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From Parga: Full-Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & the Blue Caves

From Parga: Full-Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & the Blue Caves

Begin your boat trip at 10 AM from the port of Parga. After 1 hour and 10 minutes, arrive at Antipaxos island where the boat stops near the beach, one of the most acclaimed in the Mediterranean Sea. Swim in a breathtaking natural bay, snorkel in the incredibly clear water, for 45 min and gaze at the luxurious sailing yachts. Continue your journey past Kamara and Ortholitho to explore the western side of the island, which is inaccessible from land. Marvel at the incredible shapes and colors of the steep cliffs, and see enormous caves and occasionally dolphins passing by. Here, have the opportunity to swim in the Blue Caves for 40 minutes. Then, cruise to the east toward the capital of Paxi island, Gaios. Once there, enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to explore, shop, and eat in this secluded paradise that is characteristic of the Ionian Islands. Admire Gaios' charming architecture, and even swim again in one of the closest bays. At around 6 PM, the boat will bring you back to Parga.

From Parga: Paxos and Antipaxos Cruise with Blue Caves

From Parga: Paxos and Antipaxos Cruise with Blue Caves

Guests will start their cruise at 09.45 am from the pier of Parga, heading to the first stop, which is Voutoumi beach in Antipaxos island. This stop is 40 minutes and guests have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear blue and turquoise waters of Voutoumi beach. After the first swim, guests will sail towards Paxos island, at the west side of the island, to the Blue Caves. There we will anchor Megalochari motorsailer boat and give the opportunity for a second swim to our guests for 40 minutes. On our way to the third stop, we will pass by from Ortholithos stone rock for photoshooting. After 30 minutes will reach the capital of Paxos, Gaios, where guests have 2 hours free for lunch, shopping or swimming. 16.30 Megalochari motorsailer boat will depart for Parga. 18.00 we will be back at the pier of Parga.

Corfu: Parga, Sivota and Blue Lagoon Full-Day Boat Cruise

Corfu: Parga, Sivota and Blue Lagoon Full-Day Boat Cruise

Marvel at the beautiful coastline of Greece on a full-day boat cruise to Parga and Sivota from Corfu Town. Get stunning views of the Old Town as you set sail and admire the thick woods of the Kanoni Peninsula. Pass the palace and gardens of Mon Repos as you sail towards Plataria and Sivota. Continue down the coast to Parga, known for its beautiful architecture and calm bays. See the remains of a Venetian castle, built by the residents in the 11th century to protect them from pirates and the Turks. Discover the small island with a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Venetian and French-style buildings. Stroll the narrow streets and enjoy lunch at a traditional taverna overlooking the sea, or go for a swim off one of the many beaches. Cruise around the islands of Sivota as you sail back to Corfu and drop anchor at the Blue Lagoon, where Arabian pirates are said to have moored their ships in the Middle Ages. Swim in the blue waters before sailing back to port in Corfu Town.

From Corfu: Full-Day Cruise to Parga and Paxos Island

From Corfu: Full-Day Cruise to Parga and Paxos Island

Enjoy a full-day cruise to the jewels of the Ionian Sea – the islands of Parga and Paxos. After a pickup from your accommodation, depart from the harbor of Corfu, situated between two Venetian fortresses where you'll have a beautiful view of the Old Town. Pass Kanoni island and the palace of Mon Repos as you sail towards Parga and Paxis. See the tourist resorts of Perama and Benitses, and reach the most southern part of Corfu – the villages of Kavos and Asprokavos. After a relaxing two hours cruise, you'll reach Paxos which is located just off the southern tip of Corfu. Relish in the beauty of the green island covered with endless olive groves stretching up as far as the eye can see. Learn about the legend that Paxos was formed when Poseidon severed the tip of Corfu with one mighty blow of this trident and dragged it south to create an idyllic retreat for his love, the nymph Amphitrite. Today, you can find millionaire yachts alongside small fishing boats at the port. Then, set sail for the narrow channel, which leads to the picturesque port of Gaios, the capital of Paxos. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the two islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. The captain will then drop anchor close to the city center of Gaios village. Stroll the narrow streets and enjoy lunch at a traditional taverna overlooking the sea. After lunch, head toward the Greek mainland and the town of Parga, a charming seaside town on the Greek Mainland overlooking its picturesque port. Marvel at the rare physical beauty of the island with its interlaced beaches, emerald seas, calm bays, and olive groves. Explore the romantic pathways with storey houses forming an amphitheater under imposing remains of a Venetian castle. Finally, enjoy the wonderful views of the impressive rocky coast and the sandy beaches one last time before returning to your hotel.

