The village of Loggos winds down for the evening
There is something very romantic about Poseidon’s ‘love nest’. For a true getaway, nothing beats having your own little motor boat which you are free to anchor where and when you chose for a secluded swim or a peaceful picnic. At the end of the day, watch the sky turn from blue to gold to blush pink from one of Paxos’ fabled sunset tavernas on the west coast, or pack a blanket and a bottle and take the steep path down to Emiritis beach, created by a landslide in 2008 and now one of the most magical spots on the island.
The villages of Loggos, Lakka and the capital Gaios all have their own character, plus a surprisingly wide choice of places to eat. Lakka sits at the head of a deep inlet, a magnet for luxury sail boats and the perfect spot for people-watching over an iced coffee or a cold beer.
Peaceful and enchanting, the tiny fishing harbour of Loggos is an idyllic spot for a freshly-caught lunch just metres from the water’s edge.
Paxos has around 250,000 olive trees, and the Venetians reputedly rated Paxiot olive oil above all others in their sizeable empire. For top quality at local prices, you can buy olive oil direct from the producer in Gaios. The main town on the island, Gaios also has a little museum of local history, which makes for an interesting counterpoint to the influx of flashy yachts that jostle for space in the horse-shoe shaped harbour in high season. For an alternative island view, take one of the excellent walking maps of Paxos and head off into the olive groves for a taste of life that feels virtually unchanged since Venetian times.
Watch the sunset from a waterside taverna