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Corfu: Day Cruise to the Blue Lagoon with Visit to Syvota

1. Corfu: Day Cruise to the Blue Lagoon with Visit to Syvota

Your lovely day will start after your departure from Corfu town port or Lefkimmi port, depending on which is the closest port to you. The captain and the crew will welcome you and help you out with anything you might need throughout the whole trip. The first stop will be in the historical cave of Papanikolis where you will have a few minutes to take some pictures and hear about the story of the cave. The second stop will be at the Blue Lagoon beach. You have a whole hour to enjoy the beautiful beach by snorkeling or just enjoying the great view if you do not wish to swim. The third stop will be Bella Vraka beach, where you can continue swimming.  The last stop of the day will be on the mainland of Greece, where you have 45 minutes to explore the small fishing village, Syvota. Enjoy some free time to walk around the village, have a nice coffee, or even an ice cream if you wish. Later the boat will return you to Corfu island.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

Vikos Gorge Beloi Viewpoint 3-Hour Hike

4. Vikos Gorge Beloi Viewpoint 3-Hour Hike

Enjoy a light 3-hour hike with a trek leader from the Chapel of Profitis Ilias to the Beloi viewpoint in the Pindus Mountains, offering breathtaking panoramas of the limestone and dolomite rocks and virgin vegetation. Visitors to the Zagori area will often hear about Vradeto, the highest village in the region. But there is more to see than a mountain village. A stunning ride through varied landscapes leads to this small, picturesque place, from where you’ll start your hike of about 3.6 miles (6 kilometers). Suitable for the entire family, this is one of the easiest hiking routes in the Pindus Mountains, home to the world’s deepest gorge. After you’ve taken in views of the entire length of the Vikos Gorge, return to Vradeto for a short coffee break at the traditional kafenion (café), where you can see a photo exhibition. Next, you will walk the famous Vradeto rocksteps, a traditional stone-made path that used to connect Vradeto with the rest of the region’s settlements. End your tour close to the village of Kapesovo, where a transfer will be waiting to take you back to the meeting point.

Vikos Gorge Full-Day Guided Hike

5. Vikos Gorge Full-Day Guided Hike

Experience the varied terrain and vistas of the Vikos Gorge in the Pindus Mountains and see untouched and untamed nature. Vikos Gorge is listed as the deepest gorge in the world by the Guinness Book of Records, and is famous for its unique natural beauty and crystal-clear waters. The full-day hike starts from the village of Monodendri on the southern rim of the gorge. It's a restored stone village of walled courtyards with fortress-like gates. Follow a signposted path near the open-air theater at the top of the trail, from where the path drops steeply to the Voidomatis River. Walk the course of the river through the shade, with sparkling water as your companion. After about 4 hours, you will reach the Voidomatis River springs. Continue through the woods for a while, hiking uphill to exit at Vikos village. The tour covers a distance of about 7.5 miles (12.6 kilometers), passing towering rocks and virgin vegetation. Upon arrival at Vikos, a transfer will be waiting to take you back to Monodendri.

Zagori: Vikos Gorge full-day guided hike

6. Zagori: Vikos Gorge full-day guided hike

Vikos gorge is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Greece. The gorge consists of limestone and dolomite formations dating back to 150 million years ago and vertical walls extending up to a height of 1700 m. The hike starts from Monodendri village with a 45-minute descent towards the river bed. The trail is ascending and descending surrounded by steep mountain tops and dense forests of deciduous trees and 1800 plant species. Before ascending to Vikos village, visit the Voidomati Springs, Greece's cleanest and coldest river, with an average all year temperature of 8.5°C. If you are brave you might want to try the experience of a very refreshing dive in the crystal clear waters during summer months. The hike finishes at Vikos village, after a 1-hour ascent from the Voidomatis springs.

From Corfu: Full-Day Cruise to Parga and Paxos Island

7. From Corfu: Full-Day Cruise to Parga and Paxos Island

Enjoy a full-day cruise to the jewels of the Ionian Sea – the islands of Parga and Paxos. After a pickup from your accommodation, depart from the harbor of Corfu, situated between two Venetian fortresses where you'll have a beautiful view of the Old Town. Pass Kanoni island and the palace of Mon Repos as you sail towards Parga and Paxis. See the tourist resorts of Perama and Benitses, and reach the most southern part of Corfu – the villages of Kavos and Asprokavos. After a relaxing two hours cruise, you'll reach Paxos which is located just off the southern tip of Corfu. Relish in the beauty of the green island covered with endless olive groves stretching up as far as the eye can see. Learn about the legend that Paxos was formed when Poseidon severed the tip of Corfu with one mighty blow of this trident and dragged it south to create an idyllic retreat for his love, the nymph Amphitrite. Today, you can find millionaire yachts alongside small fishing boats at the port. Then, set sail for the narrow channel, which leads to the picturesque port of Gaios, the capital of Paxos. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the two islands of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. The captain will then drop anchor close to the city center of Gaios village. Stroll the narrow streets and enjoy lunch at a traditional taverna overlooking the sea. After lunch, head toward the Greek mainland and the town of Parga, a charming seaside town on the Greek Mainland overlooking its picturesque port. Marvel at the rare physical beauty of the island with its interlaced beaches, emerald seas, calm bays, and olive groves. Explore the romantic pathways with storey houses forming an amphitheater under imposing remains of a Venetian castle. Finally, enjoy the wonderful views of the impressive rocky coast and the sandy beaches one last time before returning to your hotel.

