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A cruise to the beautiful and historical island of Corfu, the greenest of all the Greek islands. This island is famous from the ancient times of Odysseus for its hospitality, music, poetry, painting and the arts. You will have free time to explore at your leisure. Corfu town, the capital of the Ionian Islands, is said to be one of the most beautiful and traditional cities of Greece combined with Venetian, Russian, British and Greek architectural style. From your arrival near the Venetian castle, the famous Liston is only a short walk away where you can enjoy a coffee and watch the world go by. There is time for shopping at the traditional market place, to visit the museums and the red domed church of St Spiridon, patron Saint of the island. Try the local traditional specialities such as Sofrito and Pastitsada, which can be found in restaurants all over the old town. There are numerous other attractions such as the island of Pontikonissi in Kanoni or the Achilleion Palace in Gastouri. Don’t miss this lovely day out!
PAXOS, ANTI-PAXOS & BLUE CAVES
A great day out for the whole family! You explore two beautiful islands. Your first stop is at the tiny island of Anti-Paxos which is known for its crystal clear waters. Spend time sunbathing or swimming before sailing to the west side of the larger island of Paxos to view the beautiful Blue caves. You then continue to the east coast of the island for free time in the island capital of Gaios. The lovely harbour and the picturesque village are a great place to enjoy lunch and buy some of the island’s excellent olive oil.
IONIAN CRUISE (LEFKAS-KEFALONIA-ITHAKA-MEGANISI-SCORPIOS)
A chance to visit four of the Ionian Islands plus the private island of the Onassis shipping family on an enjoyable day cruise from Lefkas. Sailing south from Nidri in Lefkas you will stop for swimming and relaxing at Porto Katsiki, the island’s most famous beach. The picturesque village of Fiscardo in Kefalonia is our next stop before the short cruise over to Ithaka and the pretty harbour of Kioni. The return cruise takes you via Meganissi to see the Papanikolis Cave which was a legendary submarine hideout in WW2. As you cruise from here back towards Nidri, the privately owned island of Scorpios can be seen, the famous hideaway of shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis and his wife Jacquie Onassis. An excellent value for money day out on a modern and comfortable ship to enable you to relax and see more of Greece.