The largest town and Capital of Paxos, life is focused on the harbour front; a popular place for yachts and local boats to moor. Take a walk through this colourful town influenced by Venetian and British heritage whilst popping into the great variety of tavernas, boutiques and old fashioned shops which are available.
Take to the island of Anti-Paxos
Visit the very famous 'little sister' of Paxos where the beach resembles the white sand of the Caribbean. Whilst there, why not sample some of the local wine which is coveted by the Paxiots? Or venture into the centre to the tiny village of Vigla with its maze of narrow paths which lead to the many orchards and vineyards where you can sample figs, almonds and lemons. Well worth a days visit!
Why not try kayaking?
It doesn't matter how experienced you are, there are courses based on all different types of ability, so if you have never kayaked before, why not give it a try! Kayaks can be found at Monodendri beach and Loggos.
Why not try snorkelling?
Paxos has many beaches that are shallow with plenty of rock pools and coves, which makes snorkeling great fun. There are so many places for you to explore under water and also many different species of fish for you to discover.
Hop on an excursion boat to the West Cost
Exposed by open sea and pounded by the waves in the winter months, the West Coast of Paxos is impressive to see! Limestone cliffs have been eroded into fantastic shapes whilst sea caves, free-standing monolithic rocks and Tripitos Arch can also be observed. An excursion boat is the only way to see this astounding view as rented boats cannot be taken to this side of the Island.
Exuding a special character all of its own and friendly locals, Lakka is a good choice for a day out. Situated in the north of Paxos, there are numerous small shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy in this charming village. Head to some of the excellent beaches close by where you will find water sports or take a walk through the olive groves heading towards the lighthouse that lights the headland at night.
Situated just around the corner from Lakka on the east coast, is the charming fishing village of Loggos. The tiny village is centered on the horse-shoe shaped harbour which is surrounded by tavernas and bars. Take a seat, order a coffee and gaze out towards the sea watching the beautiful sea glisten and even sit and watch the sun set.
Olive Press Museum
Is located on the main road between Gaios and Lakka, just outside the village of Magazia. You can go visit to see the olive press working and even purchase some local produce.
Fontana is a tiny village set around a church and a taverna. The central plane tree acts as a roundabout and in Greece, plane trees are generally considered as a good omen, signalling water. Fontana is unspoilt and quiet which is far from the hussle and bussle of the other villages.
Walk the length of the Island
Paxos, only 10km long and 4km wide, is easily walkable. Pass by tiny villages, old churches and olive presses as you enjoy the scenery around you. Fine coastal walks can be enjoyed on the east of the island while climbing steep slopes can be found on the west coast.
For Wine lovers...
.... Paxos is the place to be! Sample Retsina; a traditional dry white table wine with added pine resin which can be found in most restaurants in Paxos. Or try some of the coveted wine produced in Anti-Paxos; the red wine is said to be rich and unique in taste whilst reputedly being the best in the Ionian!
Explore the Island by boat!
There's no better way of exploring the hidden beaches and crystal clear seas around Paxos than hiring a small motor boat. You don't even need to have the experience! The owner will give you a quick lesson on how to handle the boat.
Go for a Walk
There are series of walks that are well documented in books. It doesn't matter what type of walker you are, the routes are graded and identify those suitable for children and those for experienced hikers. So no need to worry about going up big hills and through bushes with your family, just stick to the route for families and you will be fine. The routes will take you past many pretty, unusual and interesting landmarks for you to view.
The best place to go in Paxos. A great beach and lovely sea water pool. Fab Taverna and pool bar and great parking. Between Loggos and Lakka, and easy to get to. You have to spend a day here.
Kipos and Marmari
Near Loggos, the beautiful small coved beaches of Kipos and Marmari are in pretty bay with welcome areas of shade provided by the olive trees that grow right down to the shoreline. To make it more secluded and quiet, it is only accessible on foot or by boat.
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