The main harbour and largest town on the island of Paxos, Gaios is a picture postcard town with a bit of a colonial feel, set against the green hills of the interior.
It’s also a rather unique port, with a lush green island plugging the centre of the harbour leaving a channel around it where you can moor.
The island includes a small fort and also doubles as a nature reserve, so you need permission from the port police before visiting.
It may be the largest town on the island, but it isn’t big. However, it offers most of the day to day requirements including numerous bars, cafe’s, and restaurants, banks with ATM’s, a pharmacy, bakery and mini market. There are occasional shortages as many supplies come in by sea, but nothing that’s likely to affect your enjoyment of the place.
Showers are available at the Genesis Restaurant and water can be delivered by truck (for the yacht, not the showers)! However, water can be quite scarce at times so do teh islanders a favour and fill your tanks elsewhere if you can.
You can also hire bikes in town, which is a good way to explore the island. If that all sounds like too much effort just grab a seat in one of the cafe’s around the main square and watch the world go by.