Ionian Cruise

Ionian Cruise

  • 9 Days
  • From : Corfu
  • To : Corfu
  • Tour
  • Guide : English
  • Minimum age : 18 Years Old

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Scattered off the west coast of Greece, like a chain of beautiful islands that glow like emeralds in the Ionian Sea. The Ionian Islands are made up of the 7 main islands and several other smaller islands, which are famed for their lush Mediterranean vegetation and pristine beaches. Join our 9-days cruise and explore all these wonders of this Ionian paradise, starting in busy cobbled streets of Corfu, moving through the sapphire blue sea to Kasiopi and the blue lagoons of Sivota. Take a walk to Veneciatian castele in Parga and snorkel in a crystal clear water of Voutoumi and Vrika beaches close to Antipaxos. This sailing experience will leave lifetime memories and fulfill all your senses, as the nature and gastronomy of Greece is one of the world’s most delightful experiences. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Corfu: Corfu Town, the birthplace of the Duke of Edinburgh, falls between 2 great Venetian coastal fortresses to the east and west. Within these historical bookends lies a very modern capital that offers great beaches and boutique shopping. 

Parga: Parga is one of those seaside destinations you see on postcards. Colorful boats bob in the harbors, taverns spill out onto cobbled streets, and whitewashed houses cling to the steep hillsides.

Paxos: As far as Greek Islands go, Paxos is a case study in best practice. Measuring just 10 kilometers by 4 kilometers, it’s not big enough to have an airport, so it’s never been developed to cater for planes full of passengers. Instead, discerning travelers head over here by hydrofoil from Corfu, to explore a coast contoured with secluded pebble bays and coves, and an interior covered with some of the oldest olive groves in Greece.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • English speaking local tour manager on the boat from day 2 to day 8
  • English speaking local guide during the Corfu Old town tour on day 8

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 1-night accommodation in a hotel on Corfu
  • 7 nights´ accommodation on board

MEALS:

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches onboard (days 3-8)
  • 2 dinners (days 1 and 8)

TRANSPORT:

  • Inbound/Outbound air-conditioned transfers from/to Corfu Airport. 
  • Air-conditioned shared transportation for the transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation. 
  • Traditional en-suite-fleet ship for the cruise

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary: walking tour of Corfu Old Town on day 8

OTHER:

  • Meet & Greet on day 1
  • Free 3G Wi-Fi onboard
  • Port fees
  • Fuel

Exclusions

  • Any airfares or airport taxes, supplements for which are quoted separately if applicable 
  • International nor domestic flights 
  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, and video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, any insurance etc.
  • Any visit not mentioned in the programme
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Travel Insurance, any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
  • City tax for the hotel overnights. Clients will have to pay the TAX on the spot at the hotels.
  • Visa fees

Please note

  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice.
  • Boat departure on day 2: Due to late arrivals of other guests boat might not depart Corfu port on Monday afternoon, but the day after.
  • Hotel early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.
  • The distances and travel times described in the itinerary may vary. 
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed.
  • Please note city tax for the hotel overnights will be paid directly at the hotel.

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Greece. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Corfu:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Hotel Corfu Holiday Palace or similar 4* 

Day 2 – 8 on boat:

  • Superior Category = En-Suite-Fleet ship or similar

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL CORFU

On your arrival at Corfu airport you will be greeted by our English speaking assistant and you will be taken to your Corfu hotel in the comfort of an air conditioned luxury vehicle. A majestic fort, narrow cobbled streets of the capital, romantic trails and beaches where the vegetation merges with the sapphire sea – Corfu or Kerkyra as it is known in Greek – will certainly seduce you. Dinner is served at the hotel. 

Overnight in Corfu.

