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Lakka, Paxos, Greece...

Lakka is the second largest of the three main villages on Paxos. It is situated on the north tip of the island and is sheltered from the sea by two headlands that create a natural circular bay.

Most of the buildings in Lakka are of Venetian design and the bay is surrounded by olive groves and cypress trees; all of which makes the setting very picturesque.

Like Gaios, Lakka is very popular with the yachting fraternity and many yachts and motor cruisers can be seen moored in the pretty harbour, giving the setting an air of elegant sophistication.

Lakka, Paxos

As Lakka is the northernmost port on the island, many yachts use Lakka as the main port en-route to or from Corfu.

Smaller boats can be hired in the village and there are often day trips around the island and to Anti-Paxos that either call into or begin their journey in Lakka.

For more photos and videos of Lakka and Paxos, see the gallery page.

Lakka has two main beaches; one a white pebbled beach called Kanoni and a sandy beach called Harami that is popular with young families. See the beaches page for details of other beaches near Lakka and elsewhere around Paxos and Anti-Paxos.

As with Gaios and Loggos, Lakka has many excellent restaurants and tavernas near the waterfront and along the lanes and alleyways that lead from the harbour into the village, all of which serve a good selection of Greek cuisine.

Along the narrow streets leading into the village, you can find many amenities, including: Butchers, bakers, grocery stores, hardware stores, mini-markets and many other shops and conveniences.

Also in Lakka you will find places to hire water sports equipment, including: boats, windsurfing and snorkeling equipment. There is a water sports school in Lakka, providing full instruction on scuba diving and other water sports.

Lakka has several music bars that are open into the small hours of the morning, though by no means is Lakka a noisy place to stay.

There is a bus service that runs four times a day between Lakka and Gaios (via Loggos). Lakka is also well served by the local taxi services.

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

Lakka Accommodation

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: There is a good selection of privately owned villas available for rent in Lakka. Many of these have views over the bay and most have private swimming pools. It is best to book prior to your trip to Paxos.
  • Apartments: There are several tour operators offering apartments for rent in Lakka. As with Lakka villa accommodation, it is best to book prior to your visit to Paxos.
  • Rooms for Rent: Several local landlords have rooms from rent in Lakka. Bookable and payable locally, though availability can be scarce in the peak holiday season.

Lakka Facilities

  • Cash machine: The only one outside of Gaios.
  • Boat hire: Plenty of places to hire boats.
  • Bus service: Runs four times a day to Gaios and Loggos
  • Water sports: Diving, snorkeling and wind surfing. Equipment can be hired locally. There is a scuba diving school in Lakka.
  • Yacht mooring: There is a large natural bay in which yachts of all sizes can moor.
  • Mini-markets: There are several mini-markets and grocery stores in Lakka.
  • Tavernas: Mainly around the waterfront and harbour area.
  • Restaurants: Situated mostly by the waterfront, though some can be found further into the village. Although the food is most definitely Greek, there is a strong Italian influence in several of the restaurants.
  • Music bars: Several bars and discos are open into the small hours of the morning.
  • Shopping: Bakery, butchery, hardware stores and tourist type shops are all available.
  • Internet cafe: Available at Akis Restaurant on the waterfront.