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Paxos is located in the Ionian Islands and is connected by ferry to and from the Greek Mainland and other ports in the Ionian Islands.

There are 2 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Paxos. Kerkyra Lines and Kerkyra Seaways both operate ferries to and from Paxos. In the summer season, there are a total of 21 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Corfu to Paxos with 14 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Paxos is Igoumenitsa with a distance of just 39.5 kilometres - that's 25 miles or 21 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Corfu at a distance of 57 kilometres - that's about 35 miles or about 31 nautical miles.

The new port is 1 km away from the main town of Paxos, on the north side of the bay. It is located at the edge of Manesko bar, opposite the islet of Panagia, roughly a 15-minute walk from the center. The new port is used by ferries sailing from Corfu and mainland Greece (Igoumenitsa) to and from Paxos.

The old port of Paxos is closer to the center of the town (Gaios) and nowadays is used only for the routes to and from Antipaxos.

Paxi is the name of the island complex consisting of Paxos island and Antipaxos, the smaller island opposite. However, in Greek, the island itself is often called Paxi in the plural ("Παξοί" in Greek).

The port is a small port and is generally not very busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Paxos are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Paxos is served only by conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Paxos with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Why visit Paxos?

  • Paxos is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Located in the smallest island group of the Ionian Sea, it's a great destination for a relaxing holiday.
  • The picturesque fishing villages, the superb beaches, and the cosmopolitan flair of the island, create a magical setting. In Gaios, the port of Paxos and the island's capital, you can find many restaurants, bars, tavernas, and hotels.
  • There are some popular beaches with sunbeds and amenities, but most beaches are unspoiled and remote, making them ideal for swimming and diving.
  • Visit Erimitis beach before the sunset. The beach suddenly emerged in 2008 following a big landslide and today is the most popular beach. There is also a nice bar restaurant where you can enjoy a cocktail or a meal during the sunset.
  • The thermal springs of Paxos have been known since ancient times. Most of them are sulphurous and are therapeutic especially in rheumatic and skin diseases. The most important are the Ozia's, the Gianna's and the Glyfada springs.
  • Explore the island's rich history by visiting its historical attractions like the 15th c. Venetian Castle, designed by Leonardo Da Vinci, and the folklore museum.

Island hopping around  Paxos

A visit to the small island of Antipaxos is one of the top island hopping experiences in the Ionian Sea and is only possible from Paxos. This little piece of paradise boasts three of the most beautiful beaches: Voutoumi, Vrika and the lesser known Rodovani.

There are usualy two daily ferry departures connecting Paxos with Corfu, while the island is also connected to the port of Igoumenitsa in mainland Greece.

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Paxos port address & GPS

Paxos Port
Gaios, Paxos, 49082, Greece.
Telephone: +30 26620 32533
GPS Co-ordinates
20.1904 ° N, 39.2039 ° E

Paxos port facilities

The ferries coming from Igoumenitsa and Corfu are using the new port, situated about one kilometer from the center of Gaios town.

Due to its proximity to the town, most restaurants, car rental offices, ATMs, grocery stores, and hotels are located near the old port, but you can find hotels, a café and free parking at the new port.

Getting to and from the port


By car

The port is located 1 km from Gaios town and is well signposted. You can easily find it if you follow the coastal road.

By Bus

The closest bus stop is in the town, about 1 km away from the new port. The bus can take you 3 times a day from Gaios to Loggos and Lakka, two of the three island's settlements, and vice versa, every day except for Sundays.
on foot

On Foot

You can reach the new port on foot in approximately 15 minutes if you are coming from the town or the old port.

By Taxi

There are taxis and minivans available on Paxos. You can call them to arrange a pick-up from the port at the time of your arrival. Especially in July and August, we recommend you make an appointment by calling one of the phone numbers below.

Frequently asked questions for Paxos ferries

Ferries to Paxos: Taking the ferry is the most popular way to reach the port of Paxos from Igoumenitsa or Corfu.
Kerkyra Lines operates routes from Corfu and Igoumenitsa to Paxos, while Kerkyra Seaways connects Paxos with the port of Igoumenitsa 3 times a week.
No, the companies traveling to Paxos do not provide an e-ticket service yet. Just simply get your confirmation and have your boarding pass printed at the port or a co-operating agency. All the details will be on your confirmation e-mail when you book.
  • Route Corfu to Paxos: Average one way cost per person travelling on foot in July: €35
Before heading to the new port, you can make a stop at the ticket office of Kerkyra Lines in the center of Gaios town, near Agia Triada church.
To get your ticket printed make sure you have a print out or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example your passport or ID card if you can also use it for travel.
  • On foot: The new port is located 1 km from the town of Gaios, or a 15-minute walk. Please be there at least one hour before you travel.
  • By car: You can also arrive one hour before you travel but in July and August you should expect somehow increased traffic at the port.
Yes, small pets can remain in the ship inside their crate, while large breed dogs (>10 kg) must have a muzzle on and always be accompanied by their owner, tied up with a leash, only in the outside areas of the ship where there are not many passengers so that they are not disturbed. Passengers traveling with a pet should hold their pet’s health documents and are responsible for the pet’s safety and hygiene. Unaccompanied pets cannot travel.
Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or Mastercard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.
Paxos is most popular in the summer months but good weather normally lasts until the end of September and the first weeks of October. There are also plenty of things to do in the winter.

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  • Booked: 12th March, 2024
  • Travel: 4th July
  • People: Two foot passengers
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  • Booked: 12th March, 2024
  • Travel: 31st March
  • People: Two foot passengers

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