- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Gaios is a charming port town on the east coast of Paxoi Island, the smallest of the seven principal Ionian Islands (the Heptanese) in Greece. It is named after a homonymous pupil of Paul the Apostle, who brought Christianity to the island. You can enter Gaios town from a northerly or southerly direction passing two small islands - the first at the mouth of Gaios harbor is called Panayia (Virgin Mary) on which there is a beautiful white monastery. Depending on local conditions, the yacht can anchor on the north side or south side of the town and offers water sports in some of the clearest waters imaginable.
Gaios, Paxoi Island – Falling In Love with Paxoi, Captivating Landscapes & Villages: Today's adventure allows you to see more of this lovely island beyond the port town. Come join this adventure and see why this island is so popular with its upscale repeat visitors. Start out from the small fishing harbor of Gaios, pass through the tiny traditional town, and drive along the eastern coastal road for about 30 minutes, passing several scenic photo opportunities before arriving to Lakka. There take some time for a relaxing walk around the village before continuing your drive until you get to Magazia. During a relaxing stop visit the old traditional olive press for an insight into the old methods of olive oil production. This stop would not be complete unless you tried some of the delicious village wine, fresh bread, olive oil, and sweet paprika. Following this visit, return back to Gaios. Once back, take a stroll on the cobblestoned little streets around the small Venetian-built town and stop for a visit at the old church of Agia Triada. Do not miss the impressive Byzantine icons as well as at the small Folklore Museum, whose exhibits depict life on the small island in the 18th century. At the conclusion of this pleasant half day, you may select to return to your yacht or remain in town for some independent explorations, or maybe enjoy a coffee or a drink at one of the local seafront cafes.
Duration: 2 hours
Gaios, Paxoi Island – Swimming & Boating in the Ionian Sea, Checking out Poseidon’s Cave: Bring your family, bring your friends, and join this Greek Adventure! Don't forget your camera! Once ashore from your yacht, a small boats awaits you by the harbor. You start your journey heading northeast, sailing along the eastern coast of the island, past the coastal resorts of Loggos and Lakka. Then continue your sail to Xerolitharo, the northwestern-most cape of the small cave where during the 2nd World War, Captain Iatridis and his crew used to hide the small submarine “Papanikolis”. Your first stop is at the large sea cave of Ortholithos. Tradition has it that at this very cave, the God of the Sea, the fearsome Poseidon, met his lover the beautiful Amfitriti, daughter of King Aheron. Your Odyssey continues to the rest of the beautiful sea caves of the area, known as the Galazio, the Tripito and the Sterna, before sailing to the smaller uninhabited isle of Antipaxoi, known as the emerald isle, thanks to its amazing crystal-clear turquoise waters similar only to those of the Caribbean Sea. Take some time to enjoy this wonderful sea as well as to have a refreshing glass of local village wine at the coastal tavern before getting back on the small boats. Your return journey takes you sailing in between the tiny isles of Katsonissi and Moggonissi and through the picturesque sea-canal of Aghios Nikolaos. Here have some free time to enjoy a walk around the small Venetian-built town and do some souvenir shopping before returning back to the pier.
Duration: 4 hours