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Nydri: Ionian Islands Full-Day Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

Nydri: Ionian Islands Full-Day Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

Departure from harbour Nidri at 09.15 Set sail on a full-day boat cruise to explore Greek islands and beaches with plenty of stops to swim in the crystal-clear Ionian sea. Step on board a comfortable large cruiser in Nydri in the morning and enjoy a day which includes free time on Kefalonia Island and a stop at historic Papanicolis Cave. Begin your tour at Egremni beach. Enjoy your first swim stop of the day on this famous beach. Next, it's back on the boat to move onto Porto Katsiki for some pictures and swimming while moored offshore. Throughout your day, make use of the ship's onboard bar. Continue your journey to the seaside village of Fiskardo on Kefalonia island. Enjoy some free time to stop for lunch (own expense) and explore the scenic alleyways of this authentic village. After the lunch break, get back on the boat to head to your next swim stop at Afales Beach at Ihaca island. Be taken next to Papanicolis Cave at Meganisi Island and learn all about the submarine which hid there during World War II. Continue back to Nydri with a final swim stop in sight of the billionaires' island of Scorpios.

Nydri: Full-Day Wooden Boat Cruise with BBQ & Drinks

Nydri: Full-Day Wooden Boat Cruise with BBQ & Drinks

Board Odysseia, a traditionally-styled wooden boat, at the port of Nydri with a Greek family crew. See the islands of Meganisi and Lefkada, swim at Papanikolis and Skorpios, and enjoy a Greek feast with fresh meats, vegetables, and fruit, while you soak up the sun in Mediterranean paradise.Learn about the history of Greek wooden boats and explore the grand deck of Odysseia while the crew hoists the 45 square-meter sail and sets off. Help yourself to seasonal fruit and ouzo with olives as you take in the scenery of the sea and islands.Your first stop is for a swim at the cave of Papanikolis, one of the biggest marine caves of Europe. Stretch your legs at the old fishing village of Spartochori on the island of Meganisi and take a guided tour of the village and local church.Next up is Klimaki, a secluded beach on the island of Lefkada. Grab some complimentary parasols, snorkeling gear, and beach toys from the crew so you can relax and splash around to your heart’s content.While you’re enjoying the crystal waters and soft sands, the crew will prepare a delicious meat and vegetarian barbecue using exclusively local products. Treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat spread with accompanying wine and soft drinks.Cruise in front of Skorpios, Jackie Kennedy’s famous private island, and see why the world’s rich and powerful choose this area as their personal paradise. Stop here for one last swim before heading back to Nydri on a different route, past the uninhabited island of Madouri and the Prince’s Islands.

Lefkada: Blue Cave Kayak Tour with a Taste of Greece

Lefkada: Blue Cave Kayak Tour with a Taste of Greece

Embark on an exciting journey with our Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Adventure, as we explore the hidden treasures of Lefkada's coastline. Starting from the picturesque Mikros Gialos, Lefkada, we paddle through the clear waters of Rouda Bay, known for its stunning sea caves. Dive in to snorkel and encounter diverse marine life, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Ionian Sea. As we navigate the coastal wonders, our experienced guides will lead you to the remarkable Blue cave, adding a sense of mystery to your adventure. During our journey, we'll treat you to a taste of Greece with a traditional snack, ensuring you're energized for the rest of the excursion. Join us for an unforgettable half-day excursion, where every paddle stroke brings you closer to the natural wonders of Lefkada's coastline.

From Nydri: Boat to Kefalonia and Ithaki with Swim Stops

From Nydri: Boat to Kefalonia and Ithaki with Swim Stops

Cruise from Nidri to islands of Lefkada, Kefalonia, and Ithaki for a day filled with swimming at world-class beaches, exploring a fishing village, and seeing a mysterious private island. Depart from Nidri in the morning and sail through the bay past hillside villages like Vasiliki. Travel to the southern tip of Lefkas island. Stop to swim in the turquoise waters of Porto Katsiki and Egremni beach. Continue to the fishing village of Fiskardo on Kefalonia which survived the catastrophic earthquake of 1953. Have some free time to shop, stroll through alleys, or have a drink at a seaside café or bar. Head to island of Ithaki for more swimming. Ride into Papanikolis’ cave, where a submarine lay hidden during the 2nd World War. View the island of Scorpios, a private island that is shrouded in tragedy. Pass by Madouri or Poet’s island on the return trip.

Lefkada: Hidden Blue Cave Kayak Trip with Snorkeling & Fruit

Lefkada: Hidden Blue Cave Kayak Trip with Snorkeling & Fruit

Explore the turquoise waters of Lefkada island on this kayaking tour from Mikros Gialos. Visit a hidden cave and use the included high-quality snorkeling gear to explore the red star fish in an underwater world. Keep your things dry with the included dry bag.  Set off from the beautiful beach of Mikros Gialos, and paddle southeast along the coast. Keep your energy up with biscuits, fruits and lunch break. Observe unique geological formations and learn about then and local history from your guide.  Reach the Blue Cave thorugh a hidden entrance and enjoy its ethereal blue light. Stop at numerous stunning swimming spots along the way. Snorkel in a spot where there is a seabed blanketed in large red starfish. Return to Mikros Gialos beach at the end of your tour. 

From Nidri: Marine Wildlife Cruise with Lunch and Swim Stops

From Nidri: Marine Wildlife Cruise with Lunch and Swim Stops

The Marine Adventure cruise takes you to the best snorkel sites on the east coast of Lefkada and Meganisi island, from seagrass meadows to exciting underwater caves. Learn about the local marine wildlife - above and below the water - and use our on-board species guides and materials to record your sightings. With a maximum of 15 guests on board our small, traditional wooden boat, this cruise is your chance to get away from the crowds - and will be the best day of your holiday. A BBQ lunch with wine and soft drinks is included, plus high-quality snorkel masks and flippers in adults and childrens sizes.

