Paxos Festival Trust

About Paxos

map of Paxos

The beautiful island of Paxos lies in the Ionian Sea, just south of Corfu. Barely 12 km end to end and 4 km at its widest, Paxos is unusually green, being covered in olive trees which were first introduced by the Italians in the 14th century. The rocks and cliffs of its unspoilt coastline make way to crystal clear waters and exploring the island by boat, stopping to swim and explore, is one of the greatest pleasures of a visit to the island.

The smaller island of Antipaxos to the south boasts beautiful sandy beaches and brilliant blue water.

In Gaios, Loggos and Lakka the main town and principal villages of the island visitors can enjoy numerous bars, tavernas and restaurants.
One of the beautiful beaches on the island

Paxos is also renowned for walking, and there are miles of tracks running through the olive groves, along the dramatic west coast cliffs and down to secluded beaches all round the island.

There is a variety of accommodation on the island, from its two hotels to numerous villas, apartments and studios.


Reaching the island is typically by air to Corfu and then ferry or hydrofoil to Paxos. There are ferries from mainland Greece and Italy as well as an efficient sea taxi service, The Paxos Express (

It is hoped that The Paxos Festival will continue to arrange a free bus service to take ticket holders from Gaios and Lakka to all the concerts in Loggos and back again after each concert.

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