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About Paxos

Paxos is a tiny gem that lies in the Ionian Sea just an hour's hydrofoil trip from its larger neighbour Corfu. With no direct flights, this island of pretty harbours and undiscovered coves is delightfully laid-back and off-the-beaten-track.

Gaios is the island town, main harbour and centre of island life. Harbour-side tavernas greet arriving visitors but are well worth a return visit during your stay. Loggos is a pretty village harbour just a 10 minute taxi ride from Gaios and home to several of our Paxos villas and apartments. Perhaps the best way to explore this island is by small boat - simply potter along the shoreline to find your own idyllic cove.

 
  • Resorts in Paxos

Gaios

Gaios is the capital of Paxos and is situated on the southern coast of Paxos. Although just a small town it is the centre of life on the island and the main harbour with boats to Corfu and Anti Paxos.

Loggos

The tiny village of Loggos is everything you could wish for. This picturesque little resort is undoubtedly the most beautiful on Paxos with pretty, pastel-shaded buildings huddling around the pocket-sized harbour.

Mogonissi

The 'islet' of Mogonissi at the southern tip of Paxos is in fact joined to Paxos, but is reached by a short causeway across a narrow channel. Mogonissi Bay offers a fine sandy beach and a popular beach-side taverna.

West Coast

The west coast of Paxos offers the islands' most beautiful scenery. This area is excellent for walking and offers cliff-top views and stunning sunsets. There are views of Eremitis limestone cliffs or enjoy an evening on the rooftop terrace at Sunset taverna.

  • Getting to Paxos

Transfers to Paxos from Corfu are generally by hydrofoil from the port in Corfu Town with the crossing taking approximately 1 hour. You will be met at Corfu Airport by our Representative who will have a taxi waiting to take you to the port for the next available hydrofoil. Our Representative on Paxos will meet you at Gaios Port with your hire car or a taxi to take you to your accommodation. Car hire can be arranged if you wish and detailed driving directions are provided.

Please note that arrivals for Paxos properties are on Mondays only. We recommend selecting flights that arrive on Corfu no later than 13:00 to leave time for your onward transfer to Paxos.

On Mondays, flights to Corfu leave from the following UK airports: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Exeter, Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Stansted. Direct flights are also available from Dublin and there are daily flights from Athens Airport.

 The Travel Corner offers a full travel service including flights, car hire and private taxi transfers as well as apartments, hotels and villas on an accommodation-only basis.

Call our Travel Team to speak with our travel experts who can create a personalised holiday to meet your requirements.

  • Holiday Tips

Paxos is a tiny gem in the Ionian with a relaxed, unhurried pace and genuinely friendly atmosphere. This remarkably verdant island is barely 12km by 4km, putting everything within easy striking distance. Indeed, its diminutive size and abundant flora and fauna make Paxos holidays a real walker's paradise.

The lack of an airport on Paxos has had the undoubted benefit of protecting Paxos holidays from the usual strains of tourism. This factor, combined with the many delightful coves dotted along the coastline that can only be reached by foot or boat, attracts a flotilla of boats and yachts to the island's shores each year.

Even if you are a landlubber, hiring a boat is a splendid way to explore the turquoise bays and sleepy harbours with their surprisingly sophisticated shops and tavernas. And, if you find yourself on the beach at Lakka, you'll soon see why it is considered to be one of Europe's top twenty beaches

*Sunday Times Travel. May 2003
Recommended walk by one of our Customers

For a pleasant walk, park the car (if you have one) at the causeway across to Mogonissi and follow the waterside path across the peninsula to the South Western side of the island. You can walk for as long or as short a time as you like up around the rocks, look across to Anti Paxos and enjoy the sea breeze." Aug 2009

Our views on this undiscovered island

Beautiful beaches, clear crystal waters and amazing sunsets are just some of the things that attracted me to Paxos. Having holidayed here for many years my fiance and I decided to make the move to this beautiful island. The people are warm and genuinely friendly and although the smallest of the Ionian there is always plenty to do, whether you enjoy walking and taking in the amazing views and array of fauna, visiting the olive press museum or one of the 63 churches on the island, taking in a cooking demonstration or simply hiring a boat and exploring the many coves and beaches for yourself you will find that a couple of weeks is never enough and I'm sure once Paxos has worked its magic you will find yourself returning the following year.

Some more tips from our  Customers

1. The Sunset Taverna at Emitris is outstanding for its views of...you got it - sunsets! You need to book early as it gets extremely busy and good tables are booked in advance.

2. Tavernas at Mogonissi Beach and Mambos on the quayside at Gaios we have found to be a cut above the rest.

3. Lakka is a great little port to visit, but like Anti Paxos is a honey pot for ferries offloading their eager day trip passengers from Corfu. It is therefore advisable to get there before 10:30am to see these places at their quieter best.