Paxos is a small group of islands on the west of the Greek mainland. In fact, Paxos is a very small Greek island covering an area of only 30.121 sq km (12 sq mi) and has a population of about 2,500. It has an interesting history in ancient Greek mythology, which explains how Poseidon created the island to provide a peaceful place for him and his wife, Amphitrite.
Paxos is the perfect island for walkers. Walking trips on Paxos will be very enjoyable since this island has scenic views and it is beleieved that God has bestowed this place with amazing beauty and charm. It's not just the steep climbs that will take your breath away - the greenery is surprisingly varied, ranging from ancient olive groves to pine covered areas that are simply breathtaking. The dirt roads have trees on both the sides and most of them lead to quiet beaches that feel they have never been explored. While traveling through the narrow lanes views of old churches, huts, and tiny villages are very common. As Paxos is very small in size you can cover the whole island by foot, though it may take several days.
But it is advised for serious or even casual walkers that the guide book "Bleasdale Walking Map Of Paxos" should be used as a reference. This book is an invaluable source of information for walkers keen to explore Paxos, as it has been written over the last 15 years by an author that has travelled each and every part of the island personally. Another very good guide is the Sunflower book with walking and car tours.
So, if you are looking for a peaceful and alluring trip then exploring Paxos by walking is highly recommended. Paxos is the ultimate destination for walking holidays throughout the year.
Do you want to discover this beautiful Island and you would prefer to do it organised we can advice you to book a boat trip around the Island, or hop on a sea taxi express to spend your day on Antipaxos. Explore the highlights of Paxos, Antipaxos in one day. Even a day trip to Parga is worth wile. All the information is available at the reception of Glyfada Beach Villas and we are always happy to help you!
Renting a boat will give you a whole new perspective to your view of Paxos. You won't believe how many quiet bays an beaches you will find as you cruise along the coast. You could even have a beach to yourself for the day. There are several boat companies on the island of Paxos but because Glyfada Beach Villas is located near to Loggos we mention some companies located in this village: Captain Nikos, Spiros Dendias,. We always advice you to book a boat in advance especially during June, July and August.
Rent a car
It is possible to hire cars on Paxos. Do not forget the island is quiet small and has several secrets to discover. so rent your car for a few days and not for the whole stay. GBV has its own rent a car and you are able to check our availability easily at our home page.
Scooter/pedal bike hire
Pedal bikes can be hired in Gaios and there is also motor bike/scooter hire in Loggos and Lakka. This is simple way of getting around the Island although head gear for protection is strongly recommended at all times. All information available at reception of Glyfada Beach Villas.
A trip on the local bus is an experience not to be missed. There's is only one bus on Paxos and this provides a regular service, 4 times a day, linking Gaios, Loggos and Lakka. The bus travels slowly and can be "flagged down" at any point on its circuit of the Island. The bus stop for Glyfada Beach Villas is reachable by foot in approx. 10 min. from the resort. Time tables are available at the reception. From Lakka or Loggos to Gaios price person € 3,00. From Loggos to Lakka price per person Euro € 1,80. You can buy the tickets easily inside the bus. It is advisable to pay with small money.
There are five taxis on Paxos. They speak all very well English. Always check the fare to be charged before you start your journey. Taxi's ordered here will pick you up from the reception of Glyfada Beach Villas. If you need a taxi after your arrival in the harbor of Gaios to Glyfada Beach Villas (if you decided to organise your transfer alone) please always order your taxi's in advance.
Mr. Tasos Mourikis : (+30) 6976648486
Mr. Nikos Mourikis : +(30) 6984220011
Mr. Kostas Antiohos: (+30) 6974002236
Mr. Christos Argyros: (+30) 6977472747
Mr. Haris Bogdanos: (+30) 6974135660