the unspoiled gem
The capital of Paxos is Gaios, home to a pleasant bay, and the island’s main harbour with fishing boats and ferries. It’s a town of pleasant winding streets, charming tavernas, and the island’s museum. On the north coast of Paxos is the town of Lakka, again located in a bay, surrounded by verdant olive trees. Along the harbour there’s a choice of pretty bars and tavernas, and a great view of the sheltered crystal clear blue waters which are ideal for swimming. Other delightful harbour towns on Paxos are Loggos and Ozias.
As well as towns and traditional tavernas, there are other things to do on Paxos too. The island’s main attractions are beautiful natural scenery and wonderful beaches. Highlights include the impressive Tripitos Arch, the ancient healing hot springs, Erimitis beach, and the island’s many spectacular sea caves.
The charming island of Paxos is a truly unspoiled gem, and well worth a visit for travellers seeking to get away from it all. Guests can expect to find a wonderfully relaxing slow pace of life, lots of olive groves, and some lovely beaches. Paxos is the largest of a small group of islands on the north west of the Greek mainland, and lies 10km south of Corfu. Paxos is only around 13km long, with no airport and only a ferry providing a transportation link to Corfu and the mainland. As a result it offers visitors an unique opportunity to live the authentic Greek island experience with little influence from mass tourism. Paxos is also commonly referred to as Paxi or Paxoi. Its sister island, lying a few kilometres to the south east, is Antipaxos.
There is no airport on Paxos, but a daily ferry boat or hydrofoil to and from Corfu runs between May and October.