Paxos really does embody the idea of ‘small is beautiful’ – accessible only by ferry, it has retained its authenticity and remained unspoiled by mass tourism. Cobblestoned paths, Spanish Steps, ancient cisterns and the twin-domed Ypapantis church and tall bell tower, make up some of the island’s charming features.
The three main seaside villages, Gaios, Lakka and Loggos feature idyllic seaside tavernas, bars and little shops. Venturing inland you come across tiny settlements named after families – as suggested by the “atika” suffixes in Greek – such as Bogdanatika, Dendiatika, Makratika, and Anemogiannatika, to name but a few!
The western coast is dramatic with stretches of rugged coastline and fabulous sunsets, whereas the east coast has an array of shingle beaches looking out towards the Greek mainland. The hills behind the beaches are covered in olive groves, with winding roads leading from one little village to the next.
Just a short boat ride away is the virtually untouched island of Antipaxos – a tiny islet measuring just three square kilometres and located a mere fifteen-minute speedboat ride away from Paxos. With its clear aquamarine sea and pebble beaches, this tiny island really has to be seen to be believed.
Well known for those seeking luxury property in truly tranquil surroundings. This is a place with intense cosmopolitan style due to the many yachts that moor in its ports during the summer months. Property here ranges from beautiful villas, plots of land oozing potential and stunning old houses waiting to be restored.