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Easter in Greece

After Christmas, if there is any other festival that is celebrated with full enthusiasm and courage by the entire Christian community across the world is Easter. The festival is organized to commemorate the rebirth of the Lord Jesus, after his crucifixion on Good Friday. But, the way Easter is celebrated in Greece it is not celebrated in any country of the world.

The spirit of celebrating Easter which is seen in the Greek islands is not found even in the whole country. The seven days prior to the arrival of Easter are known as Holy Week during which different types of celebrations are made by the natives of the islands.

The series of these ceremonies begin from 11.00 a.m. onwards on Palm Sunday reiterate the Holy Shrine of Saint Spyridon to acknowledge the sincere efforts made by him from protecting the island from the impacts of fatal plague in 1629. The size and the length of the litany are quite bigger and move across the path of old Venetian city boundaries.

The function is joined by all the Philharmonics of Ionian Island to express their respect and honor towards the Patron Saint of Corfu. During the night of the Palm Sunday, a concert is organized by the Philharmonic to inspire the passion and feelings to celebrate the full Holy Week with full courage and enthusiasm.

Eastern in Greece and Corfu are celebrated under normal circumstances. This year (i.e. 2020) Greece is in Lock-down because of the Covid-19 and Eastern is only celebrated at home.

Good Monday : On Monday all the people go market to buy the items that will be used to make the arrangements for celebrating different days of the week with fun and happiness. Some of the common items brought by the people are aromas of baking ‘foyatsa’ to decorate the red egg and ‘mandolato’ an item made from the combination of almond and honey.

Good Tuesday : On the afternoon of holy Tuesday, all the people go to city churches for prayers and listen to the story of Mary Magdalene. While in the afternoon people benefit by the holy stories, in the night Music and Poetry Night is organized at the Peristyle of the Old Palace. The theme of this night is “From Golgotha to Resurrection”.

Story of Mary Magdalene

Good Wednesday : During the afternoon of the Good Wednesday the natives of Corfu participate in the Holy Unction. Then again at 8.30 p.m. all of them unite at the Municipal Theatre to listen the Municipal Chorus sung in the memory of Lord Jesus.

Good Thursday : The arrival of Good Thursday means, that now the day has come to dye all the Easter eggs red, to symbolize the rebirth of nature and life. The information regarding this is given by ringing the bell. However, this activity begins after the lighting of 12 candles in the Duomo, the Catholic Cathedral. It would be important to mention that all these 12 candles are not lit at the same time, but each of them is lit separately after reading the 12 Gospels.

Good Friday

The funereal bells are played to awake the people and the ecclesiastical ceremonies are organized to commemorate the activity of removing the Christ from the Cross. The Epitaphs are decorated by the young girls, this activity begins from the afternoon followed by the music played by the choruses and bands. Finally, around 10.00 p.m, the last Epitaph, which is well-decorated makes his appearance in front of the crowd. This Epitaph is from Corfu Cathedral.

Good or Easter Saturday

Around 6.00 a.m. all the people unite in the church of the Virgin Mary of Ksenon, to recreate a situation of an earthquake that in actual at the time of Christ’s Resurrection. The announcement regarding the first resurrection is made around 11.00 a.m which is followed by the phrase “Christós Anésti” uttered by the people telling each other that the Christ has waked-up. This is responded by the phrase “Alithós Anésti” confirming the re-born of Christ. It is believed that this reply came from the sky.

After this, the final series of celebrations begin in the form of “Christós Anésti” followed by the huge sound of pealing bells and sounds of the bands moving across the streets. People also throw the clay pots from the windows with a belief that the sound created by the breaking of the pots will kick out the evil soul from the country.

throw the clay pots

During the night people attend the functions organized at Catholic Mass of the Resurrection in Duomo, or the Orthodox Resurrection Service at “Páno Platía” (Upper Square). Both the places are decorated with thousands of lit candles placed on window sills, balconies of the houses or hold by the people coming in the function. At sharp 12.00 night, the arrival of Christ is celebrated with huge sounds of drums and fireworks.

On Good Sunday or Easter:

The Sunday or the day of Easter is celebrated by partying at home, after prayers in the Church. However, the festivities are organized throughout the island, yet people visit the houses of their relatives, friends, and neighbours to greet each other. The celebrations are organized till late-night, without any concern about waking up early on Monday morning, due to government holiday.

