Paxi

Paxi

Paxi is a small earthly paradise. Thanks to the landscape picturesqueness and authenticity, the lordliness, the worthy touristic infrastructure and the cosmopolitan air, the island attracts every year a lot of tourists. According to Mythology, the island was created by Poseidon, who cut off with a stroke of its trident a part of Corfu with the purpose of lodging there his love with Amphitriti. So Paxi’s symbol is the trident.

Paxi, as all the Ionian Islands, is characterized by rich vegetation and is particularly famous for its immense olive groves. The picturesque natural ports, the impressive caves, the 64 churches, the mineral water springs, the wonderful beaches with the crystal-clear waters and the island’s great cultural heritage fascinate the visitor.

Gaios is the island’s capital and port, which maintains until now its traditional colour. The islets of Saint Nikolaos and Panagia embrace the port offering natural protection to it. In Gaios, you can visit the churches of Saint Apostoloi and the Paleochristian Church of Saint Marina. The Museum of Paxi is also found here.

      Sightseeing

The cave makes a splendid sight, while the white rocks give a bright shine to the sea-water.
The Folklore Museum was founded in 1996 by the Culture Club of the Island. It is housed in the old British Government House.
The Olive tree museum is housed in a perfectly preserved olive mill of the early 20th century and it has got a large collection of tools and means for the elaboration of olives for the production of olive oil, as well as tools of the region’s farmers
There is a small aquarium with a changing cast of exhibits that are released.
there is a Venetian fortress, tabernacles, as well as a windmill, whereas in Panagia Island the homonymous monastery is found.
Small island, located next to Agios Nikolaos, with its picturesque church and a lighthouse.
Visit the sandy beaches of Vrika and Voutoumi, by high-speed boat from the harbour, or by fishing boats or other boats, the traditional vineyards and the spring of Kalori.

 

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