A wonderful way to explore in one day the beauties of the mainland Greece and more specifically the villages of Parga and Sivota. Heading south, parallel to the mainland, we pass the capital city of the Thesprotia region, Igoumenitsa, the small fishing village of Plataria and the Sivota Islands, where the ship enters the breathtaking cave of Sivota. During the Second World War, the Greek submarine “Papanikolis” was hidden here beneath the lighthouse.
We sail around the historical small islands of Sivota, where the great naval battle between the Corfiots and the Corinthians took place in the summer of 432 B.C. Many of the vessels sunk in the fighting are still there at the bottom of the sea. Soon afterwards, we arrive at the picturesque Blue Lagoon bay, where historians say the Arabian pirates moored their ships in the Middle Ages. We drop anchor close to the beach, and you will have the opportunity to swim in the lagoon’s exotic blue waters.
Parga is a very picturesque village, which is rich in beautiful colourful architecture, history, rare physical beauty, interlaced beaches, emerald water, calm bays, olive groves, a healthy climate, and romantic side streets. One of Parga’s main attractions is the Venetian castle which sits on the hillside next to the port.Opposite the castle, at the entrance to the port, there is a small island dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with a church and several medieval Venetian and French buildings.
Coach transfer to and from the port of Corfu is available.
Kindly note that this excursion shall be booked at least 2 days in advance as it depends on availability.
PROGRAM OF THE EXCURSION
- 08:45 Departure from the main Port of Corfu
- 11:00 Arrival at the picturesque Blue Lagoon bay
- 12:50 Departure from Blue Lagoon bay
- 13:10 Ship enters the breathtaking cave of Sivota
- 13:20 Depart cave of Sivota
- 14:20 Arrival at Parga
- 16:20 Departure from Parga
- 19:00 Arrival at the main Port of Corfu
**Slight changes may occur in the program of the excursion.
AVAILABLE DAYS & LANGUAGES
Thursday: English – German – French – Italian – Russian