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Although a small island on which to do nothing much it is probably one of the best places to relax and unwind. One of a cluster of picturesque Ionian islets and only reached by sea, it lies reassuringly off the beaten tourist track. Holidays in Paxos exude an air of quiet luxury and tranquillity. Somewhere between buying local fresh bread, snorkelling from a bobbing boat and strolling down to dine at a waterside taverna, this magical location will weave its spell on all who visit.
Pastoral Paradise and the legacy of Venice
This charming holiday destination - where time has almost stood still - is just 10km long, has only three main villages, four taxis and three policemen; yet there are an astonishing 63 beautiful little churches on this compact, serene island. The harbour front of Gaios, the capital, is a long curve of handsome old Venetian houses, while olive presses and forgotten hamlets still survive inland.
But it is perhaps the dappled sunlight of the ancient olive groves, vineyards and terraces, or the glimpses of sea from almost every vantage point, and its charming beaches that give it that feeling of timelessness. It offers visitors memorable travel experiences and a choice of accommodation options from luxury villas in Paxos to comfortable apartments located in the harbour village of Loggos.
Unlike other destinations where guided tours are the best way to enjoy the sights it is a wonderful island for a walking holiday. Ambling through the olive groves you may stumble magically on unexpected bays of startling turquoise, or catch fleeting glimpses of the mountains of Epirus or the tiny isle of Anti-Paxos. In spring the land is a haze of purple honesty, wild irises and lilies and the sky alive with a variety of Ionian birds: orioles, skylarks, Scops owls and hawks which attract bird watching visitors from afar.