Best attractions Paxi Antipaxi
Our first stop in Paxos is at the graphical Gais, the capital and main port of the island, which is separated by a narrow channel from it's natural breakwater, Agios Nikolaos, where a Byzantine castle was built, fortress of its time. Gaios got its name from the apostle Gaios who along with the apostle Krispos visited the island in the 1st century In AD. In Gaios it is worth visiting English govern orate on the platform of the old port, the Church of the Ascension and the Museum of Paxos. The museum was founded in 1996 and is housed in a neoclassical building which bequeathed in 1905 by Andreas Sygros in Paxi. In it, among other things, you can see finds from the prehistoric era and the classic years until the Second World War, as well as the resolution of the Ionian Parliament for the annexation of the Ionian Greek state in 1864.
Moving south and across the vast groves of the island you can go to the Ozias, the oldest settlement in the island and see the ruins of an early Christian basilica of St. Stephen. Then leaving the coast road you will come to the somewhat better maintained, early Christian basilica of Agia Marina and the southern tip of Paxi which is one of the most beautiful sites at Paxi island the marine strait of Moggonisi - Kaltsonisi. In Kaltsonisi will see the church of Saint Spirydona dating from 1686.
At a distance of five kilometers from Gaios Loggos is a small picturesque village built among pine and olive trees, which is worth visiting for the church of the Life Giving Fountain and it's taverns and bars.
Lakka is at the northern headland of the island and takes its name from it's Soulio origin residents who fled to Paxi to escape from Ali Pasha. At Lakka you'll find the stone lighthouse which was built in 1832, with a height of 36 meters and rises 108 meters from sea level.
The west side of the island
One of the features of the island is it's topography. While the east coast is fairly regular, the western is extremely steep, forming vertical cliffs, caves and sea arches. Typical is the cave located under the settlement Vassilatika in which the submarine Papanikolis was hidden during World War II. Whether accessed from the island, or by boat, at the west side of the island many beautiful beaches await you to discover them.
Although the rains are many at Paxi, the composition of the soil prevents water retention. For this reason the people sculptured the rock and built ashlart cisterns from which they supplied wells, which they built by themselvesin order to store water. The most important of these tanks is over St Eleousa, at Great Vigla and at Boikatika while you will find the larger of them the so cold Greek,if you take the path across Fanariotatika.
The hot springs of Paxi are known since ancient times, arising from the subsoil and ending into the sea. Most of them are sulphides and are used in swimming pools in which they are used for their healing properties, especially in rheumatic and skin diseases.
The most important thermal springs are: the Ozias, John and Glyfada.
In the end we left Antipaxi. With few inhabitants, but rich vegetation and large-scale vineyards that produce the famous black antipaxi wine, at Antipaxi you will find the Church of St. Aimilianos an English and a tank built in 1833 and one of the most beautiful beaches, not only in Greece and in the world, Voutoumi.
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