Points of interest at the magical island of Paxos
The entire coastline of Paxos and Antipaxos is indented in appearance. It is highly recommended that the visitor goes on a tour of the island by boat.
The beaches, otherwise known as “spiatzes”, mainly small in size are pebble beaches and have clean and crystal water. The most well known are Gianna, Soulanenas, Balou, Agia Marina in Moggonnisi, Kloni Gouli
In front of the harbour of Gaios is the islet of Agios Nikolaos, which covers approximately 150 acres and rises to a height of about 45 metres atop of which sits the castle built in 1423 after permission was given by the Venetians to Adam II San Hippolyte in order to protect the inhabitants from the pirate attacks.
The absolutely magical caves in Mogonisi – the caverns of Niiridon beneath Athinagoras the bishop of Paramythia – the Trypitos forming a natural arch, the cliff of Mousmoulios, Ortholithos – a standing rock surrounded by the sea.
The most famous are in Ozias, Gianna and Glyfada.
How to get to Paxos Island
Paxos island does not have an airport so the most popular way to get to the island is through Corfu or Igoumenitsa. At the following table you can review all your options when travelling to Corfu or Igoumenitsa and then to Paxos.
|to Corfu||from||More Info|
|by boat||Bari, Ancona, Venice, Brindisi||Lines: Ventouris, Superfast Ferries, Anek, Minoan, Agoudimos, Endeavor|
|by airplane||Rome, Milan, Bristol, Manchester, London, Berlin, Leeds, Oslo, Brussels, Nottingham, Billund, Greek cities||Airlines: EasyJet, RyanAir, Aegean Air, Olympic Air, Various charter flights|
|by bus||Athens, Salonica, Patra, Various Greek cities (through Igoumenitsa)||KTEL (Green Buses)|
|by car||Athens, Salonica, Patra, Various Greek cities (through Igoumenitsa)|
|from Corfu to Paxos||More Info|
|by ferry lines||through Igoumenitsa
passengers & vehicles
|by hydrofoil||passengers only
|by sea taxi||passengers only