Amazing Greek holiday route at North Ionian islands
Embarking starts at 18.00 in Corfu/Gouvia marina where you will receive a welcome cocktail. Then you will familiarize with the crew and get acquainted with the boat and the cruise while being accommodated in your cabins.
Dinner and overnight stay will be provided onboard so you can fully relax. There is a possibility to visit the ancient and lively Corfu’s downtown, rich of a historical building from Venetian, French and British architecture.
Corfu from 2007 has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
After breakfast, sailing to the Thesprotia region with the wonderful bays in Syvota area.
Stop for lunch and swimming, according to the weather, in Bella Vraca, Mega Ammos, Mikri Ammos, or the one called “Swimming Pool Beach” at Agios Nikolaos.
In the afternoon visit the pretty Syvota village. The village is built in a small bay where there are plenty of islands.
Thus, a beautiful landscape is created, combining the green of nature and the turquoise of the sea. Historically, Syvota is known for the naval battle among the Corinthians and the Thesprotians against the Corfits in 433 BC during the Peloponnesian War.
Dinner and overnight stay will be provided onboard in a small bay or in the harbor.
Navigation to the pretty and small town of Parga, the pearl of Epiro region. A historical castle overlooks the town. Along the way, stop for a sea bath and relaxation in the crystal clear waters in Lichnos bay, famous for its marvelous caves of Afrodite. According to mythology, this place was chosen by Aphrodite for her summer bathing. You can visit Sarakinò, a sheltered bay which was used by criminals in the ancient time as a starting point for their raids. Lunch is served onboard. In the afternoon you will be further navigated to the South, spending a day exploring marine wonders and discovering Parga town that in the night time will offer a magic atmosphere. Dinner and overnight stay will be accommodated on board in the harbor.
Breakfast will be provided onboard and the whole day will be spent to discover Antipaxos, an island almost covered with vines, a perfect shelter and a paradise for those looking for solitude, calm and serenity. You will see sandy beaches such as Voutoumi or Vrika and small bays like Emerald Bay and Ormos, where you can enjoy unforgettable swims in crystal waters. Lunch on board. In the afternoon you will move towards Paxos. At the East of this island, there is a great landscape with olive trees and gnarled trunks, overhanging to the sea approx 200 meters long, and many cliffs with deep caves inhabited by monk seals. Dinner and overnight are spent onboard in Gaios, a pretty Venetian port with two tiny islands in its entrance and the capital village of Paxos. Here you will see attractive lanes with charming traditional houses, little orthodox churches and seafront tavernas. There are also very nice boutiques, where you can find a dress and jewelry typical of the Greek summer.
After breakfast, departure to discover Paxos island, swimming in the famous and breathtaking Blue Caves (Ypapanti cave). Lunch will be served onboard after you will sail to Lakka, a northern port in Paxos, with gorgeous horseshoe-shaped bay and flanked by the high ground covered in olive and cypresses trees. The bay, which is almost completely sheltered from the open sea, is excellent for swimming. Along the way, beautiful bays will appear to your sight, while sailing along Paxos coasts. Dinner and overnight stay will be accommodated on board in a quiet bay or in the harbor.
After breakfast, sailing towards the North to discover many coves with crystal clear water and enjoy one last refreshing swim. Lunch will be served onboard where you can enjoy the best views and food.
In the afternoon, after a swim, you will navigate back to Gouvia marina. Special Captain’s dinner will be served for the last night of your cruise. Overnight stay will be in the peacful area on the gulet.
Check-out is till 09:00 a.m. – after breakfast you will have to say goodbyes to the crew. Your cruise will finish where you have started it 7 days ago – Split or Trogir port. If you haven’t visited the city center or you missed anything else you were interested to see on the first day, we strongly suggest to do it before leaving. Before you check-out, Goolets representative will give you one last visit on board to check how everything went and if you need any further assistance (transfers, suggestions on how to spend the day till your flight and similar).