Final word:

As Easter is an important festival in Greece and celebrated with more courage and happiness than compared to Christmas, it is equally attended by the people all age-groups whether they are old or young. It would not be wrong to say that this festival eliminates the difference in ages between the generations.

Production of Olive Oil: The Tradition Continues

Visiting Greece is not less than unleashing its secrets for most of the visitors, because besides beautiful islands and picturesque natural locations, you will find the abundance of olive groves planted almost across all the corners of the country. In short, it can be said that visiting Greece offers you the pleasure of enjoying an Eco-friendly holiday that is full of some mind-blowing suspense.

The history of harvesting olive dates back to ancient times, as according to the folklore olive is enriched with divine power and therefore the goddess Athena to the people of Athens. It is also believed that the people of Athens preferred to adore the goddess Athena instead of lord Poseidon and therefore she blessed them with a gift which was regarded as the best source of healthy life and which will help them in satisfying their food needs till the end of their life

Process of Olive Harvesting: It would be interesting to know that the time of olive harvesting is regarded as one of the most important periods of the year and therefore whole united at one place to help each other in the task of growing the olive plants. In case if any family does not have a sufficient number of members to help in the task of harvesting olive, they can ask for help from their relatives and neighbors. Interestingly, going through the relevance of harvesting everyone is happy to assist each other in the task without any compromise. Because in this way they can return the help they have acquired from them in back.

Harvesting of Olive Groves

The proper way to pluck the olives is by hand so that there is no damage to the tree and also to the fruit. Although there is no particular time to harvest the olives because it normally continues for two to three months, still the period from November to mid of January is the time when the olives are harvested across the nation. The period of the olive harvest in not less than an annual event in the country during which all the families in villages and islands come close to each other and help in the task.

To collect the plucked olives large nests are placed on the land to pick the olives being plucked by the people. To reach the top of the tree ladders are used by the people and the process continues till all the olives are not removed from each tree located on the farm. Once all the olives are collected in large boxes they are sent to the compressing unit where they are washed properly and separated from the leaves.

Change in the process of harvesting with changing time: The above-mentioned process of harvesting olive groves is the traditional way and with the changing time there is a vast change in its harvesting. Today, there are lots of producers who make the use of electronic machines that shake the tree for plucking the olives. However, still, most of the farmers prefer to harvest the olives following the ancient method, because it is Eco-friendly and retains the pure benefits of the olives.

Once the harvest season is over, a huge feast is organized to celebrate the period. In this feast different types of dishes are cooked by the people by using fresh olive oil. The taste of these dishes is not less than any divine food.

Olive Oil is the major element in Greek food:

Despite being the major producer of olive oil, the people of Greece make its use in cooking all their dishes due to an abundance of health benefits hidden in the oil from the olives. The relevance of benefits offered by olive oil can be realized from the fact that it is not only used by almost all the households in Greece but in all the hotels, restaurants and villas on different islands.

The most amazing fact about the olive groves is that they are not only grown in the well-developed cities and villages but even in the smallest islands like Paxos Island, which is recognized as the smallest island in Greece.

Olive Oil is the major element in Greek food

The island has an abundance of olive groves located in its green valley. Glyfada Beach villas has created all its villas inside a huge olive grove and and are still collecting their own olives in the winter time. In this way their clients still have the facility of enjoying the taste of Greek food to their visitors cooked strictly according to the Greek cuisines by using their own fresh olive oil in two of the restaurants operating at Glyfada Beach Villas & Restaurant.

Top 5 Traditional Greek Dishes

Greek Island

Surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean sea, Greece is a prime destination for holidaymakers from every corner of the globe. There are many wonderful aspects to enjoy in this idyllic haven, but when it comes to experiencing Greek cuisine, their traditional Mediterranean dishes are second to none.

Locals take pride in their abundance of versatile recipes made from a range of fresh ingredients. For this very reason, it’s clear to those who visit the country that their delicacies are a unique product of influential change and progression over the years.

Whether you’re staying on the mainland or venturing out to the cluster of islands found in the Ioanian sea, there are a few must-try recipes you won’t want to miss out on!

From simply delicious dips and appetizers to fresh seafood and classic grilled dishes, we will be running through some of the country’s most popular culinary options on offer.

Souvlaki Souvlaki :  Grilled meat and vegetables make up a large part of Greek foods. There are many different ways to prepare and present these dishes, however, a frequent favourite is by far, Souvlaki.

