Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Early 19th century olive mill fully reconverted into a 55 sq.m. self-catered stone-built cottage, set in a tranquil and secluded 500-year old olive grove in the island of Paxos (Ionian Sea-Greece).
Facilities include: one double bedroom, 2 built bunk beds in sitting area, spacious bathroom, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, open air cook oven & BBQ, 2 courtyards as well as ample space in the surrounding property, rain water from refurbished traditional cistern, and maid service 3 times a week.
The thick stone walls and the ceiling fans ensure a comfortable temperature in hot days.
The house is situated near the village of Fontana or Platanos, 3.5 km. from the main port of Gaios, and 3 km. from Loggos. There are two taverns, one bakery and a mini market in the village near-by (Fontana). The closest beaches are 700 m. and 1 km. from the house. Plenty of hiking trails nearby and all over the island.
The island of Paxos boasts great beaches and a clear sea surrounded by a deep green landscape and several picturesque villages. It balances perfectly a cosmopolitan side during high season while a tranquil refuge during the rest of the year.
Renting this house will offer you a great opportunity for relaxing and secluded vacations in one of the most idyllic islands in the world.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Alati & Kipiadis|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Corfu 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Paxos is a cluster of small islands that also includes, apart from the main island (with a total surface of 19 sq. km.), Antipaxos (3 sq. km.), Daskalia, Kaltsonissi, Mongonissi, Agios Nikolaos and Panagia. Paxos is located in the North Ionian Sea, 7 miles from the south coast of the island of Corfu and 10 miles from the coast of mainland Greece (Epirus). It is easily accessible by hydrofoil, ferry-boat, cruise boat, and sea-taxis.
Paxos is covered by countless, over 500 year-old olive groves, as well as cypress trees and rich vegetation, whilst Antipaxos is one large vineyard. The eastern coastlines of the island are smooth, while the west coasts are bold and abrupt with remarkable natural formations: caves, arches, dome-shaped forms, sheer cliffs etc. The capital of Paxos is Gaios, a picturesque village build around a port which is protected by the two small islands of Agios Nikolaos and Panagia. At the northern tip of the island sits beautiful Lakka, whilst on the east coast nestles the picturesque village of Loggos. Apart from the endless array of charming beaches and hiking trails, other attractions include the cliffs and the caves on the wild, western coast, the numerous churches scattered around the island (the most prominent being the Church of Ypapanti near Lakka, Agioi Apostoloi in Gaios and the ruins of Agia Marina, an early Christian church in Porto Ozias), the old oil-mills and water cisterns, the Venetian castle of Agios Nikolaos and the monastery of Panagia that celebrates on August 15th. Today, Paxos has a permanent population of approximately 2,500 inhabitants, but during the summer months the island hosts thousands of visitors, day trippers and yachts.
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