Paxoi, which are also called the “Benjamin of the Ionian Islands”, are located 7 miles south of Corfu, just 8 miles from the mainland coast and 12 miles from Parga. Paxoi is dominated by olive groves and Antipaxi, Paxí’s little sister island, by vineyards which produce the famous black wine. Antipaxi is also famous for its exotic beaches Vrika and Voutoumi.
According to the legend, the island would be the southernmost tip of Corfu, if the God of the Sea, Poseidon, had not broken it off with his trident when he needed a god-deserving place to live his love with the Nereid Amphitrite. Its capital and main port, Gaios (Gáios), is separated from its natural breakwater, the tiny island of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas), by a narrow channel, displaying one of the most beautiful port sceneries in Greece.
Visit the picturesque villages of Lóggos, Lákka and Oziás, tucked away in pine and olive trees. In the areas of Oziás, Yaná and Glyfáda, sulfur thermal springs offer an alternative treatment for rheumatics and other health conditions. Innumerable ravishing beaches await the fitter ones as a starting point for scuba diving into underwater caves and shipwrecks and for top-notch windsurfing.
The port of Paxoí (Gáios) is a natural harbor formed in front of the houses of the city of Paxoí, which is the capital of the island. The port can be approached by the N entrance having a width of approximately 230 m or by the S which has an entrance width of approximately 30 m and 2 m depth.
Only 2 km or so south of Paxos is the island of Antipaxos; an even smaller, almost uninhabited with small vineyards. There are two beaches in the north end, Vrika and Voutoumi, Here you have some of the finest clear blue seas in the world safe for swimming and snorkeling for all ages.
Small secluded beach with pebbles. Perfect for topless and nude bathing.
A series of small secluded pebbled beaches. You can only go by boat.
Great beach and close to the Logos. White pebbles and crystal clear waters.
A small island linked with stones with Paxos. You can go through the stones and get the best sandy beach on Paxos.
Between Logan and Gaius. Perhaps the best beach on the island.
A great combination of pebbles with crystal clear blue waters. Very nice beach, although not organized.
The bay is protected and great for swimming and safe for children. Near Lakkas there are some amazing caves that are worth seeing.
It is name means a standing rock in the sea. The huge vertical rock is standing into the crystal clear waters, supplemented by the large cave on the opposite shore.