About half of the island’s population of 2,500 live in the three villages of Gaios, Loggos and Lakka, and help create that special sense of serenity, sociability and relaxation that characterizes Paxos.
Take a boat trip to the satellite island of Antipaxos and for a short while you can experience a real Robinson Crusoe moment, as you step onto one of the many unspoilt and deserted beaches, and reflect on what makes life so precious.
The epitome of seclusion, with only 30 local inhabitants, Antipaxos provides glorious sandy beaches and crystal waters. With only three tavernas, the ethos here is quality rather than quantity.
With an area of a mere 5 square kilometres and a population of about 50 people, Antipaxos clearly belongs to a world distinct and apart from our usual daily lives. It may have in its history one of the greatest naval battles between the Greek City states of Corinth and Corfu in 432BC
but today it prefers to offer those who relish nature’s simplicity an unique escape to some of the best soft sand beaches and clearest water in the Mediterranean.
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- Commences - Monday morning
- Departure airport - London Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol
- Arrival airport - Corfu
- On arrival - Transfer to Benitses port (20 minutes) for a private ferry crossing (takes about 2 hours 30 minutes)
- Or sea taxi from Gaios port to Antipaxos
Bacchus HouseOn AntiPaxos | Sleeps 2
Bacchus House stands at the top of AntiPaxos' east coast with a dramatic and panoramic view out to sea.
Governor's HouseNear Gaios | Sleeps 2-6
In a peaceful location, with views over the silver olives and across the sea to the mainland, it affords easy access to the east coast beaches which are about one kilometre away.
Harbour ViewAt Loggos | Sleeps 2-4
Harbour View has a special position in Loggos – detached from the waterfront to ensure privacy but close enough to have wonderful views over the entire port.
Kapassa HouseNear Loggos | Sleeps 2-3
Kapassa House is a pretty country cottage, situated on an olive clad hillside, in the small hamlet of Dendiatika, above the harbour of Loggos, which is a fifteen minute walk away.
Levrecchio Beach HouseNear Loggos | Sleeps 2-4
Levrecchio beach is a five minute walk from Loggos waterfront and has a small taverna in an olive grove overlooking the sea.
Loggos MillsNear Loggos | Sleeps 2
Tucked away on the hillside above Loggos Harbour is a group of charming cottages, enjoying harmonious seclusion within their own landscaped gardens.
Nassos HouseAt Loggos | Sleeps 2-6
A fairly steep walk of five minutes from the Loggos waterfront leads to the private hillside position of Nassos House. Few houses in Loggos can match the views from this house.
Shu-ShuNear Magazia | Sleeps 2-4
“Shu-Shu” means “peace and quiet” in the local island dialect. From a traditional island country house, Shu-Shu has been converted to a charming and comfortable home.
The Olive PressNear Gaios | Sleeps 2
The Olive Press will appeal to couples looking for a private, romantic and peaceful escape.The Olive Press has been carefully renovated and modernised to become a comfortable home, hidden amongst the olive groves.
Torri E MerliNear Lakka | Sleeps 2-4
Set amidst a landscape of ancient olive groves and massive boulders, this boutique hotel was originally a fortified manor house in the Venetian style, dating from 1750. By combining its historic architecture, its turrets and battlements, with eclectic modern furnishings, a unique atmosphere has been created, luxurious, romantic and slightly bohemian.
Valentina HouseNear Gaios | Sleeps 2-6
Valentina House has total privacy and only the cicadas to disturb the silence. A small road of one kilometre leads uphill from the backstreets of Gaios, through olive groves to the small hamlet of Ozias, from where a private track leads to Valentina’s hidden grounds.
Villa AdriannaAt Loggos | Sleeps 2-4
Villa Adrianna is the only private villa with its own swimming pool located in the village of Loggos.
Villa AndromedaNear Loggos | Sleeps 2-8
Within a small, hillside hamlet, Villa Andromeda is set back from the inland road leading to Loggos, which is a distance of one and a half kilometres.
Villa BougainvilleaNear Magazia | Sleeps 2
Just a kilometre from the village of Magazia in the centre of the island, this discreet and private villa has wonderful elevated views over the western sea, all the more spectacular at sunset.
Villa DelphiniNear Lakka | Sleeps 2-4
Villa Delphini has a private and peaceful location amongst olive groves for those who seek a comfortable hideaway just a few minutes drive to beaches, shops and tavernas.
Villa DoriaNear Gaios | Sleeps 2-4
Villa Doria is hidden amongst the hillside olive groves of the hamlet of Geromonachos, overlooking the east coast, two kilometres away from Gaios.
Villa EffiNear Magazia | Sleeps 2-5
Villa Effi is a comfortable and spacious house located on a secluded hillside, at a central point of the island, looking out over cypress and olive trees to the sea on Paxos’ west coast.
Villa EliaNear Loggos | Sleeps 2-4
Villa Elia, located in a small hamlet, is set amongst hillside olive groves below the inland road leading to Loggos, , which is a distance of one and a half kilometres.
Villa GardeniaNear Magazia | Sleeps 2
Modern and comfortably furnished, with a spectacular view over the island’s dramatic west coast from its well-sized terrace and delightful pool, the villa is ideal for a relaxed holiday among olive groves, butterflies and cicadas.
Villa HeleniNear Gaios | Sleeps 2-6
Villa Heleni is hidden amongst the hillside olive groves of the hamlet of Geromonachos, overlooking the east coast, two kilometres away from Gaios.
Villa JasmineNear Magazia | Sleeps 2
This intimate villa, self-contained on a single level, has a very special feel of easy relaxation. From its own private pool and terrace, the views are spectacular; high above the soaring cliffs of the west coast, on the edge of the tiny hamlet of Vlachopoulatika, it can feel as if the whole Mediterranean Sea is laid out before you.
Villa PelagosAt Boikatika | Sleeps 2-6
The two private and secluded villas, Petra and Pelagos, will appeal to those who are looking for a luxurious retreat with outstanding views over rich, green valleys and deep blue seas.
Villa PerseusNear Loggos | Sleeps 2-4
Within a small, hillside hamlet, Villa Perseus is set back from the inland road leading to Loggos, which is a distance of one and a half kilometres.
Villa PetraAt Boikatika | Sleeps 2-6
A very private villa, which will appeal to those who are looking for a luxurious retreat with panoramic views over a rural landscape and the sea.
Villa YakovosNear Gaios | Sleeps 2-4
From the backstreets of Gaios, a narrow winding road leads up the hill to the sleepy hamlet of Ozias, walkable from the villa.
Violetta HouseOn AntiPaxos | Sleeps 2-4
Violetta House stands at the top of a hill on the east coast of AntiPaxos and looks down a valley of vineyards and pine trees to a small beach below.