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Guide to Paxos and Antipaxos

A pair of Ionian islands that will remain etched in your memory forever.

Situated below the popular Ionian island of Corfu, Paxos (Paxi) and its sister island Antipaxos immediately welcome you into a world of tropical beaches, spectacular cliffs, seas of olive groves and friendly harbours. Although incredibly small in size, the islands have a majestic appearance and ooze a discreet cosmopolitan glamour. From the white sandy beaches to the century-old olive trees, dense vineyards and ample amounts of nature, you are sure to be hooked by the charm of these two small emerald isles in the Ionian sea.

The main port and capital of Paxos island, Gaios is a delicate, quaint town that has held onto its original Venetian layout and architecture. Explore the beautiful harbour and the traditional surrounding villages of Lakka and Logos. Filled with traditional houses, picturesque promenades and colourful corners, the three villages of the island are simply effortless to explore as they emit a fairytale-like aura and a peaceful ambience. 

Paxos has a wide variety of crystalline waters which are perfect for sailing, swimming and snorkelling. Why not sail your charter yacht on the relaxed afternoon winds to the western shore of Paxos to Erimitis beach. Boasting an exotic landscape and enticingly clean emerald waters, the open pebbled bay has a stunning backdrop of tall white-washed cliffs that hang over the glistening ocean beneath it. The sunset from Erimitis is nothing short of spectacular. Grab a glass of wine and soak in the impeccable atmosphere as you watch the warm glow of the sun go down on this remarkable bay. 

If you are keen to adventure further around the island, be sure not to miss a visit to the Tripitos Arch. At around twenty metres in height, the arch is a natural rock that formed due to a collapsed sea cave. Thrill-seekers can easily walk across the top of the archway for an impressive view of the island of Antipaxos in the distance. For those wanting to absorb this natural wonder from the sea itself, the Tripitos Arch can be accessed by boat too. 

If quieter beaches are what you search for on a yacht charter vacation, located three kilometres south of Paxos, a short fifteen-minute sail from the south of the island, lies the tiny four-square kilometre island of Antipaxos, also known as Antipaxi. Filled with opportunities to indulge in traditional Greek culture and charm, there are numerous hotspots to this Ionian gem that shouldn’t be missed during your charter vacation. Famous for its Caribbean like beaches, the long sandy beaches and glistening blue waters offer some of the best swimming and snorkelling opportunities in Greece. Sail over to the North end of the island to find the two main beaches of Antipaxos, Voutoumi and Vrika. Here you will find ample amounts of clear spots to dive in, cool off and explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area. 

The Ionian islands capture the true essence of Greek beauty, creating the perfect family or romantic Greek charter vacation and with so much to explore in the area, it promises to be a spectacular charter vacation destination. If you are interested in a private crewed yachting vacation in the waters around Paxos and Antipaxos, view all superyachts available for Greece yacht charters today and start planning your next vacation with a recommended yacht charter broker

Alternatively, if you’re looking for some inspiration for things to see and do when traveling around the area, be sure to check out our sample itineraries handpicked by experts with in-depth knowledge of the region.

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Traditional Greek ambience
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