Mongonissi, 5 kms south of Gaios, is really a very small island, now linked to the island of Paxos by a small causeway, flanked by a very pleasant sandy beach. Forming a beautiful and very sheltered inlet, the bay of Mongonissi is popular with yachts who have always found shelter here from wind and weather. The swimming is superb – clean clear water shelves gently making it ideal for children and inexperienced swimmers.
Apart from the sandy beach by the taverna – one of only two sandy beaches on Paxos, the other being at Lakka, 10 kms away from Mongonissi - there are also two pebble beaches in the bay and any number of small rocky coves, perfect for snorkeling. There are water sports and kayaks can be hired, and the excellent taverna has a wonderfully laid-back, friendly atmosphere and frequently has entertainment in the form of music and Greek dancing. This is the ideal location for a family holiday.