Day 2 :  KERKYRA – KASIOPI (1.5 hrs, by cruise)

In the morning enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. You will have the morning free at your leisure to explore the capital on your own. The UNESCO listed old town of Kerkyra is an absolute charmer and perfect for exploring before your trip, with winding cobbled streets, ancient stone walls, and pastel windows shutters. In the afternoon, at approx. 3:00 pm, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the port, where your Corfu adventure at NAOK marina or Old port starts, and cruises off to Kassiopi at approx. 5:00 pm. Get comfortable onboard and enjoy dinner in the open sea (not included).

Overnight on board.

Day 3 :  KASIOPI – SIVOTA (3 hrs, by cruise)

Enjoy breakfast on board. The Ionian Islands are the wettest of the Greek Islands, so forget the typically rugged, rocky shores of Greece. The Ionian will surprise you with lush forests, verdant green hills packed with olive groves, crystal clear waters and sparkling white beaches. Hidden amongst the Sivota islands, the Blue Lagoon is a highlight, where you will have lunch enjoying this beautiful sight (included), with the west-facing main village offering an idyllic tavern-lined promenade and a stunning sunset. 

Overnight on board.

Day 4 :  SIVOTA – PARGA (2.5 hrs, by cruise)

Breakfast on board. Today you will have the opportunity to enjoy Parga, described as the most beautiful village in the Ionian, with two crystal clear bays wither side of the main town and Venetian castle forming an impressive backdrop. With plenty of beach bars and water sports to enjoy in the large bay west of town, this is the ideal spot to laze away the afternoon, before grabbing a water taxi to town for a Greek feast and some traditional hospitality. Lunch is served on board (included). (Water taxi to Parga is not included in the price package, however, if the vessel manages to dock in port you will not need a water taxi).

Overnight on board.

Day 5 :  PARGA – ANTIPAXOS (2.5 hrs, by cruise)

Enjoy breakfast on board. A true hidden gem, the tiny island of Antipaxos will be a once in a lifetime experience, you will be offered your lunch on-board topping up the day (included). Explore Voutoumi and Vrika Beaches and snorkel in the unbelievable clear waters. Dine at the pop-up beach tavern (not included) in a secluded bay tucked away from the crowds and admire the sparkling night sky from the deck of your yacht.

Overnight on board.

Day 6 :  ANTIPAXOS – GAIOS (1.5 hrs, by cruise)

Until recently Paxos was the best known for its excellent olive oil, rumored to be one of the top varieties in the world! After breakfast on board, take in the lush green countryside of this tiny island by grabbing a motorcycle (not included) and heading to a secluded cove after having lunch on-board (included) for an afternoon of sunbathing and swimming, before heading back to town for the freshest seafood at one of the excellent local tavernas stocked by the local fishing boats in the harbor (not included).

Overnight on board.

Day 7 :  GAIOS – LAKKA (1.5 hrs, by cruise)

Studded with secluded bays and sea caves, this part of Paxos Island is an explorer’s dream. Offering delicious lunch on-board heading towards Lakka home to a small but vibrant village, with the shallow waters known as a sieving hot spot for those keen to discover the underwater marvels of the Ionian Sea. With a host of bars and tavernas lining the seafront Lakka is the epitome of old school Greek charm! You will spend the night at a nice bay in Lakka. (Please note that the vessel cannot dock in the marina in this area)

Overnight on board.

Day 8 :  LAKKA – CORFU (2.5 hrs, by cruise)

Enjoy your breakfast on board. On the way back to the Corfu marina, you will visit Benitses beach while having lunch on board (included). Upon arrival to Corfu, the guide will be waiting for you at port to take you for a guided walk of Corfu old town, head to the old Venetian fortress for a bird’s eye of the city. Captain´s dinner onboard (included). 

Overnight on board.

Day 9 :  DEPARTURE CORFU

Enjoy the breakfast on board, and say goodbye to your new friends and take a last look of the breath-taking view of Corfu. Not later than 12:00 pm pick up your luggage from the boat and depending on your onward flight, you will be picked up and transferred to the Corfu airport.