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Charming, perfect, total relaxation
Great location a 20-25 minute walk to Gaios, total relaxation with loads of outside space.
Perfect spot as a base to explore the island
We stayed for one week in early October and the villa was perfect for alternating local walks to beaches and the town with days out on the boat discovering the cliffs and anti-Paxos....and a day or two just relaxing in the villa in the pool.
Paxos is the smallest of the Ionian Islands, lying just 11 km from the southernmost tip of Corfu. Just 20 sq kms (8km long and 3km wide), the island can be considered one immense olive grove and can be easily traveled and explored in a couple of days.
Made for complete relaxation, a holiday on Paxos offers visitors a rare and genuine slice of the un-hurried, tranquil and traditional Greek life style. With no airport, a boat is the only way to reach the island. Since it takes a bit of extra effort to get here, Paxos is particularly attractive to independent travelers.
Gaios is the largest of the three main villages on Paxos, and shows its Venetian and British heritage in the colourful buildings that line the water front. Life in Gaios focuses on the harbour where in high season, awe-inspiring yachts jostle for space, along with local boats of all kinds. A super variety of Tavernas, chic boutiques and old-fashioned stores make Gaios a fascinating place to visit, with a Greek atmosphere all of its own.
Loggos is one of the prettiest villages in Paxos and remains unspoiled. The tiny fishing harbour of Loggos itself is enchanting, colourful enough for any artist or photographer, with a refreshingly intimate atmosphere.
Lakka lies at the head of a deep narrow bay on the north coast of Paxos. Tree-covered headlands almost enclose the bay, forming a natural harbour that attracts a variety of yachts.With numerous small shops, bars and tavernas with a pleasing variety of food on offer, Lakka, with its friendly locals, has a special character all of its own.
Many people visit Paxos to enjoy walking the miles of donkey paths that crisscross the island through the olive and citrus trees. There are literally hundreds of footpaths on Paxos and anti Paxos. You can amble through the olive groves or take a more challenging hike on the west coast cliff path. There are walks to suit every taste and ability. All the walks on the island are simply beautiful and an array of colour and amazing scenery.
If you want to see more clearly the world beneath the waves, a perfect activity on Paxos is to take your snorkel gear to the beach, it gives you an insight into the rock and fauna life in the bays around Paxos and anti Paxos. Or for the more adventurous, there are scuba diving schools on the island, either for experienced divers or complete novices who wish to learn.
The beaches on Paxos are small and numerous, many of which can only be reached by boat. Most of the beaches are stone, shale or pebble and all are considered safe for swimming. The beach at the village of Lakka has the most sand making it popular with families with young children. There is however another sandy beach at the south side of the island at Mongonisi.
Even in the busiest months of July and August, it is still possible to find a quiet beach. Of course if you hire a private motor boat to explore the area, this task will be much easier. There are a multitude of companies on Paxos who hire out small motor boats which you can then self drive around the island and over to Anti Paxos. Don’t forget if the beaches get too crowded for your liking, the option of having a private pool at the villa is the perfect alternative.
Visiting Antipaxos while vacationing on Paxos is the easiest thing since island hopping takes almost 10-15 minutes by boat. Anti Paxos is a beautiful island, with two stunning sandy beaches and tavernas on the beach, so you can go and relax and enjoy swimming in tranparetn emerald blue waters. There are several companies offering day trips around Paxos and over to Anti Paxos. Antipaxos is also one of the most suitable destinations for sailing fans as its numerous coves and small bays guarantee unique explorations and incomparable images, some of the best ones in the entire Greece.