TRAVEL GUIDE TO PAXI
Known for its exotic landscape and cosmopolitan atmosphere, Paxi Greece (or Paxoi or Paxous) is located south of Corfu, in the northern Ionian Sea. This destination remains undiscovered by international tourism, although it is a hotspot among private yachts. Paxi and the neighboring islet Antipaxi boast spectacular beaches, while the picturesque villages promise a fairytale-like scenery!
Our travel guide includes all the must-knows, from the best hotels & restaurants to top beaches, sights, tours, and things to do. Also, our photo gallery will give you a first taste of the local landscape!
To get there, visitors must take a ferry from Corfu or the port of Igoumenitsa on the mainland. The airport of Corfu is the closest one to Paxi. There are also organized tours from Parga.
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Paxi is a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, situated south of Corfu island. Thanks to its proximity to Corfu and the coasts of the Greek mainland, it makes a perfect island-hopping base!
The island has only three little seaside villages, Gaios, Lakka, and Logos. Many private yachts moor at the ports of these villages during the summer, giving a cosmopolitan feel to the island.
In these villages, you’ll find many hotels, traditional taverns, and other facilities
The standouts of Paxi are hands down its beaches! Most of them 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 Paxi. The Caribbean-like setting and exotic emerald waters of these coves will enchant you!
To get to Antipaxos, you have to get one of the daily boats that depart from Gaios port.
If you love exotic beaches and Caribbean-like landscapes, Paxi is a one-way destination!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Modern or traditional villas, apartments and studios are the most popular kinds of accommodation facilities in Paxi. They are mainly located in Gaios, Lakka and Logos which are beautiful areas with dense nature.
Some of the accommodation facilities offer swimming pools and other luxurious features.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
The only way to reach the island is by ferry. There are ferries from Corfu and from Igoumenitsa port, in the mainland. The closest airport to Paxi is on Corfu island.
There are also day tours from Corfu and Parga.
HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the highlights of Paxi! From sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience! You can also view the best things to do.
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.