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Paxos (Paxi)

Paxos (Paxi) is the smallest of the six main Ionian islands. When you step ashore at Gaios , the island's little port, you'll find an exquisite miniature world just waiting to be discovered. One of the attractions of this island is its size; it is so tiny (10 km. long and 4 km. wide) that you can easily walk from one side to the other. At the same time, it is so thick with grapevines and olive trees that the whole place is like one big garden. Along its eastern coast, just a stone's throwaway, are the smaller islands of Panagia , Agios Nikolaos , Mongonissi and Kaltsonissi.

During your stay on Paxos, you will find wonderful beaches and translucent waters, perfect for swimming, snorkelling and fishing. You should not miss taking a trip around the island in a motor launch, for a look at its spectacular white cliffs, punctuated by delightful coves and intriguing grottoes. On the east side of Paxos island sits Gaios, its capital and biggest village. Charming 19th century houses, threaded by narrow lanes, lie at the end of a closed “fjord”, surrounded by trees and shrubs. At the entrance to this picturesque harbour you can make out the islets of Panagia and Agios Nikolaos with its Venetian castle and windmill

Lakka is a little seaside settlement with a tiny harbour, built on a sheltered bay whose coasts are covered with olives and pines. Its low houses are particularly distinctive, painted in interesting shades of brown and indigo. The grotto of Ypapanti is only 2 nautical miles from Lakka by motorboat If you should happen to be in Paxos on the 15th of August, you'll want to follow the faithful who gather at the Monastery of Panagia ( Moni Panagias ). The festivities last all day and all night, winding up in Gaios with dancing in the main square.

Pleasant excursions may be made to Panagia, Agios Nikolaos, Mongonissi and Kaltsionissi . From Paxos it is also possible to visit Parga on the mainland, a small town with a Venetian fortress and a wonderful beach, and Antipaxos , a tiny island 3 nautical miles (30 minutes away) from Gaios. About 120 people live on Antipaxos. Its slopes are practically covered with grapevines and its beaches are superb. Totally unspoilt, quiet Andipaxi serves as a refuge for those seeking solitude, simplicity and serenity.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Villas  Artblue Villas Villas Artblue Villas     
Tsoukaládhes
The modern ArtBlue Villas is located 700 metres from Tsoukalades Village, and offers self-catered units, each with a private pool and a sun terrace. Free WiFi is available in all areas. more...
 Hotel Agios Nikitas Hotel Agios Nikitas     
Áyios Nikítas
Only 150 metres from the nearest beach, the traditionally built Agios Nikitas hotel is located in a stone-paved courtyard with bougainvillea and jasmines. more...
 Olive Tree Hotel Olive Tree Hotel     
Áyios Nikítas
The traditionally built Olive Tree Hotel offers accommodation in the scenic Agios Nikitas Village, within walking distance from the beach. Each room comes with a TV. more...
 Villas  Arethousa Villas Villas Arethousa Villas     
Sívota
Located in Syvota Village of Lefkada, Arethousa Villas are set in an olive grove. They feature fully equipped units, each with a private pool. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Villas  Lefkas Villas Villas Lefkas Villas     
Lygia
Lefkas Villas offers pet-friendly accommodations in Lygia, just 3 miles from Lefkada Town. It features an outdoor pool and a hot tub as well as free WiFi and air conditioning. more...
 Lefkas Petra Lefkas Petra     
Áyios Nikítas
Offering an outdoor pool with sun terrace, Lefkas Petra is just 200 metres from the popular beach of Agios Nikitas. more...
 Kalias Hotel Kalias Hotel     
Vasilikí
Featuring an outdoor pool, Kalias Hotel is only 150 metres from Vassiliki Beach with watersports. Set amidst a well-tended garden, it offers a poolside snack bar and free Wi-Fi. more...
 Athos Hotel Athos Hotel     
Nydri
On Nydri?s waterfront, Athos Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with balcony. It has a swimming pool and a hot tub and free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. more...
 Condo Hotel  Santa Emelia Condo Hotel Santa Emelia     
Vasilikí
Located by the Ponti bay in cosmopolitan Vasiliki, this newly built apart-hotel enjoys a view over the Ionian Sea. Only 150 metres from the beach, Santa Emelia also features an outdoor pool. more...
 Condo Hotel  Katerina Lefkada Condo Hotel Katerina Lefkada     
Vasilikí
Featuring air-conditioned rooms with a balcony overlooking Vassiliki Bay or the hotel?s gardens, the family-run Katerina Lefkada is just a 10-minute walk from Ponti Beach. more...
 Condo Hotel  Akroyiali Resort Condo Hotel Akroyiali Resort     
Vasilikí
Right on the famous Vasiliki Beach, Akroyiali Studios features air-conditioned studios with a furnished balcony overlooking the Ionian Sea. Restaurants and seafront cafés are within 100 metres. more...
 Hotel Nirikos Hotel Nirikos     
Lefkada Town
Centrally situated in Lefkada Town, Hotel Nirikos is a short walk from the waterfront and offers a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. more...
 Apartments  Matina's Residence Apartments Matina's Residence     
Lygia
Featuring a well-tended garden with grassy areas, Matina's Residence offers self-catering accommodation in Lygia, just 50 metres from the beach. Free WiFi is available in all areas. more...
 Condo Hotel  Villa Elia Condo Hotel Villa Elia     
Lefkada Town
Located only 500 metres from Agios Ioannis Beach, Villa Elia offers studios and suites with a balcony and garden views. more...
 Sun Castle Houses Sun Castle Houses     
Drymon
Featuring air conditioning, Sun Castle Houses offers pet-friendly accommodations in Drymon. The property features a spa tub. Lefkada Town is 6 miles from the property. more...

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