Idyllic Island Lifestyle
As the smallest and most picturesque village on Paxos, with only 200 residents, pine and olive tree-cloaked Longos is ideal for relaxing at one of the many cafés in between swims. Its tavernas enjoy a fine reputation for serving delicious seafood and local fare, thus making the classic holiday “dream scheme” of spending hours nibbling on various meze concoctions and sipping ouzo by the water even more enticing.
Apart from its quaint architecture of stone buildings in different shades, there is nothing fancy about this place – no boutique hotels or trendy stores, and no nightlife, which makes it an ideal spot for families and those who want to reconnect with a more tranquil, old-fashioned aspect of Greece’s idyllic island lifestyle. That said, it’s only 5½ km. from the main town, lively Gaios, so it’s not isolated either.
From there one can hop onto a small boat and explore the surrounding coastline, especially the western side that features a number of caves. It’s worth visiting the Zoodochou Pigis church (dated 1739) to see the beautiful frescoes. If you visit Longos during the first few days of September you will have the opportunity to attend its classical music festival, organized by the village’s cultural center.