Azure waters, sheltered coves, quiet fishing villages and olive groves, Paxos is one of the the smallest and most tranquil Ionian islands (along with Antipaxos). Its unspoiled beauty, secluded beaches, charming villages, and its distinct Ionian Sea ambiance make it a special destination for those looking for a peaceful and authentic Greek island experience. We final managed to get there this summer after various cancellations and changes due to the pandemic. While it may be lesser known, compared to some other Greek islands, Paxos has its unique charm and a peaceful, laid-back atmosphere. With no airport on the island, it makes Paxos an ideal escape for those seeking tranquillity, solitude and calm ambiance. The island is easily accessible from the port of Corfu and can be reached by hydrofoil or ferry, which takes 45mins to 2 hrs accordingly.
The island of Paxos is known for its breathtaking natural beauty. The coastline is dotted with hidden sea caves, coves and dramatic cliffs offering stunning views and crystal-clear turquoise waters. It is famous for its secluded beaches and pristine swimming spots. Many of these beaches are accessible only by boat, adding to the sense of privacy and exclusivity. It is covered in olive groves, cypress trees, and aromatic wildflowers. Paxos benefits from the region’s mild climate, lush vegetation, and stunning sunsets. The Ionian Sea surrounding the island is calm, inviting, and a paradise for boating and sailing enthusiasts.
The island’s main town, Gaios, is a charming and quaint village. The village is a small town with a maze of narrow streets lined with an assortment of little shops, colourful houses, , tavernas, waterfront cafés, bars and a host of attractive bays and coves lie nearby.
The little port of Lakka with its almost circular harbour and crystal-clear sea, framed by green and silver olive trees, is an artist’s delight. It also has narrow streets, picturesque gardens, numerous small shops, tavernas, bars and friendly locals.
Loggos offers a traditional island atmosphere, with beautiful architecture and rustic tavernas. It is the smallest and the most attractive fishing village as it still remains unspoilt. Thirty little houses cluster around the old platia which is right on the sea. The Tavernas serve good food and small shops provide a wide range of groceries. Waterfront café bars offer delightful vantage points for people and boat watching with beaches and rocks within five minutes’ walk.
If you haven’t seen Maestro in blue it’s a light hearted Netfix series that will give you a real taste of what the island has to offer: The story is about a musician that goes to lead a festival on the scenic island of Paxos, where he begins an unexpected romance and finds himself entwined in other people’s problems. It also has a lovely soundtrack
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The main reason for us wanting to travel to Paxos was Nassos House a villa in Loggos with amazing views. The villa gets booked so far in advance that it took us three years to secure it during school holidays to fit around young adults taking A levels and at Uni. Whilst typically Greek in its design, layout and features the villa’s outside space, pool and views are just breathtaking!
Three-bedroom villa has a private swimming pool
Perched above the village of Loggos sits the elegant Nassos House. The outdoor terrace is immediately striking, with chairs and tables arranged under a canopy of vines, and sun loungers and the pool facing out towards the compact crescent of the village. Clay flowerpots around the edges and light flagstone paving lend the whole terrace a classical feel. With views of the Greek mainland, which are particularly spectacular at sunrise and dusk, you may never want to go indoors.
When you do head inside, you’ll find that this combination of modern comfort and traditional aesthetics continues. The living room faces out to the terrace and the views below, while some of the bedrooms come with en suite bathrooms or private balconies. Families and groups will all find that they have their own space in Nassos House.
Nearby, there is a small beach with steps that lead directly to the villa. The village of Loggos itself offers boat hire, great tavernas and tempting bakeries.
NB: We do not recommend Nassos House for those with mobility problems
The Villa setup
- Living room and dining area leading to terrace
- Double bedroom with balcony and en suite bathroom
- Double bedroom with balcony
- Twin bedroom
- Swimming pool (10m x 3.5m and depth 1.40m to 1.00m)
- Return flights
- 20kg hold luggage per person
- Shared transfers throughout
- Return ferry transfers between Corfu and Paxos
- The services of an experienced local representative
- A welcome pack
Nassos House | Amenities | Paxos
- ATM machines – 10 minutes’ walk
- Bike Hire
- Boat Hire – At Loggos
- Cafes / Bars – 5 minutes walk
- Daily departure of excursion boats
- Minimarket – Will deliver shopping
- Pharmacy – 10 minutes’ drive
- Restaurants – 10 minutes’ walk
- Shops – 5 mintues walk
- Supermarket – 10 minutes’ walk
- Watersports – Dinghy sailing & windsurfing at Monodendri beach
- Air Conditioning (Included)
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- V. (Local Channels)
- Transfers Included