The Greek island of Paxos or Paxoi is located just south of Corfu and, at just eight kilometres long by three kilometres wide, it's one of the smallest in the Ionian chain of islands that sit off the western coast of mainland Greece.
Paxos is not just small in size, it can also feel very much like an island in miniature with its dinky beaches, toy-town villages and dainty hills.
With just three small coastal resorts, at Gaios, Loggos and Lakka, Paxos can sometimes feel a little crowded, especially in August.
A boat is the only way of getting to Paxos and, with a trio of large harbours, it is a big stopover favourite with yacht flotillas.
Despite being harder to reach, Paxos is still a much sought-after Greek Island holiday destination, especially for independent travellers. It is also favoured by wealthy Greek and Italian families.
Paxos is very pretty and hillsides are carpeted in olive groves whose the ancient trees are renowned for the very highest quality oil.
Beaches are stone and pebble and many are quite small. They can get crammed as the flotilla crews join the throngs of day trippers.
The nearby islet of Antipaxos has a couple of good beaches with the golden sands at Vrika particularly appealing.