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The Boat Trip from Corfu to Paxos and Antipaxos islands
A highly recommended day cruise that allows you to visit Paxos island, voted as top 20 most beautiful islands in the world. Blue Caves are unique Marvel of Mother Nature and at Voutumi beach, Antipaxos, you will understand why this cruise is one of the most popular tours in Corfu.
This tour includes:
- Transportation in air-conditioned coach with a driver
- Pick-up and transfer from your resort to the boat and return
- Visit to Paxos and Antipaxos Islands and their numerous caves
- Free time for swimming, dining and/or shopping in Paxos island
It could be considered unthinkable to miss out a day cruise to these beautiful islands and the amazing caves whilst holidaying on Corfu. This is your opportunity to visit these islands.
Because much of Paxos is covered by olive and cypress trees, the rich green contrasts perfectly with the aqua blue, crystal clear sea. Paxos has been voted one of the top 20 most beautiful islands in the world.
Gaios, the capital of Paxos is a medley of cobbled streets, Venetian architecture and a pretty square on the seafront. The port has two small islands close to its entrance, Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. If you stop for lunch the restaurants serve excellent food.
The islands and the surrounding area have been classified under the EU Natura 2000 initiative, which protects threatened habitats and species. On Paxos this means that every olive tree that was planted during the Venetian occupation (1386 - 1797) is protected.
Antipaxos, the smaller of the two islands, 4 square km has many vineyards, owned by Paxos families. The wine can be bought on Paxos. Voutoumi Beach or Paradise Beach is at the north end of the island. Known for it’s pearl white sand and turquoise waters it is considered a rival to the perfect beaches of the Caribbean.
Named the Blue Caves because of the colour of the sea surrounding them, they are located on the west coast of Paxos and can only be reached by boat. There are around forty caves which are linked together. One of the largest is Ypapanti, Ortholithos, a tall rock the base of which can be seen due to the clear water and Trypitos, a natural arched rock formation.
The Greek God of the Sea Poseidon hid his mistress Amphitrite in the caves before severing the tip from Corfu to create Paxos as a love nest for them. This, Greek legend tells us, is how Paxos was formed.