Museums in Paxi

The small and picturesque island of Paxi have a long history and is home to two museums that will provide visitors with the heritage of Paxi through interesting exhibits.

The Folklore Museum of Paxi is highly recommended and it is located at the port of Gaios. The museum depicts the traditional Paxi house in the 20th century with numerous exhibits which indicate the circumstances under which the locals lived. Most of the items have been donated. There is a special section with fossils, pieces of pottery from the classical period and articles from the Venetian rule, including guns. The museum operates since 1996.

The museum also hosts a collection of findings from the Prehistoric times and classical years to the Balkan Wars. The Olive Museum in Lakka is also worth visiting. It is housed in a well-preserved olive oil press and it hosts a large collection of tools and olive production means.