Explore the Ionian Sea
Visit the neighboring islands of Corfu Paxoi and it’s alter ego of Antipaxos in one of our special private tours.
Let us guide you through the beauty of the ionian.
Paxos can be found 14 kilometres south of Corfu, 20 kilometres to the east is Parga on the mainland of Greece. Paxos covers an area of some 19 square kilometres and is one of a cluster of picturesquesmall islands set in the Ionian Sea. Paxos has no airport, can only be reached by ferry boat and therefore, has been able to protect itself from the strain of modern tourism.
Paxos is an island of endless olive groves and Anti Paxos one large vineyard. The eastern coastline of the islands are gentle compared to the west coast which are bold and abrupt, with caves, arches and shear cliffs. The capital of Paxos is Gaios a picturesque village built around a port which is protected by two small islands Agios Nikolas and Panagia. On the Northern side is the village of Lakka and on the east side is the very charming village of Loggos. You will find the pace is still unhurried, very relaxing with genuine friendly Greek hospitality at its best.
The few small ports in this island are always full of sailing boats and yachts.
The west coast of Paxi island is more spectacular since it is full of sea caves and lonely beaches accessible only by boat. Just near Vasilatika village there is a lovely cave called Ipapandi and in this part of the coast the sea is really stunning. Paxos has a permanent population of approximately 2,300 inhabitants.
See some possible destinations
In this map on the left, you can see the most popular destinations of Paxi and Antipaxi.
on’t hesitate to search for your self, we can take you anywhere by boat.
Antipaxos island close to Paxi: Antipaxos island, also called Antipaxi, is the smallest of the Ionian Islands and belongs to the municipality of Paxi. According to Greek legends, Paxi and all the tiny islands around it were created when Neptune, the sea god, nipped with his trident, a tiny piece from Corfu in order to create a snug cozy place for himself and his consort Amfitryti. Located 3 kilometers to the south of Paxos, the islet of Antipaxos covers an area of 5 square kilometers.
It was originally inhabited by Souliotes, a historic mountain settlement that became famous for their brave resistance against the Ottoman Empire, but after their defeat in 1803, the Souliotes left the island and moved to other parts of Greece. Now it is uninhabited and totally unspoilt with absolutely no sign of modern living. The islet has a small harbor called Agrapidia where a network of narrow tracks starting from the harbor reaches the interior of the island, passing the occasional cottage with orchards of fruit trees, vegetables and wild herbs.
The islet is covered with vineyards that belong to the local residents and produce a rich red wine with delicious taste, famous in the island of Paxi. The islet of Antipaxos is famous for its beautiful beaches and offers some of the best swimming and snorkeling opportunities in Greece. Voutoumi and Vrika, the two main beaches of Antipaxos are located at the north end of the islet and both beaches are safe for all people. To the south of these two beaches, there are a few small and beautiful secluded coves.