Paxos island: 5+1 things to do

Antipaxos island
Antipaxos island

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The myth says that Poseidon wanted to create a love nest for him and Amfitriti so he hit with his trident the southern part of Corfu and created the small islands of Paxos and Antipaxos.

The island of Paxos is located in the Ionian sea very close to Corfu island. The only way to get there is by boat from Corfu island or as a day excursion from Parga (Greek mainland).

Top things to do in Paxos island

Gaios Paxos island
Gaios Paxos island

Things to do in Paxos island # 1 Visit Gaios

The village of Gaios is the capital of Paxos and the central port of the island. As you enter Gaios by boat you will see two green islands. The island of Panagia and the island of St Nicholas. On the island of St Nicholas you will find a venetian fortress built using designs of Leonardo da Vinci.  If you would like to visit the fortress you must take permission from the municipality.Other interesting things you could do in Gaios are stroll through the narrow roads called (kantounia) , visit the museum of Paxos and the municipal gallery.

Village of Gaios Paxos island
Village of Gaios Paxos island

Things to do in Paxos island # 2 Visit Loggos

The small fisherman’s village of Loggos, is a traditional Eptanisian village with stone houses and colored windows. It used to be a commercial center in the past. At one side of the port you can see the abandoned factory that used to make soap. Nowadays the picturesque village of Loggos is famous for his great restaurants.

Paxos island
Paxos island

Things to do in Paxos island # 3 Visit Lakka

Lakka is another traditional village on the north side of Paxos island. It has a more cosmopolitan air since you will see a lot of yachts. There is also a yachting club in the area. Other interesting things  are the lighthouse and the church of Ypapanti. They are both within walking distance from the village.

Gaios, Paxos island
Gaios, Paxos island

Things to do in Paxos island # 4 Make a boat tour around the island

Another interesting activity on the island of Paxos is doing a tour around the island. The coastline of Paxos is quiet impressive and you will have the chance to see a lot of caves and swim in pristine beaches with turquoise waters that can only be reached by boat.

around Paxos island
around Paxos island

Things to do in Paxos island # 5 Visit the Antipaxos island

There are a lot of boats leaving the port of Paxos and going to the beautiful small island of Antipaxos with the white sand beaches and turquoise waters. You can easily spend the whole day there.

Antipaxos island
Antipaxos island

Things to do in Paxos island # 5+1 Walk around the island

If you are nature aficionado Paxos is the place to be. It has a lot of walking paths through olive groves where you will see old villages and churches. You could walk on the west coast and visit Tripitos an impressive stone arch, see the dramatic white cliffs of Erimitis and visit the deserted village.

Antipaxos island
Antipaxos island

Even though Paxos island is small, there are many things you can do and see.

Have you ever been to the Greek islands of Paxos and Antipaxos? What did you enjoy the most?

 

18 Comments

  • Wow, this does look like Poseidon’s dream come true. What a stunning place! I love Greek Islands and my family have visited them for years. Your photos are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  • That looks absolutely gorgeous. Several years ago I lived for a summer on the island of Paros, right next to Paxos, and it all is beautiful. Looking forward to returning.

    • Paros is a greek island but quiet far from Paxos. You mean Paros and Antiparos. Another wonderful islands!

      • Oops, sorry. You are absolutely correct. I was getting my Greek Islands mixed up. But you are right in another way also, they are all gorgeous.

  • I’ve never been to Greece, and honestly am quite overwhelmed by all the different islands to choose from, but I’d love to go somewhere quiet and away from the crowds, so this looks ideal! Thanks for the heads up.

  • I stayed on Paxos for a few days, I was on a yacht and we moored first in Gaios, then Loggos and finally Lakka. Loved the place, it’s still so peaceful, especially when you get out of the villages and walk around the countryside! And Antipaxos was absolutely brilliant for a day of swimming and relaxing on the boat!

  • My ex boyfriend’s parents lived on Paxos (still do as far as I’m aware!) so we used to take trips over there quite a lot. It’s a beautiful part of the world. Did you visit Tripitos Arch? My favourite spot on the island 🙂

  • I cannot stand to see anymore pictures of Greece. It’s absolute torture! I will blow up with impatience as I am heading there in July and cannot wait any longer. If I could dive in your pictures I would as that water looks all too inviting….arrggh another place in Greece I now have to add to my list. Thanks a lot Chrissy! 😛

  • Oh that looks fabulous! I have not been to that part of Greece yet but I loved the Antipaxos Island best. Going to Volos and Thios in August by way of Athens. Anxious to see some new scenery there so if you have any suggestions, I would gladly welcome them. 😉

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