There are several stunning caves on Paxos’ western coast, near the beach of Erimitis, which make for a fun maritime adventure in a canoe, pedalo or, if you prefer the more conventional route, by joining a guided tour. The most interesting natural monuments to see are: Ortholithos, a tall, pointed vertical rock that stands alone in the water, facing three beautiful “blue caves” which are interconnected, with crystal clear water in different shades of blue, depending on the time of day.
One has a skylight-like hole in its ceiling where the roof has collapsed, which creates a mesmerizing light within the cave at certain hours. Another of Paxos’ most admired caves is Ypapanti, which is large enough to have been the hiding place for a submarine during WWII. Island legend has it that the cave connects to the church in the settlement of Vasilatika above.