KALYPSO STAR AND THE SEA LIONS
Kalypso star was a fun morning. We set off from Corfu town and sailed just out of the port. We dropped anchor and two divers went beneath the boat and caught two lobsters. We sat in the glass-bottomed boat whilst the divers showed us the lobster through the window. They also fed the fish so that shoals of fish swarmed around them in front of us. We then went to a platform in the middle of the sea where the sea lions performed a show for us.
Corfu, Paxos & Antipaxos
I'm not one for beach holidays, so I mainly chose Corfu because it's so green. Good for walks and enjoying nature. But also because of it's rich history. Odysseus already discovered the Island of Kerkyra long before us.
It has a bit of everything; wonderful nature, clear blue water, historic buildings to visit and a lovely old part in the capital of Kerkyra. If you don't drive; there are buses to take you everywhere.
This 19km2 small Ionian island can be reached from Corfu port in 90 minutes by hydrofoil. There are only small pebbled beaches, no mass tourism, no huge apartment buildings. The island has 3 main towns; the capital of Gaios in the East with shops,restaurants and ferryport; Lakka in the North being a fishing village with some small hotels and restaurants; Loggos in the North-East, a small fishing village with a tavern and a very tiny harbour.
Paxos consists mainly of olivegroves, hills, coastal coves and peace and quiet. Makes great walking. I absolutely adore this tiny island and had a great time hiking it.
I used the Sunflowers guide "Landscapes of Paxos" for routes. It also has a foldout map of the routes on Paxos and Antipaxos.
Antipaxos can be reached from the town of Gaios on Paxos. There are fast ferries from the town harbour, leaving from 10am weather permitting! It takes 20-30 minutes to reach this tiniest 3km2 island with it's sandy beaches. It's mainly visited by daytrippers and yachts, for it's so tiny, you need only 2 hours to walk the whole 7,5 km island-trail. On your way you will pass vineyards, garden plots and cobbled alleys.
The last ferry back is at 5pm!!!