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Explore the Ionian Sea & Albania

Ionian Sea Cruises

Explore the Ionian Islands

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Paxos & Antipaxos

Paxos! An island created by Poseidon to live his love. Ideal for quiet and quality holidays. A cultural village of Europe in 2004 with lacy beaches, underwater caves and lush hills!

The island of Antipaxos, known for its exceptional beaches is located 1,5 kilometers south of Paxos and is the second and smallest jewel in the island complex of Paxos.

The Ortholinthos rock is an impressive lone tall standing rock situated of the coast of Paxos island, Ortholinthos literally means upright standing rock. It is over 20 meters high and could be said to be a natural wonder. The bright blue water and large sea caves on the opposite shore leave visitors more than impressed by its natural beauty. Facing the Ortholinthos is the spectacular rock face of Petriti and adjacent to the lone rock you will find the deep sea cave of Axai which has a maze of small hidden caves within.

Epirus & Thesprotia

Who said that only the islands have beautiful beaches? The magical beachs in Epirus, is in the mainland and hides diamonds that you need to discover. This exotic beachs of Thesprotia, unites Sivota with the islet of Mourtenom and is a small, picturesque sandy beach that attracts tourists from neighboring hotels and boats.
To visit it you have to literally pass through the sea. You will also have the opportunity to practice different water sports.

Most well known beaches of the area: Bella Vraka, Ammoudia Beach, Vrachos Beach, Kastrosykias Beach, Loutsa Beach

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Sivota (Mourtos)

The area of Sivota is a first class tourist destination and receives thousands of visitors every year. It is very green and edged with beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The dreamy Sivota islands is only 12 miles from Igoumenitsa and is situated on the south coast of the municipality of Thesprotia.

St.Nikolas and the black mountain are two small islands situated around the coastal sea port of Sivota. Plataria is the centre for two municipality of Sivota and has about 3,010 residents. The battle of Korinthos and Thesproton against Corfiots was well known in Sivota in ancient times where they took part in the Peloponnesian war in 433 B.C. The name village was named Mourtos by the ruler and whose income came from the working port of Mourtos.

In 1959 Mourtos was re instated with its old name Sivota impressing even the most demanding tourists.

Parga & Venetian Castle

Is a distinctive traditional settlement built amphitheatrically. It is one of the most beautiful tourist towns in Greece. It stands out because of her Venetian Castle which surrounds the small island of Mother Mary. Today it is the center of the Municipality of Parga.

Town Beach: The beach of Parga is long and sandy. It has many tourist facilities and the small islet in front creates a picturesque environment to relax.

Sarakiniko is among the most beautiful and developed beaches in the area. It has a sandy shore and many tourist facilities surround it.

Lichnos Beach is a beautiful beach that has plenty of tourist facilities. Lush greenery surrounds the beach of Lichnos.

Valtos Beach: a long and sandy beach, Valtos is surrounded by luch greenery. This beach resort is well developed in tourism.

Agios Giannakis Agios Ioannis, or A-Giannakis, is a lovely and relaxing beach in close distance to Parga.

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Ithaka Cruises

Ithaca beaches are famous for their green environment and turquoise waters. The beaches in Ithaca Greece are surrounded by a breathtaking landscape with lush green vegetation. There are secluded places to swim as well as Ithaca beaches with all amenities, such as seaside hotels, cafes, and taverns. You will find below a list of the best beaches in Ithaca island.

Except for the beaches, there are also many places for sightseeing. Discover the best things to see in Ithaca.

Filiatro: Filiatro is a calm bay with white pebbles and crystal water. Lush greenery surrounds this small beach, which is the closest organized beach to Vathi.

Skinos: This is a calm pebbled beach with emerald waters and lush greenery around it.

Gidaki: Although this beach is close to Vathy, it usually doesn’t get popular in summer.

Polis: This is a calm beach close to Stavros, on the northern side of Ithaca.

Dexa: This beach gives a magic combination of fine sand and white pebbles with superb clear water. It is located very close to Vathy, the capital of the island.

Frikes: Frikes is a lovely beach on the northern side of the island. It is actually a small bay that gets pretty popular.

Aetos: The bay of Aetos provides a safe shelter for fishing boats and yachts. The pebbled beach has crystal water.

