Paxos

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Just an hour by sea from Corfu is this amazing haven of peace and beauty, Paxos is a tiny island, approximately seven miles long by three miles wide, with over 30 white pebbly beaches and crystal clear blue sea. There are a series of enchanting coves along the east coast, best explored by boat. An island of outstanding beauty, holidays to Paxos offer an unhurried way of life, ideal for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world. 

Gaios is the capital village of Paxos and main harbour. The village was named after St Gaios, a disciple of St Paul. It has a variety of shops, tavernas and restaurants and the atmosphere in the evening is quite lively during the high season. Just across the water lies Aghios Nikolaos, with its old Venetian castle, perfect if you want to leave Gaios on a day trip and go exploring.

Great buys when taking holidays in Paxos include quality pottery and ceramics, leather goods, jewellery, wine, olive oil and feta cheese.

Paxos has superb white beaches and turquoise blue sea. Gaios boasts a sandy beach on the southern tip of the island at Mogonissi. Enchanting coves along the east coast are best explored by boat.

Go hiking independently or on an organised tour and discover deserted villages, ancient olive groves and spectacular scenery. Or, explore the world on and below the sea with some great watersports. Try your hand at Scuba and snorkelling, self-drive boats, water skiing and other water sports.

Paxos holidays are perfect for those wanting to experience a traditional Greek island unspoilt by mass tourism. Unlike many of the Greek islands, Paxos holidays are very relaxing because of the laid-back lifestyle and simple tourist facilities.

Things To Do

Great Excursions in Paxos

Walking tours (guided): These are available on the northern and southern areas of the island, and recommended in order to experience the scenic landscape that you would not be able to find unaccompanied. 

Parga: Sail to the mainland town of Parga. A beautiful harbour town with an abundance of enticing fish tavernas. 

Old Paxos: Guided tour of the old town with a visit to the oldest surviving olive press and cheese making farm in the Ionian islands.

Scuba diving: Discover the rich underwater world of the Med.

We advise that you confirm your place on these and other days and nights out at the Welcome Get Together on the day after your arrival, to secure your place.

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