Corfu Main Port
7 May 2020 - 15 Oct 2020 Thursday: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Greek
The Parga and Sivota Islands Cruise is the best way to experience the beautiful coast of Mainland Greece.
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, its 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.
Parga is a large picturesque village with island architecture blessed, with a rich eventful history, rare physical beauty, interlaced beaches, emerald water, calm bays, olive groves, a healthy climate, romantic side streets, and pathways whose two and three-storey houses form an amphitheatre beneath the imposing remains of a Venetian castle. One of Parga’s main attractions, this castle was built by residents in the 11th century to protect their town from both the pirates and the Turks. Parts of the castle were demolished by the Ottomans in 1452. The Venetians started to rebuild it but before the work could be completed it was demolished again in 1537 by the Ottoman admiral Barbarossa, who razed the fortress and the houses inside. For the third and last time, a stronger, impregnable castle was finally rebuilt 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. As you might expect, the castle also offers some stunning views over Parga and the Ionian Sea.
As afternoon comes around, you will have the chance to stroll through the wonderful narrow streets, discover the many interesting curios shops, have lunch at one of the traditional seafront tavernas, or enjoy swimming to one of the three beaches of Parga.
About 15 kilometres from Parga is antiquity’s most important oracle, the Oracle of Acheron. The ancient Greeks believed that the springs of Acheron were the gates to the Underworld.
On the way back to Corfu, 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.
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 on board one of our ships.
Included in the price
Full day professional guiding on board (more than two languages).
Not included in the price
Coach transfer to and from the hotel and the Port of Corfu (optional).
Items purchased from the on-board bar.
Camera (or video camera), waterproof camera, swimming suit, mask, towel, glasses, hat, comfortable shoes or sandals, a small bottle of water for the walking tour to the Venetian castle, high-factor sunscreen (recommended).
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 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 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 (2.5 – 3 hours). The beaches are a five-minutes walk from the city.
The boat will drop anchor close to the beach at the Blue Lagoon for 50 – 70 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
1. For cancellations at least 12 hours before the scheduled departure, no cancellation fee applies.
2. For cancellations within 12 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.
07:15 PEROULADES EXPRESS MARKET (CROSSROAD)
07:15 SAN GEORGE HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:15 TEREZAS POOL (MAIN ROAD)
07:15 SUNNY CORFU HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:15 SIDARI ALKION HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:15 3 PIGS
07:15 CANAL D AMOUR VILLAGE/ESCAPE BAR
07:15 CORFIOT SELLAS
07:15 SAXOPHONE BAR/SUMMERTIME
07:15 HAWAI BAR
07:15 PALMAR HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:15 POLIXENI HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:15 ANDROMEDA HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:15 DAMIAS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:20 SFC FAST FOOD
07:20 LAGOON POOL
07:20 PARADISE TAVERNA
07:20 KAPPA VITA TRAVEL
07:20 SIDARI 3 BROTHERS HOTEL
07:20 CORFU BEST TRAVEL
07:20 MIMOSA HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:20 LEGENT APP
07:20 VENEZIA PITSARIA
07:20 VALUE PLUS- OASIS - SIDARI
07:20 ELIN PETROL STATION SIDARI
07:20 OLYMPIC PALACE
07:30 POTAMOS HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:30 REBECAS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:30 REBECAS HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:30 SWEET HOME (MAIN ROAD - CROSSROAD)
07:30 DOMENICO HOTEL/CORFU GRACE
07:30 PALM GROOVE HOTEL (MAIN GATE) - LOUKAS APP.
