Walking in Paxos

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Landscapes of PAXOS: walks and car tours

by Noel Rochford

Having used extensively Noel Rochford’s excellent guide, I would like to say that the book greatly added to our enjoyment and appreciation of Paxos and we were inspired by Mr Rochford’s enthusiasm for the island. Yet further proof, if it is needed, of the value of this superb series. (JJ, Loughton)

I bought this book not expecting too much, either in the way of helpful hints or a usable map. What a surprise I had in store… the book has a list of useful advice, some very detailed and descriptive walk itineraries and a wonderful map! Having holidayed on other Greek Islands many times before we were aware of their reluctance to provide anyone with a usable map. Imagine the shock I had when I unfolded the map of Paxos and found that it compared almost exactly with the satellite image on google maps!! You also have the opportunity to update your book online… What a great idea. Definitely worth the money I paid for it and I will buy other titles in the series. (SA, Amazon)

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Description

PaxosThis 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

Where to stay

The island is so small that all walks are accessible wherever you stay. The main tourist centres are Gaios (the capital), Loggos and Lakka.

Edition/contents etc

1 car tour, 26 long and short walks, 9 picnic suggestions
64 pages + large-scale touring/walking maps of Paxos and Antipaxos (1:28,000)
5th ed, 2015; ISBN 978-1-85691-470-3; UK retail price £9.99 / USA retail price $14.00

Table of contents:

Preface 4
Acknowledgements 5
Recommended books 6
Plan of Gaios 6
Getting about 7
Picnic suggestions 8
A country code for walkers and motorists 12

Touring 13
Around the island 14
Gaios · Moggonissi Island · Gaios · Ozias · Gaios · Ag Apostoli Church · Fontana · Loggos · Lakka · Ipapanti Church · Magazia · Fontana · Gaios
WALKING
Where to stay 23
Weather 23
Nuisances 24
What to take 24
Greek for walkers 25

The walks
1 Gaios · Vellianitatika · Mouzmouli Cliffs · Tripitos Arch · Ozias · Moggonissi Island · Gaios 26
2 Gaios · Vellianitatika · Sterna Bay overlook · Makratika · Agrilas Beach · Bogdanatika · Gaios 32
3 Gaios · Geromonaches · Fontana · Kangatika · Loggos 35
4 Gaios · Kaki Lagada Beach · Fontana · Kipiadi Beach · Loggos 40
5 Bogdanatika · Vlachopoulatika · Agioi Apostoli Church · Magazia · Milos · Ipapanti Church · Lakka 44
6 Loggos to Lakka (via the coast) 48
7 Lakka · Cape Lakka · Vassilatika · Ipapanti Church · Lakka 54
8 Around Antipaxos 59

Index 64
Fold out island map between pages 6 and 7
Drawings of some island flora 11, 21, 39, 51, 53 (indexed on page 6)

Guidebook index

Achai (bay) 18, 45, 46
Ag Emilianos (church, Antipaxos) 62
Ag Marina (church) 15, cover
Agioi Apostoli (church) 10, 14, 18, 44-5, 47
Ag Spyridon (chapel, Kalchionissi Island) 31
Agorakatika 30
Agrapidia (port, Antipaxos) 59, 61
Agrilas (beach) 9, 17, 34
Antipaxos 11, 23, 31, 58-9, 60, 61, 62
Aronatika 54
Bogdanatika 9-10, 17, 32, 34, 37, 44
Chiros, Akr (cape) 28
Corfu
ferry connections 7
Landscapes of Corfu 63

Dalietatika 57
Dasskalia (islets off Antipaxos) 62
Erimitis (cliffs) 10, 18, 22-3, 44-5, 47
Fontana 2, 12-3, 14, 18, 21, 35, 36-7, 38, 40-1
Gaios 7-8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 20-1, 23, 26, 31-2, 34-5, 40, 59
bus timetable 7
town plan 6

Geromonaches 9, 17, 35, 37, 38
Glyfada (beach) 48, 50-1
Grammatikeika 11, 20, 58
Il Conde (church, also called ‘Pantokratoras’, in Makratika) 9, 33
Ipapanti (church) 11, 14, 16, 20, 44, 47, 54, 58
Kaki Lagada (beach) 21, 40-1
Kalchionissi (island) 31
Kangatika 35, 39, 42
Kipiadi (beach) 40-1, 42
Kipos (beach) 10, 18, 40, 42
Koutsi 19, 35
Lakka 7, 11, 14, 19, 20, 23, 44, 47-8, 53-4, 58
Akr (cape) Lakka 11, 54-5
bus timetable 7

Lakkos (bay and beach) 52
Levrechio (beach) 18, 40, 42
Loggos 4-5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 23, 35, 40, 43, 48, 49
bus timetable 7
Magazia 10, 14, 17-8, 21, 44, 46-7
Makratika 9, 17, 32-3, 34
Marmari (beach) 35, 40, 42
Manessatika 46
Messovrika (beach, Antipaxos) 11, 60, 62
Milos 44, 46
Missorachi (beach) 56
Moggonissi (island) 8, 9, 14, 16, 23, 26, 28-9, 31
Monadentri (beach) 48, 49, 50, 51
Mouzmouli (bay and cliffs) 9, 17, 26, 28
Orkos (bay and beach) 48, 53
Ozias 9, 14, 16, 26, 30
Panagia (island) 10, 36
Plani (beach) 54, 55
St Nicholas (island) 10, 36
Sterna (bay) 9, 17, 32, 33
Stavrou (Antipaxos) 62
Tripitos (arch) 26, 27, 30
Vassilatika 54, 57
Vellianitatika 9, 17, 26-7, 32-3
Vigla (Antipaxos) 59-60
Vlachopoulatika 17, 37, 44
Voutoumi (beach, Antipaxos) 11, 58-9, 60, 61
Vrika (Antipaxos)11, 59-60, 62
Zernatika 42

Current update

Paxos, updates to 4th ed

Updates for walks and car tours (drives) on Paxos given below supplement those provided in the guidebook. It is vital that this Update is read in conjunction with the text of the book, but note that the Update applies only to the edition stated and not to any earlier editions. (If you have an older edition of this book you can “upgrade” to the latest edition at half price.

Information has been forwarded to us by users of the book, and Sunflower Books offers the data in good faith but cannot be held responsible for any misleading or inaccurate content in the Update. Unless indicated otherwise, what appears here has not been verified by the author or publisher, so please allow due caution when new or amended routes are suggested. Each piece of information is dated; bear in mind that some of the older observations may have since been overtaken by events or further changes. If, during your holiday, you are using the current edition of the guide and are able to provide any additional updating to add to this page, we will be pleased to hear from you. Please send information, preferably by e-mail, to info@sunflowerbooks.co.uk.

Walk 5: There is no longer a sign telling you where to turn left to the “Sunset” view. (User, 11/13) + Picnic 5, Car tour and Walk 5: Note that there is a bar/restaurant (Erimitis Bar & Restaurant) at Boikatika, just next to the church of the Agios Apostoli. (Sunflower)

Walk 7 and Picnic 7: You can no longer reach the cliff top by the old “Venetian Manor”, the house is occupied and the former picnic point is now fenced off. (User, 11/13)

Walks 5 & 7: These can be easily combined, walk no 7 being done in reverse to that described in the book, by making a side trip to Ipapanti and continuing to Vassiliatika and then to Dalietatika, Plani, Missorachi and finally Lakka. (User, 11/08)