Nydri: Island Hopping Boat Cruise with Beach BBQ Lunch

Nydri: Island Hopping Boat Cruise with Beach BBQ Lunch

Depart from Nydri Harbor on the east side of Lefkada Island. Grab a coffee or a morning snack (not included) from the boats bar as you cruise towards the first morning swim. Stop at the Cave of Papanikolis which is the second largest sea cave in Greece. Cruise all the way inside for a memorable morning swim. Continue towards Meganisi Island and the village of Spartochori. Admire the beautiful scenery of the area and take in the majestic rock formations of the islands. Step back in time in Spartochori village and see how the locals have maintained their old ways of living. Explore the old, narrow streets and spot the charming little backyard gardens. The village sits on a hill, so make sure to take in the spectacular views of the surrounding area as well. If you get tired of walking around, relax on one of the two picturesque local beaches. Return to the boat and cruise to Gerakas beach on the mainland of Greece. Enjoy plenty of free time for sunbathing and swimming in the crystal clear waters on the secluded beach. During the beach break savor a delicious BBQ lunch served right on the beach. With your stomach full on your way back home, stop for one more swim on the famous "Onassis Island". Hear a little bit of history of the rich and the famous people who have stayed on the island. Enjoy some fresh seasonal fruits and a local appetizer with a drink on the return trip. Finish off your tour back at Nydri Harbor.

Nydri: Island-hopping Boat Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Nydri: Island-hopping Boat Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Swim in beautiful bays and eat authentic Greek food with drinks on this cruise to the islands of Lefkada and Meganisi from Nidri. See Giovanni's cave and have some free time to explore the village of Spartochori. Depart from the port of Nidri and sail into the historic Papanikolis cave. Head to Giovanni's cave where you can jump in the crystal waters. Continue to Spartochori, a traditional Greek village on Meganisi island. Take some free time to walk around or enjoy a coffee before boarding the boat to Lakka beach. Savor a real Greek lunch served with cool drinks. Go to a swimming spot by the mysterious private island of Scorpio before heading back to Nydri port.

Nydri: Boat Cruise to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli

Nydri: Boat Cruise to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli

Swim at 3 beaches that can only be accessed by boat on this tour to Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Agiofilli beach from Nydri. Snap pictures of the Greek coast and spot marine wildlife. Depart from the port of Nidri in the morning. Admire the small green islands that dot the deep blue bay. Stop at Egremni beach where the boat will stop for two hours of soaking up the sun on this pristine, remote beach. Sail to the western part of Lefkada to swim for an hour at Porto Katsiki. Head to Agiofilli for an afternoon dip. Marvel at the views on your return to Nydri.

The Olive Oil Experience @ Lefkada Micro Farm

The Olive Oil Experience @ Lefkada Micro Farm

Our organic Olive grove is a hundred years old. Each year it gifts us with it’s precious fruits. We produce a limited quantity of Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is highly rich in Phenols. The concentration of these antioxidants is so high that consuming our Olive Oil decreases the chances of developing cancer, high cholesterol and diabetes (Commission Regulation (EU) 432/2012) among numerous other health benefits. The purity of our end product is guaranteed by a zero chemical residues analysis from a certified laboratory. Understand Olive Oil from A to Z! The Olive Oil Experience will let you discover absolutely everything about Olive Oil. Walk around the olive grove of Lefkada Micro Farm and try vegetables, fruits or even flowers, depending on the season. Listen to the history of our olive grove. Learn about the health benefits of “Greek Gold” and the products we create from it. Try different varieties of olive oils. Use the tasting wheel to better describe your sense experience of taste. Press your very own Extra Virgin Olive Oil with our manual press. We produce the purest and healthiest Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the island of Lefkada. Our quality can be matched only by a few Olive tree farms worldwide. Join us on this original Olive Oil Experience and learn everything about Olive Oil from the people who truly care about their product and love what they do!

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4.6
(276 reviews)

It was an excellent day out - thoroughly enjoyed the day. The lunch was a highlight as was jumping off the boat. The tour guide that used to live in Athens but came back to his home in Lefkada was very knowledgeable about ancient history, the geography-political climate and general local knowledge. He brought the trip to life. The only thing I would change is the captain’s joke about forgetting the food for the BBQ, it just caused unnecessary anxiety and it isn’t particularly funny. There was also one about whips which was again just a bit on the line with children on board. The music could do with updating a little - perhaps some songs from the last 20 years. Keep Rod Stewart Sailing though as it’s a classic. Thanks for a great day!

Excellent day trip on a beautiful boat. Relaxed atmosphere, comfortable sunbeds with plenty of shade. Staff were so attentive and lovely people. On board bar has draft beer (a surprise!) cocktails etc - we particularly enjoyed frappes with ice cream and the little touches such as watermelon brought round as a snack. The tour was beautiful and stops were well spaced and plenty of time for swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear waters. Thoroughly recommend

The activity was great. Highly recommended. The captain and the crew team are very well-organised, nice, good storytelling, very delicious lunch was served, and I had also portion without meat, as I don’t eat it, the wine tasted nice. The sea spots for swimming were picturesque, the crew team is so attentive to people :) Thanks them, and hurry up to book your wonderful and exciting journey ❤️

It was a small boat with not that many guests. Everything was perfectly organized. Delicious grilled food on the beach 🏖️. There were also umbrellas for all the guests on the beach. Very good explanation. Can only be recommended.

A very comfortable ride from Lefkada to Athens. Our driver made us feel safe and accommodated any stops we required, he was also very friendly and gave us some lovely tips & recommendations!