Categories

  • ADVENTURE
  • SAILING OR BOAT TOUR
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • ARTS AND CULTURE
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • WATER
  • HOLIDAY AND SEASONAL TOURS
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • NATURE
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • SUN AND BEACH
  • DIVING
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

Guided Language

  • English
  • Francaise
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Russian

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Breathtaking sceneries

It was a perfect addition to our anniversary trip! Would recommend :)

By Theresa & Matt on 2021-08-18

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Amazing experience, I definitely recommend it.

By Michael on 2021-08-03

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