The 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.
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, a beautiful port comes into view at the north side of Paxos. An unspoiled of massive tourism traditional village suitable for those who seek tranquility. 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.
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Wednesday & Saturday: English, French, Gerrman. Sunday: English, French.
About the pickup time, we will let you know, as soon as we received your booking form with your resort name. About the pickup points :
Sidari, San Stefano, Arillas, San George Pagi.
Roda, Acharavi, Almyros, Agios Spiridon, Perithia, Kalamaki, Kassiopi.
Liapades - Paleokastritsa:
Ermones, Glyfada, Pelekas, Gialiskari, Agios Gordios.
Alykes,Kontokali, Gouvia, Dafnilla – Kommeno, Dassia, Ipsos, Pirgi, Barbati, Nissaki, Kalami-Gymari-Kentroma.
Agios Ioannis, Kanoni, Perama, Benitses, Moraitika, Messonghi, Agios Georgios Argyrades, Kavos.
South (Lefkimmi Port):
Kavos, San George Argyrades, Messonghi, Moraitika, Agios Ioannis, Benitses, Perama
The boat trip starts from Corfu main port at 09:00 AM. We will send you contact details and map location when you confirm your booking. We arrive back in Corfu port at 19:00 PM
09:00 Departure from the main Port of Corfu.
11:10 Arrival at Lakka.
13:20 Departure from Lakka.
13:40 The ship enters inside the breathtaking cave of Ipapanti.
14:10 Entrance into the cave Ahai.
14:50 Arrival at Antipaxos Island. Mooring near the Paradise Beach (Vutumi) for swimming.
16:00 Departure from Antipaxos
16:30 Sail close to the east coast of Paxos Island.
19:00 Arrival at the main Port of Corfu
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′, approximately). Please be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes in advance and look for the bus with an Ionian Cruises sign.
The Ionian Cruises Customer Service phone number is available for the morning coach transfer (+30 6973342026).
Departure from the port at 09:00. Boarding from 08:20 untill 08:50.
Please be at the port at least 20 minutes before the scheduled boat departure time if you have not booked a pick-up and coach transfer.
There is parking area in the Port of Corfu. (3 euros for 24 hours).
On board 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 minutes, 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 minutes 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.
With out transfer to the port
Adults: 28,00 euro
Children: (Ages 6-12) 14,00 euro.
With transfer to the port
Adults: 34,00 euro
Children: (Ages 6-12) 17,00 euro
Full day multilingual professional guiding on board (more than two languages). Local taxes
Coach transfer to and from the hotel and the Port of Corfu (optional). Items purchased from the on-board bar
You can pay online by credit card (online payments are subject to 3.5% transaction fees ) or via bank transfer to our company, as soon as we confirm availability. Confirmation of payment and reservation voucher, will be sent to your e-mail within 24 hours of acknowledgement of the payment.
1. For cancellations at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure, no cancellation fee applies.
2. For cancellations within 23:59 or less hours of the scheduled departure, a 100% cancellation fee applies.
3. The cruise is subject to favourable weather conditions. In the event of the cruise being cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the choice between an alternative date or a full refund.