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From Corfu Island: Antipaxos & Paxos Blue Caves Boat Cruise

From Corfu Island: Antipaxos & Paxos Blue Caves Boat Cruise

Visit 2 of Greece's most iconic islands on a cruise trip from Corfu Island to Paxos and Antipaxos. Visit the Blue Caves with live narration from your guide, a swimming stop at Mesovrika Beach, and free time to explore the village of Lakka. Upgrade to include hotel transfers from Corfu. Get stunning views of the Venetian castles in the Old Town of Corfu as you set sail and head south along the Kanoni Peninsula. Pass the palace of Mon Repo and the towns of Perama, Benitses, and Kavos as you sail toward Cape Asprokavos. Get a magnificent view of the olive and cypress trees that cover Paxos, formed when Poseidon severed the tip of Corfu with his trident to create an idyllic retreat for Amphitrite - according to legend. Reach the unspoiled northern side of Paxos and enter the natural bay of Lakka. Stroll the narrow streets of the traditional village, or take a short walk to the beaches to swim and sunbathe. Then, sail along the west coast of Paxos and enter the Blue Caves, where monk seals have taken up residence. Next, cruise to the small island of Antipaxos to swim off Mesovrika Beach. Sail along the east coast of Paxos and get great views of the small islands of Skaltsonisi and Mongonisi as you make your way back to Corfu.

From Corfu: Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, & the Blue Caves

From Corfu: Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, & the Blue Caves

Sail from Corfu to the magnificent islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, famous for wine and picturesque beaches. Travel into the historical rock caves and admire the beautiful scenery. On this full-day cruise you’ll stop at the island of Antipaxos, which has one of the most stunning beaches in the Mediterranean. Marvel at the beauty of the golden coast, providing a contrast with the crystal blue water, then visit the Blue Caves. Enjoy a swim when you stop in Gaios, the capital of Paxos. Make the most of your free time to explore the small town. Shop at the souvenir stores, grab some lunch or cool down with an ice cream.

Athens: Cape Sounio & Poseidon Temple Trip with Audio Guide

Athens: Cape Sounio & Poseidon Temple Trip with Audio Guide

Drive along the south coast to the Athenian Riviera on a trip from Athens to Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon. Admire views of the temple and watch the sunset from Cape Sounion. Learn about the sights you see with an audio guide available in six languages. Hop on board an air-conditioned bus and head to the Sounion. You’ll be dazzled by the famous landscape that surrounds the promontory of the Sounion. In the times of the ancient Greeks, this site was revered as sacred ground dedicated to the gods Poseidon and Athena. Next, marvel at the Temple of Poseidon perched upon the cliff’s edge 70 meters above the sea (entry tickets not included). Walk the blessed earth of the Sounion, one of the places sung about it in Homer’s Odyssey, and stand on the same cliff where it is said King Aegeus threw himself off. Finish your day by watching the sunset over this legendary horizon. Departure Times for Cape Sounio Sunset Tour 2024-2025 May-August 2024 Omonoia Square : 16:30 Old Parliament : 16:45 Melina Mercouri /Plaka : 17:00 September 2024 Omonoia Square : 16:00 Old Parliament : 16:15 Melina Mercouri /Plaka : 16:30 October 2024 Omonoia Square : 15:00 Old Parliament : 15:15 Melina Mercouri /Plaka : 15:30 November 2024-February 2025 Omonoia Square : 14:00 Old Parliament : 14:15 Melina Mercouri /Plaka : 14:30

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves Land and Sea Tour

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves Land and Sea Tour

Discover Zakynthos Island's beauty on a minibus and glass-bottom speedboat tour. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your accommodation. Swim in azure caves and have the chance to visit Navagio Shipwreck beach. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel or nearby accommodation in an air-conditioned bus. While at Bohali panoramic viewpoint, your guide will share the day's tour plan with you. Explore the northeast of Zakynthos Island by first stopping for a healing swim at Xygia beach, which is a natural spa with sulfur and collagen, and then pausing for photos at the rocky shore of Makris Gialos Beach. Hop aboard the speedboat and visit the stunning Navagio Shipwreck beach. Walk on the fine golden sands and take pictures with the boat. On the way back to the harbor, get the chance to swim inside the beautiful blue caves of the area. Purchase lunch after the boat ride and before checking out the stunning panoramic view above shipwreck beach. View the 2000-year-old olive tree in the charming town of Exo Chora before transferring back to your hotel.

