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Antípaxos

Bijou island of beaches and wine

Antipaxos

Boats from Páxos sail to even tinier Antípaxos, with only 20 permanent residents. As close as they are, the two islands are very different; the part of Antípaxos facing Páxos looks bare, almost as if it had been bitten off by a Leviathan.

Rather than olive oil, Antípaxos produces good white and red wines; and, rather than pebbly beaches, Antípaxos’s gentle side is graced with beaches on a Caribbean turqouise sea, rated among the finest in Greece: Voutoúmi and fine white sandy Vríka, ‘softer than silk’. There are two tavernas (try Bella Vista, for the promised lovely views) in the itty-bitty village and port at Órmos Agrapídias, but only exclusive villas, arranged by holiday firms, if you want to stay.

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Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Ari Bakker