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Destination guide

Escape to Paxos in holiday lettings

Located on the beautiful Ionian Sea, Paxos is a pristine island paradise with clear, aquamarine waters and pebble beaches that welcome sunbathers and water adventurers. From enjoying sea views in charming cafes with fresh-caught fish to exploring the natural areas near the pristine beaches, you’ll find plenty of fun and excitement near Paxos holiday lettings.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Paxos holiday homes

Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing day by the water or adrenaline-fueled adventures on the surf, Paxos has excellent outdoor opportunities for enthusiasts. The white-sand beaches and turquoise waters provide the perfect playground for water sports like surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking, canoeing, boating and sailing. The vibrant, colourful sea life below the surface makes for once-in-a-lifetime snorkelling and diving opportunities. On land, travellers enjoy exploring the hills, wooded areas and beaches with biking or hiking, especially in remote areas with native wildlife. No matter your skill or inclination, you’ll find tons of fun outdoor activities near your holiday rental in Paxos.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Paxos

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Paxos

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Paxos is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Avlaki Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Voutoumi Beach (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Sarakiniko Beach (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Arkoudilas Beach (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Kavos Beach (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Valtos Beach (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
Beaches

Best beaches near Paxos holiday homes

One of Paxos’ biggest draws is its beautiful beaches. Holiday homes put you within reach of such premier beach locales as Marmaris Beach, a shaded beach with ancient olive trees, or Kipos and Kipiadi, two remote beaches with crystal-clear water and nature trails. Monodendri, a wide stretch of beach with canoeing and windsurfing opportunities, and Paralia Voutoumi, a sheltered beach with charming scenery, a wooded backdrop and clear, turquoise waters, are perfect places to spend the day. You could also visit Kloni Gouli Beach, a picturesque beach location with a long, flat beach and gentle surf ideal for families with small children.

How to get there

Transport to and around Paxos

Fly into Corfu (CFU-Ioannis Kapodistrias), the closest airport, located 30.5 mi (49.1 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Getting to Paxos holiday lettings

Getting to Paxos is easy due to the direct flights from all UK airports into Corfu airport and transfers by sea- or hydroplane. The port of Gaios in Paxos receives hydrofoils, sea taxis and ferries, as well as boats and sailboats, to bring travellers onto the island. Once there, this pedestrianised island is easy to explore on foot or bike from your holiday rental. Restaurants, bars and shops are scattered throughout the area, making it easy to walk to get what you need. You can also use the local bus service, taxis or car hire to get around.

Food & drink 

Sample island cuisine in Paxos

Paxos boasts the staples of Greek cuisine, such as traditionally-made pizza, pasta and souvlaki, as well as the rich bounty of the sea. Local delicacies, such as homemade tiramisu, ouzo, stuffed tomatoes, lobster and strawberry dishes, can be found in many area restaurants near your holiday rental, giving you endless options to experience island flavour and discover a new favourite.

How many holiday rentals are available around Paxos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 345 holiday lettings around Paxos. From 162 villas to 103 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Paxos?

Perhaps it's the glorious ocean views, or maybe it's the chance to lay back from sunup to sundown. But there's just something about a beach holiday that appeals to one and all. Fortunately, there are 112 beachside holiday rentals to whisk yourself away to. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has a selection of other options, including:

  • 97 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 80 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 77 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Paxos?

If you want to reconnect with your posse under one harmonious roof but have enough space for everyone to do their own thing, that means renting a villa. Luckily for you, we have access to the cream of the crop. In this destination, you'll find 179 options to select from. Rates start at £82 per night. If that doesn't agree with your group's style, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Apartment: 122 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £19 per night.
  • House: 50 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.
  • Hotel: 18 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £19 per night.

Can I stay in Paxos in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a break with the whole family or spending a few nights away with your old school crew, it's always loads of fun staying under the same roof! The best news is that HomeAway has options to suit you. Presently, villa holiday rentals are the latest thing for large groups of travellers here, and you'll find 50 listed on our database. If you're travelling with a large group, the rental options that are suitable for you include:

  • Looking for properties that can hold 6 holiday makers? We have 65 that will fit the bill. Prices start from £49 per night.
  • If you have 5 in your group, you'll be happy to find out that there are 49 rental properties that are suitable. Prices begin at just £23 per night.
  • Organising a trip away with a group of 7? We have 17 rental accommodation that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £82 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your uncle, your sister and all your besties to Paxos.