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Gaios is the capital of Paxos and its main port. It’s a picturesque, natural harbor, “protected” by the nearby islands of Agios Nikolaos and Panagia, thus forming an impressive “fjord”.
On the lively waterfront there are taverns, cafes, bars and small shops to meet your needs. Walking around Gaios, you will see the Venetian square, traditional stone houses and beautiful neoclassical buildings, characteristic examples of the Ionian architecture. Among them the old British Government House, built during the period of English rule.
At the entrance to the port, the statue of the 1821 Greek revolution hero George Animomioannis reminds visitors of the island’s contribution to the fight for independence. The history of Paxos unfolds through the Paxos Museum, housed in a beautiful neoclassical building of 1905.
There are several churches in the village. Among them is the church of “Agion Apostolon”, where the tomb of Saint Gaios is located. Τhe village was named after this Saint. Near the church you will find the old Gaios Cistern, with its elegant staircase. It was used for the collection of drinking water and it has been designated as a historical monument.
It is worth visiting the two nearby islands: Agios Nikolaos, with the Venetian fortress, whose reconstruction was based on a design of Leonardo da Vinci and Panagia, with the monastery and the lighthouse.


It is located in the north of Paxos, at the head of a beautiful bay and it is the second largest village of the island. It stands out for the picturesque setting with the beautiful alleys, the small squares and the traditional houses of Ionian architecture. One of the most characteristic is the School building, which was built with money of the Greek benefactor Andreas Syggros.

The lush vegetation of the green hills that surrounds the village, reaches up to the beach, creating a stunning image of natural beauty.
Within a kilometre from the port, stands the Lighthouse. It is a unique location, from where you will enjoy the unhindered view of the glorious sunset.


Full of olives and pines, Loggos is one of the three villages of Paxos. Small and picturesque, it is famous for its bars and cuisine. You can taste fresh fish, traditional Ionian cuisine or Italian cuisine, in one of its restaurants and taverns. From its port you can arrange an organized one-day cruise to enjoy the amazing beaches of Paxos or rent a boat for a private trip. It is worth visiting the church of Zoodochou Pigis with the interesting frescoes as well as the Old Olive Mill / Soap Factory Anemogianni at the edge of the beach.

Agios Nikolaos island

Agios Nikolaos is one of the two green islands, located across the port of Gaios, the capital of Paxos.
It took its name after the church of Saint Nicolas that is built on the island. Today is uninhabited. It has an interesting history and its fortress is worth visiting. The fortress was rebuilt by the Venetians in 1423, when Paxos was under the rule of Venice, to offer protection from pirates. The reconstruction was based on a design of Leonardo da Vinci. Apart from the fortress, there is another church, that of Agios Ioannis (Saint John) and a windmill.

Mongonissi island

It is an islet located only 10 meters from the southern part of Paxos. They are connected by a bridge. However, the water is shallow enough so you can walk from one side to the other. Its picturesque beach is one of the few sandy beaches in Paxos. Here, you will find taverns to taste local dishes. There is also a small port for those who would like to approach it by boat. Exploring its sea caves is another reason to visit the islet.


The settlement of Radatika is located near the village of Lakka, northwest of Paxos. On the edge of the settlement, in a green landscape, you will find the Ypapanti Church, one of the most beautiful churches of the island.