This is the ideal ‘get away from it all’ destination — where everyone strolls through olive groves and along the coast. Paxos, just 19 sq km of cosy countryside, is little more than a broken fragment of hills sitting anchored off the southern end of Corfu. The hills are cloaked in a cool mantle of olive trees. Dark groves of cypresses pierce this silvery-green mantle. In the shade of these wooded hills lie sprinklings of rustic hamlets. But the real beauty of Paxos is the dazzling necklace of turquoise green coves that collar the eastern coastline.
Review: ‘I bought this book not expecting too much, either in the way of helpful hints or a usable map. What a surprise I had in store… the book has a list of useful advice, some very detailed and descriptive walk itineraries and a wonderful map! Having holidayed on other Greek Islands many times before we were aware of their reluctance to provide anyone with a usable map. Imagine the shock I had when I unfolded the map of Paxos and found that it compared almost exactly with the satellite image on google maps!! You also have the opportunity to update your book online… What a great idea. Definitely worth the money I paid for it and I will buy other titles in the series.’ (SA, Amazon)
Area covered: all of Paxos and neighbouring Antipaxos
The best months for walking in Paxos are April, May, June, September and October.
For an extremely useful source of information about the island, go to www.greekisland.co.uk and choose Paxos.
To browse through an excellent selection of photographs of Paxos, visit www.foxysislandwalks.com/Paxos_Island.htm