If there is a place that can be called heaven on earth this should undeniably be Paxos. As soon as you enter its amazingly graphic port, Gaios, a feeling of freedom and euphoria captivates your senses. Hard to believe that you are in one of the most popular clusters of islands in Greece, the Ionian, but the colours and aromas surely take you there. So, welcome to the Ionian’s most pristine and unspoilt paradise where time literally stops from the moment you set your eyes on the lush green scenery, the small fiord-like formations right in the middle of the port and the fairytale-like small houses with their vivid colours and traditional architecture.
The island boasts three main settlements, Gaios, Lakka and Laggos dotted with laid-back small cafes and restaurants, dense vegetation and an ambience that seems to belong to a fantasy rather than a real place. Emerald waters, whitish coasts, thick vegetation that touches the surface of the sea and several sailing boats resting in the small harbours are the highlights of Paxos’ canvas. The island has managed to preserve its traditional character with its neoclassical buildings and Venetian influences that resemble a movie set instead of a holiday destination. Stroll around its quaint villages and your eyes will be captured by a multitude of beautiful corners and well-hidden secrets. And as you go deeper in the dreamy alleys of this extraordinary island, your connection to reality will get looser and you will be transferred to an ethereal place that will invigorate your mind and soul.
Apart from its exotic beaches and secluded coves, the island boasts a series of exhilarating caves on its western side as well as some of the most beautiful coasts that the Mediterranean has to show. The Blue Caves can be reached only by boat, either hired or by taking any of the organized boat trips offered on the island and visiting them is an absolute must-do. In close proximity to Paxos there is also Antipaxos, a much smaller, almost uninhabited island, that bursts with pristine nature and unsurpassed beauty as there are only a few houses and taverns nestled within the landscape’s majesty.
Accommodation options are quite a few but both islands have managed to preserve their authentic character and beauty by avoiding rapid touristic development. Nevertheless, here you will find some of the most luxurious villas in Greece; having said that, we take a dive into our portfolio of Paxos villas and present you the crown jewels of the island’s properties.
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Artistic flair and unpretentious luxury majestically pair in this exquisite property that completely incorporates in its pristine natural setting. Handpicked designer furniture, pieces from the owner’s 50’s and 60’s private collection and a well-plotted vast garden, all aim at the same thing: to create an ambience of unparalleled beauty and ultimate elegance. The property features a main house, a separate guest house and a studio as well as a saltwater 17 x 4,5m swimming pool lined with green marble and can host 12 guests in total seclusion and stunning sea views.
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Set on an elevated position that affords sweeping vistas of the island’s rolling countryside and the sea, this villa is a striking retreat that offers perfect privacy and yet is only few minutes drive from the bustling town of Gaios. Taking advantage of its isolated location, the 5 bedroom residence boasts generous outdoor areas that are completely exposed to nature. The exterior and terraces are paved with stone to convey an organic feel, making the house feel like an extension of the landscape.
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A tribute to light and space, Villa Vivienne is ideally located on a hilltop only a few minutes from the island’s port, Gaios, enjoying a panorama of vistas and direct access to a private beach. Hidden within the pine forest of the area, the property is an artsy, modern home equipped with large floor-to-ceiling windows, a surrounding veranda with gardens, a tennis court, watersports equipment and a breathtaking pool terrace.
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A proper estate built within an enormous plot of land, Villa Dolce comprises of two completely autonomous units and can host up to 18 guests in utter comfort. Located on the southern part of the island and only a 3-minute walk from a secluded pebbled beach, the villa features ample spaces, minimal ambience and some views to die for. Its large pool terrace with several lounging and dining spots, its winding patios with gardens of local flora and its contemporary design make Villa Dolce one of the most precious villas in Paxos.
If you are impressed, keep in mind that those four properties are only a sample of The Greek Villas’ portfolio not only in Paxos but also the entire Greece!
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