Sailing Holidays in Paxoi, Ionian Islands, Greece

Sailing Holidays in Paxoi

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.