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About Papanikolis Boat Cruises
If you are the type of person who likes the sun, sea and cool Ionian Breeze, then come with us. Enjoy our wonderful hospitality, excelllent guided tours, swimming in the unique bluish-green waters of our paradise islands, the good times relaxing and carefree cruise that our dayship Papanikolis has to offer. Private charter is also available on request. The first stop on our daily cruise is Papanikolis Cave, which our boat is named after. Next we will sail to Meganisi, where we will visit the traditional town of Spartochori with an incredible panoramic view. Afterwards we’ll stop at Lakka, a beautiful beach. Here you can stop for swimming in the crystal clear waters and to enjoy your lunch, included in the price. Onwards to Skorpios, the private island owned famously by the Onassis family. We will stop at the only beach you can swim on the island. Our final destinations are Sparti, Skorpidi and Madouri all private islands which the tour guide will inform you about.
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Megan L wrote a review Yesterday
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It was a friendly boat run by a great family! They bent over backwards to make it a fun day. The places we visited were beautiful with quiet and scenic swimming experiences. I loved that they provided snorkelling wear, it made it extra special. The lunch was yummy making it an even better experience! Would definitely recommend this trip!!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Aca Vuko wrote a review Aug 3
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Me and my partner was strolling around the port of Nidri to check out the different options for boat cruises, and I have to say there are many options, but one woman, miss Kassiani, really got us hooked. She was very kind and very service minded. She explained all the things included in the cruise and what route we would take, and you know what they say, first impression is the best impression. Long story short we had a chat with her and decided to go with Papanikolis, and believe Me, it would be one of the highlights of our one week stay in Nidri. Papanikolis is a family-runned business, meaning that the whole family is working in the company. One of the sons was the captain, very skilled and sharp, and the other son was kind, talkative and served the all passangers drinks during the happy hour. Miss Kassiani was the tour guide and would in occasions talk about the history of Lefkas and the surroundin islands, and I have to say, and much as I enjoyed the whole cruise I also learned a lot about the great Aristotle Onassis. The captain would stop by an amazing cave and other beautiful beaches to swim and snorkle (you can lend snorkling equipment from them!) to witness the beauty of the Ionnian sea. Oh, I almost forgot but in the middle of trip you will also get to eat amazing Greek food, and also the happy hour, that i mentioned earlier. I guess I've been writing quite a lot but I rarely give rates in tripadvisor, but this family deserves the best and I would recomend this cruise anyday. You will not regret this trip with the Papanikolis family! Thank you once again and greetings from the North (Souidia/Sweden)
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from kassianiv, Ιδιοκτήτης at Papanikolis Boat Cruises
Responded 5 days ago
How happy you make us with your beautiful words and how much strength you give us to strive for the best!!! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about Papanikolis and his family!!! We will be happy to see you again! !!Greetings from the whole Papanikolis family!!!
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Chantal H wrote a review Aug 3
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Beautiful small boat, the boat is clean and the family that runs the boat is friendly, they make sure you have the best day with them. For a small price you have a whole day cruise including local food and unlimited drinks including ouzo for a whole hour. You also get a fruit snack after lunch, there are many opportunities to swim and they provide snorkeling material and even a paddle board if you aks nicely:). Would definitely recommend going on this boat instead of the bigger ones.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from kassianiv, Ιδιοκτήτης at Papanikolis Boat Cruises
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your review!!!! We’re really glad you had a good time on board with us!!!! I hope see you again. Greetings from the family of PAPANIKOLIS!!! Papanikolis Boat Cruises
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Jasmijn wrote a review Aug 3
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Lots of swimming opportunities, small capacity on the boat so a lot of personal attention. Would highly recommend enjoying your day with this lovely family. Lunch included and relatively low in price for what you get. You pay the same price as the bigger boats but get a much better experience of the culture.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from kassianiv, Ιδιοκτήτης at Papanikolis Boat Cruises
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your review!!!! We’re really glad you had a good time on board with us!!!! I hope see you again. Greetings from the family of PAPANIKOLIS!!! Papanikolis Boat Cruises
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ILIAS A wrote a review Aug 2
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We opted for the "shorter" cruise that takes us at the smaller islands next to Lefkada rather the "longer" cruise that visits Kefalonia and Ithaki, as we had a 3yr old with us and preferred to "test the waters" (pun intended). The crew (the whole family) were amazing, very friendly, approachable and helpful with a lot of information to share about the itinerary and the surrounding islands. The food was amazing (the best homemade tzatziki i tried in Lefkada) and our 3yr old ate everything in the menu (which is usually quite rare) that surprised us ( we had brought back-up snacks/meal for her that we did not have to use in the end). Quite unexpected benefit as the main reason for this trip was the cruise itself... The locations that we arrived were all great and the time sufficient for those who wanted to dive and swim. The music throughout the cruise was great background and everyone regardless the age seemed to enjoy it. Despite the cruise had strangers from different nationalities, stage in life (married couples, families and group of youngsters) the overall atmosphere was chillaxed, fun, friendly and full of positive energy.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your review!!!! We’re really glad you had a good time on board with us!!!! I hope see you again. Greetings from the family of PAPANIKOLIS!!! Papanikolis Boat
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