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About Paxos

The myth of Paxos recounts that Zeus, in a fit of rage, hurled a little chunk of Corfu southwards — just a stone’s throw away. A mere 14 kilometres from Corfu, lovely Paxos has an appealingly laid-back feel, perfect for those seeking an understated island hideaway. Too small to need its own airport, this little Ionian Island has escaped over-development, and the best places to stay in Paxos remain small, intimate and characterful.

Most of life on Paxos is clustered around the island’s three villages, all looking towards the Greek mainland. Gaios, the main town, is home to the island’s ferry port, and has a picturesque strip of pink-and-white buildings framed by verdant hills and olive groves. Lakka, to the north, has the island’s best sailing harbour and a great selection of bars and tavernas, whilst little Loggos showcases Paxos’ Italian and Ottoman heritage through its own group of lively eateries. Explore all three communities for a real sense of the island’s cuisine and culture over the course of your holiday.

Discover the rest of Paxos’ undulating coastline by boat, dipping into hidden coves and pretty bays with turquoise waters and dramatic white cliffs. The nearby island is Antipaxos is ideal for days trips. If you’re dreaming of sunbathing, swimming and sandcastle-building, make for Voutoumi, Erimitis or Avlaki beaches, where you can also snorkel. Venture inland to follow ancient paths between olive groves, around windmill-topped green hills and along limestone clifftops. Originally mule tracks for transporting agricultural produce, these routes criss-cross the island, meaning that the possibilities for wandering are almost endless. Better yet, some pass close to the best places to stay in Paxos, so you can sink right into the pool upon your return.

The Best Places to Stay in Paxos

For Seaside Style

  • Paxos Fairytales is a collection of studios, suites and apartments in lively Gaios town. Overlooking the ocean, spaces feel fresh and contemporary, with natural wood and light fabrics. Perfect for couples, friends and families eager to explore on foot, this is also an appealingly affordable spot.

For a Boutique Hideaway

  • Zakspitaki is a charming, secluded B&B with eclectic interiors featuring artefacts, artwork and textiles from East Africa, Asia and Europe. Brilliant for artsy types looking to unwind, this laid-back little property also has a plunge pool and sun-drenched terrace. Very romantic and low-key.
  • Torri e merli offers elegant five-star style, with soothing spa treatments, gourmet Mediterranean cuisine and beautifully appointed interiors. Ideal for romantics or keen spa-goers, this is a gem of a boutique hotel in Paxos' interior.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Corfu Airport, and hop in a short taxi to Corfu's New Port. You can catch the 1.5-hour ferry to Paxos from there. Once on the island, take a taxi to your destination -- or organise a port pick up with your hotel in advance.
  • Paxos is wonderful to explore with the freedom of your own transport! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect warm summers, with temperatures hovering around 28°C between June and August, which is also peak season. For fewer crowds travel in April, May or September, when you can find great hotel deals, plenty of sunshine and warm ocean waters. Bear in mind that October can be rainy!



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Best Hotels in Paxos

  • Paxos Fairytales Gaios, Paxos 3 rooms from £61

    Families  -  Families can be accommodated in the hotel's self-catering apartment, with multiple bedrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen
    Romantic Break  -  With well-appointed rooms and a great location close to the coast, this hotel makes a hassle-free romantic getaway
    Beach Life  -  Set close to the beach on the pretty island of Paxos, book this hotel for a relaxing seaside break
    Great walks  -  See the pretty port of Gaios on a long walk; the hotel's central location makes it a great starting point for exploring
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    This hotel offers boutique rooms and contemporary studio apartments overlooking the sea on the island of Paxos. Interiors offer a tranquil, romantic atmosphere with warm lighting and luxury linens. Set a short walk from the beach, this hotel is perfect for a couples' seaside break. See More

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  • Paxoi Resort Paxos from £124

    Back to Nature  -  Nestled amidst olive trees, offering a serene retreat after days of hiking the island's trails and exploring its vibrant culture
    Hotel boats for hire  -  Embark on a day of adventure with a private cruise around Paxoi's pristine coastline, revealing hidden coves and azure waters
    Romantic Break  -  Stone-built suites adorned with fine art, private terraces, and a jetted tub create the perfect ambience for a dreamy getaway
    Total relaxation  -  Indulge in ultimate relaxation as you soak in the jetted tub, surrounded by fragrant olive trees, under the Grecian sun
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    A adult-only island gem, just steps away from Gaios. Traditional stone walls set the tone, with stylish suites boasting Cocomat beds and desert chic colour palettes. Dive into the infinity pool or unwind in the jetted tub while sipping cocktails from the pool bar. Serene sophistication in spades. See More

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  • Zakspitaki Paxos 2 rooms from £130

    Local exploring  -  Explore Paxos and the neighbouring island Antipaxos easily from this hotel, with miles of vineyards and pristine beaches
    Romantic Break  -  With just two guestrooms, spectacular views and a peaceful setting, book this hotel for a rejuvenating couples' break
    Hideaway  -  Set in a secluded location in the charming village of Loggos, this hotel is a beautiful island bolt-hole
    Diving  -  Discover the rich marine life off the coast of the island on a diving trip; your hosts can recommend local diving schools
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    An intimate B&B in a lovingly restored heritage property in the charming fishing village of Loggos. Unique interiors feature objets d'art from East Africa, Europe and Asia. Outside, an idyllic patio shaded by trees offers a plunge pool and deckchairs, the perfect place to while away the day. See More

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  • Torri e merli Lakka, Paxos 7 rooms from £191

    Views  -  Over the Ionian Sea
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Romantic Break
    Restaurant  -  Gourmet Mediterranean cuisine
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    A Five Star property with the emphasis on Zen. Simple, elegant, contemporary rooms and suites in chromes and white with sophisticated furniture. Gourmet Mediterranean restaurant, spa therapies, and lovely pool area. A skip from the beach. See More

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