It’s not difficult to capture the essence of Paxos. Situated just 30 miles south of Corfu, Paxos is the smallest and one of the most beautiful islands of the Ionian Sea. The absence of an airport has protected the island from the influx of mass tourism and so Paxos can only be reached by boat. There is a quick and direct ferry service from Corfu to either Loggos or Gaios, as well as ferries from Igoumenitsa which moor in Gaios. To find out more about travelling to Paxos, click here.
Loggos is one of the smallest ports on Paxos and is considered the most picturesque. There are a number of restaurants around the harbour, as well as a couple of bars to relax and enjoy a drink. Boats ranging from 15HP to 25HP can be rented in Loggos, which offer a great opportunity to explore many of the caves and reach beaches that are not easily accessible by foot. Glyfada Beach Villas is only a 15 minute walk from Loggos, however there is a regular minibus service most evenings run by the owner, Spiros. The minibus leaves Glyfada at approximately 7:00pm and returns from Loggos at 10:00pm. We recommend that you bring some shoes for the walk to Loggos because it is not easy in high heels or flip-flops, due to the stony path.
The slow pace of life on Paxos appeals to most of the island's visitors. Gaios is the capital of Paxos and is the largest town on the island. Here you will find many restaurants, bars and cafes and a lively atmosphere in the evening. There are regular trips throughout the day to Antipaxos, which offers sandy beaches and turquoise water. The journey to Antipaxos takes approximately 25 minutes and costs about 5 or 6 euros return. Gaios town is busy during the high and peak season and especially busy in August when the the port is full of many impressive boats from around the world. Gaios offers some 'evening entertainment' ranging from peaceful walks along the harbour to atmospheric discos and bars.
On the east coast of Paxos there are some beautiful beaches and green hills covered with olive groves and flowers. If appropriate footwear is brought, the olive groves can offer magnificent shaded walks during the day. It is possible to walk to Lakka, Paxos' second largest port, from Glyfada. During the day there are water sports available and cafes looking on to the harbour. At night, many of the small streets have shops selling jewellery and clothing. On the west coast there are some impressive cliffs and deep sea caves, which can be visited by a boat-trip from the village of Glyfada. Paxos is a Greek paradise offering its visitors beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and authentic Greek cuisine.