Paxos is the smallest of the Ionian islands south of Corfu; It resembles a lizard and it is an orchard of olive trees. It counts 4 villages with a total of 2500 inhabitants.


One finds his name written for the first time on the shelves of Homer, more than 28 centuries ago.


As far back as time goes, Paxos has been coveted and has undergone numerous colonizations since the Phoenicians to the English. While his first inhabitants came from Epirus and spoke Greek, it was not until 1858 that Paxos regained his independence and became Greek again; It even became the seat of the revolt of the Ionian independentists.


The intellectual life of Paxos is very rich, as education and culture have long been accorded a vital importance.


Paxos does not have rivers and wells. The only water they have is the rain. Since a couple of years tourism is the most important part of their living.


In summer the inhabitants get tired of a lot of tourists. In winter they retire and make music and theatre themselves. In spring they are ready again to receive a lot of guests.


To Paxos belongs a smaller isle Anti-Paxos where the villagers have their vineyard.


Important events

Paxos Festival:

Association Friends of Paxos:



Summer 2018 will soon be upon us!

Friends of Paxos has put together another exciting spring and summer season of art exhibitions, concerts, art lectures, literary presentations, video projections, art and music workshops and nature and cultural walks.

Please see below the calendar for many of these events among which is the Paxos Contemporary Art Project beginning in June, the Claude Debussy Centennnary week in July and the Earth Wind and Fire ceramic exhibition in July-August.

All events and more will be posted shortly and updated on the Friends of Paxos website and on the Paxos Festival website.

In the hope of seeing you all very soon!

With our best regards,

Chris Boïcos and Faye Lychnou


Paxos 2018: Music - Art - Culture




Paxos Island


Friends of Paxos (association)

Contact person: Faye Lychnou



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