With ancient olive groves, untouched beaches and sleepy fishing villages, Paxos holidays let you experience a traditional side of Greece.
Small but mighty
At just 10 kilometres by four kilometres, Paxos is the smallest of the Ionian Islands
, located just off the west coast of Greece
. As there's no airport there, many holidaymakers simply skip right past it. Fly to nearby Corfu
and then sail across to the island to make the most of this Grecian sweet spot.
The rural village of Magazia
's where you can really get away from the crowds. Join in with watersports at Harami Beach and explore the hiking trails over the surrounding hills. Just outside town is the Olive Oil Museum – stock up on everything from bottles of the golden elixir to moisturising soaps and beauty bits.
The busiest spots on the island are the harbour towns. Paxos' capital, Gaios
, has an urban spirit – shops and delis lead to a Venetian square and a picturesque waterfront. Nearby, the fishing town of Loggos
is a favourite for its curved seafront of pastel-painted houses and secluded beach coves.