Holidays to Gaios feature sapphire waters, evening strolls around picturesque villages and delicious Greek fare at local tavernas.
A carefree capital
Gaios, capital of the small Greek
island of Paxos
, will steal your heart with its laidback personality and nautical charm. Expect peaceful, picturesque beaches, as well as narrow lanes to wander, shops to browse and bars to hop – not bad for a little town.
Shore to shore
Deciding which of the nearby beaches is most breathtaking's a tough challenge. Erimitis Bay's wild good-looks are a 10-minute drive across to the west coast, while 15-minutes up the east coast's the more chilled Monodendri Beach. You can even water-taxi to the white sands of Vrika Beach on the neighbouring isle of Antipaxos.
The tiny islands of St Nicholas and Panayia sit on Gaios' doorstep, a stone's throw from the shore. The former's home to a couple of interesting cultural landmarks, such as the ruins of an old Venetian fort, while the latter boasts a tree-wreathed church – talk about divine views.