Paxos Island is located 7 miles south of Corfu Island and 8 miles west of the coast of Epirus. It’s a small green island (of 19 square km) of unique natural beauty. It has 34 villages and 2,500 inhabitants. Their main activity relates to tourism, olive cultivation and fishing. It is nowadays the ideal holiday destination for visitors coming from all over the world, as it combines magnificent beaches and amazing geological storage with a green landscape, as well as picturesque traditional villages and remarkable tourist infrastructures.
Beside the traditional villages, the island of Paxos offers to the visitor an astonishing green landscape planted with olive trees, pine trees and poplars, beautiful small size beaches on charming bays (eastern coasts) such as Giannias, Soulanena (the Hotel’s beach), Balos, Agia Marina, Moggonisi, Kloni Gouli, Kamini, Kamini, Kaki Lagada, Alati, Kipiadi, Marmaria, Levrehio, Glyfada, Monodendri, Orkos, Kanoni, Harami, Ahai, Avlaki and Galazio.
Paxos Island gives the visitor an exceptional opportunity to take a pleasant boat tour (daily excursions are organized but one can also rent a boat or a speedboat) as it offers an exceptional landscape with geological storage, amazing cliffs and rocks such as Erimitis, Tripitos, Orolithos, as well as sea caves such as Graves in the west coast, isolated beaches with blue crystal waters such as Ahai. Moreover, the island is surrounded by other smaller islands such as Agios Nikolaos, Panagia, Moggonisi, Kaltsonisi and other rocks such as Marmaro, Katergo and Orolitho.
One of the most appreciated excursion is the one to the smaller island of Antipaxos , only 2 miles south of Paxos Island (there are daily excursions with boats leaving from the port of Gaios or you can choose to rent your own boat from Gaios port), as it offers gorgeous golden sandy beaches of crystal blue waters (on the eastern coast) such as Voutoumi, Vrika (where a restaurant is located) and Mesovrika as well as impressive geological storage, specially on the southern and eastern part of the island such as Helidonograva and Daskalia. The island has some tiny villages (with approx 50 houses), among them Ano and Kato Horio, although no more than 20 people live there. Antipaxos Island is richly planted with vines which produce many varieties of wines of excellent quality (Troukaniaris, Korakas, Korinthi, Petrokorintho and Fidia).