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This web site is designed for the "Independent Traveller" and provides all the information you need to make your own holiday in Paxos. You may wish however, to leave arrangements to the Paxos Travel Agents listed above.

Events Calendar

National and Ionian Island Festivals

Ochi Day Processions in Gaios

January 1st New Years Day

January 6th Epiphany. The day of Jesus baptism in Jordan. Processions in coastal towns from the local church to the sea.

March 25th Commemoration of the beginning of the Greek fight for freedom in 1821.

March 29th 2013 (Good Friday) The start of the Orthodox Easter, the most important festival in the Orthodox calendar.

May 1st Labour Day and Flower Festival.

May 21st The Ionian Islands commemorate their unification with Greece in 1864.

August 15th The Feast of the Virgin Mary on the small island of Panayia situated at the inlet to Gaios Harbour.

August 29th - September 7th The Paxos Music Festival 2013, lasts for about a week. See for more information

October 28th "Ochi Day," in commemoration of Greeces historical "No" reply to one of Mussolinis ultimatums in 1940. Parades and wreath-laying ceremonies are carried out at all war memorials.

3rd November (First Sunday) and the 12th December the St. Spiridon procession.

December 25th Christmas Day

NB. The moveable Holy Days are: Rose Monday, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Whit Monday.

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