Spacious traditional Greek Islands Villa with a location hard to beat
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Lovely villa with beautiful gardens and pool
We loved Villa Emmy. It feels very spacious and is pleasantly decorated with a cool marble floor in the living area. The kitchen is well equipped and we had all we needed for several meals we cooked there. The air conditioning is in all rooms except the bathrooms and is really effective. The beds are comfy, those in the twin rooms are quite low, which was fine for us.
The patio and gardens are gorgeous, there are beautiful pots everywhere, olive trees (I think!) and great planting. Also there are several lemon trees and even a vine around the back of the house. As well as the table outdoors there is a bench, which was a nice spot for some outdoor reading in the evening. The pool is really nice, good and deep and at just the right temperature for us in June. I did need to do some pool skimming in addition to that done by the cleaner, as the area is so rural and all the vegetation means there are plenty of bugs! Also come prepared for some very vocal cockerels! I bought some ear plugs but had got used to the noise by that point.
The description about the local beaches at the bottom of the drive is spot on. We loved these beautiful beaches and the clear sea, great for swimming and snorkelling, and for getting a really cold dip when we needed one. Bring your beach shoes to cope with the pebbles. As well as relaxing at the villa and local beaches, we had a trip to Anti-Paxos, hired our own small boat one afternoon and caught the bus to Lakka; all thoroughly enjoyable. We didn't hire a car and didn't miss it. Everything is very easy walking distance and we took taxi's from the supermarket a couple of times when we had a lot of shopping. There are masses of restaurants in Gaios and all our meals there were excellent. I do hope to come back before too long!
Paxos is one of the top twenty greatest escapes in the world!!!
This tiny island,the smallest of the Ionian Sea, is just 12kms long and 4 kms wide and could eventually be visited without the aid of a vehicle. The population of permanent residents is 2.300 persons who remain also during the winter on the island, but during the summer months the 3 ports of Gaios, Loggos and Lakka get quite busy . The East and West coast look totally different . All the beaches on the East coast looking towards the Greek Mainland are gently shelving, pebbled some are also mixed with sand , rocky, with headlands and bays perfect for swimming or snorkelling . All the beach are refreshingly natural without sunbeds and umbrellas rentals, with execption Monodendri beach , between Gaios and Loggos and Lakka where you can find a windsurfing and dinghy sailing club & beach tavernas. The West coast is spectacular with white cliffs that plunge into the deep blue sea. This coast is dotted with sea grottos and caves. Get a boat ride and your camera out for the Ortholithos rock and the Tripitos Arch. The Paxos people are smiling friendly islanders and the simple lifestyle will appeal the tourists who will become repeaters charmed by the unique beauty and the lazy rythm of the island. A beautiful interior of silver - green olive groves, hiding small family hamlets, can be visited through a single main road wich bisects the island with spurs to eatern villages, small coves and beaches. The west coast is accessible only from footpaths .
In Paxos you will enjoy the day trips by sea to the youngest sister Anti-Paxos with waters compared to the Carribean Sea or to the Greek Mainland in Parga & Sivota. The many restaurant of Paxos will always have on their menu seafood and local specialities influenced by the Italian Cuisine, and at night under the bright light of the stars in the pure sky you will enjoy a drink before going back to your house..