Paxos is the smallest of the eptanisa, the seven islands located off the West coast of Greece amidst the mesmerizing blue waters of the Ionian Sea. It is a tiny, well kept surprise: a different kind of experience and a place where beauty is still unspoiled by mass tourism. Locals greet you by first name ( when you come to Paxos once, you are almost guaranteed to become a regular visitor over the years).
What to see?
The island itself offers a bit of everything, from the dramatic cliff views of the sunset to the crystal clear sand beaches of Antipaxos or furthermore from the adventurous trips inside the blue caves to the peaceful afternoons spent snoozing off at one of its many beautiful pebble beaches….all concentrated in about 19 miles of largely unspoiled coastline.
Where to go?
The three main towns all offer something charming and unique: Gaios – the ‘capital of the island- is the center of local activity on and off season, and also the main port of the island; definitely a small town still by anyone’s standards , it manages to offers the highest amount of supermarkets, restaurants, bars and services on Paxos. Loggos is midway in between Gaios and Lakka, your classic picture perfect fisherman’s harbor and ideal for late afternoon strolls and quiet sea side delicious dinners. Lakka is a small village located on the northern tip of the island : famous for its blue lagoon like waters, charming small shop and good meals at its multiple taverns.
How to move around?
Accommodations on the island can easily satisfy all tastes and pockets starting from basic downtown studios , all the way up to apartments, spectacular villas with pools or even megavillas catering to bigger parties; transportation offers a variety of different solutions as well, but the best way to explore an island – known as “Gem of the Ionian” for its coastline- is most definitely by boat…try it to believe it!