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Paxos and Antipaxos can be found 8 miles south of Corfu, there is no airport and they can only be reached by boat from Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Parga (or directly from Italy during summer). Access is possible to Paxos from Corfu and Igoumenitsa.

Paxos is a unique blend of an enchanting verdant landscape, set in an azure sea, inhabited by some of the world’s most charming and hospitable people, and day after day of endless sunshine.

Antipaxos, the sister island of Paxos, it can be found 2 miles south of Paxos and the visitor needs only 10/15΄ to visit it. At this small island there are some of the finest beaches in the Ionian with transparent, azure sea and white sand. During summer there are many boats that travel very often from one island to the other. Antipaxoi doesn’t have permanent population but there are many Paxiots who own vineyards and cottages and spend much time there.

Paxos has a permanent population of approximately 2,500 inhabitants who are spread over the whole island in villages as well as in the three main harbour villages, Gaios which is the capital of Paxos, Lakka and Loggos.

Gaios is the main harbour of Paxos and the centre of the island’s life. When you approach Gaios from the north you enter a very beautiful river- like passing, through the islands of Panayia, on which there is the admirable white monastery of Virgin Mary and the pine covered island of   St. Nicholas with its Venetian castle built in 1423, hidden in the trees. 

On the 15th of August all places in Greece honour the Assumption of Virgin Mary in various ways. In Paxos there is a unique way of celebrating the day: The same day and the night before the gates of the monastery of Panayia island are open and everyone travels across by boat to pray. Whoever visits the small island the night before, will have some picturesque moments, because the island doesn’t have electricity and only candles are lightened up for the occasion. At the way out of the monastery, Paxiots offer to the visitors a piece of traditional blessed sweet bread. The next day in the morning, people can visit the island again; they can catch a caiique or express boat from the main square of Gaios and taste the wonderful free soup of beef with lemon accompanied by bread and wine.

The year 2004 was a very special year for Paxos as it has been declared the "Cultural Village of Europe" and many cultural events took place there.

Gaios harbour is known to all types of boat travellers for the safety it offers for overnight mooring, as well as for all the necessary facilities as water and fuel can be obtained on a daily basis.  Information on payment for those can be obtained from the Port Authorities Tel. +30 26620 32259 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              26620 32259      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.   

How you can reach Paxos

If you are travelling by car you can reach Paxos from several ports in Italy - Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi from where many ships sail to Corfu and Igoumenitsa in Greece, from there you can travel to Paxos by ferry, in one and a half hour up to two hours to Paxos. If you travel from Brindisi, there are ships that sail straight to Paxos.

If your arrival is delayed and you miss your intended ferry to Paxos, or you arrive in the early hours of the morning don't worry call a sea taxi: +30 6977623033, +306932232072.

If you prefer travelling by plane the closest airport to Paxos is the one of Corfu that you can fly directly during summer from most of the European airports. Between November to April you have to fly to Athens and then to Corfu. During summer, the connection between Corfu and Paxos is very often not only by ferry boats but also, two/three times a day, by flying dolphins.  

MUNICIPALITY in Gaios: +30 26620 32100

POLICE: +30 26620 32222

COAST GUARD: +30 26620 32533

PAXOS HISTORY FILES: +30 26620 31759

TAX OFFICE: +30 26620 32220

HEALTH CENTER: +30 26620 31466

POST OFFICE: +30 26620 32256

FIRE DEPARTMENT: +30 26620 31199

AGROTIKI BANK: +30 26620 32213, +30 26620 32383