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Argostoli: Full-Day Traditional Boat Cruise with Lunch

1. Argostoli: Full-Day Traditional Boat Cruise with Lunch

After gathering at the pier in front of your boat, you will begin your perfect day out on the emerald waters. You can relax on your traditional wooden boat, exploring secluded beaches and isolated islands whilst making new friends from all over the world. Enjoy traditional homemade Greek food accompanied by fresh Greek salad, fruit, and plenty of wine to enjoy throughout the day. The boat will spend more than an hour at each stop, providing you with enough time to explore, swim, snorkel, or just lay down onboard whilst enjoying a tasty cocktail that your crew can prepare for you. Later, you can use your snorkeling mask at White Rocks to explore the amazing sea bed, before reaching Vardiani Island to walk around or try some natural clay spa therapy. Your boat will be anchored at every destination, and you can simply ask someone from the crew to transfer you to shore with the small motorized boat on hand.

Lefkada Forgotten Islands: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

2. Lefkada Forgotten Islands: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

The cruise departs from Nidri harbour on the east coast of Lefkada island. Relax on your own on board sunbed as you cruise down the Meganisi channel in the morning sun, visiting first the famous Cave of Papanikolis on Meganisi.  Next stop is the deserted island of Formikula, in the middle of crystal clear waters, the perfect place for a morning swim. You then move on to the island of Kastos, where the boat will anchor in the picturesque harbourside village. There is a beautiful old church to visit and alleyways of traditional stone built houses. Departing the village, the group moves a short way along the coast to the remote beach of Limni. There is time here for guests to have a swim - and the waters at Limni beach are perfect for snorkeling.  A freshly prepared buffet lunch is served on-board. There is rice salad, Greek salad with feta cheese, meatballs, chicken fillet, pasta salad, tzatziki…all served with local Lefkadan wine and soft drinks. After lunch, you move on to the island of Kalamos. Kalamos island is almost entirely covered with forest and has some of the most spectacular beaches in the region. After, head towards the third and fourth swimming stops, the beaches of Asproyiali and Skorpios.

Lefkada: Sea Kayak Experience in the Rouda Bay Sea Caves

3. Lefkada: Sea Kayak Experience in the Rouda Bay Sea Caves

Meet your guide at the beach of Mikros Gialos on the South side of Lefkada island. After a short safety briefing, your guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment and you'll set off. Together with your group, you will start paddling along the coastline and in and out of magnificent sea caves in blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Enjoy swimming at picturesque secluded beaches and snorkel around, visiting the sea caves of Lefkada, which are adorned with stunning stalactites. The distance covered while paddling is approximately 4 nautical miles. A traditional Greek snack and picnic will also be provided.

Navagio Beach: Day Tour of Shipwreck Beach & the Blue Caves

4. Navagio Beach: Day Tour of Shipwreck Beach & the Blue Caves

Experience Navagio Beach by glass-bottom speedboat and taste products at a local market on a full-day guided tour from Zakynthos. Swim at one of the Blue Caves and take the scenic route to the famous windmills of the Skinari Cape. Start your Zakynthos tour with a pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus. Drive north to Xingia and stop for breathtaking coastal views and photo opportunities. When you reach the northern tip of the island, you’ll be greeted by the famous windmills. From their high vantage point, look down on the Blue Caves below. Then, discover the Blue Caves from the inside on a small tour boat and pass underneath their arches. Take the chance to swim in the vibrant blue waters. Further along the coast, board a speed boat at Navagio’s Shipwreck Cove and gaze down into the sea through the boat’s glass bottom. Swim in turquoise waters for a leisurely hour. Be inspired by the breathtaking view of the world-famous shipwreck beach from above. Visit a market with local traditional products such as wine, olive oil, raki, nuts, fruits, honey, local cheese, and preserves. Try free samples and buy treats to take home. If you’re hungry, indulge in Greek food at Michalis, a traditional local taverna at Kampi (not included). At the end of your island day trip, the driver will take you back to your hotel.

From Argostoli: Vardiani Island Sunset Cruise & Greek Meze

5. From Argostoli: Vardiani Island Sunset Cruise & Greek Meze

The boat is sailling at 18:30 right across Eurobank in Argostoli harbour, after an hour we arrive at vardiani ishland where we spend the next hour for the first swimm. After we pick up the anchor we gentle cruise towards the sunset and then boat is headin towards xi beach where the Greek buffet is served and everyone has the oportunity for a second swimm. Boat is returning at argostoli at 10:30 Program is changing according the time of the sunset!

Kefalonia: Island Bus Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Kefalonia: Island Bus Tour with Wine Tasting

Commence a scenic island drive through olive groves, vineyards, and thick cypress glades. Passing through Mount Aenos, you'll visit the Robola Winery and taste the famous Robola variety of wine on this bus tour. Hop on board and find a comfortable seat, then set out to explore the best of Kefalonia. See the Drogarati Caves, famous for their acoustics, and witness the geological phenomenon that is the Melissani Lake, an underground cave. Next, head to lunch at the cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo, untouched after the great earthquake of 1953. Leaving Fiscardo you will head to the little fishing village of Assos, which gives the impression of being an island of its own. En route on your way back, you’ll make a photo stop at Myrtos Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. What you will see: • Robola Winery: visit inside and enjoy a wine tasting • Drogarati Cave: visit inside • Melissani Lake: visit inside and take a boat ride • Fiscardo Village: lunch break (optional) • Photo-stop at Myrtos beach

