• Duration: 10 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location or pick up
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Description

A wonderful and relaxing way to explore the areas of Parga and Sivota. First, our departure from the Port of Corfu gives a unique view of the Old Town, it’s two overlooking Venetian fortresses, the Kanoni peninsula and the palace of Mon Repos, where Prince Phillip was born. Heading south, parallel to the mainland, we pass the capital city of the Thesprotia region, Igoumenitsa, the small fishing village of Plataria and the Sivota Islands, where the ship enters the breathtaking cave of Sivota. During the Second World War, the Greek submarine “Papanikolis” was hidden here beneath the lighthouse.

We sail around the historical small islands of Sivota, where the great naval battle between the Corfiots and the Corinthians took place in the summer of 432 B.C. Many of the vessels sunk in the fighting are still there at the bottom of the sea. Soon afterwards, we arrive at the picturesque Blue Lagoon bay, where historians say the Arabian pirates moored their ships in the Middle Ages. We drop anchor close to the beach, and you will have the opportunity to swim in the lagoon’s exotic blue waters.

Parga is a large picturesque village which is rich in beautiful colourful architecture, history, rare physical beauty, interlaced beaches, emerald water, calm bays, olive groves, a healthy climate, and romantic side streets.

One of Parga’s main attractions is the Venetian castle which sits on the hillside next to the port. It was built by residents in the 11th century to protect their town from both the pirates and the Turks. The Ottomans destroyed parts of the castle in 1452. The Venetians then started to rebuild it, but before it could be completed, it was demolished again by the Ottoman admiral Barbarossa in 1537. He razed the fortress and houses inside to the ground. For the third and final time, a stronger, impregnable castle was built in 1819.

Opposite the castle, at the entrance to the port, there is a small island dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with a church and several medieval Venetian and French buildings. Every summer, on 15th of August, the port hosts the famous Varkarola – a magnificent celebration dedicated to the Pargians who returned to Parga from Corfu.

Do not miss the chance to explore the Venetian castle, whose main building houses a photo exhibition of ancient Parga. There is plenty to see and do whilst in Parga and by using our walking map of hidden paths and sights you can explore the beaches and experiences whilst enjoying the stunning views and unspoilt nature.

During your trip, you can enjoy the sun and help yourself to refreshments, which may be purchased from the bar. We look forward to meeting you onboard 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 the breathtaking cave of Sivota.

Visit Parga, the “cosmopolitan princess” of Epirus

Explore the Venetian castle and the narrow streets of Parga

Sail in the narrow channels of the Sivota islands

Swim and snorkel in the exotic turquoise waters of Blue Lagoon.

Feast your eyes on the amazing landscapes of the Corfiot and the Mainland Greece coastline.

Be prepared to take pictures! Dolphins might occur!

Itinerary

08:45 Departure from the main Port of Corfu

11:00 Arrival at the picturesque Blue Lagoon bay

12:50 Departure from Blue Lagoon bay

13:10 Ship enters the breathtaking cave of Sivota

13:20 Depart cave of Sivota

14:20 Arrival at Parga

16:20 Departure from Parga

19.00 Arrival at the main Port of Corfu

What's included

  • Local taxes.
  • Full-day multi-lingual guidance onboard

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 (recommended).
  • Towel.
  • Mask.
  • Swimming suit.
  • Small bottle of water for the walking tour to the Venetian castle.

Important information

  • Our company provides coach transfers to and from the hotel and the main Port of Corfu. The duration of coach transfer depends on your hotel location (from 20 to 120 minutes, approximately). Please be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes in advance and look for the bus with an Ionian Cruises sign.
  • The cruise departs at 08:45 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 and coach transfer.
  • There is a parking area in the Port of Corfu. (3 euros for 24 hours).
  • On-board facilities: 2 open decks with seated viewing areas, air-conditioned main hall, TV, DVD player, music system, 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 several other snacks.
  • The boat stops inside the cave, where you will have the opportunity to take photographs.
  • Free time to explore Parga (2 - 2.5 hours). The beaches are a five-minute walk from the city.
  • The boat will drop anchor close to the beach at the Blue Lagoon for 50 – 90 minutes (depending on the weather).
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not suitable for those with mobility issues.
  • 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
  • SNORKELING
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

Guided Language

  • English
  • Francaise
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Russian

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