Paxi is a small Ionian island, famous for its turquoise water and the Venetian style, without the tourist hordes but with incomparable cosmopolitan air. According to the legend, the island would be the southernmost tip of Corfu, if the God of the Sea, Poseidon, had not broken it off with his trident when he needed a god-deserving place to live his love with the Nereid Amphitrite. If this was the perfect place for a god’s love, it should definitely be for you too.
Paxi is full of wild olive trees, tiny whitewashed chapels, gorgeous beaches, anything you need to start immediately your honey moon. From Paxi you could rent a yacht and make a cruise across the Ionian Sea, one of the best places of the world to do that.
Paxi or Paxoi (in Greek it is a plural form, singular Paxos), a verdant island with turquoise waters, picturesque villages, imposing cliffs sheltering littoral caves and fantastic beaches, is the smallest group of Ionian Islands (the Heptanese). The largest islands are Paxos and nearby Antipaxos. Antipaxos is famous for its wine and two of the finest sand beaches in the Ionian Sea. Paxos’ capital and main port, Gaios (Gáios), is separated from its natural breakwater, the tiny island of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas), by a narrow channel, displaying one of the most beautiful port sceneries in Greece.
The island is serviced by hydrofoils and ferry boats from the mainland Greece port of Igoumenitsa (1.5 hours), hydrofoil boats from Corfu (1 hour) and from Bari and Brindisi (4 hours). The closest airport is at Corfu, but there is a seaplane service from Corfu (7 minutes).
Paxi is great for sailing and water sports. It also provides the opportunity for visiting archaeological sites, picturesque churches, strolling around the beautiful villages and stone-made streets. The east coast of the island is recommended to search for nice coves and fjord-shaped beaches. The west coast offers a more rugged landscape, with steep cliffs, that can reach 200 meters high in many cases. Here is where most caves are found, many of which can only be accessed by boat.
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