Holidays to Magazia deliver an authentic Greek island experience, with vine-dappled meals and sunny afternoons spent in secluded coves.
Magazia's a magical little hamlet nestled among the pines of Paxos
– an Ionian Island
that gets less press than nearby Corfu
. Only accessible by ferry, this tiny island hideaway's largely undiscovered despite its stack of charms. Magazia's all about unspoiled country lanes, olive groves and postcard-worthy coastlines.
The spoils of Paxos
Although there's no mass tourism in Magazia, there's still plenty to keep visitors occupied. The nearest beach is under a 30-minute walk away, while watersport action can be found a 10-minute drive up at north-coast Harami Beach, or 15-minutes south at Mogonissi Beach. And in-between these beach beauties is a world of criss-crossing walking trails.
A culinary odyssey
Magazia doesn't boast a bustling restaurant scene, but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. Think regional specialities and Mediterranean favourites served on a sun-soaked terrace. Take in views of olive groves and across the sea towards Greece
's mainland as you tuck in.
Just a five-minute drive away's the island's capital, Gaios
. Here, you can take a boat trip to the nearby islet of St Nicholas from the small harbour lined with pretty, salmon-pink houses. Or, another five-minute drive from Gaios will bring you to the Venetian ruins of the ancient village of Ozias.