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Paxos is in the Ionian group of Greek islands, a few miles south of Corfu.  As there is no airport on Paxos, most people travel there by ferry from either Corfu or Igoumenitsa.

There are 3 main villages on Paxos.  Gaios is the main "town" and is the liveliest, with lots of restaurants and a huge harbour where you can stroll along and drool over all the "rich people's" floating gin palaces.  It's certainly worth at least one visit, but it gets very busy during the day with trippers from Corfu and Parga and many of the shops seem to just want to make a quick killing from these daytrippers. 

Loggos is the tiniest of the 3 and, for me at least, it's the friendliest and least spoilt.  One of their major concession to commercialism was to string a row of fairy lights along the harbour front about 5 years ago, but each year we went back, more and more bulbs were in need of replacing, and last year (2003) they had taken it down altogether!  It has about half a dozen tavernas, about the same number of bars and a handful of shops, including a wonderful bakery - so everything you need really.

Lakka is somewhere between Loggos and Gaios in terms of size and has plenty of restaurants, bars and shops - even an internet bar!  Personally speaking,  that means to me that it lacks both the charm and intimacy of Loggos and the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Gaios, but it's very popular especially with first time visitors, so that's just my own opinion for what it's worth.

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August 06, 2005 new by elainekey

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