A Cruise to Plataria, Sivota and the Blue Lagoon
Departing from Corfu harbour, we have a unique view of the old town, the royal palace, and 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. Then we sail south-east and pass Igoumenitsa, the main city of Thesprotia and the third largest port in Greece. Soon we will arrive at the traditional marina village of Plataria which attracts dozens of yachts during the summer season. There you will have plenty of time to stroll around the village, to visit the souvenir shops, or to have a drink in one of the traditional cafeterias under the shadow of plane trees. We will leave this beautiful place and soon arrive at the picturesque bay of "Piscine" where the famous film "Blue Lagoon" was shot. Historians say that here, in the Middle Ages, Arabian pirate ships used to moor close to the bay. We will stay there at anchor for an hour and you will have the opportunity to swim in the exotic blue waters or to try your luck at champagne diving. We leave this exotic place behind us and in a while the ship will enter the breathtaking cave of Sivota. There, during the Second World War a Greek submarine hid underneath the lighthouse. The next destination is the traditional village port of Sivota where you will have plenty of time to stroll around the village, to explore the souvenir shops and to enjoy your lunch in one of the traditional tavernas. (Lunch is included.) On the way back we will sail around the historical small islands of Sivota, where in the summer of 432 B.C. a great naval battle between the fleets of the Corcyrians and the Corinthians took place during the second Peloponnesian War. Many of the remains of the sunken vessels are still at the bottom of the sea. During your trip you can enjoy the sun and have refreshments, which may be purchased from the on-board bar. Ouzo for the adults and a soft drink for the kids are included in the price. (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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