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Villas in Paxos

Idyllic and unspoilt, Paxos is a little piece of island paradise. Vast olive groves and pine trees carpet the undulating landscape, fringed by the vibrant, aquamarine waters of the Ionian Sea. The peaceful and captivating countryside is interspersed by charming villages steeped in Greek atmosphere, and scattered with fascinating sites of historical and mythological interest. Only accessible by boat, Paxos is the perfect place to simply immerse yourself in the laid-back pace of local life and really get away from it all.

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Paxos - Poised, pristine and untouched

Wonderfully unspoilt, Paxos awaits those seeking their own Greek odyssey. Our Paxos villas are located in the charming waterfront town of Gaios, with its bustling streets and traditional eateries.  It’s an island haven of olive groves, beaches and historic antiquities.

  • Paxos Activities

    The perfect destination for spending time in the great outdoors, Paxos’ lush countryside of olive groves and cypress trees lends itself to walking or cycling. Enjoy the peace and quiet for yourself, or take the opportunity to join one of the various organised walks around the island – where you can also learn about the flora and fauna. Many different walking tracks cover the island and as Paxos is so small, it is even possible to walk from one side of the island to the other! You are sure to come across some of the fascinating old buildings on the island including many chapels, windmills and olive-presses – dotted throughout the countryside.

  • Paxos History

    Steeped in history, you will find many fascinating sights all over the island. The tiny village of Ozias in the oldest settlement on Paxos, and you can also visit the sixth-century ruins of the churches of Agia Marina and Agios Stefanos nearby. Another building of note is the old monastery on Panagia islet, which can be seen from several of our Gaios villas. You can learn more about the history of the island at the interesting museum located by the harbour in Gaios, which boasts various artefacts that date back to ancient times. Olive oil production has traditionally been one of the major industries on Paxos, and you can visit the olive press museum between Gaios and Lakka.

  • Paxos Beaches

    Choose from myriad idyllic beaches all around the island to spend lazy days basking in total peace and tranquillity. Stretches of white pebble and sand shelve gently into the inviting, crystal clear waters, where you can enjoy a cooling dip. Many coves are only accessible on foot and remain quiet throughout the year. Hiring a boat is a great way to explore the best of the island’s coastline, and is often the only way to access the most remote of the island’s beaches. The neighbouring island of Antipaxos is also just a 15-minute journey by boat, and boasts two stunning sandy beaches lapped by the blue Ionian waters.

  • Paxos Food

    Paxos is well-known for its production of excellent olive oil (the island is covered by more than 250,000 olive trees), and as such, this is a key ingredient to many of the local dishes. You can also try delicious local seafood in the many traditional tavernas or simply purchase some freshly-caught fish to barbecue back at your villa. The famous Greek-style salad is another excellent local dish to try when you dine out, and any meal can be perfectly complemented with a glass of the wonderful wine straight from the vineyards of nearby Antipaxos.

  • Paxos Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Visit nearby Corfu, and explore historic sights, lively resorts and fine beaches.

    • Pick up some local pottery and exquisite jewellery in the shops in Gaios.

    • Explore the tiny, untouched island of Anti-Paxos, a haven of vineyards leading to white beaches and vivid waters.

    • Enjoy an alfresco meal at the small fishing harbour of Loggos, the picturesque backdrop favoured by film-makers.

    • Head to the cliffs above Ermitis Bay for fantastic sunset views.

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Overall rating
Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 39 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10


Family (the eldest child is at school)
Beautiful and small and quiet
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 29 October 2018
Published on: 01 November 2018
10 out of 10


Manchester Couple
A beautiful island which is quiet in October but the sea was warm and beaches pretty much deserted
Restaurants were generally good to excellent.
Night life isn't special but who goes to Paxos for nightlife?
Confirmed stay: 22 October 2018
Published on: 23 October 2018
10 out of 10


Rhyl Friends
Very very pretty island. Beautiful coves and fishing villages of Lanka, Lagnos and of course Gaios.
Going late in the season meant that most boat trips from Gaios had ceased.
Confirmed stay: 16 October 2018
Published on: 18 October 2018
10 out of 10


Norwich Couple
Quiet at the time we went, which is perfect. No loud night life, lovely tavernas.
Confirmed stay: 08 October 2018
Published on: 15 October 2018
10 out of 10


Scenery, realitvely peaceful
A bit expensive. Dirt track to villa
Confirmed stay: 01 October 2018
Published on: 02 October 2018
8 out of 10


Confirmed stay: 24 September 2018
Published on: 26 September 2018
9 out of 10


Love evenings and dinner etc in Gaios
Selection of bars and restaurants
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 24 September 2018
Published on: 25 September 2018
9 out of 10


Boat trips, olive groves and Mambo restaurant.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 24 September 2018
Published on: 25 September 2018
10 out of 10

Confirmed guest

London Couple
Very quite, loverly tavernas, good food loverly helpful people and loverly villa with fantastic view.
The road to the villa was atrocious better suited to a tank than the little fiat we were driving, but all credit to the little fiat it never let us down.
Confirmed stay: 17 September 2018
Published on: 18 September 2018
10 out of 10


Winchester Couple
Loved location of villa off the beaten track so to speak. Do need a car but can take a leisurely walk up the track to a local small supermarket. It was very private being one of only six villas nicely positioned with spectacular sea views overlooking Gaios harbour. Excellent island for walking, unspoilt and clean. Just has that certain charm. Can't wait to return.
Having to come home!
Confirmed stay: 10 September 2018
Published on: 21 September 2018
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