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Paxi, the perfect Greek island

Deborah Mistry

Paxi, the perfect Greek island

I didn’t think I could ever pick a favourite Greek island (I’ve visited 16 of them) but within five minutes of arriving on the tiny Ionian island of Paxi, it went straight to the top of my list. When I think of the things that I want from a Mediterranean holiday the list goes something like this: picturesque harbour towns perfect for evening strolls, pretty outdoor restaurants, quiet beaches with clear turquoise water and low-key characterful accommodation where you can feel like a local. Paxi has all of these, without any crowds (the lack of airport helps) big resorts or...