From Parga: Magical Meteora Tour

From Parga: Magical Meteora Tour

The Rocks between earth and sky. This trip will take you deep in mainland of Greece to the group of six medieval monasteries each one balanced precariously on rock pinnacles rising up from plain. In the 14th and 15th centuries monasteries were made as places of refuge in troubled times and access to them too was extremely difficult, requiring either long ladders lashed together or a windlass and rope pulling up net, for goods and humans. Things remained much the same until the 1920’s when steps were carved into the rock allowing for easier access. It is difficult to imagine how the monasteries were built on their pinnacles in the first place. There is definitely a very special energy in this place that brings a sense of peace and serenity. Meteora and the impressive monasteries are included in the UNESCO "World Heritage sites" list and without a doubt should be on everyone’s must see list when in Greece. Booking this tour allows you to simply relax and enjoy the ride instead of renting a car and trying to find your own way to Meteora.

From Corfu: Parga and Paxos Day Trip by Boat with Transfer

From Corfu: Parga and Paxos Day Trip by Boat with Transfer

Your first destination, the picturesque fishing town of Parga, on the opposite mainland, is reached after about 2 and a half hours. The wonderful amphitheatrically located fishing village enchants with beautiful little streets and numerous souvenir and small craft shops. Explore the imposing Venetian fortress or bathe at the beautiful sandy beach. Parga is sure to be a unique experience! After a 2-hour stay, the journey continues to the picturesque island of Paxos. After a one hour drive you will reach the port of Gaios, one of the largest sailing ports in northwest Greece. Enjoy yourself strolling the streets and exploring the island. You can book a short shore excursion optionally on Paxos on the ship. After the two-hour stay on Paxos, the journey goes back to the island of Corfu. During the trip there is the possibility to buy coffee, drinks and snacks on the ship (not included). Note: it is possible that first Paxos and afterwards Parga will be visited Is forbitten to use this excursion as transfer service to Parga

Zagoria & Vikos Gorge from Parga

Zagoria & Vikos Gorge from Parga

Travel through wonderful scenery to the beautiful mountain villages of Zagoria and see the breathtaking Vikos Gorge. The stone-arched bridges that criss-cross the Zagori region played a vital role in linking communities. Today, many of these bridges, which date from the 18th and 19th centuries, can be seen from the modern roadside. Chance to get up close to some of the oldest and most impressive ones like Kokkori bridge, dating from 1750, which is backed by a pinnacle stack and spans a high arch above the Voidomatis river, and bridge of Kalogeriko, three-stringer bridge that was built in 1814. It is one of the few three-stringer bridge that exist which has given it particular fame. The bridge serve the residents of the two villages in their transportation and it is one of the most photographed bridges of Zagori. It will surely impress you. Visit to the Monodendri, one of the most beautiful Zagorian villages and enjoy a traditional lunch in the middle of the day. Near Monodendri, you will enjoy the walk to the abandoned monastery of Agia Paraskevi, built in 15th century, providing an impressive view of the entire village. These tiny sleepy villages nestle beneath pine-clad towering peaks, are made up of humble stone cottages and grand mansions that were once connected only by paths and old stone bridges. Admire the large Vikos Gorge and learn about its history from your guide

Parga: Acheron River, Necromanteion & Souli tour

Parga: Acheron River, Necromanteion & Souli tour

Begin your adventure at the Nekromanteio of Acheron, an ancient temple where people used to communicate with the dead to learn about their future. Explore this fascinating site before heading to the springs of the Acheron River. Enjoy plenty of free time to wander through the stunning river gorge, swim in the crystal clear waters, and take in the breathtaking surroundings. Continue your journey to the charming town of Souli, where you can enjoy a coffee or soft drink at the famous Souli mills. From there, embark on a 30-minute hike to the castle of Kiafa. Along the way, learn about the area's rich history, including the heroic resistance of Souli against the Ottomans. After soaking up the stunning views from the castle, head to a traditional restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal made with local products. With your bellies full, return to your hotel, taking with you cherished memories of your time in Acheron and Souli.

