Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. (Engelstalig)
1 car tour, 26 long and short walks, 9 picnic suggestions
Our guide to Paxos has now been further updated for this new fifth edition. We've now been fortunate in finding a walking enthusiast with an intimate knowledge of the island, who has brought the walk descriptions up to date. The moment you step foot on this island you can feel that your stay here is going to be both peaceful and restful. The sleepy fishing villages and the timeless countryside will cast their spell upon you. 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.
Photographs: To browse through an excellent selection of photographs of Paxos, visit the Island Walks site - click here. You'll also find a number of walks briefly described on this site. These may usefully supplement the more detailed walk descriptions in Landscapes of Paxos.
"Having returned from Paxos and 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." (J.J., Loughton)
Best months for walking: April, May, June, September and October.
Where to Stay: The island is so small that walkers can choose wherever they wish knowing that all the walks will be accessible. The main tourist centres are Gaios (the capital), Loggos and Lakka.