This delicious skewer can be made up of any meat, from chicken to pork, or you can grill up a variety of vegetables such as peppers and aubergines for a meat-free alternative. It is often enjoyed alongside chopped tomatoes and raw onions in a pitta bread with a spoonful of tzatziki to combine the flavours and add refreshing tang.

MoussakaMoussaka: This is the iconic combination of minced lamb, fried puréed tomato, onion and garlic, with underlying hints of cinnamon and allspice, topped with layers of sautéed aubergine, small potatoes and the final touch of Bechamel Sauce and cheese.

Moussaka is found in tavernas all over Greece, however, locals also enjoy putting their own spin on the household favourite and cooking it at home.

Fresh FishFresh Fish: The  harbour towns and villages across the mainland and Ionian islands are home to picturesque seaside tavernas, the perfect place to enjoy some fish fresh from the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas.

Fish dishes are easy to prepare and cook, served grilled with a side of classic greek salad. For a zesty twist, the fish is often finished with a lemon and oil dressing drizzled over the top!

Taramasalata and TzatzikiTaramasalata and Tzatziki: When thinking about classic Greek cuisine, don’t underestimate the importance of these classic dips. Tzatziki is a blend of yoghurt, cucumber and garlic. People have described this as the taste of Greece, as the flavours encapsulate the midday sun glistening on the surface of salty waves.

On the other hand, we have taramasalata, which is a creamy blend of pink or white fish roe with a similar consistency and is a must for anyone visiting this part of the world. Despite the dip being mainly fish-based, it is surprisingly subtle and has a deliciously fresh taste! Enjoy these dips as an afternoon snack with pita bread, potatoes, chips or Breadsticks just to name a few accompaniments and pair it with a chilled glass of wine.

OlivesOlives: Olives are a staple starter in Greece and are found in many meals in the local tavernas either whole or as organic oil. As a starter or side, you will find them served in various different ways, some saltier and cured in a brine, whilst others are freshly picked from the tree.

There are stories of Athena gifting an olive tree to the city of Athens, hence the large association of this food within Greece. Despite this being an ancient story, the presence of olive trees is still very much here, with many of the villas in Paxos being emerged within Olive groves. Not only can you treat yourself to a salty appetizer, but you also take in the lush greenery of stunning groves intertwined with Greece’s iconic white-wash villas.

When visiting this stunning country, keep an open mind to try a wide range of traditional foods as you may just find your new favourite dish! If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway without the stress of venturing too far for delicious meals, our luxury villas in Paxos is also known for the delicious Greek traditional food served at 2 on-site restaurants which serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is not for nothing that the park is assessed with such a high customer rating! In short, enjoy…….

Why Should You Book a Villa Holiday in Paxos?

There is no disputing the rising popularity in villa-getaways amongst holidaymakers around the world, however, have you ever considered holiday accommodation in Paxos?

With this secluded island spanning just seven by three miles, this idyllic haven often slips below the radar when researching villas in Greece, but those who have made the trip will confirm, it’s an unforgettable experience that many choose to repeat for years to come. Once you set foot on the pebbled shores that outline the traditional fishing village of Loggos, you will be just ten minutes away from our collection of luxury villas in Paxos.

Our villas are located in the midst of a green valley, surrounded by the island’s iconic olive groves and two stunning beaches; Monodendri and Glyfada Beach. Each villa comprises a private terrace or balcony, allowing guests to enjoy their morning coffee whilst taking in the scenic views, and watching the sunrise over the Ionian Sea.

facilites in Glyfada Beach Villas

For those late risers amongst us, you can enjoy a peaceful brunch from the comfort of your villa whilst basking in the glow of the Mediterranean sun. If a homemade meal isn’t your style there are plenty of options when it comes to eating out. Out of our two tavernas which are situated a short stroll from your front door, our beach-side restaurant serves breakfast from 08:15 to 10:15. There is a place for all tastes and dietary requirements when you’re looking for restaurants in Paxos.

If you’re looking for Paxos villa holidays, there is a huge variety to choose from. Whether you’re travelling alone, with a partner or you’re even on a group trip, it’s important to understand exactly what amenities you’re looking for prior to committing to your holiday accommodation. Sometimes too many options can be overwhelming – especially when they’re all so beautiful! So, we’ve broken down each of our six villas to help you plan your getaway.