Lefkada: Parga and The Temple of the Dead Private Day Tour

Lefkada: Parga and The Temple of the Dead Private Day Tour

Embark on a journey to the underworld in the phenomenal 4th century BC Nekromanteion temple - where people from all over the ancient world went hoping to take a glimpse of their deceased loved ones. Take a boat trip on the estuary of the mythological river of the dead – Acheron. (life preservation guaranteed!) Fast forward in history –capture the breath-taking view over the whole bay from the 19th century Ali Pasha castle. Celebrate life with a walk in beautiful Parga town and its Venetian castle.

Parga, Sivota Islands & Blue Lagoon Full Day Cruise

Parga, Sivota Islands & Blue Lagoon Full Day Cruise

Parga and Sivota Islands and the Blue Lagoon cruise is a great way to see the beauties of mainland Greece’s coastal scenery. Enjoy the views from your departure, since you will have an excellent view of Corfu Old Town from the sea. Once we have reached the mainland, the ship will enter the stunning cave of Sivota, where a Greek submarine was hidden during the Second World War. In this very area, battles took place in ancient times between Corfiots and Corinthians, and some locals say that many of the vessels used for these battles are still laying at the bottom of the sea. After this stop, you will reach Blue Lagoon bay, the place where Arabian pirates moored their ships in the Middle Ages. Enjoy this moment diving into the amazing blue waters of the cove, borrowing a pair of goggles from the crew, and feel the unique sensation of the rays of sunlight as they go through the sea from above! The beautiful village of Parga will be our next stop. Walkthrough its wonderful narrow streets to discover romantic side alleys and pathways beneath the imposing remains of the Venetian castle. As you might expect, the castle also offers some stunning views over Parga and the Ionian Sea. Discover little shops with handcrafted products all around the city, have a drink at one of the traditional seafront tavernas, or enjoy swimming in one of the three beaches of Parga. A very complete day cruise to enjoy the seaside, landscapes, a typical Greek fishing village, and a lot of swimming!

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4.5
(308 reviews)

First of all, you’re on the boat for a long time roughly 11-12 hours in total. To get to Parga is quite long also (around 3 hours). However, so worth it!! Parga is absolutely beautiful. One of the cutest little towns which we were able to explore for about 2.5-3 hours. On the way back we stopped off at the blue lagoon which was unreal, water is so clear you can see the fish swimming. Deffo put your goggles on and go for a swim! The boat itself does the job a little bit cramped but I’m not skinny and managed to get around fine. One thing I would say is put on lots of sun cream because you don’t notice the sun hitting you due to the breeze.

The tour was very good. You have to be aware that the journey there and back takes about 3 hours each way. On the way there you get a lot of explanations and the stop at the lagoon is worth it.🐠 On the ship you can buy food and drink at normal prices. A jacket is an advantage as the wind is very fresh. Parga is a small, very beautiful town and you have enough time to explore everything. On the way back there was music and traditional dances performed. Everyone on the ship is very nice. But the way back takes a while because you slowly get tired from the day. If you are aware of that, it is a great trip.

The trip was perfect! Yvonne, our guide, did a perfect job. She told us a lot about Meteora, the monasteries but also about the whole region and the Greeks. She was helpful, had a good sense of humor and was very responsive. The tour itself was nice too. We visited two monasteries, had some photo stops along the way and made some coffee and food stops on the drive to and from Meteora. It's also a good opportunity to lean back and watch the crazy traffic on the narrow and winding roads. Also our driver did a great job! It was a very balanced tour, I can highly recommend it.

Very nice cruise and awesome waters worth taking this cruise.

Wonderful day with a Dutch guide from Esiness, Parga, Greece