Vacations in Paxoi (Ionian - Greece)
Paxoi: A tiny verant paradise for those who seek absolute relaxation
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Information On Paxoi
Paxoi is the smallest island of Eptanisa and situated a bit south of Corfu. It is actually a pair of little islands with rich vegetation across the coasts of Ipiros, Paxoi island or Paxos which is the largest of the two and a few kilometers southeast of it lies Antipaxoi island, or Antipaxos. The west part of Paxoi rocky with steep cliffs.
Paxoi is a place for quiet vacations. One of its main advantages is that they are located very close to the mainland of Greece and are just one hour away by ship from Igoumenitsa port. The other great advantage of Paxoi are the exotic beaches of Antipaxoi with the turquoise water, the thin white sand and the verdant landscape. Those beaches are like the ones you find at Koufonisia, with the difference that here there is rich vegetation.
The capital of Paxoi, the picturesque village Gaios, is swamped with green, while at the port entrance an impressive fiord is formed by the green islets Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. On Panagia islet every year on August 15th a great festival is held where guests are served veal soup and meat.
During the first ten days of September the Paxoi festival is held, a festival of classical music where famous musicians and young students play live.
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Beaches Of Paxoi
Most beaches are small in size and with no sand, but the turquoise water is crystal clear. On Paxoi the best beaches are found at the northeast part, but the most amazing beaches with thin white sand are found on Antipaxoi.
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Travel To Paxoi
Paxoi are accessible by boat from the port of Igoumenitsa which takes around 1 hour. but from the near by Corfu as well through a flying dolphin.
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Transportation On Paxoi (Car Rentals)
Paxoi is one of the rare cases where a car is not only useless, but it also poses a problem. The roads are narrow, the island is small and the best beaches are found on Antipaxoi where you go by boat. Therefor the best solution for moving around are motorcycles, public transportation and walking, since distances are small. Transportation between Paxoi and Antipaxoi is carried out with high-speed boats that depart every one hour, with the last boat from Paxoi leaving at 2 in the noon and the last ship from Antipaxoi leaving at 6 in the afternoon.
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Accommodation On Paxoi (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)
Paxoi is so small that it does not really matter where you choose to stay. However, most rooms to let are found at the capital of Paxoi, Gaios. Accommodation is scarce, so it is best to plan ahead for your stay.
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Food & Drink On Paxoi
On Paxoi there are many fish taverns that serve fresh fish and seafood, which sometimes have just been caught by local fishermen. A traditional dish of Paxoi is Bourdeto, fish cooked with onions.
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What To Buy On Paxoi
The olive oil of Paxoi is considered to by the best in the Eptanisa. There is also excellent wine: look for the famous sweet back wine of Antipaxos, which is hard to find due to the small production.
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Attractions On Paxoi
A church unique in Eptanisa thanks to its double dome. Its tall steeple and its marble screen are most impressive
It is situated on the coast road of Gaios and it is housed in a beautiful neoclassical building.
The Olive museum is situated a bit outside of Magazia village and it is housed in an old stone oil-press of the 18th century.
Erimitis is the best location of Paxoi for a breath-taking view.
During the Paxoi tour you will get the chance to admire the water caves and the impressive rocky formations.
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Alternative Islands To Paxoi
Paxoi is not what you are looking for? Then one of the following nearby islands might interest you:
Corfu (13 klm from Paxoi)
Lefkada (49 klm from Paxoi)
Kefalonia (76 klm from Paxoi)
Ithaca (77 klm from Paxoi)
Zante (138 klm from Paxoi)
Kythira (367 klm from Paxoi)
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