About CORFU STAY WITH GREEK ISLANDS & ALBANIA CRUISES
This is a Going Luxury exclusive tour of three Greek Islands as well as a trip to Albania. This luxury break can be tailored to your needs with extended stays in Albania.
Return Direct Flights
Day Cruise To Albania
Day Cruise To Paxos & Antipaxos
The best time to travel is June & September. Other dates & durations are available at a supplement. Please contact our luxury holiday experts for more details and to book.
For the more adventurous who wish to enjoy a different experience this one day cruise to the fascinating country of Albania is a real gem. After our departure from the port of Corfu we travel along the Albanian shores to the port of Ag. Saranda City. Once our passports are checked, the local tourist guide will introduce you to this ancient city with its fascinating history since before 552 AD. You will have 1.5hrs of free time here. Once in Ag. Saranda you’ll have the option over two additional tours: a 20km tour by coach of the south coast with its virgin shores and scattered islands and a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint (both tours are payable locally).
Over the centuries, the ancient town of Butrint had disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation but archaeologists have uncovered one of the best remains of a working town in the Mediterranean. At the edge of the lake where the ancient city of Vouthrota is situated, with its archaeological monuments and ancient theatre, you are taken 2500 years back in time to the 3rd century AD. The ancient gymnasium, the Roman baths, the ancient temple with the most amazing mosaic floor and enormous stone walls will take you back to a time not known to modern day man.
On the top of the hill lies the castle of Ali Passa, a remnant of the Ottoman Empire, from this position we have a panoramic view of the Ancient City, the lake and the vast plains, a breathtaking sight. Upon your return to the city of Ag. Saranda, enjoy a delicious lunch (price not included with ticket) followed by an afternoon tour of the town before returning to the port for your journey back to Corfu. This Cruise Terminates at Corfu Port.
Paxos & Antipaxos Cruise
As no Greek holiday is complete without a sea cruise, we offer you the opportunity to visit three wonderful places – the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, which are situated close to the southern coast of Corfu, and also the famous Blue Caves of Paxos.
Departing from the harbor of Corfu, there is a unique view of the old town, among the two Venetian fortresses. Heading towards the south of Corfu you will see the Kanoni peninsula and the palace of Mon Repos where Prince Phillip was born. You will also see the tourist resorts Perama, Benitses, the village of Kavos and the cape of Asprokavos which is the most southerly point of Corfu island.
Legend has it that Paxos was formed when Poseidon severed the tip of Corfu with one mighty blow of his trident and dragged it south to create an idyllic retreat for his love, Amphitrite! The Legend goes on, with Poseidon´s marble Palace which was situated in one of the blue caves off the island named Ipapanti. During your passage, on the left hand side, you will see the beautiful port of Laka.
You will continue sailing south along the west coast of Paxos island, enjoying the impressive rocky coast line and the unique white sandy beaches. Then the boat enters the breath taking sea caves, the clear blue waters will leave you speechless.
Departing from the caves you will soon arrive at the small but perfectly formed island of Antipaxos, whose sandy blue water coves have been compared to the Caribbean´s. Here you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal waters of the “Paradise beach”.
The excursion returns once again to Paxos. Its up-market reputation continues today as millionaire yachts sit at anchor alongside local fishing boats. After entering the narrow channel which leads to the picturesque port of Gaios village, you see a breathtaking view of the two islands Panagia and Agios Nikolaos.
Golden Mare Barbati resort is a hotel complex consisting of a central building and 9 bungalows. It is located in Barbati area in the east part of the Greek Island of Corfu. Barbati is a well known touristic area with a beautiful sea of green blue crystal water and pebble, as well as beach facilities. In the area, there are a lot of bars and restaurants on offer offering unique experiences. Golden Mare Barbati has 100 rooms and offers an intimate experience in boutique-style hotel surroundings that will be unique to Corfu.
Touched by the Ionian Sea, recently built Golden Mare Barbati is a beach resort for memorable holidays. Barbati is located near Pantokratoras Mountain & offers a magnificent view over Corfu Old Town, the Venetian Fortress & the distant Albanian Mountains. Barbati is enriched with lovely bays & hidden caves, a perfect place for scuba divers & has a beautiful white stone beach. Here tourists can explore both sea & mountain areas. The second part of Barbati is more tranquil, surrounded by olive trees, many paths to follow & many ways to explore a different part of the beach.
Looking for something similar? You can extend this cruise with hotel stays. At Going Luxury we also have a plethora of luxury yacht, river and gulet cruises available all over Europe including Seine, Rhine, Danube & more from A-Rosa, Tui/Marella, Avalon & more. Get in touch for a bespoke quote and special itinerary made just for you. Looking for something else? Get in touch and let us find your perfect getaway. We have access to lots of other holiday deals, some not even listed on our site yet!