Stone House

Stone House is one of our detached villas which is found within the tree-clad hills, hidden amongst an olive grove. This location is particularly romantic with its quintessential charm following you from the open plan master suite to the tranquillity of the terrace overlooking the glistening water.

Glyfada House

If you’re on the hunt for a more modest retreat or traveling as a couple, our Ionian Studio offers stunning scenery, with close access to one of our two salt-water pools, cooking facilities and a dream-worthy double bed. Whilst these are just three of the accommodations we have on offer, our hosts are just a phone call away to help you book a villa in Paxos!

If you’re starting to plan your travels for the upcoming year, the scalloped coves, secret bays and pebble beaches that contour the shores of Paxos are definitely worth the journey. For anyone looking to experience true tranquillity and the finest scenery nature has to offer, these harbour towns and fishing villages are for you. The boutique cafes and authentic Greek eateries scattered across the seafront and up into the Venetian Square, always leave visitors wanting more. Far from the commercial resort found on the mainland, our villas are immersed within the lush greenery and provide you with your daily dose of laid-back Mediterranean culture.

Why Paxos is the Go-to Destination for your Holiday in Greece?

It goes without saying that Greece has a huge variety of stunning locations for individuals to visit when looking for the perfect getaway, however, Paxos radiates a charm that is unique to its Venetian-inspired architecture and remote beaches. This wonderfully isolated Ionian island is located just 14 kilometers south of Corfu, allowing guests to be free from the commercial hustle of the Greek mainland.

Whilst this obscure destination may seem more hassle than it’s worth, you can rest assured that getting here is easier than it sounds. Although the 2-hour boat ride across the Ionian sea may be a deterrent for some, the breathtaking views and air of serenity that await you at the end of your journey is well worth it. For those who are less accustomed to the laid back nature of small-town charm, you may be struck by the overwhelming sensation of tranquility. Aside from the handful of visitors that descend upon the secluded shores, you will be predominately surrounded by locals throughout your stay here. They are so welcoming, you are bound to feel at home straight away!

Paxos

Paxos is only seven miles by three, so it is entirely possible to explore each and every corner by foot, bike, car or boat. There is something to suit each individual here, with our villas accommodating a variety of amenities for guests to enjoy. Our resort, created on a 70.000 m2 landscape, comprises of two swimming pools with sunbeds and loungers for those who enjoy soaking up the sun by the water, a small museum where guests can find out more about traditional island living, a tennis court, access to two beautiful beaches and the crystal clear water from the Ionian Sea named Monodendri and Glyfada Beach and two restaurants renowned for their authentic Mediterranean cuisine.

This holiday destination is far from the partying atmosphere you will find in Corfu or Mykonos, with nightlife involving guests and locals taking in the surroundings over a few drinks in the local tavern. Despite this not being the picture many had in mind when looking for a Greek-getaway, it ensures that Paxos upholds its reputation for complete relaxation.

Glyfada beach house

Whether you’re looking to escape the noise of everyday life for a couple of days or would like to book a villa for a two-week family vacation, get in touch today and find out which accommodation would best fit your requirements!

Be Our Guest in Glyfada Beach Villas Resort & Restaurant

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Glyfada Beach Villas Resort & Restaurant – All our 16 villas created and located at a unique and peaceful location at the east side of Paxos close to Loggos at the Ionion sea. It offers you to choose from different types of villas Stone House, Glyfada House, Ionion Villas, Glyfada Beach, and Glyfada Beach family villas, all well maintained and all facing the Ionian Sea. Our facilities such as 2 swimming pools, 2 restaurants, tennis and 2 beaches combined with the friendly and hospitable atmosphere are the elements that make the villas in Paxos a difference.

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Experience Facilities & Service While Staying at Glyfada Beach Villas

Are you having some plans for your visit to Greece this year? If yes, then make sure that you stay at one of the best villas in town so as to make the most of your trip is in the comfort zone as that of your own house. With the best scenic views and surrounded with olive groves, the villas in Paxos at Glyfada Beach villas resort are known for the amenities offered on a 7-hectare landscape, including 2 swimming pools, museum, 2 restaurants and many more. It is undoubtedly very astonishing staying at the properties that are located near the beach, in a tranquil space or offers peace to a great extent. Around the Ionian sea, these villas and the surroundings are staggeringly delightful with beautiful settings all around.

