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PAXOI

This island is a verdant and cosmopolitan heaven that combines the picturesqueness and the wealth in such a small expansion which you can actually walk from side to side. Gahis, the impressive entrance to the island that is protected by to islets prepossess for its natural beauty. Lacy coasts, small scenic voes, verdurous hills, majestic bays, impressive rocks and water caves attract the visitor. The houses are rocky, with many windows, stone ladder to the balcony, roof and stone pillars. The windmills spread all over the scene give to the island a special color.

Gahis is the capital city of Paxoi. It is a pictorial settlement inside a protected small port. It has always been an important area while it has to present many sights such as the picturesque monastery of Panagia, the solemn Curch of Agioi Apostoloi and the old-Christian one of Agia Marina in Ozia's port, Paxoi Museum, the marvelous lagoons in Eleousa and the historic Mill of Lesianitis. Lakka is at the south part of Paxoi Island and is also beautiful. Here you should visit the "House of "Drichoutsis", Pharos, Planoi and Monodendri beach. The natural beauty of Paxoi Island also consists of a big attraction for thousands of visitor. It is offered for outdoorsy routes at the verdant countryside and the delightful beaches, for romantic walks at scenic settlements and for real Greek amusement and nightlife.

The exploration with boat is one of the greatest pleasures that this island unsparingly offers. Small shingle beaches await for your discovery and to give you the sense of peacefulness. There are more than 30 beaches at the east side of Paxoi Island. The ones at Alati and Kipiadi are marvelous and the one at Planos was voted on May of 2003 as one of the 20 most beautiful rocky beaches in Europe by the Sunday Times newspaper. Sandy beaches you can also find at Lakka's port and Moggonisi while the wild beauty westwards Paxoi with the beaches full of ornate morphological shapes and caves of deep blue waters and marvelous beaches attract the visitor to dive into the crystal-clear waters.

If you like to dive or to live unique experiences the bottom of the sea in Paxoi Island awaits you. According to the lovers of the undersea activities it is one of the most beautiful sea beds in Greece. The spas of Paxoi Island are also famous from the ancient times. They spring by the subsoil and are spot in the sea while most of them are sulfurous and have been utilized as pools for therapeutic purposes, especially for rheumatic and dermal diseases. The most important are the ones in Ozia, Gianna and Glyfada.

Afterwards you can continue your day with fresh fish and local wine at one of the many pictorial taverns. For the lovers of natural beauty there are many old paths for exploration. The hospitality of the citizens, the fresh fish, the high-tall olive trees with their dry walls, the vineyard in Antipaxoi Island, the spas, the architectonic monuments of the windmills, the pharoses, the Venetian Castle, the numerous Byzantine Churches, the rocky water tanks, the old Kyverneio settlement and the taste of the high quality local wine, olive oil and honey compose the perfect place for your holidays.

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