Paxos Island – The emerald of Ionian Sea

Paxos or Paxoi  is the smallest group of Ionian Islands. The largest islands are Paxos and nearby Antipaxos.

Antipaxos is famous for its wine and two of the finest sand beaches in the Ionian Sea. The main town of Paxoi, and the seat of the municipality, is Gaios.

Paxos is part of a European network called Cultural Village of Europe.It hosts a yearly classical music festival, which attracts some of Europe’s finest young performers. This festival usually takes place in late August/early September.

Approximately 300,000 tourists each year choose Paxos for their holidays. The beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and breathtaking landscapes are well known.

The island does not have large hotels, you can will find only small lodges or houses rented from the locals. The imposing stone lighthouse in Lakka was built in 1832.

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