Paxos is one of the least commercial Greek Islands
A place that will inspire you and make you feel like home from the very first minute. According to the legend, this emerald Island was chosen by the Greek Gods, Poseidon and Amphitrite to live their love. In Greek it is called Paxoi, as is it a group of Islands consisted of Paxos, Antipaxos, Mogonisi, Kaltsonisi, Panagia, St. Nicholas and Dascalia.
Here, you will need some days to explore the small picturesque villages (Gaios, Loggos, Lakka) and some more to rent a boat and explore the hidden beauties of the Island that you cannot reach by car on foot.
Paxos by car or on foot
It is the Island’s capital and the main port. You can enjoy a beautiful walk on the seafront, to admire the Venetian architecture and the natural beauty of Gaios. Blue and green all around together with small shops selling clothes, souvenirs and… ice-cream! You will find many restaurants to choose from depending on what you want to eat, cafes and bars to enjoy a cool beer or a traditional ouzo and the one and only night club of the Island.
A tiny fishing village like a postcard! Beautiful beaches around that you can reach by car or on foot (Marmari, Kipos, Kipiadi), traditional bakeries selling fresh, homemade bread baked in wooden ovens, and cozy cafes to enjoy your coffee or drink with this outstanding view of lights reflecting in the water. Here you will probably find the best quality food of the Island, with traditional tastes, from mousakas to fresh lobster.
The second largest of the three villages on Paxos, situated on the north. Here you can visit two beautiful beaches, one with pebbles and one with sand, Kanoni and Harami. Lakka has two squares full of small shops, cafes and restaurants and you will fell in love with the colors of the sky when the sun goes to bed.
Paxos by boat
Paxos is a beautiful destination for people who love spending time in the water! There are many places that you can explore following hidden footpaths, among the olive groves, but there are many to see only by boat. In Panos Boats & Trips we will show you how to drive a boat safely in case you do not have experience and for the qualified drivers, we have a big selection of RIBs that can travel you anywhere in the Ionian in comfort, and safety. For people that prefer to share the fun with an experiences captain, we offer private charter and amazing boat trips with our cruise boat.
We will show you all points of interest, including the blue caves on the west coast of Paxos, the cliffs of Erimitis, Achai bay, the biggest and historical cave of Ypapanti, Ortholithos, Tripitos arch and many many other amazing spots with crystal clear waters to dive in, snorkel and feel the real meaning of holidays.
From Paxos, you only need by boat 10 minutes to reach Antipaxos and there is no other way to visit this little piece of heaven on earth. There, you will visit Vrika and Voutoumi beaches, possible the most beautiful beaches in the world. The sand is soft ad white and
the turquoise waters make a perfect combination with the green background.
You will find in both two beaches, restaurants where you can taste the traditional Greek cuisine. But Antipaxos is not only Vrika and Voutoumi, there are stunning beaches all around the Islands that you must visit once in your life! Rodovani, Arnia or even down and around Daskalia Islands.
As a try to travel you to the most beautiful places of our Islands I must not forget the narrow channel between Mongonisi and Caltsonisi. Caltsonisi, is a round Island with only a little church on it and the channel is all surrounded by green! There are no words to explain some things and no picture to reflect the beauty!
In Paxos you will meet mostly repeated guests that love the Island and visit us every year to feel the magic atmosphere of our very own Paradise.
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