Port of Paxi (Paxos)

About Paxi, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Gaios, Paxi, Ionian Islands, Greece)

Gaios is the largest and liveliest town on the small island of Paxi.

The town's vast harbour is surrounded by cafés, bars and restaurants - it really is the perfect place to sit with a glass of wine and partake in a spot of people watching.

As you enter the large harbour you will notice two small islands: the first at the mouth of the harbour is called Panayia (Virgin Mary) which is home to a pretty white monastery. If you are lucky enough to be in Gaios on the 15th August - Assumption Day, you will witness the town's biggest annual celebration as the gates of the monastery are opened and everyone travels across to the island's small monastery to pay homage. The festivities last all day and night - ending up with dancing around the town's main square.

What to do on Paxi

Paxi is so small that it would be easily possible to walk from one end of the island to the other in a day. Having said that, there is plenty to see and do on this beautiful Greek island. The island is home to some wonderful beaches and the island's translucent waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and fishing.

The town's two other main villages: Lakka and Logos are certainly worth a visit. Lakka has an almost totally sheltered harbour making it ideal for swimming in. Logos is the smallest of the three main villages. It has a picturesque harbour fronted by a number of traditional Greek tavernas and provides the perfect setting for an evening meal.

A number of pleasant excursions may be made from Paxi to the nearby smaller islands of Panagia, Agios Nikolaos, Mongonissi, Kaltsionissi and Parga on the Greek mainland. Parga is famous for its Venetian fortress and wonderful beach. Most of the beaches on Paxi are pebbled so a day trip to the nearby island of Anti-Paxi is a must. The island boasts several superb sandy beaches and is just a 30-minute boat trip from Paxi.

Gaios Port

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