The ferry to Paxi departs from Igoumenitsa which is a coastal city in northwestern Greece.
The main settlement and the main port of Paxi is Gayos, with a narrow channel that separates Paxi from the island of Agios Nikolaos, one of the most captivating places in Greece.
There is one crossing per day, with a conventional ferry of Kerkyra Seaways company.
It is a midday crossing, more specifically at 13:30 and arrives by 15:30 pm.
The duration of the trip is approximately 2 hours until it reaches the port of Paxi.
Since it isn’t a long journey, there is only one accommodation type (economy class) and the ticket price is 20 euro per person.
For your own convenience keep in mind that with this particular vessel you will be able to travel with your vehicle as well.
A visit to Paxi is a guaranteed unique experience. Lacy beaches, underwater caves, small bays and green hills warmly welcome every guest to explore the unlimited beauty of the island.
According to legend, this island was supposed to be the southernmost ending of Corfu, if the god of the seas Poseidon had not split him off with his trident, when he needed a place of divine beauty to retire with his beloved Nereid Amphitrite.
Make sure to visit the picturesque villages of Loggos, Lakka and Osios, hiding in the shade of pine and olive trees. Near Osios, Yana and Glyfada are sulfuric thermal springs, which are an alternative treatment for rheumatism and other diseases. For more actives guests, there are countless delightful beaches that will be the starting point for scuba diving in the caves and wreckage, as well as for first-class windsurfing.
A characteristic feature of all the Ionian Islands is the holding of a festival of classical music, while the island of Paxi is proud to organize the following two. At the beginning and end of summer, the island hosts the world-famous festival of Greek and foreign performers, and in July - the traditional festival "Water and Oil", dedicated to folk music. To get the full enjoyment of the holiday, viewers are offered to taste bread with olives, onions, boiled potatoes and homemade wine. Paxi Island is a fairly calm and quiet place and for those who appreciate the pristine beauty of untouched nature will definitely enjoy it there.
From the moment you get on board, your vacation has already started.
You will be able to enjoy your trip at the lounges, or seize the opportunity and appreciate the dazzling beauty of the Ionian sea right on deck. This is a must thing to do in Greece. Feel the fresh air against your face, relish the endless sea around you, read your book while on board, feel the warm sun rays…As you listen to the roar of the waves, feeling the ocean breeze blow through your hair and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your skin, It will be one of the strongest experiences you'll every have on your holidays in Greece.
Gialos is the main port of the island. Approaching the island will enjoy the distinctive view where you will be greeted by two small islands, the “guards” of the port, Agios Nicholas and Panagia, located at the entrance of the bay, forming a natural fjord.
In case you’d like to wander around other places keep in mind that you could easily catch one of the daily crossings to Igoumenitsa. Another option would be to board on the ferry to Corfu island through Igoumenitsa port.