Island hopping from Paxi

Why choose one island when you can visit them all?

What sets the island of Paxi apart is its unspoiled beauty, attracting many visitors for tranquil holidays by the sea. Its proximity to the rest of the Ionian Islands and mainland Greece makes Paxi an ideal starting point for island hopping!

Discover the best island-hopping routes from Paxi and find detailed information and tips about organizing your trip on Ferryhopper.

The port and beach of Lakka in Paxi, Greece

The quaint port of Lakkas in Paxi

Island hopping from Paxi

Wondering what other islands you can explore during your trip to Paxi? Below, you can find recommendations for the best island-hopping experience from Paxi to the Ionian Islands and connections to mainland Greece, and plan your trip in just a few clicks!

Paxi - Lefkada

Lefkada, one of the most popular Ionian Islands, is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Not only that, but it’s home to scenic mountainous and seaside villages. Lefkada is also a perfect destination for lovers of water sports, so grab your equipment, catch a ferry from Paxi and come along!

Paxi is connected to Lefkada mainly during the summer months. There are about 6 weekly ferry connections that are operated by the company Lefkada Palace. The ferry journey from Paxi to Lefkada lasts about 3 hours or 4 hours 15 minutes.

View of Porto Katsiki beach in Lefkada, Greece

Majestic view of the path to Porto Katsiki in Lefkada

Paxi - Zante

Is visiting the impressive shipwreck of Zante on your bucket list? All you have to do is catch a ferry from Paxi to Zante and enjoy the island’s gorgeous beaches, lush vegetation and plenty of entertainment options.

Paxi and Zante are connected by ferry year-round. Ferry connections between the two islands are primarily served by Lefkada Palace with about 3 weekly departures. The ferry trip from Paxi to Zante lasts around 10 hours, with the journey rewarding you with breathtaking views.

The shipwreck of Zante, Greece

The one and only shipwreck of Zante

Paxi - Pisaetos, Ithaki

Stopping at the island of Odysseus is a must when it comes to island hopping in the Ionian Islands. In Ithaki, you can admire crystal clear waters, try out local delicacies and witness the unique architecture of the Ionian Islands.

The island of Paxi is directly connected to the port of Pisaetos in Ithaki by ferry in the summer. You can find 3 weekly connections, operated by the ferry company Lefkada Palace. Travel time between Paxi and the port of Pisaetos in Ithaki is around 6 hours.

Filiatro beach in Ithaki, Greece

The evergreen beauty of Filiatro in Ithaki

Paxi - Sami, Κefalonia

The noble island of Kefalonia is the go-to destination when it comes to island-hopping tours from Paxi. Apart from magical beaches with imposing rock formations, Kefalonia offers plenty of activities to lovers of nature: from hiking trails to diving excursions, there’s something for everyone!

There are seasonal ferry connections from Paxi to the port of Sami in Kefalonia, operated in the summer by Lefkada Palace. Usually, you can find 3 weekly ferry crossings that last around 7 hours.

Colorful houses in Assos, Kefalonia, Greece

The scenic village of Assos with its colorful houses

Paxi - Meganisi

What about the less touristy and packed side of the Ionian Islands? We present to you the island of Maganisi, a small picturesque island with azure waters that welcomes numerous boats at its modern marina.

Ferries from Paxi to Meganisi are available in the summer, served by the company Lefkada Palace. There are 3 weekly departures, with the ferry journey from Paxi to Meganisi lasting 4 hours.

Aerial view of the sunset at the port of Meganisi, Greece

Sunset at the port of Meganisi

Paxi - Corfu

Corfu is rather close to the island of Paxi and it is ideal for a refreshing change of scenery. Its cosmopolitan energy, traditional narrow streets, cultural monuments, and magnificent beaches are guaranteed to steal your heart.

Paxi is connected to Corfu by ferry throughout the year. The ferry route is mainly operated by the companies Lefkada Palace, Joy Cruises and Kerkyra Lines with up to 10 daily sailings. The ferry trip from Paxi to Corfu lasts from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours.

Tip: island hopping is full of delights, but what if you hopped to a different country as well? After your trip to Corfu, you can easily travel to Sarandë in Albania with the ferry company Εrdano Tours.

Vlacherna Monastery on an islet close to Corfu, Greece

The small Vlacherna Monastery close to Corfu

How can I get to Paxi by ferry?

Paxi is easily reachable by ferry from the port of Igoumenitsa. Ferry connections are available every day throughout the year, operated by Kerkyra Seaways and Kerkyra Lines. Ferries from Igoumenitsa to Paxi arrive in about 1.5 hours.

View of the port of Igoumenitsa from a departing ferry, Greece

Departing from Igoumenitsa to Paxi by ferry

Paxi is ideal for island hopping to new and exciting destinations, offering a plethora of views, activities and swimming spots. You can discover each and every neighboring island on our Map of ferries and book ferry tickets from Paxi on Ferryhopper!