How to go to Paxos?
Paxos is a small Greek island, with an area of 30 square kilometres (11,58 square miles). It hasn´t got an airport, so you need to organize your trip well in advance in order to combine all the transportation with no issues.
Flights to Paxos (or as close as possible)
If you want to fly directly to the Ionian Islands, the closest airport is in Corfu. There are regular flights from Athens to Corfu all year round, and in the summer you can book one of the many direct charter flights coming from all over Europe and the Middle East.
Also, you may fly via Preveza or Salonica during the high season depending on your travel plan, in case you want to visit the Greek mainland as well.
Some of the most popular companies are Aegean Air, Ryanair, EasyJet, Volotea, and Iberia.
Boats from Corfu to Paxos, and Back
Once you have landed in Corfu you need to get to the port. The boat schedules (ferry boat and hydro speed dolphin) are quite frequent during the summer season, and we recommend you contact them before your trip since the schedules may change on short notice.
Boats to Paxos depart from Corfu and from Lefkimmi ports. Lefkimmi is closer to Paxos and the trip takes 45 minutes, but this port is almost one hour far from Corfu Airport, in the south. One of the companies offer a shuttle service from Corfu airport to Lefkimmi. Another option is booking a private transfer with us.
A taxi-boat is also available if your flight arrives late and you don't want to wait until the next day. You can share it with other travellers and be there in less than half an hour paying between 300 and 400 euros per route.
Day Cruises to Paxos from Corfu
Once in Corfu, you will for sure want to visit Paxos, even for one day only. We have many different options to offer, depending on your preferences: the location of your accommodation, your budget, if you have a rented vehicle or you prefer a transfer...
See all the possibilities for day cruises to Paxos and Antipaxos Islands from Corfu here.
Driving to Paxos
Driving to Paxos is another choice if you're travelling around Greece with your own car. From May to September there are two or three daily sea connections between Corfu and Paxos. Also from other Ionian Islands such as Kefalonia or Lefkada, and from Igoumenitsa port if you're coming from the mainland.
You must be patient, purchase your tickets in advance and take into consideration that these boats need at least five hours to reach their destination.
Car Rental in Paxos
If you really want to enjoy your stay on the island, don't forget that a vehicle is a must. As usual, we recommend you do your reservation in advance, since rental vehicles are much more expensive when booked locally at your arrival, if you can find one.
Last tip: roads in Paxos are narrow, so the smaller, the better!