Why is the island group called Paxos? The etymology of the word "Paxos"has many interpretations. According to Strabo, the Phoenicians gave their name from their word "paks", which means geometric "trapezoid", an island with a trapezoid shape, as it appears if viewed from the air. Another version claims that a group of inhabitants from the region of Paxountos in Sicily, either out of need or due to partisan raids, left their homeland and settled in Paxos giving it the name of their...Read More
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