About the home
Villa Prinos is a new three-bedroom property with broad outside terraces, a large swimming pool and panoramic sea views, located in a country setting between the villages of Magazia and Fontana. It is a perfect choice for those who seek the peace and quiet of a rural villa. The views over the west coast of Paxos and down to Anti-Paxos are breathtaking, and on a clear day you can see even as far as Lefkada and Kefalonia.
The villa has a marvellous range of outside areas, for dining, or lazing away the hours around the pool, or simply letting the pressures of life beyond this small island drain away. It’s a great place to do nothing!
Tastefully updated by its artist owner, the property offers a very high standard of accommodation at a very reasonable price. The owner lives above the rental property but spends only a short time there during the summer. If she is in residence, she uses the back of the property and doesn't interfer with people's enjoyment of the gardens and pool.
The property consists of three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a lovely open plan kitchen/dining/living room. All the furnishings have been hand picked by the owner, whose artistic taste is reflected throughout the wonderful interior.
The nearest villages of Fontana and Magazia both have mini markets and tavernas and can be reached on foot in 10-15 minutes. A car would, however, be advisable at this property.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Various, 1km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
(On one floor)
3 bedrooms, 3 shower rooms, open plan kitchen/dining/living room. Large garden area. Air conditioning in all bedrooms.
Further details outdoors:
This property has lovely gardens and a large pool with fantastic views of the west coast of Paxos the sea and beyond to Anti Paxos.
The Ionian Islands region
Tiny Paxos is the smallest of the Ionian islands, a group of six islands which stretches along Greece’s western coast. The most northerly, Corfu, faces the Albanian coast at its most northern point, while Zakynthos, the most southerly of the seven, lies 150 miles south of Corfu, off the western coast of the Peloponnese. As Greek islands they have a distinctive character, being greener and less bare than those of the Aegean, and also had a separate history for periods of their past. Unlike their Aegean counterparts, for instance, Corfu and Paxos were never conquered by the Turkish navy or become part of the Ottoman Empire. Jealous of their independence, the islands also took their time about joining the new Greek kingdom, created in 1832, at the end of British governance in 1864.
Within the archipelago, Corfu and Paxos form a separate sub-group at the top of the Ionian Sea, with Lefkada in the middle and Ithaka, Kefalonia and Zakynthos below. Paxos is linked to Corfu administratively and via Corfu airport, through which almost all travellers to Paxos pass on their way to their destination. Lefkada is served by Preveza airport on the mainland, Ithaca and Kefalonia by the airport on the latter. Zakynthos has its own airport, too. Only Corfu, of these islands, has a daily scheduled service from London during the summer; the others relying on the traditional charter flights, and this means that holidaymakers on Paxos as well as Corfu can these days tailor their trips as they like rather than being tied to the one or two-week straightjacket of charter flights.
If in the past the islands eked out an existence from fishing and farming the olive trees in which they are so plentiful, nowadays they all derive their main income from tourism. As always, the islands with their own airports are the busiest, while the outlying smaller ones which are reachable only by boat – Paxos being the foremost example – continue to be free of crowds. There, the traditional easy pace of life of the Ionian islands continues almost unchanged. It is a way of life keenly protected by the native Paxiots, who, having seen how the character of its larger neighbour Corfu has been adversely affected by tourism, in many parts at least, fiercely resist any major alterations to the appearance and character of their island. Here there are no large developments of unsympathetic apartments or featureless holiday houses, no brash or crude new resorts given over to loud bars and take away food joints. Paxos remains a haven of tranquillity even in the peak season, which no doubt explains why for many years it has been amongst the most sought after Greek island destinations. Other Ionian islands – Lefkada, Ithaca – also still preserve the memory of the islands as travellers like Edward Lear knew them but none does so better than Paxos.
The Paxos / Magazia area
"This was our idea of the perfect Greek island holiday, with a chill factor of 100%! Good walking, fine beaches in easy reach on foot, a truly excellent variety (though not many in number) of bars and places to eat, a reliable bus service, interesting wildlife and entertaining boat trips."
