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Sights Worth Visiting

    IN AND AROUND GAIOS
  • The Venetian fortress of Agios Nikolaos on the island bearing the same name, built according to plans by Leonardo da Vinci. Isolated beach of Melissi with its flat rocks presents a great opportunity for a wonderful sunbathing experience. Municipal guided tour and transportation upon request. Announcements on guided excursions are expected in due course.
  • The Monastery of Panagia (Virgin Mary) on the small island bearing the same name. The monastery cells have been recently renovated. The church area is wonderfully kept hosting a rare icon of the Virgin Mary, the only air loom that the refugees from the mainland village of Velliani managed to save, while running away from the Turks, who were attacking their village. The views towards Gaios, the channel to Corfu and the mainland mountains is stunning. The stone lighthouse is also visitable. Hopefully guided tours to the monastery will be organized this summer season.
  • The church of the Holly Apostles (Agii Apostoli) located right at the entrance of Gaios. Gaios, desciple of St Paul is believed to have lived and died in Gaios and buried in that church. Its bell tower is a work of art. Above the church the british made cisterns of Agii Apostoli, worth visiting because of the wonderful aspect of Gaios, they provide.
  • The Early Christian church of Agia Marina in Porto Ozia, at the end of the coastal road, before turning for Mogonissi.
  • The Folk Museum of Paxos: on the port road 100 meters south of Gaios main square. Opening hours and ticket price to be announced. Exhibits range from stone weapons and tools of the first Paxos inhabitants of the paleolithic years to 19th century home accessories and furniture, kitchen utensils, tools, firearms etc. One of the rooms hosts the Municipal Gallery with artwork belonging to local painter Aronis. One can also see one of the rare original copies of the first edition of Archduke Ludwich Salvator's book on Paxos and Antipaxos.
  • The church of Agii Anargiri and the Agii Anargiri cistern, from where the views to Gaios port are stunning.
  • The church of Analipsi right in the center of Gaios main square. It is usually kept open almost all day.
  • The ruins of the Early Christian church of Agia Marina
  • The church of Eleousa from the early 16 hundred, on the foothill full of stone curved cisterns right opposite Vlachopoulatika village.
  • The Church of Agia Paraskevi and the nearby Ostries hill point.
  • The village of Tranakatika with Lessianitis windmill and the wonderful view to Mousmouli cove.
    IN AND AROUND LAKKA
  • Ex Lakka elementary school is currently a Greek traditional costumes museum belonging to the municipality. It will be officially opened soon. Announcement on working hours is expected.
  • Lakka lighthouse: a wonderful specimen of stone built Greek lighthouses with a wonderful view to the channel and south Corfu coast.
  • Planos beach accessible by car; walking off the beach to the south will pay you off: different height flat rocks create light blue lagoons between them and offer the visitor the chance to skinny dip and sunbathe away from curious glances.
  • Ypapandi church, dating from early 15 hundred, with wonderful frescos and stone templo, an icon of Virgin Mary believed miraculous, within the almost abandoned but noble village of Vasilatika, the center point of many wonderful footpaths through olive groves with sturdy dry stone walls towards breathtaking sunset view points, towards Grammatikeika village and the Venetian fortress like house.
  • St John's church of Pialouches
  • Charami beach at the far end of Lakka bay with sandy sea bed and shaded pebble beach. Sunbeds are available. Access through a footpath by the sea.
    IN AND AROUND LOGGOS
  • Visit the church of St Nicholas and Zoodochos Pigi within Loggos.
  • The village of Dendiatika with the church of St Dimitrios
  • Levrehio, the first beach south of Loggos and then Marmari, Kipos, Kipiadi. All of them accessible by car but best through the footpaths by the sea. Restaurant by the sea at Levrehio.
  • The wind mill on the hill north of Loggos
    IN AND AROUND MAGAZIA
  • The archeological site at Boikatika
  • The stone carved cisterns at Boikatika
  • St Apostoli church with a breathtaking view to Erimitis cliffs and bay
  • Great sunset views from the cliffs of Kastanida valley
  • Taxiarchis church
  • Bournaos: The only traditional coffee shop on the island with a history of more than 60 years right opposite Taxiarchis church.
  • The village of Fountana 5 min drive east of Magazia, where one can visit Vlacherena church and admire the mansion like stone houses
  • Erimitis bay with its recently created 300 meters long white beach.
  • The village of Manesatika with its characteristic style of stone houses
    ON ANTIPAXOS
  • Church of St Emilianos
  • The British cistern on the spring of Kaloeri
  • The lighthouse to the south end of the island
  • The cove of Agnia
  • The cove of Sarakyniko very close to the lighthouse.
  • Rodovani beach to the west coast
  • Voutoumi, Mesavrika and Vrika beaches. Vrika is the only one with the silky, white sand in and out of the water. Families with children prefer it.