Known in yacht charter Greece as Paxi, this island is the smallest from the Heptanese, also known as the Ionian islands. The main town on the island is Paxoi and the seat of the municipality is Gaios. In ancient mythology the island is said to have been created by the god of the waters, Poseidon, who struck Corfu island with his trident and thus Paxos came into existence as the island of his wife, Amphitrite.