Paxos Holidays

Paxos at a glance

Just an hour by sea from Corfu is this amazing haven of peace and beauty, Paxos is a tiny island, approximately seven miles long by three miles wide, with over 30 white pebbly beaches and crystal clear blue sea. There are a series of enchanting coves along the east coast, best explored by boat. An island of outstanding beauty, holidays to Paxos offer an unhurried way of life, ideal for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world. 

Gaios is the capital village of Paxos and main harbour. The village was named after St Gaios, a disciple of St Paul. It has a variety of shops, tavernas and restaurants and the atmosphere in the evening is quite lively during the high season. Just across the water lies Aghios Nikolaos, with its old Venetian castle, perfect if you want to leave Gaios on a day trip and go exploring.

Great buys when taking holidays in Paxos include quality pottery and ceramics, leather goods, jewellery, wine, olive oil and feta cheese.

Paxos has superb white beaches and turquoise blue sea. Gaios boasts a sandy beach on the southern tip of the island at Mogonissi. Enchanting coves along the east coast are best explored by boat.

Go hiking independently or on an organised tour and discover deserted villages, ancient olive groves and spectacular scenery. Or, explore the world on and below the sea with some great watersports. Try your hand at Scuba and snorkelling, self-drive boats, water skiing and other water sports.

Paxos holidays are perfect for those wanting to experience a traditional Greek island unspoilt by mass tourism. Unlike many of the Greek islands, Paxos holidays are very relaxing because of the laid-back lifestyle and simple tourist facilities.

Best time to visit Paxos

Paxos is stunning in spring when the wildflowers burst into colour.
Now better known for tourism than its historic olive oil production, Paxos still has more than 200,000 trees, and some growers welcome visitors’ help in the traditional harvest and pressing each November. T
emperatures can still reach the 20s, with up to five hours of sun daily, and the sea is warm enough for swimming. 

Paxos Travel Advice

Boat: The best way to get around is by motor boat, allowing you to discover the numerous remote beaches of the east coast. The fabulous sandy beaches of Antiparos, the tiny sister island of Paxos, are best and most easily reached by the express sea taxis from Gaios. There is no doubt that this is the best and most fun way to discover the delights of the island.

Bus: Paxos is small enough to explore quite easily on foot. However, the island has its own bus service linking the main village of Gaios with the other two harbours of Loggos and Lakka.

Car: Except in high season there are relatively few cars and only a handful of taxis.