DISCOVER PAXOS: EXOTIC BEACHES AND INTERESTING SIGHTSEEING ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THEIR SECRETS.
Being on a holiday means, creating experiences that you can share with your loved ones. Lacy beaches, picturesque bays, sea caves, perennial olive trees, pines and cypress trees are some of the Island’s features, all ready for exploring. All of the above, combined with the hospitable nature of its inhabitants, render the Island of Paxos a fairytale-like destination, in which you want to be committed to return for more.
Antipaxi: Small Garden of Edem
Antipaxi is located to the South of Paxos. It is a paradise-like-island within an area of 3sq.km. You will find impenetrable small forests of Pistacia Lentiscus, Stone Pines, Pine trees, myrtle trees, cypresses and vineyards. The landscape will enchant you and invite you to discover it.
Exotic Beaches of the Ionian Sea.
Turquoise clear waters, fine granule sandy or white pebble sea bottom. Mark down these beaches: Orkos beach on Paxos, Vrika and Voutoumi beaches on Antipaxi. You should prioritize them while planning your trip to the Ionian Sea.
A castle under Leonardo’s seal
Saint Nicolas castle, which is built on the homonymous little island near the port of Gaios, has been declared as a listed monument. This interesting monument began to be built in 1423 and was rebuilt by the Venetians in 1510. Its secret? The Venetians were based on a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci which can still be found in the archives of Venice.
The Villas: An escape to the dream.
The accommodation on Paxos Island is of a high standard. If you are willing to make all of your dreams come true, you may choose one of the numerous stone-built Villas hidden within the lush vegetation, equipped with private pools and amazing view at the sea.
Gaios: the hidden capital-port and its secrets
The Ferry passes through the narrow sea channel formed by the port of Gaios and the island of Saint Nicolas. The city of Gaios still preserves the characteristics of the Venetian town-planning and architecture. Two buildings stand out from the rest. These are the building of the old English Governance and the Church of the Apostles with its homonymous water reservoir right above it. Feel also free to explore the old grocery shops and cafes, the history of some goes back to the beginning of the 20th century.
Holy olive groves aged hundreds of years
Perennial olive trees with marks of the past still carved onto their logs, are offering a protective shade from the Greek summer sun. These olive trees are sacred to the locals. The remarkable history of the Paxos’ olive groves starts with the Venetian occupation.