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From Corfu: Day Cruise to Parga Sivota Islands & Blue Lagoon with BBQ

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  • +€6.00

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Combine a cruise to Sivota islands, the Blue Lagoon, and beautiful Parga on a single day from the Corfu port. Take in the coastal landscape of mainland Greece, capturing with your camera amazing photos while listening to informative commentary from your guide. Cruise into the Sivota islands and then sail to Blue Lagoon to take a dip in the transparent waters before you continue to the charming Parga, for some fantastic time around the port town.

DURATION: 10 hours
DEPARTURE: 9.00 am (Boarding from 8.20 am until 8.50 am)
LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Greek
MEETING POINT: Corfu Main Port
OPENING SEASON: 9th of July to the 15th of October, every Thursday
WHO CAN COME: This cruise is suitable for anyone. Wheelchair accessible. An adult must accompany children

Highlights

◾ Walk the streets of the cosmopolitan Parga and admire its unique architecture
◾ Enter the stunning cave of Sivota Islands
◾ Swim and snorkel in the pristine waters of the Blue Lagoon
◾ Listen about the history of the area from the onboard guides

What is included

✔ Professional guide on board
✔ Multilingual crew and captain
✔ Onboard BBQ lunch
✔ All local taxes
✖ Optional round-trip transport from your Corfu hotel
✖ Items purchased from the onboard bar

Description - What to expect

Take a day cruise to famous Sivota islands, the Blue Lagoon, and the charming Parga from Corfu. Upon your departure, admire beautiful views of the old town and its two Venetian fortresses. You will be sailing south along the Kanoni peninsula towards Plataria and Sivota with views of the famous Palace of Mon Repos, the birthplace of Prince Phillip.

Heading south, parallel to the mainland, cruise past the capital city of the Thesprotia region, Igoumenitsa, the small fishing village of Plataria and the Sivota Islands, where the ship enters the breathtaking cave of Sivota. Sail around the small historical islands of Sivota, where the great naval battle between the Corfiots and the Corinthians took place in the summer of 432 B.C. Many of the vessels sunk in the fighting are still there at the bottom of the sea.

Soon afterward, you will arrive at the picturesque Blue Lagoon bay, where historians say the Arabian pirates moored their ships in the Middle Ages. Drop anchor close to the beach and enjoy swimming in the lagoon’s exotic blue waters before sailing to enchanting Parga.

Parga is regarded as the jewel on the Ionian sea and is famous for its beautiful architecture and its rare physical beauty, interlaced beaches, emerald waters, and countless olive groves. You will have the opportunity to see the remains of a Venetian castle, built by the residents in the 11th century to protect them from pirates and the Turks.

Opposite the castle, at the entrance to the port, there is a small island dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with a church and several medieval Venetian and French buildings. Do not miss the chance to explore the Venetian castle, whose main building houses a photo exhibition of ancient Parga. As you might expect, the castle also offers some stunning views over Parga and the Ionian Sea. Stroll the narrow streets and enjoy lunch at a local taverna overlooking the sea, or go for a swim in one of the many beaches nearby.

Not included/Bring with you

Please bring with you your camera, swimming suit, a mask, a towel, sunglasses, a hat, comfortable shoes or sandals and a small bottle of water for the walking tour to the Venetian castle

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Important Info

Please be at the port at least 20 minutes before the scheduled boat departure time if you have not booked a pick-up and coach transfer.
There is a parking area in the Port of Corfu. (3 euros for 24 hours).
On-board facilities: 2 open decks with seated viewing areas, air-conditioned main hall, TV, DVD player, music system, self-service bar, toilets, showers, cabins, and changing areas.
The bar offers a variety of coffees, alcoholic beverages, refreshments, juices, toasts, sandwiches, pizzas, croissants, and several other snacks.
The boat stops inside the cave, where you will have the opportunity to take photographs.
Free time to explore Parga (2 - 2.5 hours). The beaches are a five-minute walk from the city.
The boat will drop anchor close to the beach at the Blue Lagoon for 50 – 90 minutes (depending on the weather).
An adult must accompany children.

Country

  • Greece

Reviews

  • geert
  • Aug 7, 2019
  • Prachtige dagvullende cruise met ruimte voor wandeling in Sivota en lekker zwemmen in de Blue Lagoon. Aanrader