A lovers hideout which was chosen by the ancient gods (Poseidon – Amphitrite) and also by other great people of history (Cleopatra – Mark Anthony) to live their love surrounded by all shades of green from the thousands of olive trees, cypress trees and pine trees and by all shades of blue from the crystal clear sea with its beaches and small bays on the one side and steep cliffs, graphic caves and enormous rocks on the other.
Traditional villages, old-fashion mansions, water tanks built by the Venetians, forgotten churches and thousands of meters of stone walls cause awe and admiration.
The Paxos group of islands and islets consist of Paxos, Anti-paxos, Mogonisi, Kaltsonisi, Panagia, St. Nicholas and Dascalia.There are three small and romantic fishing villages: Gaios, Loggos and Lakka.
There are frequent ferries from Corfu, Parga and Italy to Paxos.
Despite its proximity to Corfu it has succeeded in retaining its distinctive character. Paxos is blessed by nature, which has gifted it with a unique coastal formation of cove bays, grottoes and quite beaches. Every hill is carpeted with terraced olive groves planted by venations, six centuries ago. According to mythology, Neptune created this beauty with the strike of his trident, when in need of a place to hide his godly women friends. Where is Paxos?
Gaios : Along the harbour front and behind the square there are a number of small shops. There is a mixture of both clothing and souvenir shops.
There are mini-markets in Gaios selling a selection of provisions they normally close for siesta between 2pm and 6pm. Fresh bread is also available here, with a choice of two bakeries. These are usually open from 08.00 20.00, seven days a week but, as with all things Greek, the times of opening may alter!Apart from being a picture postcard village, Gaios is a working fishing port and as such has an authentic, rather than a commercial feel. Although not cheap, a benefit of this is the wonderful fresh fish served in the restaurants less often the case than you would imagine elsewhere in the Mediterranean! Paxos’ capital village, with a bustling main square, 3-4 supermarkets, postoffice,2 banks (2 ATM’s), Pharmacy, boat hire. Free Municipality wifi & also in cafesCountless restaurants & bars & gift shops. Paxos Museum.
Lakka : is the second largest of the three main villages on Paxos. is former fishing village which has become a popular holiday centre. With a stunning natural harbour famous for aquamarine water.Lakka has two main beaches; one a white pebbled beach called Kanoni and a sandy beach called Harami that is popular with young families. Favorite stopping point for sailing boats Lakka retains the intimate Paxiot charm of ots narrow streets and secluded squares. Horseshoe harbour with a sailboat crowd, teaming with good restaurants & bars,venture into the back streets for the undiscovered “locals” restaurants, supermarkets, money exchange & boat rental available. Free Municipality wifi
Loggos : is a tiny unspoilt fishing village that lies on the middle east coast of Paxos The village waterfront plays host to balconies cozy cafe bars fishing boats and Visiting yachts traditional tavernas and small tourist shops Secluded beaches and coves surrounded by olev and cypress trees can be found on either side of Loggos port. There are three mini-markets in Loggos selling a selection of provisions; they normally close for siesta between 2pm and 6pm. The mini markets offer a delivery service. There is also a bakery along the waterfront selling fresh bread, pastries and local sweets, this is usually open from 08.00-20.00, seven days a week but, as with all things Greek, the times of opening may alter! Loggos has a good range of Tavernas, cafes and bars located along the waterfront and also set back on the side streets. Apart from being a picture postcard village, Loggos is a working fishing port and as such has an authentic, rather than a commercial feel, a benefit of this environment is the wonderful fresh fish served at tavernas! Stunning fishing village full of restaurants & bars (all of them are great so try them all) Mini markets & the best place for Boat excursions – Boat rental – Sailing dinghies – Scuba – Ski – Canoe – Kayak available from “Paxos Thalassa Travel Boat & Fun Center” Money exchange at “Paxos Thalassa Travel” office. Free municipality wifi.
Sleepy & leafy inland village with 2 tavernas & a mini market, a wonderful discovery. Go for dinner one night.
In the centre of Paxos main Gaios to Lakka road. Small unspoilt Kafenion “Bournaos”
(not to be missed, step back 50yrs) & several mini markets
“Paxos Thalassa Travel” offer you the opportunity to explore the highlights of Paxos – Antipaxos
and a unique Sunset cruise all starting from Loggos. Visit and swim in the beautiful blue caves, take amazing photos,
This is a great opportunity to see some of the world’s most beautiful scenery….all in one day!
DO NOT leave Paxos without at least a days boat hire.
The best way to discover Paxos is by boat & it will be your best day of the holiday by far.
Take a 30hp & venture over to AntiPaxos to its 2 beautiful sandy beaches or just potter along
the coast & stop in one of the waterside villages for lunch. Mongonnissi Bay (south of Gaios)
is a great spot for lunch. Gentle sandy beach ideal for kids.
PADI Dive center:
Why not arrange a dive whilst on Paxos. Paxos enjoys year round 30 metre visibility with some stunning
underwater scenery & dramatic west coast caves. Even a recently discovered shipwreck on the west coast.