How far would you go for peace and quiet? According to Greek myth, Poseidon, the great god of the sea, used his trident to split Paxos, Anti-paxos from Corfu so that he and his wife could enjoy a quiet, peaceful holiday on a beach.
It’s a great story, and when you step off the luxury yacht Glaros. Onto the stunning white beaches of the Paxi islands, it’s a story you might be inclined to believe. Because after the bustle of Corfu and culture of Kefalonia, you’ll be in just the right mood for your cruise to stop at this idyllic island paradise.
Bury Your Cares in White Sands of Paxos, Anti-Paxos
Paxos, Anti-paxos lie 7 miles south of Corfu. They are two small islands offering shelter between Corfu and Lefkada. Lefkada is the home port of Deep Blue Yachting and the luxury yacht Glaros. So book with us if you wish to visit these beautiful Islands. The seas around these islands are a crystal clear unbelievable blue colour.
Any list of things to do in Paxos, Anti-paxos is dominated by one sort of destination. White sandy beaches. Voutoumi and Vrika beaches are renowned around the world as two of the most beautiful, calm and relaxing beach destinations – making them perfect for anyone looking to squeeze in sunbathing with a good book onto their packed cruise itinerary. Some of the beaches on the islands can only be reached by sea, which puts you at an advantage. We know some of the secret spots, and will be glad to steer the yacht towards the nearest secluded spot so that you can leave your cares behind.
Then, once you’re suitably calm and relaxed, it’s time to see what else Paxos has to offer.
Lose Yourself in Music and Dancing
For such a small island, Paxos packs a real punch when it comes to culture. Visitors are sure to be charmed by the traditional Greek dancing on show at the beach tavernas dotting the island. With Mongonisi beach taverna receiving particularly great reviews from our guests. In the picturesque harbour at Lakka, Alexandros taverna, has a great reputation for the Greek specialty of spit roast lamb.
Once a year the island plays host to a festival of international music. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Paxos Music Festival. Which takes place between 27th August and 3rd September this year. If you’re lucky enough to attend, you’ll hear recitals by everyone from London-based pianists to South African Zulu singers – along with local music from the Ionian islands. And if you’ve missed out on the 2016 festival. It’s never too soon to book an island cruise to take in next year’s event!
Along the west side of Paxos there are some impressive cliffs. In the side of these cliffs, in several locations there are some sea caves, which are worth visiting. It is a rumored on the island, that during the second world war. A German submarine use to hide in the caves. However I have heard the same rumor on some of the other Ionian Islands that we visit. A colony of Monk seals used to live around the caves, but have now move on. It is amazing though, the amount of Flora and Fauna that can be seen on these islands. In fact the whole of Greece, has an incredible amount of Flora and Fauna.
Happiness in a Glass
There’s one final reason to add Paxos and Anti-paxos to your itinerary. Anti-paxos is packed with vineyards and olive groves. And it’s the first of these that have captured the world’s imagination.
Anti-paxos’ wines are some of the finest anywhere in the world. They are certain to delight the thirsty palate of anyone who’s enjoyed a balmy summer afternoon on the nearby beaches. In fact, we’d go as far as describing it as happiness in a glass!
So, what are you waiting for? Sunshine, wine and song are waiting for you on Paxos! Book your cruise today!