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Zakynthos Cruises

Zakynthos (or Zante) is an enchanting island with great natural beauty. It is not without a reason that the Caretta-Caretta turtles have chosen some of its magnificent beaches to lay their eggs on.

The most famous sightseeing in Zakynthos is the Shipwreck Beach that has taken its name from a rusty, wrecked ship that is found on shore. This beach is accessible with excursion boat that also passes from the famous Blue Caves.

In general, the island is famous for the wonderful beaches with sandy shores, such as Gerakas, Kalamaki, Agios Nikolaos, and Porto Zoro. A drive around will bring visitors to traditional villages and old monasteries. You can see below the best Sightseeing in Zakynthos. You can filter them by category and location.

Navagio or Shipwreck: Navagio is the most famous beach of Zakynthos. This beach is always crowded because excursion boats go there all day long. The exotic water and the rocky surroundings attract a lot of people.

Gerakas: Considered among the most beautiful beautiful beaches of Zakynthos, the long sandy beach of Gerakas has wonderful crystalline waters.

Kalamaki: Kalamaki is the closest beach to the airport and among the most developed resorts in Zakynthos Town. It gets very popular and has plenty of tourist facilities.

Porto Zoro: Porto Zoro is a long and sandy beach between Argassi and Vassilikos. Due to its location and its natural beauty, it gets very popular in summer.

Spanzia: Spiantza is a beautiful beach in the area of Vassilikos, southern Zakynthos. Some of its parts are pebbled and others are sandy.

Banana: This long, sandy beach is considered among the most beautiful in Zakynthos. It is organized and has clean water.

Porto Vromi: Porto Vromi is a secluded, narrow beach that usually doesn’t get very popular. It is surrounded by a green, rocky landscape.

Limni Keriou: Although the southern side of Zakynthos is much developed, Limni Keriou (Keri Lake) has managed to develop its tourist gradually and to keep its traditional character. The beach is sandy and it is surrounded by lush greenery.

Tsilivi: Tsilivi is a popular beach resort in close distance to Zakynthos Town. The beach is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and many watersports.

Laganas: is the busiest beach resort of Zakynthos. Fortunately, the beach is very large and can cope with all these tourists. Many watersports centres and beach bars are located along the coast.

Alykanas is a busy tourist resort on the northern side of Zakynthos. With soft sand and clean water, Alykanas receives many visitors.

Argassi is a very popular tourist resort in close distance from Zakynthos Town. It is well organized with umbrellas, sun beds and watersports.

Makris Gialos On the way to Agios Nikolaos, on the northern side of the island, Makris Gialos is a small beach with crystal water. As it is not much organized, Makris Gialos doesn’t get very crowded.

Planos is among the most popular beaches in Zakynthos. It is actually a continuation of the lovely and busy resort of Tsilivi.

Kefalonia Cruises

The largest of the Ionian islands, Kefalonia is a charming and popular tourist place. Mountainous villages surrounded by lush greenery, Byzantine monasteries, breathtaking landscape, and amazing beaches complete the picture of this charming island.

Top sightseeing in Kefalonia includes the Sea Lake of Melissani, the Cave of Drogarati with the fantastic stalactites and stalagmites, the Castle of Saint George and the Lighthouse of Argostoli with the impressive architectural style. Not to miss in Kefalonia are the beautiful villages of Assos and Fiscardo and of course the stunning beaches of Myrtos, Antisamos, Skala, and Lourdas. You can see below the best Sightseeing in Kefalonia. You can filter them by category and location.

Myrtos is the most famous and beautiful beach of Kefalonia. It is actually a large coast with turqoise water and white sand, surrounded by steep cliffs.

Antisamos: One of the most gorgeous beaches on Kefalonia, Antisamos is a vast golden beach, surrounded by lush greenery. Scenes of the Hollywood movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” were filmed there.

Makris Gialos is a very beautiful and popular beach in close distance to Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, and the busy tourist resort of Lassi. It has golden sand and many watersports centres around the beach.

Skala Beach: The fishing village of Skala hosts a large, sandy beach within a walking distance from its port. Organized and clean, this is a lovely spot for family vacations.

Lourdas: The area of Lourdata is a calm beach resort on the southern side of Kefalonia. The beach has white sand and it is organized with umbrellas and sun beds.