Beautiful surrounding of our villas in Paxos

The beautiful villas are located at an extremely small island that is indeed beautiful and offers the best experience of Greece including its undiscovered culture and beauty. With the best amenities in Paxos Island, the villas are well-known within this small space. The key amenities that are offered at these homely villas are inclusive of:

Restaurants

Restaurant for Dinner at Glyfada Beach Villas

Glyfada Beach Villas has 2 tavernas one near the beach with a shoreline bar and an extensive patio with an excellent sea view. They serve breakfast from early morning 08.15 – 10.15 and Greek lunch from 13.00 – 17.00. Our taverna for supper is situated on the most delightful spot within the resort with an exceptional view of Greece terrain and Corfu. All our food is crisply arranged in the customary path with the best Greek fixings.

Museum

Museum at Glyfada Beach Villas

The little Museum in Glyfada is exceptionally intriguing as it introduces an assortment of antiques collected from the family who owns Glyfada beach villas. For instance, there are oil lights and old apparatuses utilized for gathering olives (a forte on Paxos). The museum can be found on the left, as you stroll up the slope with the villas to your right side. We suggest visiting since it gives a decent understanding of how individuals lived in the good old days on Paxos.

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool close to the Beach

There are 2 swimming pools in Glyfada Beach. One pool is situated on the slope close to the tennis court. The second swimming pool and Jacuzzi is situated close to the shoreline and our Greek taverna. From both our pools there are fabulous perspectives of the Ionian Sea towards the Greek terrain and Corfu.

The two pools have a decent blend of seawater, which is continually invigorated with a best in class separating framework. There is additionally a pool bar at the pool close to the shoreline with soda pops, spirits, frozen yogurts, and espresso. Amid high season there are frequently sorted out water polo games for youngsters. On occasion, amid the day the two pools are for the most part peaceful, ideal for some unwinding and sunbathing on the agreeable hammocks.

There is entirely no making a plunge the two pools for your very own well being. The profound end is 180 cm (only under 6ft) and the shallow end is 90cm, perfect for kids.

Tennis Court

Tennis Court At Glyfada Beach Villas

The tennis court is arranged close to the fundamental passageway of Glyfada close to the gathering and pool. It is a hard court which is encompassed by customary stone dividers and cypress trees which offer a lot of shade in the late evening. On the off chance that you are an extremely sharp player, you are encouraged to bring your very own rackets and balls since a number is constrained. All sessions should be pre-booked at the gathering or with the supervisor in Glyfada. It would be ideal if you approach at gathering at costs.

Beaches

Monodendri Beach near Glyfada Beach Villas

Glyfada Beach Villas approaches 2 wonderful shorelines. From one viewpoint Monodendri Beach just beneath the Paxos villas and Glyfada Beach, which can become to by the way inverse the swimming pool. A large portion of the shorelines on Paxos are rock shorelines. For your very own solace and well being we encourage you to wear jam shoes or something comparative.

Paxos- Discover its History, culture & tranquillity

It’s astonishing to envision yourself at a quiet shoreline in the surroundings of lovely nature with a glass of wine in hand. What a brilliant idea it would be in genuine? Indeed, you can make it conceivable on the off chance that you have ever known about the undiscovered Greek luxury villa rentals around the Ionian Sea. Secured with olive forests and purplish blue sea, the island is staggeringly delightful with beautiful settings.

 

Villas In paxos

 

It is an extremely small island spread in the edge of seven by two miles. Along these lines, you can navigate seen and concealed excellence of this island by strolling, trekking and sculling. Little in size, by the by you have 30 wonderful shorelines to walk around. Notwithstanding, you have just three harbor towns where you can go for a promenade and appreciate the nourishment and drink likewise there.

Fundamentally, the island is the best goal for a sentimental occasion. You can invest quality time here with your loved one or family and can likewise feel loose in the freshness and virtue of this island. You can gently live in the charming feeling of this unspoiled island, looking at God’s lovely and stunning creation.

Nonetheless, you can likewise find the history and culture of Greece here. You can even still discover a centuries-old settlement kept up here with no counterfeit charms and lights. No disco, no bars, no waterparks, no huge shopping centers – all that you find on Paxos is conventional Tavernas, bars, and a couple of tavernas in the arms of nature.

Stonehouse in Paxos

 

You will barely discover lodgings to remain at, yet don’t be stunned. You can find Stonehouse holiday rentals with all conceivable extravagance amenities at sensible rates.

