Paxos And Antipaxos

Our guests today are from Russia. They are staying at the Imperial Hotel, one of the most luxurious on the island. The property is very well equipped, with private beach and water, yet a cruise on our main yacht, Erikoussa, is another kind of experience. The wonder of navigation and the ability to change beach or cove in no time radically change the pleasure of the holiday. Today we decided to head towards two favourite spots: Paxos and Antipaxos. The sea was collaborating again and we were able to arrive in less than an hour, cruising at approx. 38 knots. 
I’ve been to Paxos countless times, yet every time I come here I say to myself it's one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
In a few miles of coast Paxos and Antipaxos encompass all possible wonders you hope to find in the sea: high cliffs beaten by the Mistral, deep caves on the west side and beautiful white sand beaches on the east side. Wonderfully romantic villages, scattered here and there, only add to the magic and seem to be made to give flavor to the holiday. Our guests were speechless before this splendour. Usually when guests ask for a good spot for lunch, I take them to one of the tavernas by the sea in Longos, but today they were so intent at diving, swimming and just enjoying the sea that they forgot about lunch. The only problem was to convince them to get back on board and return quickly to Gouvia.


Today, Kostas and I casted off around 10am heading towards Kouloura where we picked up a group of 5 guests from Slovakia. They are enjoying their holidays in a beautiful villa overlooking the blue sea of Corfu and, like every year, they come with us for a few days to neighboring islands or elsewhere along the beautiful coast of Corfu. Today we had a bit of a special destination: we decided to spend the day on the island that gave the name to our main chartering motor yacht, Erikoussa. The island is about thirty miles from Gouvia Marina and Kouloura is just a few miles closer. The forecast was perfect as wind was announced at about 7 or 8 knots from southwest, tending towards west-northwest in the afternoon. The sea was very flat and we were able to cruise at approx. 35 knots reaching Erikoussa in just over 40 minutes from the guests’ boarding. We toured around the island admiring the coast line for a while and eventually we found a fantastic spot where our guests could fully enjoy the transparent waters in a pristine bay. For lunch, our guests decided to enjoy lunch at a local taverna overlooking the sea.  They then spent the afternoon sunbathing and resting onboard of Erikoussa. In the evening, calm waters allowed for a quick return at our guest villas. Another day passed by along the Ionian coast and, as every night we take care of Erikoussa, we cannot help but admiring the sunset closing the day in the Gouvia Marina.