Greek Islands Guide

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Paxos, or Paxi, is a small island in the Ionian group, that is located just south of its larger, and better known neighbour Corfu. Gaios is the islands capital, and also its largest resort and the stopping off point for the ferries and hydrofoils that service the island.

Despite a steady growth in its popularity as a holiday destination, Paxos has remained reasonably compact, and the maze of narrow streets containing some good examples of Venetian architecture, means that the town has managed to retain much of its traditional Greek atmosphere.

To the north of the island within a large harbour lies the village of Lakka, which is a popular stopping off point for some of the many flotillas that sail this area. With 2 main beaches, and others within walking distance, narrow streets leading down to the waterfront area, and a good selection of bars and tavernas, it is not difficult to see why those seeking a more laid back atmosphere choose to return here year after year. Although if you are looking for a little more action, there is also a selection of water sports and a scuba diving club with qualified instructors.

Loggos is the smallest, and one of the most picturesque resorts on the island, with beaches each side of the small fishing harbour, from where small boats an he hired to explore some of the many secluded coves in the area. The visitor is well catered for, with a bakery, a number of supermarkets, bars, and a selection of excellent tavernas.


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