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  Gaios (Gais)
Gaios 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).
  Places to see in Gaios
The castle of St Nicholas, on the islet bearing the same name, after obtaining a permit from the Municipality. Tel.: 32100.
The Monastery of Panayia, on the islet (ask Chryssanthos to take you there).
The Church of Agioi Apostoloi. It is located behind the bus stop.
The Early Christian church of Agia Marina, in Porto of Ozias, at the end of the beach road, before the turn for Moggonissi.
The 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.
The mill of Lessianitis, in Tranakatika.
The cliff of Mousmouli, from Tranakatika.
The Ostries, for the view of Avlaki and the sunset (taking the road to the right of Agia Paraskevi in Bogdanatika).
The beaches: 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

Panayia island

Panayia Monastery

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Boats in Gaios harbour

lamp in Gaios

Old lamp in Gaios

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