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It’s All Greek to Me!

Like most British holidaymakers I have had a long term love affair with Greece. Every few years I find myself back there gazing out to an azure sea whilst sat sipping an ice cold beer in a gorgeous traditional taverna. I simply cannot stay away!

 

Paxos

Image by Anne-Marie Wagner Mjörner

Every area, be it mainland or island, has a different feel to it. I have yet to visit anywhere in Greece that I didn’t like! The exception possibly being Piraeus port which should be passed through with all due haste to get to your next destination!
 
This month I would like to introduce you to a little island called Paxos. Paxos is a tiny tidbit of Greece being just 7 miles long and 3 miles wide with over 30 beaches and plenty to explore. Amazingly it is just 3 hours by sea from Corfu.
 
This is an island where you won’t find over commercialised All Inclusive hotels or a fast food chain restaurant in sight. It is the perfect place to experience a traditional Greek holiday made all the more relaxing by the unhurried, laid back pace of the islanders.
 
The capital village is Gaios and this is where you will also find the main harbour. The village has enough shops, tavernas and restaurants to keep you busy and you will be surprised at how lively these can be during the peak season. It has its own Venetian Castle in Aghios Nikolaos and the delights don’t stop there for such a tiny haven.
 
The island is perfect for walking enthusiasts. You can do this independently or take an organised tour to discover the deserted villages, olive groves and spectacular scenery.
 
If you are seeking a day trip then you can sail to the mainland to the harbour town of Parga. The island also has it’s own landmark lighthouse, a museum and a series or sea caves – the largest one even hid Allied submarines during the second world war. A lovely way to explore is by boat and you can hire one from 30-40 euros per day.
 

If you have any questions about Paxos or indeed any other travel related matter please email me at bitterapple40@hotmail.co.uk
 

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