The island of Paxoi is definitely a real paradise floating in the Ionian Sea…. A spectacular green island with turquoise seawaters and spectacular caves, quaint fishing villages, and incredible beaches.…
Beaches in Paxi Greece are small coves with crystal, blue-green waters. Some Paxi beaches are organized with a few umbrellas and sunbeds, but the majority are secluded places to enjoy privacy. Apart from Paxi beaches, visitors can also visit by boat the stunning beaches on the close Antipaxos island.
The Islet of Agios Nikolaos in Paxi…a jewel of Gaios port, a lush green islet that covers almost the entire entrance. It was named after the small chapel of St Nicholas The islet was built for the protection of the pirates as well as the 15th-century Venetian fortress built on top of it dominating the whole area.
Another enjoyable activity in Paxi island is hiking as there are many footpaths cross the island and lead to tiny chapels, small settlements, secluded beaches and hilltops with breathtaking view to the sea. Hiking is best in autumn and spring when the weather is not so hot. In summer, long hiking can be quietly uncomfortable.
Before you leave visit the Olive Press Museum is located in Lakka, on the northern side of the island. It actually consists of an original stone olive press found in the rural setting and dating from 1865. The olive press has been recently renovated and works till today. The family of the owner will gladly show you how the press works.
You can reach Paxi by ferry either from Corfu or from Igoumenitsa. The trip from Corfu to Paxi lasts 30 minutes and it is carried out by a hydrofoil ferry. On the other hand, ferries that depart from Igoumenitsa for Paxi are larger and they can transfer vehicles, too. In this case, the trip lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.
There is no airport on the small island of Mathraki. The closest one is located in Corfu.