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Offline loftyscot

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Paxos Boat Trip
« on: July 13, 2019, 10:08:38 AM »
This was a great trip that we booked through San Stef Travel. Early pick up at 7am for the 9am sail from Corfu port. From there it was about a 75 mins cruise to Lefkimmi to pick up the Southern Corfiots and onwards across the deep blue Ionian Sea to AntiPaxos then Paxos itself.

During the cruise across the Ionian, there was Greek Dancing. It was like Zorbas at Sea, with a lady and a man dancer. How they managed it in the tight space as the boat bobbed up and down through the swells was a credit to their skill. They were very good.

The cruise ship sails in and out of spectacular sea caves on Paxos' west coast, then anchors in the calmest, most turquoise waters just to the east of AntiPaxos. The water was warm. You had one hour at anchor to swim in the sea, if you wished .

After that, it was a short 20 minutes hop over to Paxos. The sail into the harbour is special. The little town is pretty, and with the sun glinting off the calm inshore water and reflecting off shiny yachts, motor launches and other craft, you did feel a certain 'wow' factor.

2 hours in Paxos was enough time for a splendid lunch with ice cold wine and then a stroll around the town. It is a lovely wee place.

The sail back is around 2.5 hours. There are plenty of seats for sunbathing, reading, snoozing, chatting, etc. There are also shaded canopy areas plus a spacious indoor cabin.

We got back to San Stef around 8.45pm.....straight sight to Beer O'clock for food and a libation.

Yammas :)





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Re: Paxos Boat Trip
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 12:18:52 PM »
Yes - That's a nice trip. Also good is the cruise down the east coast from Acharavi to Corfu Town. Boat anchors in the old harbour, and plenty of time for a wander and drink. Nice stop for a swim on the way back.



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Re: Paxos Boat Trip
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 09:56:25 AM »
We're sailing from Kassiopi to Corfu Town on Wednesday. Looks like good timing for us as there's another thunderstorm forecast for Tuesday.



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Re: Paxos Boat Trip
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 03:05:16 PM »
We're sailing from Kassiopi to Corfu Town on Wednesday. Looks like good timing for us as there's another thunderstorm forecast for Tuesday.

Hopefully we shall be home by then, sales are up on pacamacs and umbrellas, I suggest you all bring your own ;D


 

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