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Paxos



Average temp:
April & May 10-18 degs celsius June & Sept 20 degs celsius July & Aug 25-32 degs celsius Winter 5-10 degs celsius

Distance:
3 hr flight to Corfu plus 1 hr transfer


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The food & drink
Bianco fish is an exquisite local dish with fresh fillet served with garlic leaves, lemon, white pepper and herbs. The fresh pies and bread from the bakeries are mouth watering. Fabulous fresh pasta is available in many restaurants.

Nighttime action
In the height of the summer dinner gets later and later. Even the children are out very late enjoying the freedom of such a safe place. Wander to a bar for a nightcap or two before going on dancing. The liveliest spots are in Gaios where there are a couple of open air all night clubs and many bars. Those under 25 will love it but it is all very non ageist and you will be welcome to join in. You can shop late into the night as so many shops are open, wonderful presents in many extremely good shops.

Daytime action
Nearly all our villas have lovely pools which is where everyone has a chance for a good swim and hearty breakfast of local yoghurt honey and peaches before venturing out to their boat and the glorious coastline of little bays and coves. Otherwise there are beaches with bars and tavernas (some with live music). During the cooler months the island’s wild flowers and butterflies make it the perfect place to walk or paint. There are lovely shops and art galleries for those bored with the beach!

What to look at
The island is a mass of tiny paths and tracks where you can find no less than 65 Greek orthodox churches. Many passionate walkers come annually to see the wild flowers and butterflies and try to make sense of all the hidden pathways - some of which lead to the gigantic cliffs on the west coast where the sun sets so dramatically.

Good for...
Really getting away from modern life (Children and adults soon forget being reliant on technology!) Romantic breaks. Taking a month out in spring or autumn to read, write or paint Anyone who loves being so close to the clearest, bluest sea.

Who else goes
Paxos is quietly and discreetly rather cool. In high season many aristocratic Italian families who own houses there descend from Rome and Milan for August which gives the island lots to look at! There is a very bohemian feel to the island and no one really dresses up which is very relaxing. Over the years a host of big names have visited the island and even settled there mainly because no one bothers them. There have been sightings over the years of Willie Nelson, Tom Hanks, Jude Law & Suzanna York.

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