Gaios, Lakka, and Loggos are the three fundamental towns of Paxos, and the vast majority of the vacation destinations fall close to these towns for finding the history and culture. What’s more, remember to taste the Greek food and wine at one of the waterfront tavernas. On the off chance that you need to catch the most-delightful minutes and stunning perspectives in your memory and on your camera as well, at that point, you should investigate the Cape of Eremites.

Visit churches

About in excess of sixty churches are arranged on this minor island. Some are still visited by occupants to revere while some are surrendered. The religious community of Panayia is the most well known for adoring, that is situated on a small Island close to the town of Gaios. The Churches of Agioi Apostoli and Hypapante are additionally regularly visited by sightseers.

Museum

On the off chance that you need to return ever, you should visit the small Paxos Folk Museum. You can take a look at verifiable excellence here and become more acquainted with additional about this Island through curious, representations, instruments, and utensils.

Landmarks

You have plenty of landmarks on Paxos to encounter. From a Green Man statue to the beacon of Lakka – you can encounter the way of life through them. In the event that you are in Paxos, you should visit the Cisterns of Paxos, the Lighthouse of Lakka and Panagia, and the chateau of Anemogiiannis.

Celebrations and Events

A few celebrations and occasions are sorted out consistently and catch sightseers’ eye with flightiness. You can encounter the convention of Paxos intently by going to these celebrations and occasions. The Spring Music celebration in June, the International Music celebration in August, and a great deal of others which will tempt you are commended each year in Paxos.

All things considered, on the off chance that you have chosen to design your excursion for this wonderful island, do the necessary investigation. You can reach your villa in Paxos over the ocean course by taking a boat ride to the fundamental port of Corfu and other parts of Greece.

Some Facts To Know of Paxos Island

It might take a long time for you to locate the island of Paxos in the world map not only because of its small geographical area but also because of its location at the last corner of Greece in the arms of the Ionian sea. But, once you succeed in locating it and reaching there during your vacation, then undoubtedly you will prefer to visit the island every time you plan your vacations.

History of Paxos:

The history of this beautiful island dates back to the prehistoric period when it was under the control of Roman during the 2nd century and BC and remained in their control till the Byzantine and the Middle Ages. During the Byzantine period the island was regularly robbed by the sea pirates and by the end of the 14th century it came under the control of the Venetians. It was during the rule of Venetians the island witnessed substantial growth in the terms of economic and cultural developments. The symbols of those developments can be still witnessed in the architecture of buildings located on the island. After the rule of Venetians, the island came under the control of Napoleon during the last years of the 17th century, after which it again came back in the control of Russians.

Interestingly, it was not an end of different rulers trying to dominate their rule over the island and their struggle of dominance between them continued till 1944 when the island got free from the rules of Italians and Germans. Going through the dominance of so many rulers since its origin the history of Paxos island is not only colorful but the influence of different rulers and communities can be seen in the culture of the island.

Beaches at the Paxos Island:

Despite the fact that Paxos is the smallest island of the Ionian sea, it has about 30 beaches surrounding it. Some of these beaches are located at the walking distance while some can be accessed through the boat. An amazing fact about these beaches is that none of them has sand. The beaches located on the eastern coasts have pebbles whereas the beaches at western coast have only sea rocks and cliffs. But, amazingly all these beaches are blessed with crystal clear water, which makes them a perfect destination for boating and water sports like scuba diving. The popular beaches among these thirty villas are Mongonissi, Kaki Langada, Levrecchio, Kipos, Gianna, Soulanena, Balos, and Monodendri and Glyfada.

Reaching to the Paxos :

As there is no airport at the island the only transport available for reaching the Paxos is through boat which could be hired from Corfu, the city with an airport facility. There is, however, one more option to reach the Paxos which is through the bus, that could be hired from Athens and that will drop you at Igoumenitsa, after which the tourists can hire the boat for reaching the Paxos island. Anyhow if you do not want to travel on the bus from Athens to Igoumenitsa then instead of that you can hire a car to reach Igoumenitsa.

Staying facilities at the Greek Holiday Island:

Although the island does not have its airport for the passengers, still it is visited by the huge number of visitors throughout the world during the year. Therefore going through the arrival of tourists the local builders have constructed the plethora of villas at the island, that are christened as Paxos Villas. Located in the green valley of the island covered with the abundance of olive groves these villas are well developed, well maintained and well furnished to offer comfort, relaxing and luxurious staying facility to the tourists. Depending upon the number of tourists coming in groups the common categories of villas at Paxos are Glyfada Beach Family Villa, Glyfada Beach Villa, IonionVillas, Ionion Studio, Glyfada House and the Stone House.

