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If you want a holiday where you can ditch your electronic gadgets and simply relax “offline”, then this is the place for you...
This tiny blip of an island in the Ionian Sea has a charmingly old world ambience and has escaped the high-rise development seen on some better-known Greek islands. So you can relax and enjoy a traditional welcome away from the crowds.
There's no airport on the diminutive island of Paxos, which sits just a little way south of Corfu off the north-west coast of mainland Greece. You will have to take a ferry to reach the island after arriving in Greece as a result. However, if you are looking to get off the beaten track and away from the excesses of mass tourism, the lack of an airport is a blessing in disguise.
Holidays in Paxos are about relaxing on pretty beaches, tasting the flavours of Greece at friendly tavernas, exploring traditional villages, hiking through a landscape dotted with olive groves and sailing from one isolated cove to the next. That's not to say that the island is overly quiet, though. The harbour town capital of Gaios, for example, has a cosmopolitan air and lively town centre.
Visitors to Paxos get to see an unhurried slice of Greece, where customs and attitudes of days gone by mingle with luscious vistas and laidback resorts.
Lakka is another hotspot for holidays on Paxos. The north-coast village is a great place to unwind and nearby Harami Beach is the perfect place to get wet and try a few water sports. Loggos, the third main resort on Paxos, is ideal for travellers seeking a peaceful spot to relax and drink in the local culture. You can take a trip to Corfu and visit Corfu Town and the 11th-centruy castle in beautiful Parga.
When it comes to activities, meanwhile, walking is a great way to see more of this little island. The fact that the beaches in Paxos are mostly pebbly also means that there are lots of excellent opportunities for snorkelling in the clear waters - although you will have to head to man-made Mongonissi Beach, in the south, to feel sand between your suntanned toes.
Choose holidays to Paxos for rest, relaxation, and a taste of authentic Greece. Book today: use the TravelSupermarket search tool to find the best deals.
The splendid climate of Paxos lures holidaymakers between spring and autumn...
The holiday season in Paxos runs from May to October, when temperatures range from about 20C to nearly 30C at the height of the summer, before falling again as the season comes to an end. Rainfall is rare at this time of year.
As tiny as it is, Paxos manages to put together an impressive series of annual events...
Spring Festival; June: A sister event to the Autumn Chamber Music Festival, this celebration of culture focuses on contemporary rather than classical music.
Autumn Chamber Music Festival; September: The pretty village of Loggos hosts this annual feast for the ears. Strains of classical music drift on the warm autumn air, enchanting visitors.
Guided walking tours; weekly: Get the lowdown on Paxos as you ramble through the island's handsomest landscapes. Ask at your hotel for more details.
Booking last minute holidays to Paxos? Don't worry that you haven't had time to plan as you'll simply stumble upon things to see and do...
Active types: The island is criss-crossed by walking trails through stunning scenery. Buy a map locally and get those walking boots on.
Relaxing: Boat trips will take you from all three resorts to quiet coves. It's also a short hop to neighbouring Antipaxos, an even tinier island, where the only stress is deciding which local wine to sample.
Romance: The rugged west coast is ideal for romantic sunset picnics. Alternatively, find a lovely waterside restaurant in Gaios and lock eyes over candlelight.