The island of Agios Nikolaos

is well worth a visit whilst on Paxos.

The Friends of Paxos, a non profit society that are passionate about cultural activities are organising a trip there tomorrow, the details are below:

‘Hidden behind the pine trees planted in the 1930s are the well-preserved walls and cisterns of the 15th century Venetian fortress guarding the entrance to Gaios harbor.

In our tour we will discover the various buildings of the fortress and discuss its history under the Venetians, the French and finally the British who used it until the island was ceded to the kingdom of Greece in 1864. Time permitting we will also be visiting the chapel of Agios Nikolaos, under renovation, at the south entrance of the harbor.

The tour will be conducted in English, French and Greek by Paxos historian and former mayor Spyros Bogdanos and art historian Chris Boïcos. Yves Berthelémé will be kindly ferrying us to the island and back in his boat.
Wear comfortable walking shoes!

Date: Friday 1 July, 9:15 to 11 am.

Meeting point: 9:15 am in Gaios in front of Deep Blue bar at the harbour.

Fee: 8 € for the Friends of Paxos, 13 € for guests (exact change please!)

Reservations: Chris Boïcos: contact@friendsofpaxos.org
or + 30 69 73 01 36 99

They have already indicated that they have a number of guests already booked therefore if the boat is full they will plan to undertake another trip next week.

 

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