Paxos is 14 kilometres south of Corfu and 20 kilometres east of Parga on the mainland of Greece.
Paxos covers an area of some 19 square kilometres and is one of the picturesque islands of the Ionian Sea. Paxos has no airport & can only be reached by ferry or boat and has therefore been able to protect itself from the influx of modern tourism. Paxos & Anti Paxos are islands of olive groves & vineyards. The eastern coastline of the islands is gentle compared to the west coast which is bold and abrupt, with caves, arches and shear cliffs. The capital of Paxos is Gaios a picturesque village built around a port which is protected by two small islands Agios Nikolas and Panagia. On the Northern end of Paxos is the village of Lakka and on the east side is the very charming village of Loggos. You will find the pace is still unhurried, very relaxing with genuine friendly Greek hospitality. Paxos has a permanent population of approximately 2,300 inhabitants. In August there is an in-flux of Italians
Gaios is in the south of the island and is the largest town but it's still very much a working fishing port with caiques tied up in the harbour. When you approach Gaios from the north you enter an inlet passing the islands of Panayia and St Nicholas. During summer it is full of Italians.
Lakka is the second largest and is situated at the north end of the island. The bay is spectacular and it is very popular for boat owners who wish to stay a day or so.
Loggos is a very charming village with a harbour fronted by Tavernas and small bars. It's a great place to peacefully while away the time and is a great favourite with many visitors.
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