Paxi, a little island just
8 miles south of Corfu will capture your heart from the first moment you
look at it.
Its surface is only 25 square kilometers, but it is covered with
more than 300.000 olive trees and
it produces one of the best qualities of olive oil in Greece.
Its eastern coast slopes
gently into the sea and has many little coves
along its length, while the rocky western coast drops vertically
into the water from as high as 200 meters.
The little village of Gaios which is the
capital of the island is a natural harbor with its deep bay whose
entrance is protected by two little islands with a castle
and a monastery on them. It is picturesque and quite lively with
a number of tavernas, cafés and
Sailing around the island you will find many beaches, most
of which are isolated, as well as marine caves and other natural
Some of them are the cave of Kastanidas at the base
of a vertical rock 190m high, the cave of Ortholithos with the massive
monotith in front of its entrance, the
cave of Ypapandi which is a
refuge for seals and the natural stone arc of Tripito.
You have to live this unique experience
of going for a swim in a sea cave or at least just row inside
them with the inflatable dinghy!
Just 3 miles to the south
of Paxi is the little island of Antipaxi with only
100 people living on it. It is worth a visit as on its north-east
coast is situated one of the bays with the most
beautiful turquoise colors of the Med!
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