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PAXI, Port, PAXI

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Overview

Gaios is the capital of the island. The harbour is sheltered from the wind and is shallow and so suitable for smaller boats. The sea is always clean and cool because of the sea currents. The more northerly part of the harbour, Maneskos, is deeper. Larger vessels are able to dock here. The name Gaios comes from Agios Gaios, who brought Christianity to the island. His tomb is in the sanctuary of the church of the Holy Apostles, where there are some noteworthy frescoes. According to tradition, soil from the tomb has medicinal properties and can be used in the treatment of snakebite. The island's most brilliant festival is on 29th June, when there is a celebration for both the Holy Apostles and Agios Gaios.

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Geographical Data

Type of location: Village, Small town, Province capital, Town hall, Post Office
Postal Code: 49082
Postal Code: 49082
Tel +30 26620
Altitude: 52 meters
Longitude: 20o 11' 18.77" E
Latitude: 39o 11' 45.72" N

Population Census

Year Population
1991 487
1981 1286
Located at/in/on:
East (E) coastline of: PAXI Island, IONIAN ISLANDS , GREECE
Distances:
205 Nautical miles Southeast (SE) via Corinth isthmus: PIRAEUS Town, ATTIKI , GREECE

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