Paxi Island Greece

Paxi Island is the name given to the smallest group of the Greek Ionian Islands (the Heptanese). The island is approximately eight miles in length and tipped up towards the west. The west coast is dominated by steep white, chalky cliffs that are greatly eroded at sea level, and harbour many 'blue caves' which can be explored on launches departing from Gaios. Much of the attractive landscape is still covered in olive groves. These stretch from Lakka, the harbour community in the north, through Magazia to Gaios, the capital.

Things to See & Do

* Mongonissi beach
* Southwest coastline
* Gaios
* Lakka

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 30.12 km²
Population – 4,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location – The main port is located at the capital Gaios, on the east coast of the island.

Travel Links - The island is serviced by hydrofoils and ferry boats from the mainland Greece port of Igoumenitsa (1.5 hours), hydrofoil boats from Corfu (1–1.5 hours) and from Bari and Brindisi (4 hours). There is no airport but there is a privately owned seaplane service (7 minutes from Corfu town

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