Paxos from Corfu: day trips and ferry crossings
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the shores of Corfu? If you are looking for a change of scenery and a taste of authentic Greek island life, then you should consider taking a trip to Paxos, the smallest and most peaceful of the Ionian islands. Paxos is a hidden gem that offers something for everyone. Whether you are into nature, history, culture, or cuisine, you will find plenty of things to see and do on this island. You can explore its stunning coastline with its turquoise waters and white pebble beaches, its charming villages with their traditional architecture and friendly locals, its rich heritage with its ancient monuments and legends, and its delicious gastronomy with its fresh seafood and local specialties. In this article, I will share with you some of the reasons why you should visit Paxos and how to get there from Corfu. I will also give you some tips and recommendations on how to make the most of your day trip or longer stay on this beautiful island.
The easiest and most common way to get to Paxos from Corfu is by ferry. There are several ferry companies that operate daily routes between the two islands, such as Kerkyra Lines, Kamelia Lines, Lefkada Palace, and Joy Cruises. Depending on the type of vessel, the trip takes about 1.5 to 2.5 hours and costs from 20 euros return. You can choose to depart from either Corfu Town (also know as Kerkyra) or Lefkimmi Port, depending on your location and preference. All ferries arrive at Gaios Port, which is the main port and the capital of Paxos.
Want to enjoy a more adventurous and fun-filled day trip to Paxos from Corfu? Then choose between the many day cruises that are available from various tour operators and agencies. You can opt for a guided tour that will take you to the highlights of Paxos and Antipaxos, or a boat excursion that will let you cruise around the islands and swim in the crystal-clear waters. Some of the day cruise companies that offer tours to the Blue Caves and other Paxos attractions are:
- Paxos Thalassa Travel
This company offers a full-day tour from Corfu Town to Paxos and Antipaxos, including visits to the Blue Caves, Voutoumi Beach, and Gaios Town. The tour includes a boat transfer, a guide, and free time for swimming and exploring. The price is 35 euros per person.
- Paxos Boat Trip
This company offers a full-day tour from Lefkimmi to Paxos and Antipaxos, including visits to the Blue Caves, Vrika Beach, and Gaios Town. The tour includes a boat transfer, a guide, and free time for swimming and sightseeing. The price is 30 euros per person.
- Captain Nikos
This company offers a full-day tour from Corfu Town to Paxos and Antipaxos, including visits to the Blue Caves, Voutoumi Beach, and Gaios Town. The tour includes a boat transfer, a guide, and free time for swimming and relaxing. The price is 57 euros per person and 64 euros with a hotel pick-up.
If you are looking for a contrast to the busy and crowded Corfu, then Paxos is the ideal choice for you. It is a small and quiet island that has preserved its authentic and traditional character. Its relaxed and friendly atmosphere will make you feel welcome and comfortable. Add to that its natural beauty, and chances are that Paxos will enchant you and make you fall in love with it…
Paxos is easy to reach from Corfu, making your stay on Corfu the perfect opportunity to hop across. Make sure you follow the links in this blogpost to the ferry operator or day cruise company of your choice. They will present you with a variety of options that will suit your needs and interests, whether you want to visit the famous Blue Caves, explore the picturesque villages, relax on the beaches of spectacular Antipaxos, or enjoy some other outdoor activities. Most operators will also give you some tips and recommendations on how to plan your trip and what to expect on Paxos.
Don’t miss this chance to discover a new destination and have a memorable experience. Paxos is waiting for you!