Glyfada Beach Villas

All these villas are B standard and offer an iconic view of an island from their balcony and terrace. The common facilities available in these villas depending upon their size include kitchen with cooking facilities, large bedroom with king size beds and supportive bedroom furniture, bathroom with shower, large garden, terrace and balcony to sit and relax.

Paxos Island: The peace lovers should visit

When a person plans to go for a vacation he generally prefers to visit the place where he is not only able to spend some quality time with his family or friends, but also enjoy mental and physical relaxation from his hectic working schedule. Located in the arms of the Ionian Sea, Paxos Island is one of such places on this planet where you can enjoy your vacation to its full fledge without any restriction. You will agree that before going out of the town with the family a person is mainly concerned about two things. One is about staying facility and secondly the place, where he can find substantial peace to get mentally relaxed from his hectic working schedule.

A Glimpse of Paxi Island:

Interestingly, tranquillity, an abundance of the greenery, pollution free atmosphere, rocks, caves, and cliffs are few words to brief the description of the prehistoric island of Paxos. The history of dates back to prehistoric times and since then it has been under the dominance of different rulers whose influence could be witnessed in the lifestyle of the natives. There is also an interesting story associated with the origin of the island, according to it the Greek God Poseidon, once blown his strong trident to the southern coast of the Corfu, which floated and developed the Paxos Island. The Greek God developed this island to enjoy the solitary peace and resting haven with his lady Amphitrite and retain this secret from his wife.

Intimate Trip of The Paxos

The population of the island is about 2500 whose main source of income is fishing and other commercial activities that are provided to the tourists landing on the island. An interesting fact about the island which surprises to everyone planning to visit during their vacations is the absence of an airport. The only transportation available for reaching the island is a boat which could be hired from Corfu, which is the nearest town to the island. But, surprisingly the absence of an airport could not succeed in stopping visitors from stepping on the land of Paxos. The absence of an airport can also be considered responsible for keeping the atmosphere clean from pollution.

From the above description if you think that the island must be lacking from the availability of indispensable amenities then you are at an edge of making a big mistake. Because the non-availability of an airport could not stop the island from getting it enriched with developments taking across the world. The island has everything to offer everyone coming with the desire of spending a vacation in its shadow.

Well, once you have decided to visit Paxos, the second thing about which you will be concerned is about accommodation and this is a natural feeling. Because, the island which is the smallest island among the plethora of islands located on the land of Greece, expecting a well furnished and development is not less than playing a gamble. But, interestingly your concern about the accommodation facilities available at Paxos Island will come to an end as soon as you will come to know about the holiday villas located on the island.

The Trend of Luxury Villas in Paxos:

You will agree that today the trend of staying in the villas is getting popular among the tourists visiting tourist destinations across the world and interesting the island of Paxos is not an exception to it. Here, also you will find the villas that are not only beautifully constructed, but also well furnished and well maintained. Located in the green valley, these villas offer you the facility of staying comfortably at your convenience at an affordable charge. Depending upon the number of persons accompanying your group all these villas are of B standard and categorized into the six types namely stone house, Glyfada house, Glyfada beach villa, Glyfada beach family villa, Ionian villas, and Ionian studio. An interesting feature about Paxos villas is that all of them are faced towards the island, thus offer you the privilege of enjoying its iconic view from the terrace and balcony and witness the changing atmospheric conditions at the island.

All these villas have big rooms with supportive furniture to offer a comfortable stay from two to four persons. The common facilities found inside these villas include a sitting room, open plan kitchen with cooking facilities including oven, fridge, sink, double bedroom, two bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower facility, air conditioning, garden, terrace, and balcony (to view the sea).

During your stay on the island you have an opportunity of playing different types of water sports, visiting the nearby villages (most of them are located at the walking distance), move across the island and enjoy the pleasure of walking on its beaches, enjoy the eye-catching view of natural scenery created by the fireflies during the night, roam inside the ancient caves, and various other activities that will make your vacation a lifetime experience.


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Glyfada Beach villas 49080 Erodios Villa is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT), Tel: (+30) 26620 – 31769 Fax: (+30) 26620 31709 email: info@paxos-glyfadabeach.com

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