The tiny island of Paxos measures just 10km by 4km, meaning its not big enough to have its own airport – perhaps the secret to its success. The few who make the journey via hydrofoil from Corfu are richly rewarded – a breathtaking coastline studded with secluded pebble bays, boasting crystal clear water awaits. Add to this an interior featuring ancient olive groves – some of the oldest in Greece – and you can understand why the journey is worth it.
With a population of just 2,500, Paxos is concentrated in its harbourside town. Capital Gaios is the busiest in an uncrowded field, where the waterfront and venetian square attract a friendly mix of locals and visitors. Just 5km away lies Loggos, renowned for its authentic Greek tavernas.
Similarly, Lakka offers a range of eateries producing the freshest seafood, alongside Greek classics like tzatziki and mezze. The traditional methods of fishing have survived here – you’ll see more masts and sails the motors here, adding to the tranquility of the island. Savvy sailing fans have been keeping Paxos a secret for years. The deserted beaches around the island are easily accessible by boat, and what better way to spend a day, than sailing through the azure waters to the next picture perfect cove?