About Paxos

Paxos is the smallest of the seven main islands in the Ionian Sea and lies to the west of the Greek mainland and about nine miles south of Corfu.
Despite its similarity to Corfu it has succeeded in retaining its distinctive character. Paxos offers its visitors a delightful taste of Greek hospitality in a truly tranquil setting.
The Paxos group of isles and islets comprises of Paxos, Antipaxos, Mongonissim, Kaltsonissi, Panagia and St. Nicholas
Legend has it that the islands appeared when Poseidon, the god of the sea according to Greek mythology, struck twice the water with his trident and created a haven where he could hide his godly women friends. The magnificent west coast sea caves, with their striking shade of blue, bear testimony to the Sea God’s abilities. Paxos therefore took the trident as its symbol.
Today Paxos is a miniature Eden and although a mere 7 by 3 miles, it has some 300,000 olive trees covering the island from coast to coast. Paxos and Antipaxos are also renowned for the most exquisite beaches in the whole of the Mediterranean – stark white sand gently shelves into a sea whose colour defies description.

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