Paxos, the smallest of the Ionian islands, is an unflawed gem lying a short sea journey to the South of Corfu. Seven miles long by two miles wide, it can only be reached by sea and so is visited by relatively few tourists for most of the year. Only in peak season do the tavernas in Loggos, Lakka and Gaios, the three coastal villages, begin to fill as holidaying families coincide with Italian lovers of Paxos. Generally, little has changed in Paxos over the years, thanks to careful control of tourism and development.
The island’s beaches are mainly pebbly with sea that is wonderfully clean and clear. The east coast is dotted with small coves and bays whose warm, clear water is perfect for swimming and snorkeling, while its tiny sister island, Anti-Paxos, reached by fast sea taxi from Gaios, offers two of the finest sandy beaches in Europe. Inland, the hills are covered with olive trees, more than 200,000 of them, which produce one of the world's finest olive oils. Walk among the olive groves in May and June, before it grows too hot, and discover the old Paxos, where goats wander among abandoned stone houses, and the ground is carpeted with wild flowers.
Visitors to Paxos are always captivated by its picturesque simplicity and easy pace of life. A morning stroll to the baker for fresh, warm bread, then off in the boat, or on foot, for a relaxing day at the beach, back in the evening for dinner at one of the harbourside tavernas, and a romantic walk home beneath a sky of brilliant stars.
Magazia is a pretty inland village between the coastal villages of Loggos and Lakka at the northern end of the island. Home to one of the island’s two garages, it has a couple of tavernas, two mini-markets for basic provisions and is best known to lovers of the old Paxos for its charming traditional kaffeneion or cafe in the centre. You won’t find a better cup of Greek coffee anywhere! Magazia is on the bus route between the island capital, Gaios, and the two other main villages of Lakka and Loggos.
A ten-minute walk from the pretty village of Magazia is Villa Prinos, a beautifully designed and decorated villa with spectacular sea views from the pool and terraces.
How to get there
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Paxos is a small island with no airport of its own but is not hard to reach. The nearest and most convenient airport to Paxos is on the island of Corfu, to which there are flights from many European cities during the holiday season (May to October). Budget airline easyJet operates daily flights to Corfu from London’s Gatwick airport, with less frequent departures from Bristol and Manchester. On mainland Europe, it has a service from Milan to Corfu in the main season. There are also regular charter flights to Corfu from many regional UK airports as well as Paris other major European cities.
From Corfu airport, the onward journey is quite simple. A taxi from the airport to the port takes 10-15 minutes and from there hydrofoils leave for Paxos at least three times a day, and on busy days such as Monday even more frequently. On arrival in Paxos, another short taxi journey will bring you to your accommodation in a few minutes, or you can arrange to pick up a hire car from the port. On the return, there are regular hydrofoils leaving Paxos each day at times which connect with most flight departures from Corfu. Only at weekends is it sometimes necessary to leave Paxos the day before a flight, and spend a night in Corfu.
Some experienced travellers to Paxos make their own transfer arrangements but most of our guests to the island prefer to use Travel à la carte’s welcome service, which includes being met on arrival at the airport, all taxi and boat ticket reservations and being met by our staff on Paxos. Making use of this service avoids having to queue for taxis either on Corfu or Paxos and guarantees a seat on the hydrofoil in both directions. This can save travellers both time and worry, particularly at busy times of year.
Activities near Paxos
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Off Season||1 Apr 13||20 May 13||£ 770||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||20 May 13||17 Jun 13||£ 1085||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||17 Jun 13||15 Jul 13||£ 1645||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||15 Jul 13||2 Sep 13||£ 1995||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||2 Sep 13||16 Sep 13||£ 1645||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||16 Sep 13||30 Sep 13||£ 1085||-||-||1 Week|
|Off Season||30 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 770||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We can offer a Meet & Greet service from Corfu airport to Katina and back. Our office in Loggos is very close for any further information.
You can pay by bank transfer, cheque or ring us direct with credit card payments. We do not charge for debit card or bank transfers but we do charge an extra 2% for all credit card payments.Enquire now
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