Lakka (Paxos) Travel Guide

Lakka (Paxos) in Greece

Paxos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, lying just south of Corfu. As a group with the nearby island of Antipaxos and adjoining islets, it is also called by the plural form Paxi or Paxoi. The main town and the seat of the municipality is Gaios. The smallest of the seven main Ionian Islands, Paxos has an area of 25.3 square kilometres, while the municipality has an area of 30.121 km2 and a population of about 2300.

Paxos lies some 15 km from the southern tip of Corfu, and at about the same distance from the town of Parga on the mainland. It is connected by ferry lines from Igoumenitsa and Corfu with Gaios. The island is hilly, the highest point having an elevation of 230 m.

In Greek mythology, Poseidon created the island by striking Corfu with his trident, so that he and his wife Amphitrite could have some peace and quiet.

Geography

Paxos lies some 15 km from the southern tip of Corfu, and at about the same distance from the town of Parga on the mainland.

Olive oil making, soap manufacture and fishing were supplanted by tourism as the main industry in the mid sixties, resulting in a construction boom, which has greatly altered the coastline around Gaios, the capital of the Paxiot demos.

Map of Lakka (Paxos) with accommodations

The blue markers shows the location of various accommodations in Lakka (Paxos). The letter in the marker describes the accommodation types: H for Hotel, A for Apartment, R for Resort, B for Bed & Breakfast and O for Other (e.g. pension, villa). Click on the blue marker for more information on the accommodation.

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