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No Greek holiday is complete without a sea cruise. These three jewels of the Ionian Sea – the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, situated close to the southern coast of Corfu, and the famous blue Caves of Paxos – offer a glimpse into the hidden, rugged beauty of the islands. The departing view of Corfu harbour 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 southern most 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 of massive tourism, traditional village suitable for those who seek tranquility.

Gaios village: 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) and all the island complex of Paxos, included in the European initiative ΝΑΤURΑ 2000. 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 “Paradise beach” (Voutoumi), 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 of the narrow channel of Paxos and the islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos we moor to the centre of the picturesque port of Gaios village. Where 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.

Lakka village: The ship enters the natural bay of Lakka and moor to the centre of the colorful village. You can easily walk through the wonderful narrow streets for shopping and enjoy your lunch at one of the traditional tavernas. Five minutes walking from the west side of the village are laying two colorful beaches surrounded by crystal clear water, ideal for swimming and sunbathing. 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) and all the island complex of Paxos, included in the European initiative ΝΑΤURΑ 2000. 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 “Paradise beach” (Voutoumi), 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 the picturesque port of Gaios village and the two small islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos.

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 share it with you aboard one of our ships.

Highlights

  • Boat type: Daily Cruiser
  • Coach transfer to and from the hotel and the Port of Corfu available (is optional and costs: 5 Euro pp)
  • Full day Professional Guiding on board
  • Admire the scenery of the Old Town of Corfu
  • 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)
  • Be prepared to take pictures! Dolphins might occur!
  • Stroll around for shopping in the picturesque village of Gaios or Lakka and swim at the nearby beach
  • Enjoy your lunch at the sea view restaurants of the village. (Lunch NOT included)
  • NB. GAIOS: TUE | THU | FRI & LAKKA: WED | SAT | SUN

 

Available departures

NB. LAKKA EVERY: WED | SAT | SUN AND @ GAIOS EVERY: TUE | THU | FRI
  • Paxos-Antipaxos with IONIAN CRUISES

    Paxos-Antipaxos with IONIAN CRUISES

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bar, Seating area, Shared bathroom

    PAXOS ANTIPAXOS & BLUE CAVES. DAY-CRUISE FROM CORFU WITH IONIAN CRUISES

    NB. GAIOS: TUE | THU | FRI  &  LAKKA: WED | SAT | SUN

    Full day cruise. No meals or drinks included in rate. Transfer to/from the port available at extra charge. Check our site for the transfer information, make sure your hotel (or pick up point) is on our list and be in front of the hotel on time. If you are arranging your own transfer, make sure to be at the departure point 15 min before departure time.

    On board our ship you can spend your time at our 2 decks, On the lowest level you will find the main snack bar The sun-deck is a big spacious light deck, where you can enjoy your coffee, drinks, breakfast and later on, your cocktails.

    Make sure you are properly dressed for the occasion. We suggest checking the weather conditions, and if summer time, bring with you your swim ware, sun screen lotion sunglasses and hat. Do not forget your comfortable shoes as to be able to explore the islands. Casual is our main suggestion

    Do not forget your camera, as along the way you will have an opportunity to see many new and unexpected things, have it handy at any point, as something we are followed by dolphins, and you do not want to miss that kind of moments.

    And for last, do not forget home your good mood, be ready for an experience of a life time …

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Facilities

  • Air Condition
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Seating area
  • Shared bathroom
  • TV

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