Why Holiday in Paxos?
Paxos is a tiny gem that lies in the Ionian Sea just an hour's hydrofoil trip from its larger neighbour Corfu. With no direct flights, this island of pretty harbours and undiscovered coves is delightfully laid-back and off-the-beaten-track.
Gaios is the island town, main harbour and centre of island life. Harbour-side tavernas greet arriving visitors but are well worth a return visit during your stay. Loggos is a pretty village harbour just a 10 minute taxi ride from Gaios and home to several of our Paxos villas and apartments. Perhaps the best way to explore this island is by small boat - simply potter along the shoreline to find your own idyllic cove. For more information on Paxos, its harbours and villages click the tabs above. Our 'Getting there' section includes flight routes to neighbouring Corfu and ferry options.
Resorts in Paxos
Gaios is the main part of Paxos Island. It has a very picturesque harbour with cafes and tavernas and a Venetian Town Square. The best beach nearest to Gaios is Mogonissi, and is the best sandy beach on Paxos. Mogonissi is an islet connected to Paxos by stepping stones. There are many coves for you to discover and explore. The scenery around here is very flat and although the sea is excellent for swimming, and the coves interesting to look inside. it is only possible to sunbathe if you do not mind sunbathing on rocks.
The smallest of the three main villages on the island, Loggos is an enchanting and graceful old fishing port. This picturesque little resort is home to an impressive array of shops, restaurants and tavernas, giving it a lively yet understated atmosphere.
The beautiful harbour provides a beguiling setting for al fresco dining and it isn't unusual to sit and watch the locals bring in their catch for the day to be taken to the family restaurant ready to be eaten that night. Little wonder the quayside restaurants at Loggos have a reputation for offering some of the best food on the island.
The swimming here is excellent, with beautiful clear water ideal for snorkeling. During the day, brightly coloured boats will take you to explore the bays and beaches along the coast or transport you across to Anti Paxos with its fantastic sandy beaches.
In the evening, the harbour front with its handful of bars and tavernas offers the perfect spot in which to stretch an enjoyable end to a wonderful day late into the night.
Driving south along the coastal road from Gaios leads to lagoon-like Mogonissi Bay which offers a fine sandy beach, watersports such as windsurfing and canoeing as well as a taverna right on the beach serving drinks and good food. In contrast the southern coastline features rocky cliffs, high seas and panoramic views of Anti-Paxos to the south.
A short walk along the East Coast leads to one of the many pebble coves with excellent swimming, while Mogonissi's sandy beach is just a few minutes walk further south. The tavernas, shops and amenities of Gaios Town are less than 3 km (5 minutes) by car from the house.
This truly is the perfect location for those who prefer the option of a sandy beach, the tranquillity of a private location and the convenience of shops, tavernas and bars within a short drive.
How To Get There
Transfers to Paxos are usually by hydrofoil from the port in Corfu Town with the crossing taking approximately 1 hour. If you book inter-island transfers with us, you will be met at Corfu Airport by one of our Taxi Representatives who will escort you to the taxi to take you to the port for the next available hydrofoil. You will also have the option to book car hire or property transfers for once you arrive on Paxos.
Please note that the best arrival days for connecting to Paxos are on Mondays, when there are more boats and hydrofoils in operation. We recommend selecting flights that arrive on Corfu no later than 13:00 to leave time for your onward transfer to Paxos.
On Mondays, flights to Corfu leave from the following UK airports: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Exeter, Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Stansted. Direct flights are also available from Dublin and there are daily flights from Athens Airport.
Perfect Blue Holidays offer a full travel service including flights, car hire and taxi transfers as well as apartments, hotels and villas on an accommodation-only basis.