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. 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.
Included in the price
Full day on board with a multilingual professional guide (more than two languages).
Not included in the price
Coach transfer to and from the hotel and the Port of Lefkimi (optional)
Items purchased from the on-board bar
Camera (or video camera), waterproof camera, swimming suit, mask, towel, glasses, hat, comfortable shoes or sandals, high-factor sunscreen (recommended).
Our company provides coach transfers to and from the hotel and the Port of Lefkimi. The duration of coach transfer depends on your hotel location (from 20′ to 100′, 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).
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 free parking area in the Port of Lefkimi.
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 moors right in front the village of Lakka (110′ to 130′ free time).
Five minutes walking from the west side of the village to the beaches of Lakka
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′ , depending on the weather).
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
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.
08.50 ALEXANDROS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
08.55 ARGO HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
08.55 ANNITA HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
08.55 PONTIKONISSI HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
08.55 AEGLI HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
08.55 OASIS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
08.55 AKTI HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
08.55 FUXIA TRAVAEL (MAIN ROAD)
08.55 FRINI HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
08.55 SENDITO RESORT (AE0LOS) (MAIN ROAD)
08.55 BRETANOS HOTEL
08.55 KAIZER BRIDGE
08.55 KAIZER BRIDGE HOTEL
09.10 EL GRECO / LITHARIA (MAIN ROAD)
09.10 GRANDE MARE HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.10 SHELL MUSEUM
09.15 BENITSES KIOSK TAXI STATION
09.15 KERKYRA TRAVEL 1
09.15 POTAMAKI HOTEL
09.15 BENITSES STADIUM
09.15 KERKYRA TRAVEL 2
09.15 CORFU MARIS HOTEL
09.15 KARINA HOTEL
09.15 SPYROS APART. (BUS STOP)
09.15 LIDO CORFU SUN (MAIN ROAD)
09.15 BELLOS BEACH HOTEL
09.15 ACHILLEAS HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
09.15 BELVEDERE HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.15 REGENCY – IONIAN SUN HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.15 AURORA HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.15 CORFU SENSES HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.20 MARBELLA HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.20 CORFU VILLAGE HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.20 KALIMERA MIRAMARE HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.20 DELFINAKIA HOTEL (ILIOS MARKET MAIN ROAD)
09.20 COOP SUPER MARKET / KIOSK
09.20 G+S TRAVEL
09.20 ALKIONIS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.20 ΕCΟ PETROL STATION
09.25 EURORENT- VLACHOPOULOS
09.35 SHOP IN A SHOP MARKET (AQUARIOUS) / 3K’S CENTRE
09.35 ROSSIS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.35 PANTHEON HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.35 GEMINI HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
09.35 APOLLO PALACE HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
09.35 VRISI (CROSSROAD)
09.35 MESSONGI TAXI RANK (CROSSROAD)
09.35 FLAMENGO TOWN HALL
6. SAN GEORGE ARGYRADES
09.55 SANDY BEACH HOTEL (RECEPTION)
10.05 BROUSKOS HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
10.05 KAFESSAS TAVERNA
10.05 ESPERANDO MARKET
10.05 GOLDEN SANDS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
10.05 LIKINTHOS SUPER (CHURCH MAIN ROAD)
10.05 ANANIAS HOTEL
10.05 BLUE SEA HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
10.05 BLUE DIAMOND HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
10.05 SAN GEORGE (CROSSROAD) (BEACH)
10.05 SHOPPING CENTRE STAMATIS
10.05 HARLEY CAFÉ
10.05 TZEVENOS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
10.05 ELEANAS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
10.10 ATTIKA HOTEL
10.15 CORFU SEA GARDENS HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
10.15 MEDITERANEAN BLUE HOTEL (MAIN GATE)
10.15 OULA CROSSROAD
10.15 PLAZA HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
10.15 MORFEAS HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
10.15 CHANDRIS MARKET
10.15 BARN BAR
10.20 ISLAND HOLIDAYS / FOUNTAIN BAR
10.20 NAOS TRAVEL / SAN MARINA HOTEL
10.20 CAVOS BEACH CLUB TRAVEL
10.20 KAVOS DIVING CENTER
10.20 EKATI HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
10.20 KAVOS GO – KARTS
10.20 SEA SIDE POOL BAR
10.20 NIKOS CLUB
10.20 CAPO DI CORFU (MAIN ROAD)
10.20 GIANNETA HOTEL (MAIN ROAD)
10.20 AVRA BEACH APRTS (MAIN ROAD)
10.20 NIKOS SWIMMING POOL