Magazia, Ozias, Moggonisi in Paxos
This small settlement on the island used to be the capital. It is located in the center of the island, on the road that connects Gaios to Loggos. It is one sparsely populated place with traditional houses and cafes with magnificent views of sunset from Erimitis Church of the Holy Apostles at the end of the road, which begins opposite Saint Spyridon, from the gas station.
It is surrounded by olive groves and centenarian olive-trees. The beach is within walking distance and the main elements of the village are the peacefulness and tranquility. The old acne becomes apparent to the visitor from the first moment, because of the many beautiful houses that were homes for the locals.
The majestic scenery of Erimitis with the steep rocks, Kastanida, an area with wild natural beauty and Ortholithos, an impressive vertical rock at a short distance from the west coast of the island, are places that you can visit from Magazia settlement.
It is the oldest settlement on the island. In the area of Ozias you will see the ruins of the early Christian basilica of St. Stephen.
One of the two small islands in the south of Paxos (the other is Kaltsonisi on which is the church of Saint Spyridon, 1680).
It is joined to Paxos by a small bridge and has a sheltered sandy beach (the only sandy beach, the other beaches are pebbly) between the island and the islet of Moggonisi.
Close to the beach you will find a few restaurants and a small harbor.
In the area, are the very impressive and "mysterious" Moggonisi caves, which indicated that were the lair of the Nereids, the sea nymphs.
For your stay in Paxos, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Magazia, 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.