During our Corfu holiday, me and my fiancé would like to visit Antipaxos by a scheduled boat from Paxos for a day.
Is there any websites or a phone number where I can get precise information (in English) about this service (exact place of departure, schedule, price, payment options)?
We are not interested in organized cruises, we would like to spend the whole day on our own. We have found out that the scheduled boats depart from the harbour of Gaios ... from Corfu, we would arrive to Gaios New Port by hydrofoil... but what next?
Thanks a lot for your help and advices in advance.
Message posted by ElaineK (Paxos) on 28 April 2011 at 8:52am - IP Logged
I don't know of any contact details for the Anti Paxos express boats, but they start running at 10 am each day and go back and forth between Gaios and Anti Paxos once an hour until about 4 in the afternoon. The journey takes around 20 minutes and it's a couple of years since I've been on them, but I think the price will be roughly €10 - €12.
When you get off the hydrofoil, walk along the harbour road until you reach Gaios's main square - about 5 or 10 minutes' walk. You can't miss where the boats go from because there are big signs along the quayside. If you're on an early morning hydrofoil from Corfu, you'll have a bit of time to spare before the Anti Paxos boats start and will be able to have a wander round Gaios and maybe breakfast in one of the cafes in the square.
Hope you enjoy your day!
Message posted by ElaineK (Paxos) on 28 April 2011 at 9:17am - IP Logged
Oh, by the way, the boats drop off at two different beaches on Anti Paxos. The first one is Vrika, which has two beachside tavernas, one of which has a nice shady garden with hammocks and sunbeds if you need to get out of the sun for a while. The second beach is Voutoumi, which also has a beachside taverna, but its main attraction for me is the Bella Vista taverna on the cliff top. It's quite a steep walk up, but well worth it for the fabulous views. If you walk between the two beaches, there is another smaller one in between them called Mesovrika which doesn't have any tavernas.
Message posted by nagy_helga on 28 April 2011 at 12:49pm - IP Logged
Thanks a lot for your answer, it helped me a lot.
So we can easily find the boat service :)
I have some further questions:
Do we have to pay on the spot? How many people can these boats transfer? Can it happen that the places are sold in advance? If we depart at 10, will we be able to come back by any boat during the day?
Don't you have a photo about the boat or the departure area? :)
Thanks a lot again.
Message posted by nagy_helga on 28 April 2011 at 2:34pm - IP Logged
The boat in the photo is the glass bottom boat which does a tour around Paxos and Anti Paxos, but the direct boats go from nearby. You pay on the spot and I don't think there are any advance bookings. The boats hold about 15 people each and you can come back any time you like.
Message posted by nagy_helga on 02 May 2011 at 11:22am - IP Logged
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