Welcome To Greece!
You're here. Let's do this! Fly into Corfu International (Kerkyra) Airport. We're going sailing, baby! You haven't experienced sailing unless you've done a TruTravels SailVenture. Arrive in the afternoon and get settled into your rooms before taking a look around your new home for the next 8 days. If everyone arrives before 5pm we set sail for Kassiopi! Settle in, freshen up before we meet up as a group for our welcome dinner! Sit back and watch the sun go down over a few Mythos (That's Greece's local beer by the way) and get to know your new TruFam. The evening is ours to spend as we please...BUT it's not a welcome night unless it's legendary. Start as you mean to go on, right?
Snorkelling Blue Lagoon in Syvota
Wake up, you're in paradise. This morning we set sail to Syvota, a smaller Ionian island where we stop for a swim at the famous 'Blue Lagoon'. Turquoise blue waters, golden sandy beaches. Syvota is known for being one of the most beautiful islands in the whole of Greece, so of course, we're going there! We dock up around midday where we host our very own TruTravels Boat Party! Music playing, boat jumping, it's a sick day. We spend the day partying under the glistening sun, sitting back with a cocktail in hand or continuously jumping in until you master the art of the pencil dive. Is this the summer you dreamed of?! Yeah buoy! In the evening we head out to explore and dance the night away.
Beaches, doughnuts & water sports!
Oi Oi land ahoy! We're heading to Parga. Although Parga is still part of the mainland, the scenery is that of an island, stunning backdrops, beautiful beaches. The town itself is an Instagrammers dream. Full of colourful Greek cobbled streets. Spend the day exploring the town, on top of the hill above Parga town lies the ruins of an old Venetian Castle built in the 11th century. Check it out, don't fancy it? No problem Parga has a range of cute souvenir shops located around the town. Grab a Kinder Bueno ice cream and take a look. In the evening we get ready onboard before we head out for dinner with your new TruFam and hit up Parga Town for a few drinks!
Exploring Parga Towns culture & history
How’s the head? Have a lazy morning, grab some breakfast as this afternoon we’re walking Parga’s beautiful town. Spend the day exploring the town, on top of the hill above Parga town lies the ruins of an old Venetian Castle built in the 11th century. We walk the historical walls and learn the importance of these age old ruins to Parga’s rich culture. Plus the views are out of this world. The late afternoon is free to do as you please. If you fancy trying something different we can add in the optional extra of wine tasting, trust us, they’re pretty delicious. In the evening we get ready onboard before we head out for dinner with your new TruFam and hit up Parga Town for a few drinks!
Venetian Castle tour & views
Hidden gems in Paxos
Today we're taking the scenic route to Gaois on Paxos Island - the smallest of the Ionian Islands. Gaois port is like a painting come to life. Sit back and watch as we sail into its stunning backdrops. In the day we can either stop at Kipiadi bay or Panagia Island for a swim, both destinations are hidden gems of the Ionian Sea, and you may not see anyone else there! With fewer tourists, the waters are crystal clear, the sand is golden and deserted. If you're looking to see the real Greece, look no further! We spend the day swimming in warm blue waters before heading back to Gaois port where we dock up for the night. The port is lively, fun and has some of the best cocktails around!
Captain’s Dinner & Beach Day
Today we take a short sail across to Antipaxos for some swim stops, Voutoumi (Once voted in the top 10 best beaches in Europe, fun fact for y'all) & Vrika beach, with white sand and crystal clear waters. Vrika beach is one of the best for snorkelling, with a small cave to the right. People travel from all around Greece to visit here, and we're taking you there TruFam! It's a beauty of a day! Freshen up in the evening as we watch the golden sunset onboard with a beer in hand. How do you wind down a perfect day? Dinner with the captain of course! As we sail back to Paxos where we dock overnight, we'll spend the evening devouring some delicious home-cooked food onboard whilst sitting out under the stars. Perfection.
Swimming, snorkelling & beach party
Farewell Dinner & Drinks
It's our last full day together, so we set sail to our final stop - Corfu Town. Nurse your hangover laying out on the deck, grab that last morning of tanning and let the crisp sea air re-energise you after a night of sipping one too many cocktails. Catch some zzz's or just sit back and chillax before we head into Corfu Town to explore the Spanish Fortress. Picture this, the sun is shining, you’re walking with your best mates as you learn the history of one of Corfu’s biggest attractions. After taking some snaps of these epic views we head back onboard and get ready for one last night together! We've got to go out with a bang, right? Dance on deck, tell your TruFam after one too many drinks how much you love them or just sit back and watch the world go by.
Spanish Fortress tour & Farewell Dinner
Today is check out day, and we're not ready to leave our boat! We've practically become captains, first mates, pirates of the seas. But all good things must come to an end. It's been a wild week together! If you're travelling on further, our Travel Ninja is on hand to help you with any onward plans you may have. If you just need a farewell Ouzo shot, I'm sure we can sort something out. Until next time TruFam, sea ya later!