01/06 - Boat tour of Paxoi
Sea, Caves, Islands
Sailing, Nature, Swiming
All Day (maximum 11 hours)
Departing from the harbour of Corfu, we have a unique view of the old town, among the two Venetian fortresses. Heading towards the south of Corfu we see the Kanoni peninsula and the palace of Mon Repos where Prince Phillip was born. We also see the tourist resorts Perama, Benitses, the village of Kavos and the cape of Asprokavos which is the southern point of Corfu island. As we approach the channel between Corfu and Paxos we see in front of us the island of Paxos.
Paxos is a green island covered with olives and cyprus trees. Legend has it that Paxos was formed when Poseidon severed the tip of Corfu with one mighty blow of his trident and dragged it south to create an idyllic retreat for his love, Amphitrite! The legend goes on, with Poseidon’s marble Palace which was situated in one of the blue caves of the island named Ahai. During our passage, on the left hand side, we see the beautiful port of Laka.
We continue sailing south along the west coast of Paxos island, enjoying the impressive rocky coast line and the unique white sandy beaches. Then the boat enters the breath taking sea caves, the clear blue waters will leave you speechless. We depart from the caves and soon arrive at the small but perfectly formed island of Antipaxos, whose sandy blue water coves have been compared to the Caribbean’s. Here you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal waters of "Paradise beach" (Voutoumi).
Our excursion returns once again to Paxos. Its up-market reputation continues today as millionaire yachts sit at anchor alongside local fishing boats. After entering the narrow channel which leads us to the picturesque port of Gaios village, we see a breathtaking view of the two islands Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. We moor close to the centre of Gaios village where you can easily walk through the wonderful narrow streets and enjoy your lunch at one of the traditional tavernas.
See: Venetian fortresses of Corfu harbour, Kanoni peninsula, the palace of Mon Repos, cape of Asprokavos (the southern point of Corfu island), channel between Corfu and Paxos, Paxos island, sea caves, Antipaxos island, islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos
Visit: swim in the crystal waters of "Paradise beach" (Voutoumi), walk through the wonderful narrow streets of Gaios village
- Transportation by boat and deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model (bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)
- Insurance cover during transfers by vehicle
- Licensed English-speaking guide
- All taxes
- Mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7
Departure time from hotel: 08:45
Arrival time at hotel: before 19:30
- Please remember that the excursions are organized during the conference time for accompanying persons only
- Appropriate clothing should be worn to protect you from the sun or sea breeze
- Guests in a foldable wheelchair can not take part in this tour
- There are cobblestones in the vilages