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Ionian Islands of Greece

Take a look at Paxos

The unique beauty of the coastline of Paxos island together with its understated air of sophistication and elegance makes it renowned as one of the most beautiful of the Ionian islands. Crystal clear water surrounds the island, Lakka and Mongonisi are perfect places to anchor and swim off the back of your yacht while the town of Gaios is a lively and chic town which attracts many visitors from land and sea. Just south is Anti-Paxos which is where the super yachts go to anchor and where its perfect for swimming in the emerald water.

Lakka, Paxos

The picturesque bay of Lakka is the second largest of the three main villages on Paxos Island in the northern Ionian and is a windsurfing and dinghy sailing haven and there are some great places for sailing yachts to anchor too. Lakka has many great restaurants and tavernas near the waterfront and along the lanes and alleyways that lead from the harbour into the village, all of which serve a good selection of traditional Greek cuisine. In some tavernas, the owners take you into their restaurant which is a unique experience as they tell you about what they are serving and show you the fresh local produce, all done in the friendly Greek style! The family friendly bars help you relax and unwind after a day sailing, whilst you sit back on the water’s edge and watch the boats come in and out. The cocktails here are particularly delicious! Lakka…

Longos, Paxos

Longos (Loggos or Logos) on the north east coast is the smallest of the island ports and one of the prettiest villages on Paxos (or Paxoi) and remains unspoilt. The tiny fishing harbour of Longos itself is enchanting with some truly authentic Greek waterside tavernas and flower decked houses, surrounded by luscious green vegetation and olive trees. Unwind and explore the narrow alleyways and the rainbow houses – life on Longos has never been more relaxing. Being a small traditional Greek village there are only a few options for supplies and basic provisions whilst on your Ionian yacht charter holiday, there are less than 100 permanent residents that live here all year round!

Gaios, Paxos

Gaios is the largest of the three main villages on Paxos. Gaios, the ‘capital’ of the island has its own unique mixture of Venetian and British heritage with colourful buildings that line the water front. Life in Gaios focuses on the pretty harbour which is extremely popular in high season. Here on the quayside, you will find an animated yet highly sophisticated aura whilst you watch life go by with a refreshing cocktail or local beer. The tiny and fascinating town has super variety of tavernas, chic boutiques and old-fashioned with a Greek atmosphere all of its own. Hidden behind the brightly coloured town houses is where you will find the best of Greek cuisine, from sizzling meats cooking in the window to beds of fresh sea food including the catch of the day. Whatever you decide to do in Gaios, you will not be disappointed by its vibrant beauty…

Island of Mongonissi

At the southern point of Paxos the small island of Mongonissi (or Mongonisi), steeped in natural beauty is set in the most beautiful surroundings with sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Mongonissi, just south of Gaios, is connected to the island of Paxos by a small causeway and provides a naturally beautiful and very sheltered inlet for visiting yachts on Ionian island sailing holidays. With a welcoming taverna right on the white sandy beach and crystal clear waters, ideal for snorkelling, Mongonisi island has a friendly and laid back atmosphere. With just short walk the taverna, you can take a leisurely stroll towards the cliffs, and in the distance spot the much-loved Emerald Bay along with other beautiful views that line the crystalline ocean. With plenty of space to moor in the harbour free of charge or anchored in the sheltered bay opposite the beach the island makes for a…


Antipaxos is a tiny and extremely beautiful island located about 1.5 NM to the South of Paxos, in the northern Ionian and part of the prefecture of Corfu. As the island is uninhabited for most of the year, the people who visit Antipaxos are usually daytrippers from Paxos and Corfu. Anti Paxos has a similar charm to its big brother Paxos, however, less in the way of facilities. There are no harbours but various good bays to anchor. The beaches are stunning and the aquamarine waters of Anti Paxos’ north eastern coast is crystal clear. Whilst exploring the north Ionian waters on your yacht charter holiday in Greece a sail to Antipaxos is well worth it for the fantastic crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches that surround it. Perfect for swimming and snorkeling you can see a huge variety of colorful fish, aquatic plants, underwater rock arches, and spectacular…

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