Okay. You have decided you want to go to Paxos. That is an excellent decision, by the way. However, the next question is: ‘how to get to Paxos?’. Most people fly into Corfu airport and take a ferry to Gaios, the capital of Paxos. The other way to reach Paxos is independently by boat. So it’s a plane to Corfu airport, then a quick ride through Corfu town to the new port – that’s how you arrive at the beautiful Greek island of Paxos.
There is no airport in Paxos. That’s part of the charm. You tend to fly to Corfu and then take a boat that will take you to the island. You can fly directly to Corfu airport. Outside of these times you have to fly to Corfu via Athens. The flight time from Athens to Corfu is approximately 1 hour.
Where can I fly from to Corfu?
You can fly to Corfu from many countries, including:
- The UK and Ireland
- Mainland Greece
- Other Greek Islands
And many other countries.
Car and passenger ferry
If you travel overland by car you have several departure ports in Italy – Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi from which the main shipping lines to Corfu and Igoumenitsa sail. Igoumenitsa is located on mainland Greece opposite Corfu and can be reached by ferry from Patras.
If you travel to Brindisi (at the bottom of Italy) the Agoudimos lines will take you to Corfu. When you arrive at the port of Corfu or Igoumenitsa, take the local car ferry to Paxos.
Sailing independently to Paxos
If you are sailing to Paxos, you will find the months of July and August particularly busy. Outside these times anchorages are much less crowded. The main anchorages on the island are in