Paxos is situated in the Ionian Sea, just a few miles south of Corfu. It covers an area of only about 19 sq km, so is small enough to get around easily but big enough not to get bored with. The whole island is covered in olive and cypress trees, so from the air it resembles a beautiful emerald in a saphire and turquoise sea and I don't think I'm the first person to describe it as "the jewel of the Ionians".
I first went to Paxos in 1992 and have been returning there ever since. To me, it's a very, very special place with its own unique character and atmosphere and a year without Paxos is now totally unimaginable. I hope the photos that I post here will help to show why.