Antipaxos island with its captivating beaches
The island is lush with undergrowth of trees, cypresses, cedars, bushes, myrtles, hollies, and pines in isolated areas, which stand out for their height and volume.
Even the natural landscape is full of vineyards that produce excellent wine, and that is why it is considered as a paradise for wine-tourists, and rightly is regarded the whole island as one large vineyard.
The wines of Antipaxos have specificity to the flavor and are highly sought after as the output is relatively small.
Adamis, Glyceras, Tsoukaniaris, Lianorogo, Asproudi are among the varieties of white wines that thrive on the island, while Fidias and Petrokoryntho are some of the varieties of red wine.
It is been reported that its first residents, as in other areas of Paxos, were some families from Souli that settled there in the early of 19th century, after the destruction of their homeland. In the past, people of Antipaxos were pejoratively called "Bears", but today this has become acceptable and they have even flags with a bear.
The link with the main island of Paxos is done by small boats, while it is visited by many touring and private boats.
In a short distance from the southern shores of the island is a small cluster of islets (Daskalia, Plaka, Psilos, Trypitos, Bourdoumpou, Xerosfoungaria).
For your stay in Paxos, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Gaios, as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
You can access Paxos by car through Igoumenitsa.
The best way to explore the area is to have your own car and is worth visiting places that are not accesible by the local public transport and tours.
The distances on the island are short and can be covered by public means of transport.
Daily ferry routes are scheduled from and towards Igoumenitsa to Paxos (Gaios) and Corfu via Igoumenitsa.
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For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.