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 of Paxos 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.
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