Decided to see a bit more of the island, so set off in the direction of Gaios, then headed towards Magazia which is a sleepy village inland, with a petrol station (useful, there are only 2 on Paxos). Coffee in an upmarket deli, which also sold delicious pies and cakes. Well we had to try them didn’t we? There were two excellent restaurants in the village too – one traditional Greek, the other Italian. (We return later in the week to the latter, which had an amazing view from the terrace at the back. Unfortunately that was our last night, so didn’t get to try the other one, which had been highly recommended).
Ignoring the map we ventured off the main road and continued through windy lanes off the beaten track, hoping we wouldn’t meet any on-coming vehicles, only to find ourselves back in Lakka! The island is that tiny we were there before we knew it.
Continued on to Monodendri which boasted a beach. For people with families, or those who prefer somewhere a bit more lively this was lovely – bars, a swimming pool, sunbeds, a pool table, plenty of shade – but not for us, and we headed back for a lazy afternoon around our own pool.