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Highlights in Paxos
- The beaches of Paxos
- The folklore museum of Gaios
- Exolitharo diving point
- Lighthouse of Piani in Lakka
- Museum of the oil mill
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If you are looking for a different destination than usual, the tourist destination of Paxos, Greece is the perfect destination. Paxos is a very quiet island, ideal for those looking for a holiday in close contact with nature, with calm and tranquility. It is the ideal place for those who love the sea with all its shades, ranging from emerald to turquoise, for those who love breathtaking views, you will be enchanted by the colours of nature, the small quiet villages. Paxos is a land of olive trees and turquoise coves, where you can meet peace. Here you can find holiday rentals a stone's throw from the sea and close to all major resorts, to have the sea in the morning and fun in the evening. The houses are usually quite cheap and equipped with every comfort: private pool, barbecue and garden, to enjoy a full holiday and, for the most demanding, you can also stay in independent villas! If you want peace and quiet in the nature of Paxos, opt for a holiday letting in the surroundings, you will enjoy the peace and quiet of nature in typical stone houses renovated and equipped with every comfort.Lettings in the centre with the family
Besides the rentals on the coast, many others can be found in the beautifulcentres of the main villages of Paxos, near all services and supermarkets, to make the holiday relaxing, but also well organised. Also in this case you can enjoy both large rentals and small and intimate houses, with a private pool with breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and terrace or patio where you can enjoy lunch and dinner in the quiet atmosphere of Paxos.
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Location and orientation
The island of Paxos, Passo in Italian, is an island of Greece, one of the smaller islands of the Ionian Islands. The capital is Gaios, a small fishing port, well protected by the islets of Panaghia and Agios Nikolaos. Other settlements are the picturesque harbours of Lakka, within a protected bay overlooking the island of Corfu, and Loggos, on the north-eastern coast halfway between the previous ones. It is situated in front of the precious coast of Epirus and an hour's boat ride from the beautiful and colourful town of Parga.Historic centres and their timeless charm
The beauty of Paxos is that it has managed to remain a quiet and serene place all year round. The busy summer gives way, out of season, to a life of idleness and country life. Cement hasn't invaded these wonderful places. The undisputed protagonist is the olive tree, the few villages in the hinterland are immersed in an endless wave of olive trees! The production of olives and olive oil in winter is the main activity of the islanders. Among the various points of interest you will find the press museum, on the road between Lakka and Gaios. Reaching the museum, along this road, you can admire the culture and tradition of this area. The typical houses are made of stone with red tiles and green shutters. In Gaios there is another museum where the traditional furniture of the area is exhibited. Then in Lakka there is the Lighthouse of Piani while in Loggos you can visit the old soap factory! If you want to spend an evening of fun, do not miss, in the warm evenings or at sunset, an aperitif in the premises of the coast with sea view!
Travellers and related activities
The island of Paxos, together with the small satellite island of Antipaxos, forms a small paradise in the middle of the Ionian Sea! This incredible 19 square kilometre destination encompasses delightful villages, quaint harbours and dream beaches. It is certainly the ideal destination for a relaxing holiday in close contact with nature and the sea, peace and quiet. Despite its small size, the island is characterised by very varied landscapes. On the west coast you'll find white limestone cliffs overlooking the turquoise sea, while on the east you'll find many small coves that descend gently into the emerald sea! Despite being a small island, Paxos has many different beaches. Almost all of them are pebbly and can be reached on foot by land. Those on the west coast can only be reached by boat! A must is the nearby Antipaxos, easily reachable by boat or by excursion, which will welcome you with its beautiful sandy beaches. The whole sea surrounding the island is so clean and transparent that one wonders if it is true! A true paradise on earth!
Do you know that Paxos Island is also called Butterfly Island because of the incredible number of butterflies that populate it?
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The beaches of Paxos are not made of sand but of pebbles! If you like the sandy beach, you cannot miss an excursion to the island of Antipaxos and its Caribbean beaches! The sea surrounding the island is so clean and clear that it seems to be missing! The best coast to experience the sea of Paxos is the east coast, the inland one, which is an uninterrupted succession of coves, bays, coves, ideal for those seeking relaxation and tranquility. Lakka has two beautiful beaches, Harami and Kanoni; on the beaches of Paxos near Lakka, you will also find many with facilities and facilities. In the area of Loggos, the beaches of Kipiadi Beach and Kipos stand out. You will reach them along a steep path immersed in the hinterland. Beyond Kipiadi you will find the most colourful beach on the island, Alati Beach. North of downtown Loggos there are only rocks. Near Gaios, the capital, you will find the beautiful Kaki Langada and other small beaches. In the extreme south of the island is the exclusive resort of Agia Marina and its beach a few metres from the spectacular islet of Mongonissi, the sandy beach and water activities. Here, too, the sea is crystal clear! For those looking for dreamlike scenery, do not miss the west coast, where you can enjoy breathtaking views from the top of its cliffs. However, this is an area that can only be reached by boat or gulet.2. The folklore museum of Gaios
To spend a day other than a classic day at the seaside, don't miss a visit to the folklore museum in Gaios, the capital of Paxos. Here you can feel in tune with the island and its history through the objects of tradition: domestic utensils, evidence of work at sea, fabrics and antique furniture. It will be an excellent opportunity to fully experience the island and its tradition.3. Exolitharo diving point
If you love diving, you can't miss a visit to the Exolitharo. It is a rock that emerged from the sea with a particular morphological interest that is located north of Paxos. The seabed around the rock reaches a depth of 25-30 metres. The environment is rich in fauna. At the bottom are fish such as Skaros (parrot), pike, sea bream and amberjacks.4. Lighthouse of Piani in Lakka
If you like lighthouses, you can organise a trip to the Piani Lighthouse in Lakka. The first lighthouse in Lakka was switched on in 1825, it worked in oil and with a mirror machine with fixed parabolic mirrors. It was later restructured to improve its operation. In 1919 a sudden landslide of the ground destroyed the lighthouse and its adjacent buildings. Some testimonies report that the three custodians were saved by pure chance! It was later rebuilt in a more secure position. During the Second World War it was turned off, and when it was turned on again in 1951, its oil-fired energy source was changed to electricity. You can take very nice pictures here at the lighthouse!5. Museum of the oil mill
The olive tree is one of the symbols of Paxos. To get to know the island better, do not miss this museum dedicated to the cultivation of the olive tree and the production of olive oil, which is the main economic activity of Paxos.
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Our data shows that Paxos has an average price of £137.02 per night, which is a relatively high one under the neighbourhoods in Greece.
If you would like to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Paxos are October (£102.11 per night for accommodation, on average), December (£106.93), and April (£108.42).
When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Paxos, the most expensive months are, in descending order, August, July and September with average prices per night of £236.29, £200.23, and £153.56, respectively.
It is better to plan ahead in Paxos as only 31% of the properties are free, according to our 2020 data.
The months that have the highest availability, on average, are June (with an availability of 52.25%), May (51.4%), and July (45.5%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
The months with the lowest properties available in Paxos are, in order, March, February and January, with respective average availability figures of 13.75%, 15%, and 15%, based on data collected in 2020.
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