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Getting to Paxos
GETTING TO PAXOS
GREAT OFFERS currently available
on Skippered Yacht Charter!
If you will be
celebrating a special occasion while on holiday,
or simply fancy something a bit different, then
why not book a transfer by Skippered Yacht.
3 days just £1,000 and 4 days £1,300,
including your own skipper and hostess,
for charters 1 - 20 June and 10 September - 31 October.
Although most visitors to Paxos fly to Corfu and then travel on to
Paxos by hydrofoil, there are many different ways of
– It is possible either to fly direct to Corfu
or via Athens
Thessaloniki, depending on the time of year and
departure airport. There are regular direct charter flights to
Corfu from the UK and most of Europe between May and
October and, for Summer 2013, several companies,
including easyJet, will be operating scheduled services
to Corfu. EasyJet flights from London Gatwick and
London Luton will start at the end of March, flights
from Manchester at the beginning of April and flights
from Bristol at the end of April. EasyJet flights
from all four airports will operate until the middle of
Transfers from Corfu
– There are several different ways of
reaching Paxos from Corfu.
• Hydrofoil - The
most popular way is by hydrofoil, which runs at
least once a day in summer and only takes one hour.
Tickets need to be booked well in advance through the
operator, Bouas Tours, whose contact details you can
on their website.
Paxos Life Activities cannot book your hydrofoil
tickets for you.
• Car Ferries - There are
car ferries on most
days which go via Igoumenitsa on the mainland, are very
cheap but take four to five hours.
• Sea Taxis - There are
sea taxis which take
between 30 minutes and one hour and leave either from
Corfu Town (1 hour), Lefkimi (40 minutes) or from Kavos (30 minutes)
at the southern end of Corfu.
Sea taxis can be very convenient if a group of people
are travelling together but otherwise they can be a very
expensive option. Sea taxis run at any time of the day
but do need to be booked well in advance, particularly
in high season.
• Skippered Yacht - We now have
four yachts with
their own skipper available for charter, so why not
start or finish your holiday on Paxos with a 2-, 3- or
4-day mini-cruise, instead of the usual transfer by
hydrofoil, ferry or sea taxi. Circe
also has a crew of two and Golden Odysseus
also comes with her own hostess.
By land and sea
– An increasing number of visitors to Paxos are
now choosing to travel overland across Europe to one of
the Italian ports on the Adriatic and then take a
ferry to Igoumenitsa on the coast of Epirus just
opposite Paxos. Driving from the UK, the journey can be
through France, Switzerland and Italy, through Belgium,
Germany, Austria and Italy, or indeed by any other route
and usually takes three or four days.
Car ferries for Igoumenitsa leave from Venice,
Ancona, Bari and Brindisi, so it is also possible to
have a short cruise at the end of the trip. From
Igoumenitsa it is then necessary to take another much
smaller car ferry to Paxos. It is also possible to
reach Paxos by travelling overland across Europe without a car, as there are coach and rail services from
London to Venice, and from there one just travels as a
foot passenger, in as much or as little comfort as one
chooses, on one of the car ferries to Igoumenitsa.
Holiday accommodation on Paxos: If you have
not yet booked your of
holiday accommodation on Paxos, then you
might like to take a look at the wide selection of
rental properties on offer from
specialist tour operator,
Travel à la carte. Travel à la carte's
properties are mostly in and around the pretty
village of Loggos but also in other parts of the
island, and they range from studios, apartments
and one-bedroom villas with private pools for
couples to four-bedroom villas and adjacent
properties that can be combined to accommodate
families and larger groups. The company also offers
holiday villas and apartments for rent on the
coast of Epirus, Kefalonia, Ithaca