From Corfu: Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, and Blue Caves

From Corfu: Day Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos, and Blue Caves

Enjoy a full-day cruise to the jewels of the Ionian Sea – the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos and the famous blue caves. Sail along the west coast of Paxos, enjoying the impressive rocky coastline and white sand beaches. The boat will enter the breathtaking blue sea caves, which are a natural habitat of the Mediterranean monk seal. Next, at the small island of Antipaxos, you’ll have the opportunity to swim off Voutoumi Beach. The cruise continues along the narrow channel of Paxos and the islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. The captain will moor in the port of Gaios village and you’ll have time to explore the town.

From Rhodes: Cruise to Symi Island and Saint George's Bay

From Rhodes: Cruise to Symi Island and Saint George's Bay

The excursions of SP Cruises to Symi start from the Mandraki Harbour of Rhodes every day at 10:00 in the morning. After about two hours we arrive at the beach of Agios Georgios, where we stay for an hour for diving and swimming in its clear blue waters. From there, we depart at 13:00 for Gialos, the main port of Symi, where you will have plenty of time to explore the quaint town and enjoy your lunch at one of its wonderful restaurants (lunch is not included in your cruise fare). We depart from the port of Symi at 16:20 to return to Mandraki harbour at 18:30, after a wonderful day with SP Cruises!

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting Cruise on a Glass-Bottom Boat

After being picked up from your accommodation /arranged meeting spot/cruise port , set off to begin your 3-hour eco-friendly turtle spotting cruise. Climb aboard a special glass-bottomed boat and embark on your journey through the National Marine Park surrounding the island.  Make a photo stop at the famous Cameo Islet, which was created by the 1633 earthquake. Take unique photos (guaranteed sightings) of the turtles from up close, and take the opportunity to enjoying them swimming in their natural habitat.  After this, explore the enchanting Keri Caves, and pass underneath the “Kamares”, before enjoying another swimming opportunity in the clear waters. Finally, arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Swim and have fun at the Golden Nesting Beach which is home to the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta Caretta. You will also have the chance to admire the stunning caves.

Porto Vromi: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves by Boat

Porto Vromi: Navagio Shipwreck Beach & Blue Caves by Boat

Discover the Navagio Shipwreck on a cruise from Porto Vromi in Zakynthos. Go for a swim in the crystal clear water, marvel at an iconic shipwreck from 1980, and relax in the sun at Shipwreck Beach. Set sail from Porto Vromi Maries toward Navagio Beach, a magical-looking cove with clear blue waters famous for its 1980 shipwreck. Depart from Zakynthos and admire panoramic ocean views as you navigate. Come up close to the boat for amazing pictures and take a break to swim. Take a short 15-minute cruise from Porto Vromi Maries. Soak up the Mediterranean sun at Navagio Beach, only accessible by sea. Also known as 'Shipwreck Beach' discover the site of the MV Panagiotis wreck, which ran aground and washed up on the sand in 1980. Return towards Porto Vromi Maries and stop for a swim at the blue caves, the hidden beach of Sfogio, or the paradisiac beach of Porto Steniti. See the natural formations of the Neptune Profile cave before getting dropped off back at the port.

