PAXI TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Paxi on our travel guide! Paxi (or Paxoi) is a small group of islands that sits south of Corfu, on the northern side of the Ionian Sea. Even though it is an island relatively untouched by international tourists, Paxi is well-known to the Greeks for its exotic landscape. Oozing a discreet cosmopolitan glamour, due to the many yachts that moor at its port every summer, Paxoi is shaping up to be one of the hottest destinations in the Greek islands!
Paxi is particularly famous for its beaches! Paxi beaches boast a beautiful exotic landscape and have enticingly clean emerald waters, ideal for swimming! Especially Antipaxi, a tiny island opposite to Paxi, is famous all around the world for its exotic Caribbean-like beaches. You can visit Antipaxi island by boat from Gaios port in Paxi Greece.
Given that Paxi is a relatively small island, it only has three villages: Gaios, Lakka and Logos. These villages are made up of traditional houses, beautiful beachfront promenades and colorful corners, emitting a fairytale-like aura. Do not leave your camera home if you’re visiting the villages of Paxi!
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Paxi (or Paxoi) is a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, situated south of Corfu island. Thanks to its proximity to Corfu island and the coasts of the Greek mainland, Paxi is a perfect island-hopping base!
Due to its small size, Paxi has only three little seaside villages, Gaios, Lakka and Logos. Many private yachts and fishing boats moor at the ports of these villages during the summer, giving a cosmopolitan feel to the island. In these villages, you’ll find many Paxi hotels, traditional taverns, and other facilities.
The standouts of Paxi are hands down its beaches! Most of Paxi beaches are located on the eastern and northern parts of the island and can easily be reached. Even more gorgeous beaches lie on Antipaxos island, right opposite to Paxi. The Caribbean-like setting and exotic emerald waters of Antipaxos beaches will enchant you! To get to Antipaxos island, you should get one of the daily boats that depart from Gaios port in Paxi.
If you love exotic beaches and Caribbean-like landscapes, Paxi is a one-way destination!
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HOW TO GET TO PAXOUS?
The only way to reach the island is by ferry. There are ferries to Paxi from Corfu and from Igoumenitsa port, in the mainland. The closest airport to Paxi is on Corfu island.
HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
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Gaios is the capital and main port of Paxi. This is a lovely place with traditional style and lush greenery. The waterfront of Gaios is lined up with fish taverns and cafeterias.
Next to Paxi is the tiny and uninhabited island of Antipaxos, famous for its exotic waters. In summer there are day boat trips from the port of Gaios to various beaches of Antipaxos.
Located on the northern side of Paxi, Lakka is a nice port where many private yachts moor in summer. The port promenade of Lakka is a lovely place to stroll.
Monodendri is a small, partly-organized cove with blue green waters. Most beaches on the island are actually like that and provide a relaxing atmosphere.
It is a well-organized beach with sun beds and chances to practise water sports. Harami is actually a bay with calm and clean water.
Pounda is generally not crowded and can be reached through a track road or by boat. Also many sailing boats usually moor there.