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The Grand island tour,  Tuesday,Wednesday,Saturday, Sunday

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Caique cruise and B.B.Q. ( duration 7 hours ) Every Monday, Wednsday, Saturday, 09:45 - 17:15
Following the same route as on the Kassiopi cruise, along the east coast of the island, we reach the beautiful bay of Limnopoula, where we set our B.B.Q. lunch. The kind of meal where everyone becomes the chef, waiter and guest at the same time.
Lots of different meats or fish on the charcoal, Greek salad and feta cheese, bread and fresh fruits, together with local wine to keep you happy and full… and of course plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing.
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Cruise to Kassiopi ( duration 7 hours ), Every Tuesday, Friday 09:45 - 17:15
A full day boat trip to the traditional fishing village of Kassiopi . Leaving Corfu town and passing by the New Fortress and Vidos island we sail along the east coastline of the island, northwards stopping at Nissaki for a coffee break and the first swim of the day.
Leaving there we get into the straights between Corfu and the mainland , sailing past Kalami, Kouloura, Kerassia, Agios Stefanos ….and having the Albanian coast to our right all the time, at a distance of approximately 2 miles, we arrive to the village of Kassiopi, built on the north - east corner of the island. Plenty of time left after lunch for shopping, swimming or strolling around in modern shops and pubs or medieval antiquities and old churches.
Late afternoon return to the town and hotel.
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Cruise Plataria Sivota Blue Lagoon
Enjoy yourself with us by a day trip to the Greek mainland of Epirus (opposite Kavos) at the Islands of Nea Sivota and not only! Departing from Corfu´s harbour, we have a unique view of the old town, the Royal palace, and the two Venetian fortresses. Heading towards the south of Corfu we see the Kanoni peninsula and the palace of Mon Repos where Prince Phillip from England was born. Then we sail southeast and we pass parallel from Igoumenitsa, which is the capital city of Thesprotia and the third International port in size in Greece. Soon we will arrive at the traditional marina village of Platariathat attracts dozens of yachts during the summer season. There you will have plenty of time to stroll along the village, to visit the souvenirs shops, or to have a drink in one of the traditional cafeterias under the shadow of Plane trees. 

According to our schedule we will leave from this beautiful place and soon we will arrive at the picturesque bay of "Piscine" where the famous film "Blue Lagoon" was filmed. Old historians say that there in the Middle Ages Arabian pirates´ ships used to moor close to this bay. We will stay there on anchor for 1 hour and you will have the opportunity to swim at the exotic blue waters of the Blue Lagoon or to try your luck at champagne diving. We leave behind us this exotic place and in a while the ship will enter the breathtaking cave of Sivota. There during the Second World War the Greek Sub Marine was hiding underneath the lighthouse, mostly known"Papanikolis". As next destination we will visit the traditional village port of Sivota. Also there you will have plenty of time to stroll along the village, to explore the souvenirs shops and to enjoy your lunch in one of the traditional taverns of it. (Lunch is included). 

On the way back we will sail around the historical small islands of Sivota, where they´re in the summer of 432 B.C. the greatest Naval Battle between the "Corcyrians Fleet" and the "Corinthian Fleet" took place so the Second Peloponnesian War began that lasted for 30 years. Still, today many of the sunken vessels of that period relies remain at the bottom of the sea. During your trip you can enjoy the sun and have refreshments, which may be purchased from the board bar. Ouzo for the adults and a soft drink for the kids, are included in the price. We look forward to meeting you on board and are certain that your trip to Mainland will be an unforgettable one.

Evening in a Village ( duration 4 hours), Every Thursday & Saturday, 19:30 - 23:45
A delightful drive across the center of the island to Sinarades to take a stroll around what is perhaps one of the most traditional villages on Corfu, then up to the Aerostato to enjoy a most spectacular view, followed by a dinner at Trypa, the world famous taverna in the village of Kinopiastes.
Delicious local specialities, local wine, big variety of fresh fruits, even off season and "kali orexi"!
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Paleokastritsa - Half day (duration 4 hours )
The visit of Paleokastritsa and its 13th century monastery, (see tour No 4), is combined this time with a drive on the mountain hanging above it. After having spent on the beach time enough for swimming, relaxing with a cup of coffee or a cold beer or visiting the beautiful caves by small boats, we set off for the village of Lakones and "Bella Vista" with the breathtaking views of the north west coast of the island.
Sparkling waters, hidden little coves, a feast of green and blue colours, rocks with strange shapes - one among them being , according to the myth, the petrified Ulysses's boat. Return to the hotel by lunch time.
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Ioannina - Dodona ( duration 12 hours)
Unique opportunity to see a large part of the Greek mainland and learn much about Greece in one day. Once stepping out of the ferryboat at the harbour of Igoumenitsa and starting the drive up and up the mountains of Epirus, one realizes the complete change. Corfu the green peaceful island is far behind. Bare rocks rise on all sides creating a magnificent but rough scenery, which impresses upon people their character and way of living. It is the land of heroic actions, of epic poems and folk songs, which echo through the ages, from the dawn of history to the feats of the last war. In Ioannina today, few of the old houses still exist. There are though, many reminders of the past, such as the castle, set on a promontory overlooking the Ioannina Lake, which was the abode of the ruthless tyrant Ali Pasha, in the early 19th century. Walking down from the Castle, one can go by boat to the small island where Ali Pasha met his death. Whispering reeds, oak and plane trees encircle its five old monasteries and the small village. Lunch stop in one of the traditional restaurants on the island and then back to town. A drive of about 30 min. takes us to the ancient sanctuary of Dodona, its famous oracle, great amphitheater, temples, etc, set in magnificent natural surroundings. Dodona is undoubtedly one of the most impressive archeological sites in Greece.
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