In the winter time it’s always best to allow a few days grace due to the weather, if it’s too blustery then the boats are unable to leave due to the conditions in the channel between Paxos and Corfu.
Our flight was booked for Monday evening from Corfu to Athens, we then spent the night close to the airport in Athens and flew the next day, Athens to Doha with a few hours in the airport then onto Colombo, in total only just over 8 hours flying with a break in the middle to fit in a little shopping at Doha airport which is a real pleasure.
Landing in Colombo around 4am local time the airport was fairly chilled and we were greeted by our driver Upul with big smiles, the time difference is randomly 3.5 hours ahead of Greece, don’t know how the half works! and due to sheer excitement not many of us slept the 2 hour journey to Hikkaduwa, south west of the island. Arriving at sunrise it was the start of our adventure.