A Cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos and the Blue Caves
Departing from the harbour of Corfu, we have a unique view of the old town, between the two Venetian fortresses. Heading towards the south of Corfu we see the Kanoni peninsula and the palace of Mon Repos where Prince Phillip was born. We also see the tourist resorts of Perama and Benitses, the village of Kavos and Cape Asprokavos which is the southern point of Corfu. As we approach the channel between Corfu and Paxos we see in front of us the green island of Paxos covered with olives and cypress trees. Legend has it that Paxos was formed when Poseidon severed the tip of Corfu with one mighty blow of his trident and dragged it south to create an idyllic retreat for his love, Amphitrite. The legend goes on to say that Poseidon's marble palace was situated in one of the blue sea caves on the island of Ipapanti. During our passage, on the left hand side, we see the beautiful port of Lakka. We continue sailing south along the west coast of Paxos, enjoying the impressive rocky coast line and the unique white sandy beaches. Then the boat enters the breathtaking sea caves where the clear blue waters will leave you speechless. We depart from the caves and soon we arrive at the small island of Antipaxos, whose sandy blue water coves have been compared to the Caribbean. Here you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal waters of "Paradise Beach". Our excursion returns once again to Paxos. Its up-market reputation continues today as millionaire's yachts sit at anchor alongside local fishing boats. After entering the narrow channel which leads us to the picturesque port of Gaios, we have a breathtaking view of the two islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. We moor close to the centre of Gaios from where you can easily walk through the wonderful narrow streets and enjoy your lunch at one of the traditional tavernas. During your trip you can enjoy the sun and help yourself to refreshments, which may purchased from the bar. (You will need to bring a waterproof camera, video camera, swimming suit, mask, towel, sun oil, sunglasses, hat and comfortable shoes or sandals.)
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