Paxos Island – General Information

Gaios at PaxosPaxos the smallest island of Eftanison. Located approximately 7 nautical miles from the southern part of Corfu, it is respectively 12 miles from the port of Parga. It is considered one of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece, since each year it attracts thousands of tourists from every part of the globe. Because of its geomorphology it has been described as the ideal destination for yachts and boats. Because of geomorphology has been described as the ideal destination for yachts and boats.

The complex of Paxos consists by beautiful islets and islands. The two largest are the Paxos with an area of ​​29 square kilometers. Antipaxoi are an exotic area of ​​3 square km. This small island is located 3 nautical miles the main port of Paxos Gaios.

According to the mythology, the king of the 7 seas, god Poseidon detached the southern part of Corfu striking it with his trident, resulting in the formation of Paxos. So he created a love nest, remote from humans and gods, to him and his mistress, the Niriida Amphitrite. This is why the island is symbolized by the trident between two dolphins in turn to symbolize the strong marine fauna thatsurrounds Paxos. This natural beauty and attractions, are the elements that make them unique Paxos.

Gaios, the main portGaios is the island’s capital, is one of the most beautiful harbors in Greece.

Key attractions:

  • The church of the Holy Apostles (behind the bus stop)
  • The Sterna of the Holy Apostles and the Holy Anargyron Sterna (near the church)
  • The monastery of Panagia (in one of the two islands off Gaios)
  • The castle of St. Nicholas (the other island across from Gaios)
  • The Folklore Museum of Paxos
  • The Sternes Eleousa (Vlachopoulatika)
  • The cliffs of loquat (Tranakatika)
  • The Mill Lesianiti (Tranakatika)
  • The early Christian church (in the port of Ozias)

Lakka at Paxos isleLakka is the second port, like the vegetation and lake reaches almost the sea by turquoise waters.

Key attractions

  • The lighthouse
  • The Church of the Visitation
  • The beach fallacy behind the lighthouse

Loggos at Paxos islandThe picturesque Loggos, on the south side of the island, is a colorful harbor.

Key attractions:

  • The workshop Anemogiannis (beside the Primary School)

In the center of the island is the area Magazia which took its name from the shops that were gathered in.

Key attractions

  • The Kastanida (after elementary school)
  • The view of the cliffs (left after the petrol station shops, the Direction to Lakka

These are some indicative attractions on the island of Paxos. On our site you will find information on all the attractions, beaches and businesses on the island.

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