Paxos – Blue Caves – Antipaxos
A Unique cruise experience
This trip was born as a result of our efforts to organize a cruise that will offer our guests the opportunity to discover as many outstanding hidden spots of Paxos and Antipaxos in one day, as possible.
Gaios, Mongonisi Caves and Rodovani Bay
We set out from Gaios at 10:15. We cross the stunning narrow channel between Mongonissi and the little round Islet of Caltsonisi and we visit the caves in Mongonissi. Afterward, we drive you immediately to Rodovani bay, one of our favorite spots on the west coast of Antipaxos. We stop there, for our first swim! We choose this time of the day for this stop because later on, it becomes too busy and we want to avoid it.
West coast of Paxos
Anchor up and we sail to Achai. There, we will get inside the first out of the three exceptional caves that communicate with each other and then we will anchor, and you will have the chance to swim and snorkel in a variety of shades of blue. Do not forget to swim in the second cave and look at the blue sky – the roof has fallen and as a result, there is a hole that illuminates the cave in a magical way.
More Blue Caves, Galazio bay & the Arch
After our refreshing swim, we continue to explore Ortholithos, an impressive standing rock in the sea. This will be the last cave that we will enter, with beautiful waters and the view of a vertical rock pinned into the crystal-clear sea. We then sail to Galazio bay. Galazio means light blue and the place deserves its name! You will not believe that this beauty exists in the world! The last place to visit on the west of Paxos, couldn’t be other but the famous Tripitos arch or “Kamara”. We will admire the enormous and elegant structure of this natural bridge surrounded by blue and green waters.
Only ten minutes are needed to reach the emerald Island of Antipaxos. We will visit one of the possibly most beautiful beaches in the world, Voutoumi. With white, soft sand, and breathtaking turquoise waters, you will feel like swimming in a pool with a green background. This little Island just seems to be a raw piece of heaven. We will stop there for two hours when you can do anything you wish. Enjoy the sea, a picnic, or lunch in one of the restaurants to try some local Greek tastes.
East coast of Paxos
We leave Antipaxos at 15:45 and we start our trip back to Loggos, crossing again the narrow channel between Mongonissi and the little round Islet of Caltsonisi. Our last swim will take place at Balos beach, a small, quiet idyllic beach with beautiful surroundings and the view of many sailing boats. Then, we will return to Gaios happy, with many beautiful and unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.
Need to know
Useful tips: swimming costume, a towel, snorkeling equipment, sunblock, a hat, and a camera. You can bring your picnic if you wish.
We offer you for free: water, iced tea, yogurt with honey, ouzo, snacks, and snorkeling equipment.
Start point: Gaios
Mini bus from Lakka and Loggos available
Depart: 10:15 / Return: 16:45
Max people onboard: 35
A great opportunity to see some of the world’s most beautiful scenery!
*If the departure of the boat is not advisable – or may be dangerous due to conditions such as bad weather or technical problems, then the captain has the sole discretion to delay or postpone the cruise departure or even make adjustments to the itinerary for safety reasons.
**The boat is fully renovated (2020).