Guide to churches in Paxi island, Greece
A visit to Paxi is rather rewarding for its natural beauty and the picturesque churches. Tiny chapels and beautiful whitewashed churches are hidden in the lush surroundings or on top of the steeps and rocks impress every visitor. Most of them are easily accessed by the car while others offer lovely hiking destinations. The churches of Paxi witness the history of the island and attract hundreds of faithful, both locals and tourists.
At the central square of Gaios, the island’s capital you will find the church of Agioi Apostoloi with nice icons and old cistern. In the surrounding islets, Panagia and Agios Nikolaos you will meet the whitewashed monastery of Panagia (dedicated to the Virgin Mary) and the churches of Agios Nikolaos and Agios Ioannis. The paleoChristian church of Agia Marina is found in Porto Ozia, the oldest settlement of Paxi and is definitely worth a visit. In Loggos, a small picturesque village covered in pine trees lies the church of Zoodochos Pigis with wonderful wall frescoes from 1739.