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Paxos Island


Gaios is the capital and main port of Paxos. According to legend it took its name from a student of Saint Paul who taught the Paxiots Christianity. The picturesque town is built on the leeward side of an enclosed and safe bay. The settlement´s traditional architecture, the lush vegetation grows and the harbours deep blue waters give the town an idyllic painting like appearrance.

At the entrance to the harbour are two verdant islets, Agios Nikolaos and Panagia, which provide natural protection from the sea. The islet of the Panagia is dominated by the monastery dedicated to her grace, while on the islet of Agios Nikaloas there is a Venetian castle dating from 1423 that is one of the most famous sights of Paxi.

Walk in the narrow streets of Gaios and discover the picturesque parts of the capital of Paxi.

Next to the harbour there is the historic archives of the island and you can also discover the church of the Agioi Apostoloi. History lovers can visit the Museum of Paxos whose exhibits present a history of the island.

You can enjoy lunch or dinner along the waterfront restaurants. Enjoy a coffee in one of the cafés near the harbour and savour the view and later you can make your way to a bar or club.

Enjoy your stay!