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From Parga: Full-Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & the Blue Caves

1. From Parga: Full-Day Cruise to Paxi Islands & the Blue Caves

Begin your boat trip at 10 AM from the port of Parga. After 1 hour and 20 minutes, arrive at Antipaxos island where the boat stops near the beach, one of the most acclaimed in the Mediterranean Sea. Swim in a breathtaking natural bay, snorkel in the incredibly clear water, and gaze at the luxurious sailing yachts. Continue your journey past Kamara and Ortholitho to explore the western side of the island, which is inaccessible from land. Marvel at the incredible shapes and colors of the steep cliffs, and see enormous caves and occasionally dolphins passing by. Here, have the opportunity to swim in the Blue Caves for 30 minutes. Then, cruise to the east toward the capital of Paxi island, Gaios. Once there, enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to explore, shop, and eat in this secluded paradise that is characteristic of the Ionian Islands. Admire Gaios' charming architecture, and even swim again in one of the closest bays. At around 5 PM, the boat will bring you back to Parga.

Epirus: Easy Rafting Experience on the Voidomatis River

2. Epirus: Easy Rafting Experience on the Voidomatis River

Drive to the rafting base in Klidonia, on the main road from Aristi village to Papingo village. There the rafting team will welcome at 10:30 AM and provide you with the necessary safety equipment. When ready, a minibus will transfer you to the starting location, the bridge of Aristi-Papigo. During the transfer you will have impressive views of Mt. Tymphi, Astraka towers and Papigo villages. A safety briefing will follow, some river practice and off you go! During the descent, the group will stop for an optional refreshing dive in Voidomati’s crystal clear waters and visit the deserted 16th-century Agioi Anargyroi monastery. On the final stage of the trip, the boat groups paddle under Klidonia’s stone bridge artificial waterfalls. The descent finishes shortly after Klidonia’s bridge just outside the rafting base. One thing is certain; by the time you reach the end, at approximately 1:30 PM, you’ll wish you could start all over again!

Corfu: Parga, Sivota and Blue Lagoon Full-Day Boat Cruise

3. Corfu: Parga, Sivota and Blue Lagoon Full-Day Boat Cruise

Marvel at the beautiful coastline of Greece on a full-day boat cruise to Parga and Sivota from Corfu Town. Get stunning views of the Old Town as you set sail and admire the thick woods of the Kanoni Peninsula. Pass the palace and gardens of Mon Repos as you sail towards Plataria and Sivota. Continue down the coast to Parga, known for its beautiful architecture and calm bays. See the remains of a Venetian castle, built by the residents in the 11th century to protect them from pirates and the Turks. Discover the small island with a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Venetian and French-style buildings. Stroll the narrow streets and enjoy lunch at a traditional taverna overlooking the sea, or go for a swim off one of the many beaches. Cruise around the islands of Sivota as you sail back to Corfu and drop anchor at the Blue Lagoon, where Arabian pirates are said to have moored their ships in the Middle Ages. Swim in the blue waters before sailing back to port in Corfu Town.

Sivota: Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

4. Sivota: Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour

Meet your friendly guide at Mega Drafi Beach for a safety briefing and introductory lesson to stand-up paddleboarding. Get kitted out with the necessary gear, then head out onto the water where adventure awaits. Follow your guide out of the bay and visit a selection of isolated beaches, caves, and tunnels. Marvel at the beauty of nature as you paddle across the water, and grow more and more confident on your board. Throughout the trip, your guide will share tips to help you improve your paddling techniques. Arrive at a secluded swim spot and swim in the crystal clear waters in search of colorful marine life. After your swim, hop back on your board for a relaxed paddle back to the beach, soaking up the last of the coastal views along the way. Upon arrival at the beach, say goodbye to your guide and enjoy a well-deserved rest on the shore, you can also grab lunch at nearby tavern which serves tasty Greek delicacies.

From Monodendri: Vikos Gorge Trekking with River Swimming

5. From Monodendri: Vikos Gorge Trekking with River Swimming

Vikos gorge is the deepest canyon in the world. The Vikos Gorge, with a length of 20 km, walls that range from 120–490 m deep, and a width ranging from 400 m to just a few meters at its narrowest part, is listed by the Guinness Book of records. The Vikos Gorge has been designated as a world geopark by UNESCO. Most of the route has no elevation differences except for the start (downhill) and the end of it (uphill). In the middle of the trail visitors may refill their canteens from a spring. At the end of the trail a tour of the nearby Voidomatis springs and the monastery of Panagia will be provided. Visitors also have the chance to swim in Voidomatis cold blue waters and drink water from the springs. Trekking time is about 6 – 8 hours. Difficulty level: moderate. Equipment needed: mountain sports shoes or hiking boots, waterproof jacket.

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What people are saying about Epirus

Absolutely fantastic trip where the most beautiful beaches and the most beautiful water were shown. Stopped in Paxos which is a really cozy and beautiful island. The only minus was that that day there was a lot of wind and therefore big waves, so people screamed several times and threw up. It wasn't very cool. But apart from that, it was an absolutely perfect trip that I would take again at any time - on a quiet day without wind and waves.

Highly recommend. Amazing day out in the blue, blue waters. Well organised and great fun. Get there early to secure good seats on the boat. One of my best days ever with amazing memories.

Parga is a typical coastal town, its church is worth visiting. Very nice! The best of the trip is the Blue Lagoon!!! The worst thing about the boat trip is that it is very long.

If you have a very cool day with the captain, nothing to say thank you I recommend

המדריך היה מצויין ומקצוען. כל תהליך השייט החל מרישום ועד סיומו היה מושלם