the capital of Paxos is a charming port town and
spreads itself along the waterfront. You enter Gaios from
a northerly direction passing two small islands, the first
at the mouth of Gaios harbour is called Panayia
(Virgin Mary) on which there is a splendid white monastery.
On the 15th August, Assumption Day the gates of the monastery
are open and everyone travels across by boat to the monastery
to pay homage.
The other St Nicholas Island forms a natural breakwater
which leads to the picturesque inlet of Gaios harbour.
On St Nicholas Island there are two small churches St
Nicholas and St Ioannis and an old Venetian fort built
in 1423 which for many years protected the area.
Gaios square is a very good place to soak up the atmosphere
of this bustling capital. There are a number of tavernas
around the square and the lanes that lead off are lined
with local shops, cafe bars, more tavernas and gift shops.
In the centre of the square is the church of St Apostoli.
Gaios harbour and the approaching inlet is very safe for
overnight mooring for all types of boats. Water
and fuel vehicles patrol on a daily basis. Payment for
mooring and regulations can be obtained from the Port
Authorities Tel. 00 30 26620 32259.
You can withdraw money from cashpoints in Gaios
(Visa, Mastercard, Cirrus, Maestro, Citibank, Agricultural
Bank of Greece).
to see in Gaios
castle of St Nicholas, on
the islet bearing the same name, after obtaining a permit
from the Municipality. Tel.: 32100.
Monastery of Panayia, on the islet (ask Chryssanthos
to take you there).
Church of Agioi Apostoloi. It is located behind
the bus stop.
Early Christian church of Agia Marina, in Porto
of Ozias, at the end of the beach road, before the turn
Museum of Paxos. From 11:00 to 13:00 and from 19:30
to 22:30. Tel.: 32566.
To the cistern of Agioi Apostoloi, on the right
side of the church.
mill of Lessianitis, in Tranakatika.
cliff of Mousmouli, from Tranakatika.
for the view of Avlaki and the sunset (taking the
road to the right of Agia Paraskevi in Bogdanatika).
Kloni Gouli, Kamini, Kaki Lagkada.
Take the road past the New Port and make a right at the
intersection for Platanos and Loggos.
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Gaios harbour (St Nicholas isle on the left)
Gaios harbour again
Boats in Gaios harbour
Old lamp in Gaios