Here is a list of resources, useful contacts and general information for your trip to Paxos:
As is standard in Greece and the rest of Europe, the emergency services can be contacted by telephoning 112. The following numbers are for the individual emergency services:
- Police: 100
- Medical: 166
- Fire: 199
- Forest Fire: 191
- Coast Guard: 108
- Counter Narcotics: 109
Services are available locally in Paxos; the telephone numbers are as follows:
- Police: +30 26620 32222
- Doctor: +30 26620 32555 (Mobile: 697 783 7700)
- Health Centre: +30 26620 3146
- Chemist: +30 26620 32200
- Customs: +30 26620 32005
- Port Authority: +30 26620 32259
There are several ATM machines on Paxos, the majority of which can be found in Gaios, whilst there is also one in Lakka. The main bank on the island is also in Gaios, the contact details of which can be found below. There are also two Bureau de Change on Paxos. The first can be found in Gaios Travel in Gaios. The second can be found in Planos Holidays office in Lakka. Paxos, as with elsewhere in Greece, uses the Euro (€ EUR) as currency.
Agricultural Bank Of Greece - Tel: +30 26620 31213
Passport And Visa Requirements
Greece is a member of the European Union as well as a member of the European Economic Area. All nationals of other European Union and European Economic Area states, including those of the new member states, are permitted to enter Greece with a valid national ID card. This also applies to non-member states that are affiliated with the European Union, such as Monaco and Andorra. Citizens of European Economic Area states that are not members of the European Union, such as Switzerland, Norway and Iceland, may also enter into Greece with a valid national ID card.
Nationals of non European Union or non European Economic Area states are required to have a passport to enter Greece. Most will also require a visa. Nationals of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States, are allowed a 90-day visa-free stay. Nationals of Brazil and Uruguay are allowed a 60-day visa-free stay.
Please contact your local Greek consulate prior to your trip for the latest entry requirements.
In 1992 Greece signed up to the Schengen Agreement. This means that nationals from other participating states (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden) can enter Greece without passport checks.
The following are national public holidays in Greece. Those dates marked with an asterisk (*) are for 2007, as these dates alter each year:
- New Year's Day: January 1st
- Epiphany: January 6th
- Shrove Monday (First day of Lent): February 19th *
- Independence Day and The Annunciation: March 25th
- Good Friday: April 6th *
- Easter: April 8th *
- Easter Monday: April 9th *
- May Day / Labour Day: May 1st
- Whit Monday: May 28th *
- Assumption of Our Lady: August 15th
- WWII Day / "OXI Day": October 28th
- Christmas: December 25th
- Boxing Day: December 26th
Paxos has it's own radio station. Broadcasting from Magazia on 103.9 FM.
Here are some links to external websites that have further information on Paxos and Greece:
Air Sea Lines Sea plane service to Paxos.
Wikipedia The Wikipedia entry for Paxos.
Ionian Cruises Sailing times and information to Corfu and Paxos.
Greek Ferries Ferry schedules for all of the Greek islands.
Greek Island Postcards Tourist travel guides to Paxos and the Greek islands.
Foxy Island Walks Information on walking and hiking around Paxos.
Greece Directory Directory of sites relating to Greece.
Travel Directory UK based travel directory, listing quality travel related sites.
Destination Travel Guide Worldwide travel and tourism information destination guides.
Travel Directory - Travel-File.com Travel guide and directory.
Travel.org Comprehensive travel directory.
Paxos Music Festival Full details of the annual Paxos Music Festival.
Travel Drama Web Directory Web based travel directory.
Travel Links Page Travel link directory and searchengine.
Traveltip.org Travel tips and photos from all over the world.
Travel Links Page Online travel searchengine and directory.