Paxi and Antipaxi

Greek: Παξοί & Αντίπαξοι | Pronounced: pak`si a`n̪dipaksi
  • Paxi and Antipaxi
  • Paxi and Antipaxi
  • Paxi and Antipaxi
  • Paxi and Antipaxi
  • Paxi and Antipaxi

Overview of Paxi and Antipaxi

“Size doesn’t matter” in the case of Paxi and Antipaxi, the smallest islands of the Ionian Sea. 19 and 3 square kilometers of land, respectively, are gifted with such undeniable natural beauties, that make them extremely popular among all Greek islands. Both guarantee relaxing, peaceful vacations with a deeply traditional feeling, while their “compact” charms help visitors feel immediately at home.

Cosmopolitan Paxi is an endless olive grove with picturesque bays, beautiful villages, cliffs and sea caves. Antipaxi is a “miniature” paradise with exotic beaches and vast vineyards that produce the well-known local black wine. Two green islets -Panagia and Agios Nikolaos with its Venetian fortress- await you before entering the port of Paxi capital, Gaios. White houses with red roof tiles, lush vegetation and crystalline blue-green waters fascinate you at first sight. An inland tour reveals villages that disperse some very old windmills, olive presses, as well as stone cisterns.

Evidently, Paxi offer more accommodation and gastronomy options, compared to Antipaxi. In any case, both attract nature lovers, families, couples and yacht vacationers – and mainly because of the latter, prices are quite high compared to other Greek island destinations. Legend says that the island of Paxi was created when sea god Poseidon cut off with his trident (aka the island’s symbol) a small part of nearby Corfu, to make a love nest for him and his mistress Amphitrite. The myth might actually be true: Paxi and Antipaxi are indeed a special, divine place to be!

Find more information on Paxi and Antipaxi at the official website for Greek Tourism VisitGreece.gr

Beaches Food Things to see & do

Voutoumi

: White sand, exotic, very popular and simply unforgettable.
10.0

Vrika

: Sandy beach, quite similar to Voutoumi – surely not to miss!
10.0

Kaki Lagada

: Surrounded by rocks, with pebbles and fantastic waters.
9.0

Harami

: Organized beach with pebbles and impressive green scenery.
9.0

Levrehio

: Small, pebbly and lovely beach, where you can relax under the shade of olive trees.
8.0

Mesovrika

: Situated between the former two, it’s rocky, isolated and kind of secluded, offering a sense of privacy.
8.0

Monodendri

: Pebbly and partly organized, with pines all around.
8.0

Mogonisi

: Artificially created, but very beautiful sandy beach, with all kinds of facilities available.
7.0

Aste Doue

: Loggos, Greek cuisine
9.0

Stasinos Garden Restaurant

: Lakka, Greek cuisine
9.0

Nionios Taverna

: Lakka, Greek cuisine
9.0

Erimitis Bar and Restaurant

: Magazia, Greek and European cuisine
8.0

Carnayo Restaurant

: Gaios, Greek cuisine
8.0

Caique trip around Paxi island

: Enjoy the boat ride and admire the unspoiled nature of Paxi.
10.0

Boat trip to Parga and Corfu

: Parga is one of the most beautiful mainland Greek resorts. Corfu has all the Ionian virtues you could ask for. It’s your call.
9.0

Walking around Lakka

: Recommended route to the church of Agii Apostoli, next to the small village Voikatika. The church overlooks the 150m Erimitis cliffs, which magnificently change colors at sunset.
8.0

Village Lakka

: Check out the 19th century stone lighthouse and the Cave of Ipapanti, among other sights.
7.0

International Music Festival of Paxi

: It takes place every year, from late August to early September, in Loggos village, featuring classical music concerts by Greek and foreign performers.
6.0

Map of Paxi and Antipaxi

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