Gaios is the capital village of Paxos – intimate and colourful, its main square has a waterfront which continues around the sheltered harbour and is lined with pastel-coloured Venetian houses, small bars and tavernas.
Excursion boats from Corfu arrive daily to fill the narrow, pedestrianised village lanes with visitors for a few midday hours. Otherwise the atmosphere is sleepy and waterfront activity centres around the arrival of yachts, local fishing boats and small hire boats – an enjoyable theatre viewed from a shaded waterfront bar.
Angelika is just a 2-minute walk away from the Gaios waterfront (reached by a narrow pedestrianised street and a flight of 10 steps). Close to village life but with a private and peaceful garden to be alone.
Angelika’s garden has a Jacuzzi (4 x 3 metres) with “swim jet”
The waterfront and the street below Angelika are pedestrianised - the location is quiet but conveniently close to all the attractions of Gaios village. A hired boat can be moored a few minutes’ walk away (to explore the island’s coastline) and the nearest beach is an 8 minute walk.
Car hire is not needed but there is a private parking area. Just a 2 minute walk to the main square of Gaios. Speedboats depart every half hour from the square to reach the sandy beaches of AntiPaxos – or one can take a hired boat across – a journey of around 20 minutes.
The nearest beach is just a 10 minute walk away.
The main square of cafe bars has a waterfront overlooking the pine-covered islet of St Nicholas and leads to a selection of narrow, no-car streets with an attractive variety of shops, bars and tavernas. The delicious bread and pastries at Anna’s bakery make it difficult to choose; tavernas vary from simple grill room to pizzeria to waterfront fish restaurants and traditional dishes prepared by local families. A coastal road leads south from Gaios to the sandy bay of Mongonisi and passes a selection of coves and beaches.
Angelika is one of the prettiest and most comfortable houses in Gaios.