Swimming & Boating in the Ionian Sea, Checking out Poseidon's Cave
This relaxing and enjoyable trip offers a bit everything, boating around the beautiful shorelines of small Paxoi Island, swimming off tiny and uninhabited Antipaxoi Island, village visits, cave explorations and all washed down with some of the delicious local wine at a Greek taverna. Bring your family, bring your friends and join us on this Greek Adventure! Don't forget your camera! Once ashore from your yacht, a small boats awaits you by the harbor. Begin this journey at sea; so beautiful and pleasurable that it is bound to remain a fond memory for many years to come. You start your journey heading northeast, sailing along the eastern coast of the island, past the coastal resorts of Loggos and Lakka. Short stop for a walk in Lakka village and optional coffee/soft drink break. You continue your sail to Xerolitharo, the north-western most cape of the small cave where during the 2nd World War, Captain Iatridis and his crew used to hide the small submarine “Papanikolis”. Afterwards you continue your sailing in the direction of the south. Your first stop is at the large sea cave of Ortholithos. Tradition has it that at this very cave, the God of the Sea, the fearsome Poseidon, met his lover the beautiful Amfitriti, daughter of King Aheron. He used to hide her in this cave to protect her from his enemies, when he had to “travel” far away to Sicily to carry out the commands of Zeus, the King of the Olympic Gods. Your “Odyssey” continues to the rest of the beautiful sea caves of the area, known as the “Galazio” (“Pale blue”), the “Tripito”(“with holes”) and the “Sterna”(“Well”), before sailing to the smaller uninhabited isle of Antipaxoi, known as the emerald isle, thanks to its amazing crystal clear turquoise waters, similar only to those of the Caribbean sea. You take some time to enjoy this wonderful sea, as well as to have a refreshing glass of local village wine at the coastal tavern, before getting back on the small boats. Your return journey takes you sailing in between the tiny isles of Katsonissi and Moggonissi and through the picturesque sea-canal of Aghios Nikolaos, before arriving at the small fishing harbor of Gaios, the capital of the isle of Paxoi. Here you will have some free time to enjoy a walk around the small Venetian-built town and do some souvenir shopping, before returning back to the SeaDream pier.
Notes: Come dressed ready to swim! We suggest that you bring a towel, wear non-slip shoes, bathing suites covered by a t-shirt and shorts and do not forget protection from the sun. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The price is subject to increase based on the rapidly rising exchange rate between the Euro to the US Dollar. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Gaios, Paxoi Island
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 139 USD