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. It is very large and impressive rendering the landscape with beauty. It is only accessible by boat.
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.