Pindus Mountains: Dragon Lake Full-Day Guided Hike

8. Pindus Mountains: Dragon Lake Full-Day Guided Hike

Experience the alpine terrain and stunning vistas of Mount Tymfi in the Pindus Mountains and see untamed nature on a full-day hike to Dragon Lake According to legend, the lake was named for the dragon that is said to inhabit its waters. The dragon is said to be in constant conflict with another, from Mount Smolikas, the 2nd highest mountain in Greece after Mount Olympus. The 2 beasts fought each other by throwing pines and rocks, creating the peculiar landscape you will hike through. As you walk, discover a rich fauna, including alpine triton, a very rare amphibian that measures between 8-12 centimeters in length, has a black-brown shaded outer spine, and is protected by law. Hiking from Mikro Papingo, you will follow an uphill path to the Astraka refuge, where you can rest over hot coffee or lunch. Then, continue to the grassy uplands, studded with wildflowers. At some points you might encounter pack snow, even up until July. After approximately 1.5 hours, you will reach the lake. Nestled at an altitude of 6,725 feet (2,050 meters) on Mount Tymfi, it’s surrounded by the towering mountain peaks of Lapatos and Ploskos. Take in this magical scenery - and keep an eye out for the dragon - before retracing your steps back to Mikro Papingo.

Ioannina: Dark History and Legends Guided Walking Tour

9. Ioannina: Dark History and Legends Guided Walking Tour

It’s amazing how much you can learn about an area’s turbulent history just by strolling around the town of Ioannina. Join this fascinating 2-hour walking tour to discover the darker side of the Eternal City. You’ll see places and hear stories that no other tour guide will tell you about. Find out everything about unpopular and controversial rulers and their harsh punishments of the local population, battles and sieges of the town, revolts, the Christians who were driven away, refugees, the First Balkan War, Greek defenses during World War II, the Holocaust, and disasters that have affected Ioannina throughout the centuries. Hear about legends that don’t include gods or heroes, but real historical people. Ali Pasha, the renegade Turko-Albanian emperor of the 19th century, and his court are at the top of the list. Where does history end and where do legends begin? Ali Pasha, lady-Vasiliki, and lady-Frosini are all gone, yet you still see them! Join a tour through the streets of Ioannina with a knowledgeable and motivated historian-licensed guide to learn about the fascinating town’s rich dark past. What’s the scariest thing you’ll discover? It all really happened! Minimum age recommendation: 16 years old.

Ioannina: Guided Evening Walking Tour

10. Ioannina: Guided Evening Walking Tour

Explore Epirus’ capital city at night with a local expert tourist guide. While strolling through the castle’s picturesque streets, feel the weight of history as you pass significant landmarks. A stroll around the city gives you the sense of a forgotten century with secret places and living legends. Admire magnificent structures and discover the town’s historic center with its unique attractions. Your tour will begin at the castle’s main entrance. As you stroll through the old town’s cobblestone streets, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about its secrets through the stories of the past. The historical city will reveal its mysteries, from the Old Synagogue to Aslan Pasha’s Mosque and from the Its Kale citadel to the Fethiye Mosque, as well as Ali Pasha’s grave and the Silversmithing Museum. Avoid the heat of the summer months by joining a fascinating evening walking tour of Ioannina through the city’s must-see areas and local attractions. You’ll take a tour around the town’s most notable sites and into the bustle of Ioanninas’ nightlife. This Ioannina Evening Walking Tour begins in the early evening and lasts two hours, which is great since you will still have time to enjoy Ioannina’s nightlife thereafter. At the end of the tour, our local tourist guide may recommend restaurants and bars in the downtown area.

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What people are saying about Epirus

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 167 reviews

Great experience, great discovery. Parga super island we had 2h20 of free time on the island. Visit of Sivota by boat and stop at blue lagoon a feast for the eyes. And little more a visit to a just magnificent poo. I start this cruise again which is just magnificent. We even saw dolphins Super crew and good atmosphere only downside not enough shade for everyone. Also the french translation was cool

It was fantastic I definitely recommend it, the seats are very beautiful, we also saw the dolphins and the guide Maria and all the crew were very good, I would stay there again without a shadow of a doubt, a beautiful experience

Very organised with the name tags on the seats. Tour guiding while visiting the touristic places. Beautiful sightseeing! Catering on the boat… And the most fun part is the DJ!!!!

The on-board staff, the places visited, as well as the kindness, availability and benevolence of all the staff made it an incredible experience. I recommend it to you!

Incredible, I recommend 100%, paradise beach, we saw dolphins on the way back