The Paxos Travel Guide

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PAXOS  TRAVEL  GUIDE

Welcome to this travel guide to Paxos, the smallest and least developed of the Ionian islands. Here you will find a wealth of information about this beautiful island, from descriptions of its unspoilt villages and beaches, to information on how to get here and how best to travel around the island.


Paxos lies 10 miles south of Corfu and is just eight miles long by three miles wide. It is a very beautiful island that has for the most part escaped the effects of mass tourism, with stunning scenery and wonderful clear light. It is a relatively hilly island, most of which is covered in olive and cypress trees, and has just three villages of any size. Named Gaios, Lakka and Loggos, they have all retained their traditional Greek charm. There are roads, but not too many cars, there is a bus and there are taxis, but the island is an explorer’s paradise.

















Paxos is one of the greenest islands in Greece, even in mid-summer, and this is one of the main attractions for visitors, many of whom return year after year. Although Paxos does not have an airport, it can easily be reached from the UK and elsewhere in mainland Europe, either via the island of Corfu or via Igoumenitsa on the Greek mainland. Even so, the island remains quiet for much of the year and only in peak season do the tavernas and beaches begin to fill with holidaying families and Italian lovers of Paxos.


Paxos offers something for everyone. In spring, the colourful wild flowers and migrating birds make it a paradise for walkers, painters and photographers, while in high summer, the safe beaches and glorious weather attract more families.  In autumn, when the temperatures are easing a little and the August crowds have gone, the walkers, painters and photographers return. It is the ideal holiday destination for anyone wanting simply to take time out of the rat race and relax yet at the same time offers a range of watersports, excursions and even two international music festivals each year.

















About a mile south of Paxos is the even tinier island of Anti Paxos, which is reached by express boat from Gaios or by caique.  Anti Paxos, which is just one mile wide and two miles long, has no permanent inhabitants but what it does have are wonderful beaches with white sand and turquoise blue water that are ideal for swimming and snorkelling, and are said even to rival those in the Caribbean.


Accommodation on Paxos is mostly in apartments and villas ranging from the relatively simple to the truly luxurious. There is also a handful of small hotels ranging from the quite modest to very smart boutique hotels. There is limited villa accommodation available on Anti Paxos.


Many visitors to Paxos choose to spend time on Corfu as well, but you can also easily combine a week’s holiday here with a second on the coast of Epirus (using the ferry to Igoumenitsa or a sea taxi) or Kefalonia (using scheduled flights from Corfu).  

Paxos is a Greek holiday destination that you must visit at least once and we hope this site will encourage you to do so.  




Holiday Accommodation on Paxos

Sleeps 2-6:
Villa Stelios is a three-bedroom villa with sea views and private swimming pool within a few minutes’ walk of Loggos village and the beach. The villa occupies a wonderful vantage point at the top of the village and is a five minute walk down to Loggos harbour...
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Stelios Villa, Loggos

Sleeps 1-2:
Nicola is a stone-built one-bedroom villa with sea views, terrace and private plunge pool, all within a few minutes’ walk of the beach. It occupies a wonderful vantage point at the top of Loggos village and is a five minute walk to the village harbour... read more

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Nicola, Loggos

Properties in and around the village of LOGGOS:

Sleeps 1-2:
Fotini is a private one-bedroom cottage with sea views and outside terrace within a few minutes’ walk of the beach. In a quiet position at the top of Loggos village, it is a five minute walk to the village harbour, with its shops and tavernas…
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Fotini Cottage, Loggos

Sleeps 2-4:
The major part of an old village house which has been undergoing steady refurbishment in recent years, Villa Aglaia is a two-bedroom apartment with wonderful sea views, especially from its private terrace below...

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Aglaia Villa, Loggos

Sleeps 1-2:
The smaller part of an old village house which has been undergoing steady refurbishment in recent years, Aglaia studio is a one-bedroom apartment in a superb hillside position just a minute's walk from the village of Loggos and the beaches...
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Aglaia Studio, Loggos

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Villas with pools & Apartments on the island of Paxos…

Special Offers
Villas with pools
& Apartments on Paxos…

Paxos is one of the greenest islands in Greece, even in mid-summer, and this is one of the main attractions for visitors, many of whom return year after year. Although Paxos does not have an airport, it can easily be reached from the UK and elsewhere in mainland Europe, either via the island of Corfu or via Igoumenitsa on the Greek mainland. Even so, the island remains quiet for much of the year and only in peak season do the tavernas and beaches begin to fill with holidaying families and Italian lovers of Paxos.


Paxos offers something for everyone. In spring, the colourful wild flowers and migrating birds make it a paradise for walkers, painters and photographers, while in high summer, the safe beaches and glorious weather attract more families.  In autumn, when the temperatures are easing a little and the August crowds have gone, the walkers, painters and photographers return. It is the ideal holiday destination for anyone wanting simply to take time out of the rat race and relax yet at the same time offers a range of watersports, excursions and even two international music festivals each year.


About a mile south of Paxos is the even tinier island of Anti Paxos, which is reached by express boat from Gaios or by caique.  Anti Paxos, which is just one mile wide and two miles long, has no permanent inhabitants but what it does have are wonderful beaches with white sand and turquoise blue water that are ideal for swimming and snorkelling, and are said even to rival those in the Caribbean.


Accommodation on Paxos is mostly in apartments and villas ranging from the relatively simple to the truly luxurious. There is also a handful of small hotels ranging from the quite modest to very smart boutique hotels. There is limited villa accommodation available on Anti Paxos.


Many visitors to Paxos choose to spend time on Corfu as well, but you can also easily combine a week’s holiday here with a second on the coast of Epirus (using the ferry to Igoumenitsa or a sea taxi) or Kefalonia (using scheduled flights from Corfu).  

Paxos is a Greek holiday destination that you must visit at least once and we hope this site will encourage you to do so.