From Agia Efimia: Day Cruise to Ithaki Island with Lunch

7. From Agia Efimia: Day Cruise to Ithaki Island with Lunch

Bright and early in the morning, set sail for your first stop Polis Beach. While there, take the opportunity to see the eastern shore of Kefalonia, including its beautiful bays. Your first stop rewards you with stunning coastal views, complete with a marvelous pebbled shore and crystal clear, beautiful water. Your time at Polis Beach eventually concludes with a snack and a drink, before you set sail for Kioni Village - a neoclassical gem flowing amphitheatrically down to the sea. As you sail north along Ithaca’s coast, take in views of the popular village of Fiscardo in Kefalonia. Continuing to sail, approach Kioni for a long stopover. As you enjoy your swimming/snorkeling, the crew prepares a traditional Greek lunch. This lunch is later served on board along with soft drinks, beer, and local wine. Following lunch, continue sailing to the east coast of Ithaca, enjoying views of the magnificent Vathy Bay as well as other charming beaches. Your next destination is Gidaki Beach, considered by many to be the best beach in Ithaca. The turquoise blue waters and the natural landscape with its scenic, lush vegetation impress every visitor. The bay is open, ideal for swimming from one side to the other. Over the water, you can see one of the small islands of Ithaca, Atokos. As you enjoy the sun or swim around, your crew prepares a variety of fruit for dessert. Following this, we set sail back to Agia Efimia where your arrival at the port is estimated at 6:20 PM.

From Agia Efimia: Sailing Cruise to Ithaki

8. From Agia Efimia: Sailing Cruise to Ithaki

Meet the crew at 8:30 AM and set sail from Agia Efimia to discover some of the most scenic locations around the island of Ithaki. Enjoy a journey on a modern and comfortable sailing yacht. Make your first stop at the beach of Aspros Gialos. While anchored, swim in the beautiful waters followed by a drink and snack on the yacht. Next, make your way to the village of Kioni. Enjoy an extended stop off the coast of the village and admire its impressive architecture. Swim along the coast, snorkel, or do some paddleboarding. Then, enjoy a traditional Greek lunch prepared by the crew with soft drinks, beers, and local wine. After lunch, continue sailing to the east coast of Ithaki and see the magnificent Vathy Bay. Stop at Gidaki Beach, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Marvel at its turquoise-blue waters which contrast with the lush green landscape of the island. Enjoy some fresh fruit for dessert, before embarking on the return leg of the journey around the island. Arrive back at Agia Efimia port by 6:30 PM.

Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

9. Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

Discover mysterious Albania on a guided day trip from Corfu. Cross to the port city of Saranda to enjoy a 20-kilometer guided bus tour of the southern coast and its virgin shores and islands. Pass through small villages and gaze in awe at the endless fertile plains that lead to a great lake. Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint, where the ancient Greek city of Buthrotum disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation until archaeologists uncovered some of the finest remains in the Mediterranean. Tour the Venetian tower and see the remains of the theater and Temple of Asclepius. Continue to the ruins of the ancient gymnasium and Roman Baths and admire a priceless mosaic floor in the Roman Baptistery. Travel back in time as you explore the Cyclopean walls and get panoramic views of the lake and plains from the top of the hill. Return to Saranda for lunch, and then take a walking tour before sailing back to Corfu.

Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal: Kefalonia Highlights Tour

10. Argostoli Cruise Ship Terminal: Kefalonia Highlights Tour

Tour Kefalonia on this shore excursion to the island's highlights. Follow your guide as they take you through idyllic scenery to enchanting caves and a charming harbor. This tour is designed specifically for cruise ship visitors. Your excursion begins from the cruise terminal with a minibus drive through the island's inviting scenery. stop at Drogarati Cave and be impressed by its remarkable stalactites. Continue your tour with a boat ride in the crystal clear waters of Melissani Cave. Be in awe of its rich terrain and mesmerizing contrasts of water and stone. Head to Agia Efimia and be delighted by the picturesque harbor with its lovely restaurants and cafes. Feel immersed in the Greek way of living in this authentic village. Afterward, make a photo stop above Myrtos Beach, a true treat for the eyes. Conclude your tour with time to explore the administrative center of Kefalonia, the town of Argostolion. Be transported back to the cruise terminal in time for your ship's departure.

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What people are saying about Ionian Islands

An amazing experience! The places that we visited were beautiful and somewhere we wouldn’t have been able to travel to independently. The tour guide was really knowledgable and told some interesting stories and bits of local history. We didn’t receive a map as advertised, but did receive a small traditional gift! We also booked the night before and we’re accepted onto the bus - would highly recommend this service.

Well worth a trip! Albania is a hidden gem and Sarandë was a really impressive place. The trip was really well organised and Linda was a great tour guide. The lunch was great even for vegetarians and overall the day trip is great value for money. Just make sure you get back to the coach at the specified time so you're not left behind!

We had an absolutely wonderful time on this food tour. It was worth every penny. Nausica our tour guide was so lovely and knowledgeable. We learnt so much about Greek food and it’s influences. It you want to spend 3 hours having a fabulous time and eating delicious food this tour is a must! We recommend without hesitation.

Extremely enjoyable experience, everything about this cruise both me and my partner loved!! Would 100% recommend especially if you love swimming and snorkelling with fishes!!

It was a great experience, our guide was nice and very helpful, the small group is a great idea for convenience