Paxos and Antipaxos

Paxos and Antipaxos are part of the Ionian Islands, in the Ionian Sea. They are located 7 miles south of Corfu, at a distance of 8 miles from the mainland and administratively belong to the Prefecture of Corfu. The capital of Paxos is the picturesque Gaios which is naturally protected by two islands, Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. Other settlements of Paxos are Lakka and Longos. It boasts a population of 2,374 inhabitants and its area is 25,322

The Municipal Symbol of Paxos is a trident to the right and left of which stands a dolphin, a mythical reference to the separation of Paxos from Corfu by Poseidon’s trident.

The historical hero of Paxos is George Anemogiannis, an arsonist who fell as a martyr during the struggle for liberation in 1821, at the age of 23 in Nafpaktos.

The place you should definitely visit is Voutumi, the best of the two breathtaking beaches of Antipaxos and according to popular belief one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.It should be stated that the Telegraph included Voutumi in an article listing the most beautiful secluded beaches in Europe.

source: wikipedia