Corfu, Paxos, Antipaxos

Paxos: it is located at 28 nautical miles south of Corfu. The island is a large olive grove that reaches the sea giving it a very special character. Today, 2,400 people live, dealing with oil production, tourism and fishing. According to tradition, Poseidon, throwing his trident, divided Paxos from Corfu, to create a quiet corner where he could enjoy his time with the beloved Amfitriti. Since then, the emblem of Paxos was the trident.

Lakka: it is located at the northernmost end of the island and is one of the four main villages of Paxos with almost 400 inhabitants. It is hidden in a very deep, sandy gulf protected by frequent southern winds. Although it fills with boats during the summer, its waters continue to remain clean and clear.

Cafes and taverns are particularly well-kept.

Gaius: it is the capital of the island, the commercial and cultural center, as well as the main port. On the small island of Aghio Nikolao, a natural rock, stands the Byzantine fortress and two small churches.

Mongonissi: it is a small bay in the south-eastern part of the island, ideal for spending the night in the harbor. It has two taverns on the beach.

Caves: The western part of Paxos is steep, with ravines overlooking the sea and sea caves. The island’s fame is mainly due to its natural beauty. It is said that the large cave located under the village of Vasilatika communicates with the church of Ipapandí. It is in any case certain that in it ,the Papanikolis submarine was hidden, during the Second World War, demonstrating the dimensions of the cave. Antipaxos, although it is almost uninhabited (20 inhabitants), has two or three taverns. The island is covered with grapevines such as “trukaniari”, “koraka”, “korinthi”, “petrokorintho” and “fidià”, from which a quality wine, very alcoholic, is produced. The beautiful oriental beaches of golden sand and the emerald sea are famous throughout the Ionian.

Sivota Mourtos, Sivota is a picturesque village near the sea, of rare natural beauty, located to the north of the Ionian Sea and is only 19 miles from Corfu. It occupies the plains and hilly regions around the bays of Plataria and Sivota on the continent. The three small but verdant islands at the entrance of the mourtos bay – so named after the pirate had made its base of operations – are considered, according to tradition, the islands of Sivota mentioned by Thucydides, historian of the Peloponnesian war, in occassion of the naval battle of 433 BC, between Corinthians and Corfiot.

The program includes boarding and disembarking from the port of Corfu. The first landing will be the island of Paxos and, in the following days you will sail between the islands of Paxos, Antipaxos and the continent with stops in the coves and, in the evening mooring in the most characteristic marinas where you can also organize walks and excursions inland. The route can vary according to the requests of the guests but, above all, according to the weather conditions. Boarding: Saturday at 19.30; disembarkation the following Saturday before 17.00. Example of itinerary: Corfu / Lakka / Mongonissi / Gaius / Longos / antipaxos / Sivota Mourtos / Corfu