You will cruise across the Ithaca channel for your first stop on a beautiful, secluded beach nestled in the foothills of the island of Odysseus. Here in the crystal-clear waters you can learn the basics of snorkelling in a fun and safe environment. For the more confident there is the chance to go exploring for one of the many broken and dismantled World War II sea mines that dot the coast line of Ithaca. With only 17 guests on board there is always a convivial atmosphere.
Then, you will go to a stunning island in the middle of the channel known as Dhaskalio or Asteria. Mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey this is supposedly the island where Penelope’s suitors lay in wait for the return of Telemachus, Odysseus son. Surrounded by unique rock formations and underwater reefs this area is a haven for marine life and a superb snorkelling stop. It is also one of the best areas to come across the fantastic Octopus which lurk amongst the rocks.
For lunch you will head for a sheltered cove or bay where you have the chance to swim, sunbathe or join in the hunt to collect examples of marine life to display in our onboard aquarium. After a substantial lunch of typically Greek fare, your knowledgeable guide, will give you a fun yet informative talk on the marine life that has been gathered. This gives everybody a chance to see these amazing animals at first hand without even getting wet!!
As you head back to port, your last stop must be Shipwreck bay. Here, lurking in the shallow waters, you have the chance to go snorkelling again over several shipwrecks, each one in a different stage of decay! Was it smugglers? Was it pirates? … Was it hurricane Giorgo? ... or was it plain old inebriated Giorgo?
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|Adults (P/P)||65.00 (EUR)|
- Full day out.
- Use of all equipment.
- Masks and snorkels.
- Fins and wetsuits.
- A comprehensive lunch with wine or soft drink.
- Education and information.
- Swimming costume.
- Sun cream.
- Light jumper (in low season).