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Paxoi Community

Last Update: Dec 2004
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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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