Foki Fiskardo: Foki is a small beach with large stones and crystal water. Surrounded by much greenery, Foki is a picturesque place to relax.

Platis Gialos is one of the most popular beaches on the island, close to the capital village and the busy resort of Lassi. It has golden sand and many watersports centres.

Petani: This is a beautiful beach that reminds a lot the bay of Myrtos, the most famous beach on Kefalonia. It is located in the peninsula of Lixouri, on the western side of the island.

Poros Beach: The beach of Poros provides a nice spot to relax. Its crystal water and the white pebbles attract many visitors.

Ai Helis: One of the best beaches on the southern side of Kefalonia, Ai-Helis is a sandy and organized coast close to the airport and other resorts.

Ammes: A golden sandy beach on the southern side of the island, Ammes is a relaxing place in close distance to the capital. There is a slight wind here and the water remains shallow for a long distance out to sea.

Platia Ammos: Only accessible by boat till few years ago, Platia Ammos can now be reached through climbing down about 280 steps. This is a secluded beach of impressive natural beauty.

Agios Nikolaos (or Vatsa) is a small, sandy beach in close distance to Lixouri. Some rooms to rent surround the region and there is a nice tavern on the beach

Kaminia is a large, sandy beach on the south eastern side of Kefalonia. Its beautiful environment provides a nice settling for the sea turtles to nest and lay their eggs.

Kato Lagadi is a really tiny beach sitting between the tall rocks. There are no facilities anywhere in Kato Lagadi, so it usually doesn’t get crowded.

Lagadakia is a secluded beach which offers much relaxation to visitors. It has crystal water and large stones on the shore.

Megas Lakos: This small beach has red sand on the shore and looks a lot like the close beach of Xi.

Vrachinari is a picturesque small beach with sandy seashore. Due to its long distance from the busy resorts of Kefalonia, it usually doesn’t get frequented.

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Albania Cruises

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Albanian Coastline

Albania’s coastline, with its lovely traditional hamlets, cobblestoned streets and small Orthodox churches, has plenty of beautiful beaches lapped by pristine waters, rivalling nearby Greece for half the price. And if you get your fill of coastal bays, you can head for the natural springs near Saranda or the lake shores near the Macedonian border – Albania has plenty of surprises. To name all of the beautiful beaches would be impossible, but here’s a list of the eleven most stunning beaches in Albania.

Saranta: The coastal town of Saranda is considered the unofficial capital of the Albanian Riviera. It is one of the most frequented spots of the country, for many reasons: the town is near the border with Greece, in front of the island of Corfu, and has plenty of gorgeous beaches, such as Pulebardha, a pebbly beach surrounded only by nature and fabulous water.

Ksamil: South of Saranda, there is Ksamil, one of the best beach destinations in Albania. Ksamil is also called “the Ionian pearl” because of its beauty. It is located in a dramatic setting, a bay with three small islands reachable by swim or a boat ride, and surrounded by turquoise waters. We suggest that you avoid Ksamil in August, because it is very crowded.

Himara: the village of Himara is one of the most frequented of the Albanian Riviera, but it still hasn’t lost its charm. There are several beautiful beaches near the town, such as Livadhi, a white stone bay surrounded by olive trees, or Potami, located in a dramatic setting between the sea and a river.

Borsh: The largest beach of Albania is Borsh, an untouched seven-kilometer-long stretch of sand located along the Albanian Riviera. It is surrounded by olive groves and high mountain peaks, and despite its beauty, is one of the least visited beaches in the country.

Pogradec: Albania doesn’t have only stunning coastal beaches, but is also home to one of the oldest and most beautiful lakes of Europe, Lake Ohrid. Near Pogradec, the main town located on the Albanian side of the lake, there are several gorgeous beaches crowded in the summer months, but perfect in spring or at the end of summer.

Narta, Zvernec: Just 15 minutes by car from Vlora, there is Narta, a beautiful sandy lagoon with blue waters, perfect for families. A plus here is the small island of Zvernec with an 18th-century Orthodox monastery hidden in the middle of a forest, accessible only by a wooden bridge.

Gijpe: Hidden by the mountains, Gjipe is the perfect beach for those who are looking for quiet and relaxation. Why? Because the bay is far from the road and to reach it requires a 30-minute trek through nature that offers spectacular views of the coast.

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