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Lakka, Paxos, Greece...

Marks out of ten

Attractiveness 8/10
Cleanliness 7/10
Safety 7/10 (Watch out for the scooters)
Non beach activities 7/10
Greek authenticity 7/10

Lakka is the second largest of the three main villages on Paxos. It is located on the northern tip of the island and is sheltered from the sea by two headlands that create a natural circular bay. The bay is quite stunning and it is popular for the boating fraternity who want to stay a day or so. There are two colourful squares that come to life in the evenings when tavernas spill out into the fresh and salty air.

Many of the buildings on Lakka are of Venetian origin and together with the olive groves, make Lakka a delightful village.

Like Giaos, Lakka is popular with the boating set which can give an air of sophistication to the resort (if you can call it a resort!).

As Lakka is the northern most port on the Paxos, many yachts use it as the main port to and from Corfu.

If you want to hire a boat, smaller boats can be hired in the village. Excursions also run from Lakka to many places on the island and to Anti Paxos.

Lakka has two main beaches. Kanon is a pebbled beach and Harami is a sandy beach which makes it popular with families with young children. Kanon beach is a short walk around the headland, although its a bit steep and has very large white pebbles so not ideal for kids! Once you get in the sea its fine sand. The sea is lovely and clear and warm with lovely views. The are a couple of restaurants at the beach, one has a small swimming pool you can use and the staff are all very friendly.

As with Gaios and Loggos, Lakka the tavernas are mostly very good with excellent choice. Try Jadkie and Erics.

There are many shopping facilities in Lakka including a butchers, bakers, grocery stores, hardware stores, mini-markets and many tourist shops.

Like Giaos you will find many places to hire water sports equipment, including: boats, windsurfing and snorkeling equipment. There is also a water sports school.

Nightlife is limited, but Lakka has several music bars that are open into the small hours of the morning.

Like Giaos and Loggos, Lakka is well served for buses and taxis. There are also car hire and scooter hire facilities.

Lakka is the only village other than Gaios to have a cash machine.


Accommodation in Lakka

As with Gaios and Loggos, Lakka offers a good range of accommodation for the visitor to choose from. Available accommodation in Lakka includes:

  • Private Villas: An excellent selection.
  • Apartments: There are many studios and multi room apartments to rent.

It is always best to book in advance, especially in the high season.

Lakka Facilities

  • Cash machine: Yes .
  • Boat hire: Yes.
  • Bus service: Runs four times a day to Gaios and Loggos
  • Water sports: Equipment can be hired at many outlook. There is also a scuba diving school.
  • Yacht mooring: Excellent.
  • Mini-markets: Several.
  • Tavernas: Excellent selection.
  • Restaurants: Several.
  • Music bars: Several bars and discos are open into the small hours of the morning.
  • Shopping: General supplies and tourist shops.
  • Internet cafe: Yes, available at Akis Restaurant on the waterfront.

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