Paxos…..Benjamin of the Ionian Islands
Paxos is colors…blue and green… a paradise that marries graphic surrounds with nobility….
The island of Paxos is mentioned by Homer and Plutarch.
In Greek mythology, Poseidon created the island by striking Corfu with his trident, so that he and his wife Amphitrite could have some peace and quiet. Phoenicians are considered to be the first settlers on island Paxos. The name of the island is believed to have origin from the word “Pax”, which means slate in Phoenician language.
The capital of the island – Gaios or Paxos is a very cosmopolitan city, built around a small area on the waterfront, surrounded by two islands – Panagia and Agios Nikolaos.
The island is known for its “Blue Caves”, which are visited by many tourists every year. You can visit some of them by sightseeing boat.
The beauty of this place is captivating… huge cliffs with darker and lighter shades and the color of the sea bottom which is beyond words!
Neighbor Islands: Antipaxos, Mogonisi, Panagia, Kaltsionisi, Ai-Nikolas, Corfu
What to see: The beaches of Glyfada, Levrechio, Orkos, Monodendri and Arkoudaki, towns Gaios and Lakka, cave Ipapanti, Folklore Museum, Historical museum Paxos, the Venetian fortress of Antipaxos – Mesovrika beaches and Voutoumni.
Acess: Paxos Island located in the southern part of the island of Corfu, 7 km from the island of Corfu, 8 km from mainland coast of Greece and 12 km from the town of Parga.
Paxos can be reached via Igoumenitsa and Corfu through the Lefkimmi and alternatively from Parga by boat.