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Paxos Family Holidays & Breaks

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Overview

Though not the best Greek island for family holidays embracing lots of activities, Paxos is a great low-key, unspoilt option by virtue of the absence of an airport there, with much holiday accommodation in traditional houses.

Things to do with kids in Paxos

Hit the capital Gaios with its Venetian-fronted harbour, market and restaurants and its dodgy disco for teens.

Explore picturesque Loggos, the smallest of the three villages, with fishing caiques, yachts and little motorboats moored in its tiny harbour. Evenings its small village square becomes a lively, cosmopolitan meeting spot.

Head for Lakka, which combines the charm of a former fishing village with a range of watersports.

Discover the island by motorboat, or take an express sea taxi from Gaios across to the marvellous sandy beaches of Anti-Paxos, its tiny sister.

Eat

Fish can be expensive here, as anywhere in Greece, but most tavernas offer an imaginative variety of traditional favourites and a good selection of wines for convivial eating out on family holidays. The capital Gaios may have the greater range of places to eat, but for such a tiny village, Loggos has an amazing number of restaurants and cafés, in the harbour square and hidden away down alleyways.

When to go to Paxos

The best months for family holidays on Paxos are May or June, when the island is at its greenest and you will have a beach to yourself. But don’t be put off by high season – Gaios, Loggos and Lakka really come to life then, with kids playing late into the summer evenings.

The end of August sees the Paxos International Music Festival, when prizewinning young musicians may inspire your kids to keep going with those flute lessons after all.

How to get to Paxos

Paxos is about 26km south of Corfu, with ferries, hydrofoil and speedboat transfer available. Check out flight deals with our favourite travel partners for the latest offers.

Cost

With most visitors to Paxos likely to self-cater, and an absence of overpriced touristy restaurants, family holidays here can be pleasantly inexpensive.

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What do you remember most clearly about your childhood holidays?

Long days on the beach
39%
Long journeys by car or plane
22%
Making new friends
16%
Spending more time with parents
23%

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