Paxos and Antipaxos boat trip from Corfu

One of the many amazing features of Greek islands is that not only can you do island hopping, but you can also do island hopping from island hopping. And here’s a great example with three beautiful Ionian Sea islands. We will do a Paxos and Antipaxos boat trip from Corfu island.

Paxos (also Paxi, Paxoi) and Antipaxos (also Antipaxoi) are the smallest island group in the Ionian sea. They are famous for their wine and sandy beaches (and that’s all the convincing we needed). The legend of their creation says Poseidon stroke Corfu with his trident to create a place of peace and quiet for him and his wife Amphitrite.

Gaios, Paxos and Antipaxos boat trip from Corfu

Getting from Corfu to Paxos by ferry

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There is a ferry service between Corfu (Corfu port) or mainland Greece (Igoumenitsa) to Paxos (Gaios). Private transportation in the form of a sea taxi can also be arranged. Antipaxos is a much smaller island and therefore you can organize only private transport between Antipaxos and Paxos. Or visit it as a part of a tour.

Here we share the link to a website that contains the info about Paxos ferry and other useful practicalities.

As we only had one day to do island hopping from Corfu, we decided to skip the ferry and the Paxos and Antipaxos boat tour option. We spoke to a couple of companies on-site and choose the best deal only to realize (after we paid, of course) that you can book the same boat trip through GetYourGuide for cheaper.

Blue Caves, Paxos and Antipaxos boat trip from Corfu

Our boat trip from Corfu to Paxos and Antipaxos

The tour included a bus to pick you up from various locations in Corfu and take you to the new port, where you board the boat. We were from the last group so initially, we had to stay on the lower deck (quite covered) but then the scorching sun made lots of people hide so we could go out on the upper deck and absorb more views.

Corfu town, Paxos and Antipaxos boat trip from Corfu

Kerkira (Corfu town) is beautiful when seen from the sea, too! We sailed south along the east coast of Corfu until we reached the west coast of Paxos our first place of interest in the boat trip – the Blue Caves of Paxos. The west coast is dominated by steep white, chalky cliffs that are greatly eroded at sea level and home to many blue caves. We got closer to some of the caves and actually entered with the boat inside others. Sailing on the emerald-azure waters, we snapped a view of the Erimitis beach (in the Paxos bucket list for later).

Then we continued to Antipaxos Island. The highlight of our visit there was swimming and snorkeling in the emerald waters of Voutoumi beach (a.k.a. Paradise beach). We met plenty of playful fish, swam under mini-caves, and enjoyed snorkeling in crystal clear water under the scorching sun rays.

After some more sailing and wind in the hair, we were ready for the port town of Gaios, also the capital of Paxos. It’s one of the most picturesque landscapes – olive groves cover the landscape, neat little houses are scattered around, streets are full of crafts shops and charming restaurants, and fancy yachts neighbor old wooden fishermen boats. We strolled until we could walk no more under the sun so we walked to a restaurant to taste some refreshing drinks (a.k.a. the famous wine) and contemplate the Analipsi church.

Gaios, Paxos and Antipaxos boat trip from Corfu

We fell asleep on the way back to Corfu, under the sun on the upper deck, dreaming of Paxos and Antipaxos boat trips. It’s a challenge when you visit paradise-like places – you’ll never be sure what was a dream and what was reality. But who cares, eventually?

Here’s the link to the boat cruise from Corfu to Paxos and Antipaxos islands.

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