Message posted by diabolo on 12áJuneá2008 at 8:05pm - IP Logged
We are going to be visiting Paxos for the first time during July 7-14. We are staying near Loggos at Kapassa House via Greek Islands Club. It is actually my boyfriends birthday on the day we arrive, so I'd love it if someone could recommend what they think is the most romantic restaurant in the area, as obviously we will not want to travel again in the evening!
Also - does anyone have recommended reading to prepare for our trip? More specific than the Rough Guide for the Ionian Islands?
Lastly (for now!) we have literally no sailing/boat experience whatsoever. Would it be ridiculous to attempt boat hire during our stay, or can anyone recommend someone who would be able to take us on a private mini-tour of the island?
Message posted by ElaineK (Paxos) on 12áJuneá2008 at 8:50pm - IP Logged
Kapassa House looks lovely, but don't forget to take a torch with you if you intend walking back up the donkey steps in the dark.
My pick of the most romantic restaurant in Loggos would be the one that's right on Levrechio beach - very quiet and romantic, with the sea lapping on the beach a few yards away. But you'll have to walk through Loggos village to get there, so if you see somewhere you fancy on the way, just go there - all the restaurants in Loggos are very good.
Have a look at the Friends of the Ionian website for pre-holiday reading matter - they even have a short dvd about Paxos. If you're intending to do any exploring, you can also order the Bleasdale Walking Map of Paxos from them - highly recommended!
There's no need for any experience to hire a small motor boat. There are about 5 different hirers in Loggos and they will all go through the basics with you before you take a boat out. Have you seen the link in my "Boating in Loggos" post on the Paxos News forum?
It's also well worthwhile doing the round-the-island trip on Lefcothea, which will also take you to Anti-Paxos for a few hours in the afternoon. It's a very stress-free way to see the whole of the island's coastline and get a taste of Anti-Paxos. You'll see the advertising board on Loggos harbourfront, or call into Thalassa travel to book. I think they also have a private charter boat, but it could work out expensive for just two of you and the Lefcothea trip is really good.
Hope you have a brilliant holiday. I'll be in Loggos at the same time, so maybe we'll bump into each other
Message posted by diabolo on 12áJuneá2008 at 9:08pm - IP Logged
Thank you so much for the speedy response Elaine, very much appreciated. I have downloaded the digipack from the FoI website already and have it printed, but would love to have a book to make the daily Tube commute a little less depressing over the next few weeks! I have also ordered the Bleasdale map. Am very keen to do as much research as is possible so we make the absolute most of our trip - reading all your comments and recommendations is really helping
I cant really disagree with any of the comments Eliane makes above - other than to add my bit........
Whilst we like the Taverna on Levrechio and its quite near Water - I personally prefer the "buz" of the village and it proximity to the water. Your most romantic setting has definately got to be enjoying your pre and after dinner drinks at the two fantastic bars on the jetty - the back of the Roxy bar is fantastic after a nice meal at Nassos - just sit and gaze out to the sea - Awsome and so secluded.
The Roxy bar is also the only place in Loggos where you can hire boats to fo over to the West coast in the mornings - and thats Definately a romantic experience -
You will LOVE Paxos - I guarantee
Message posted by andleo82 on 27áJuneá2008 at 3:27pm - IP Logged
Hello. first of all I'would like to forward to you my congratulations for this very useful forum. Me too, I'll stay in Paxos for the first time with my girlfriend, from the 7h to the 18th of july. I'll stay in Angela Studios (do you know?), near to Gaios. I'm sure I'll be a Paxos lover like you all, but before I need some information from you: I need a mean of transport. what's the best and less expensive way to visit Paxos? What's the price of scooters rental? What's the best rental? Do you have aniything to suggest for my vacation? Thank you!
Message posted by diabolo on 30áJuneá2008 at 6:29pm - IP Logged
hi again - its a mere seven days to go and getting rather excited! just a couple of quick things to ask..
where is the best place for bike hire on the island? preferably near loggos..
i have read a little about the bird life on the island..but where is the best place to go to watch them? and is spotting dolphins on the coast likely?
Message posted by ElaineK (Paxos) on 30áJuneá2008 at 7:47pm - IP Logged
There are 5 different hirers in Loggos, all very similar prices for similar boats. Best advice is decide what size boat you want and then ask around to see who is giving the best price.
I think the clifftops are the best places for bird-spotting - anywhere out of the olive groves really. Erimitis is particularly good for watching the swifts zooming around, catching insects. You'll also probably spot a few birds around the top of the hill where the old mill is, overlooking Loggos.
It's a couple of years since I last saw dolphins, but you never know when they will appear. The last time, I was looking out of the window across Loggos harbour and a pod of dolphins swam almost into the harbour!
Whoops! Yes, I must be getting de-mob happy already
Sorry Diabolo, not sure if you mean bicycles or mopeds. If it's mopeds, there's a place in Loggos called Julia's Boat and Bike Hire, just round the corner from the soap factory. The only place I know of that does bicycles is in Gaios, near the bus stop.
Message posted by ElaineK (Paxos) on 30áJuneá2008 at 9:13pm - IP Logged
Only just spotted your post. The shop near the bus stop in Gaios hires out scooters as well as mountain bikes, but I don't know the prices.
The local bus is the cheapest form of transport, but it doesn't run very frequently. Taxis are quite inexpensive though and unless you're planning to go all around the island every day, I think a combination of buses, taxis and walking would probably be my favourite option.
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