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Paxoi Sailing Guide

Catch a glimpse of the unparalleled beauty of a natural landscape.

Approaching the island of Paxoi from the sea, you get a glimpse of the unparalleled beauty of its natural landscape. Swim in its Fjord-shaped beaches and small bays, dive in its underwater caves and stroll around its green hills. Paxoi is one of the places that IonionSails recommends to all its bareboat or skippered charterers. Check out our suggested 7 or 14 day sailing itineraries to see how visiting Paxoi can fit into your plans!

Gaios

Gaios is the main Port of Paxoi and the capital of the smallest of the main Ionian Islands. It is located on the east coast of the island and it is made up of a maze of small alleys and a central square at the seafront. The visitor can taste high quality local cuisine in the numerous restaurants instated in the town and the olive groves surrounding it.

Ideal For
Sightseeing
Lunch/ Dinner
Shopping
Mooring
Difficulty: Medium
Port Protected up to 5 beaufort
Avoid in case of Southeast and East strong winds
Monohulls are not allowed to enter the South entrance of the port! Stern Mooring with lines on shore, on dock. The port is shallow, you must stay in the middle of the canal, 40 meters of anchor is enough
Laka

Approaching Paxoi from the North, you will reach Laka, a fishing village with an almost circular natural harbour, delimited by two headlands rendering it to a safe shelter from the open sea. The scenery is completed by the presence of an harmonious combination of olive groves and cypress trees. The bay is a picturesque spot with turquoise waters over a sandy bottom under a lush landscape with olive trees. Although the bay is popular during the summer it is worth visiting as it is a safe mooring spot in addition to a beautiful swimming spot.

Ideal For
Swimming
Lunch/ Dinner
Shopping
Sightseeing
Mooring
Difficulty: Easy
Port & Bay Protected up to 5 beaufort
Avoid in case of any type of strong East winds
You can moor in the middle of the bay or in the tiny dock the bay has. While staying on the bay you must have more than 45m length of chain in the water.
Logos

The east coast of the island is the seat of Logos, a small fishing village that comes alive in the summer months and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the greek hospitality and taste the greek entertainment at its simplest form.

Ideal For
Swim Stop
Mooring
Difficulty: Medium
Bay Protected up to 4 beaufort
Avoid types of strong winds and for night staying
Loggos is only recommended for day stop for swimming and sightseeing is a place that has recorded many mooring accidents due to swell.
Kipiadi Bay

Kipiadi Bay is a large bay that can host many yachts and during the summer period is a popular. The anchorage in turquoise waters sits in contrast with the white pebbled beach in the background.

Ideal For
Swimming
Snorkeling
Sightseeing
Mooring
Difficulty: Easy
Not protected from east and south winds
Kipiadi is suitable for overnight mooring
10m depth sandy bottom. Not protected from east and south winds.
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