07:30 LEO APARTMENTS
07:30 GOUDELIS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:30 BLUE DREAM APARTMENTS
07:00 PERROS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:00 SAN STEFANO TENNIS-BASKET
07:00 BARRAS HOTEL (CROSSROAD)
07:00 MARGARITA SUPER MARKET
07:00 SAN STEFANO NAYSIKA HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:00 SAN STEFANO CHURCH
07:00 SAN STEFANO ASPA MARKET
07:00 CAPETANIOS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:00 ROMANTZA HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:00 ELIN PETROL STATION AVLIOTES
06:50 ARILLAS 3 BROTHERS TAVERN
06:50 ARILLAS PARADISE
06:50 GALLINI HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
06:50 MARVELLOUS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
06:50 ARCOKAL (CROSSROAD)
06:50 ARILLAS OLGA TRAVEL
06:50 AKTI ARILLAS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
06:50 ARILLAS TRAVEL
06:50 MARINA HOTEL
06:50 ARILLAS MARKET KOSTAS CROSSROAD
4San George Pagi
06:30 THEOS HOTEL/ALKION HOTEL MAIN ROAD
06:30 SAN GEORGE PALACE (ALKION HOTEL MAIN ROAD)
06:30 SAN GEORGE PAGI ALKION HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
06:30 ARISTA SUPER MARKET
06:30 KOSTAS GOLDEN BEACH HOTEL
06:30 BELLE HELENE HOTEL
07:15 RODA GARDEN VILLAGE ( FIRE STATION MAIN ROAD)
07:15 PROTO THERM
07:15 RODA BP PETROL STATION
07:15 RODA MELINDA HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:15 RODA CROSSROAD - CARDPHONE
07:20 SILVER BEACH HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:20 HORN TRAVEL
07:20 APHRODITE HOTEL/TAXI RANK
07:20 BLUE GARDEN (MAIN GATE)
07:25 ROBOLLA HOTEL (CROSSROAD)
07:25 RODA BEACH HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:25 MITSIS RODA BEACH HOTEL (RECEPTION)
07:25 RODA MIRABEL HOTEL (MAIN GATE)/IBISCOS HOTEL
07:25 ANGELA BEACH HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:25 PIGASOS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:25 RODA OASIS POOL (MAIN ROAD)
07:25 ASTRAKERI CROSSROAD (MAIN ROAD)
07:25 AGNOS CROSSROAD (MAIN ROAD)
07:10 ACHARAVI SHELL PETROL STATION
07:10 GELIVA VILLAGE HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:10 SALVANOS MARKET
07:10 ACHARAVI PUMP - EUROHIRE
07:15 DIMITRA MARKET/ PHARMACY
07:15 SPORT GIFT CENTER (PIXEL)
07:15 ACHARAVI SPIROS MARKET
07:00 TZORAS MARKET
07:05 ALMYROS BEACH HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:05 ALMYROS RESTIA SUITES
07:05 GELINA MARE HOTEL (MAIN ROAD CROSSROAD)
07:05 ALMYROS VILLAS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
4Agios Spiridon Perithia
07:00 PERITHIA ECO PETROL STATION (CROSSROAD)
07:00 SAN SPIRIDON-SIRIOTI TRAVEL
07:00 MARE BLUE (RECEPTION)
06:55 APRAOS BAY HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
06:55 CHRISMOS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
06:55 CORFU RESORT (MAIN ROAD)
06:50 CORFU HOTEL BELLA MARE (AVLAKI)
06:50 MEMENTO HOTEL (NIKOS MARKEΤ)
06:50 ΝΙΚΟS ΜΑRΚΕΤ
06:55 KASSIOPI (MAIN ROAD) (CROSSROAD)
06:55 KASSIOPI SQUARE
06:55 YIANNIS RENT A CAR
06:55 IMEROLIA (CROSSROAD)
07:45 PALEO POLICE/KATHY SUPER MARKET
07:45 BURBOS SUPER MARKET
07:45 PALAIO OCEANIS HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:50 PALAIO NAFSIKA TAVERNA
07:50 AKROTIRI HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:50 PALEO HOTEL/ ART NOUVEAU (MAIN GATE)
07:50 NOUFARO APARTMENTS (MAIN ROAD)
07:50 PALAIO SPIROS TAVERNA
07:50 PALEO CAMPING / ARIS MARKET
07:50 PALEO DISCO
07:55 EKO PETROL STATION/ FONTANA VILLAS
08:00 CASA LUCIA (MAIN ROAD)
08:05 FIORI (MAIN ROAD)
08:10 KAZIANIS MARKET
07:30 BLUE PRINCESS HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:30 LIAPADES BEACH HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:30 KATERINA MARKET
07:30 LIAPADES PHARMACY
08:05 ERMONES BRIDGE (1) - CORFU GOLF
08:05 ERMONES BRIDGE (2) - MEGA RENT
08:05 ERMONES PHILOXENIA HTL (BRIDGE 2) - MEGA RENT
08:05 ERMONES ROSABELLA HOTEL (BRIDGE 2) - MEGA RENT
08:05 ERMONES MEDITERANEO (MAIN GATE) (BUS STOP)
08:05 ERMONES MEDITERANEO (RECEPTION)
08:10 AQUALAND VILLAGE (MAIN ROAD)
08:15 FOLIES ALEPOU
07:55 GLYFADA LTI HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:55 GLYFADA BUS STOP
07:55 MALIBU APP (CROSSROAD)
07:55 VILLA GEORGIA
07:45 MAYOR PELEKAS MONASTERY HOTEL (MUHA VILLAS)
07:45 PELEKAS MUHA VILLAS
07:45 PELEKAS COUNTRY CLUB
07:45 GIALISKARI BEACH HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
07:35 MAYOR LA GROTA VERDE HOTEL (RECEPTION)
07:35 AG. GORDIOS BUS STOP
07:35 PINK PALACE HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:35 BELVEDERE HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:35 SEA VIEW HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:35 ROMANTIC VIEW HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
07:35 AG. GORDIOS ELIN PETROL STATION
07:35 SINARADES CROSS
07:40 DESPINA APARTMENTS
08:25 SUNSHET HOTEL ALYKES (MAIN ROAD)
08:25 ANGELA HOTEL ALYKES (MAIN ROAD)
08:25 KERKYRA GOLF HOTEL (BUS STOP)
08:25 ALYKES BRIDGE
08:30 THE BAR- PIRATES