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting, Marathonísi & Keri Caves Cruise

Zakynthos: Turtle Spotting, Marathonísi & Keri Caves Cruise

Depart from the Gulf of Laganas where your cruise begins. After boarding the boat your guide will give you some information about the loggerhead turtles "Caretta Caretta", while the crew will try to spot some turtles as they surface for air. Grab the opportunity to observe the turtles and take some great souvenir photos and videos. Continue to the stunning caves of Keri and stop for a relaxing swim in the crystal clear waters. Arrive at the turtle-shaped island of Marathonisi. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling as the clear turquoise waters surround you and explore the Golden Nesting Beach, where sea turtles lay their nests. Return to the Gulf of Laganas at the end of the tour.

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach, Viewpoint, Blue Caves Day Tour

Zakynthos: Shipwreck Beach, Viewpoint, Blue Caves Day Tour

Explore all the must-see spots in Zakynthos. Enjoy Shipwreck Beach, the Blue Caves, impressive viewpoints, and more. The first stop is Bochali Hill, the old neighborhood of Zakynthos town, experience the views of the town and the port that are stunning. Then head to the Shipwreck Viewpoint. Nature gave us this special place to enjoy seeing from the top, crystalline waters, steep limestone formations, and a rusty old boat in the middle of the white beach. Soak into the magnificent blue of the water and sky. After a quick stop to use the restrooms, at Porto Vromi in Anafonitria or Agios Nikolaos (according to the weather conditions) take the boat (medium size) for a 3 hours mini cruise to the Shipwreck beach and Blue Caves. Discover the location that makes this island so unique, the Navagio or Shipwreck beach with its clear white pebble sands. As soon as you approach, it gives you a spectacular turquoise color of the water. The beach is closed, for safety reasons, because the area is still prone to landslides. Even though we cannot land on the beach, our captain drives the boat right up to the shoreline so you can take photos of the wreck by itself, without any tourists around. It is a memory that you won't forget. Stop for a swim at Sfogio Beach which is close to Navagio and it is safe to go and explore this stunning also pebble beach. Head to the amazing blue caves of the west side of the island with an extraordinary shade of blue in some spots, we'll get up close to the caves and go through some of them, a great opportunity to jump off the boat, swim, or snorkel. It is time for lunch until now, prepare your palate for amazing tastes at one of the most beautiful Greek, traditional, mountain taverns in the village of Anafonitria, with a family atmosphere and great service. The famous 2,000-year-old olive tree is located in the village of Exo Chora. It is one of the seven oldest olive trees in the Mediterranean, and probably one of the oldest olive trees in the world. It still produces olives to this day. Here you will find some traditional products of the area and the local farmers that you can taste for free as oil, olives, wine, and liqueurs as well as biological beauty products. The next stop is Xigia Beach, the place where the springs provide a natural spa due to the sulfur and collagen that have healing properties. And if you need any refreshments on the beach, look out for the most ingenious and funny way they get drinks down to the beach. It is very picturesque and has good photo opportunities from the clifftop. The last stop will be Therianos Family Farm, an organic farm where they cultivate a wide range of fruits and vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Their Olive Oil was awarded the Gold Standard at the International Society, Olympia Awards. They also produce a selection of wines and the famous black raisins. We will visit the farm, meet the animals, and taste the local products.

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Very good, they met my flight and picked me up at the airport, took us around the island to see all the top attractions with a great guide who ensured we saw the best of everything, then they dropped me off at my hotel at the end of the day. 10/10 would definitely recommend.

Dreamy Cruises were great and we definitely recommend to anyone staying in Kefalonia! The whole crew were lovely, the beaches we visited were beautiful and the cocktails were amazing. We had such a great day - thanks so much :)

Very good! However, it could well say that you must have a physical ticket before paying, as it was only made clear in the email you received afterwards. However, it was a really nice and good trip, would highly recommend it!

Thank you so much Roberto! The trip was amazing and you were so kind to my grandaughter. Excellent communication before the trip, friendly and welcoming and we loved the day. The food was fab, highly recommend

great experience thanks to the very professional tour guide