Villa Ladonna

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • 1 WC

  • 1 Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Dining Room

  • Living Room

  • Fully Air-Conditioned

  • High-Speed Wi-Fi Connection

  • LCD TV

  • Dishwasher

  • Washing Machine

  • Private Garden

  • Barbeque

  • Swimming Pool

The wonderful holiday Villa Ladonna

Located only a few meters from the picturesque village of Gaios and just a step away from the sea, the stone built luxury Villa Ladonna offers incomparable tranquility and peacefulness with its enchanting view of the infinite blue of Ionian Sea.

Explore the Villa

The Villa features large gardens with trees and grows organic products that guests can use for salads and cooking. A large pool with wooden deck is dominant on the ground floor exterior. Also large terraces with loungers and sitting areas are in the large verandas in both floors and feature fantastic sea views. The verandas are shaded with a pergola on the ground floor and awnings in both upper and lower floor verandas

On the ground floor there is an open plan living area with lounge, dining area, a full equipped kitchen and a guest WC. There is also a large bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower. On the same floor there is an adjacent guest room with separate entrance twin beds and en suite bathroom with shower. The guest room exits to the pool area.

On the first floor there is a sitting area, one bedroom with double bed and one bedroom with twin beds. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with shower. All rooms have exit to a large veranda with lounger and fantastic sea views.

Ladonna’s Amenities

All bedrooms feature A/C. The house is equipped with satellite TV, CD player, dishwasher and washing machine, Wi Fi, garden BBQ and outdoors shower.

How to reach Paxi

From Corfu and Igoumenitsa by ferry: The only way to go to Paxi is by ferry. Ferries to Paxi depart from Corfu and Igouemitsa. Ferries from Corfu Town to Paxi are hydrofoils, which means that they are faster and can carry only passengers, not vehicles. The ferry time from Corfu to Paxi is 30 min. Ferries to Paxi from Igoumenitsa are large and depart once per day. They can carry both passengers and vehicles and the trip takes 1,5 hours.

There is no airport on Paxi. The closest airport is located on the neighboring island of Corfu, which receives frequent domestic flights from Athens and Thessaloniki all year round. The flight time from Athens and Thessaloniki to Corfu is 1 hour. In summer, there are also many charters and low cost flights to Corfu from various European airports. After you arrive by plane in Corfu, you can take the ferry to the close island of Paxi.

Explore the wonderful island of Paxi

Paxi or Paxoi (in Greek it is a plural form) is a wonderful island in the Ionian Sea, geographically located south of Corfu. It is a fantastic green Ionian island with turquoise waters, picturesque villages, unique fjords with sea caves and beautiful beaches. The capital of Paxi is Gaios a picturesque village built around a port which is protected by two small islands Agios Nikolas and Panagia. On the Northern side is the village of Lakka and on the east side is the very charming village of Loggos. You will find the pace is still unhurried, very relaxing with genuine friendly Greek hospitality at its best. Paxi is also famous for the exotic beaches in the close, uninhabited island of Antipaxos.

History of Paxi

According to mythology the islands of Paxi was created when the god of the sea, Poseidon, hit the island of Corfu with his trident breaking off its southern tip in order to form Paxi, where he could keep his lover Amphitrite. Homer was the first to refer Paxi, whose inhabitants were Greeks from Epirus. The first colonists were probably the Phoenicians who had a colony on neighboring Kefalonia.

During the Peloponnesian War, the united fleet of Paxi and Corfu fought on the side of the Corinthians. In 31 BC, this small island was the refugee of Antonio and Cleopatra, before the sea battle of Aktio. In the 2nd century BC, the Romans invaded Corfu and then Paxi. Then this island became part of the Byzantine Empire for seven hundred years. The Romans ruled the island from the 2nd century BC, and during the Byzantine period and Middle Ages it was constantly attacked by pirates. After various rulers and Crusaders had passed through, the island was taken by the Venetians at the end of the 14th century.

In 1797, the Venetians gave the island to the French and Napoleon Bonaparte took control of Paxi. However, the French rule lasted for only one year and then the Russian-Turkish fleet took the administration of the island, who declared Paxi part of the Ionian State. In 1814, the island changed rulers once again and came under the British, after the Treaty of Paris. For the following 50 years, Paxi enjoyed some stability and the British made important improvements in terms of quality of life.

Although its status as a protectorate strictly forbade involvement, the inhabitants of Paxi took part in the Greek Revolution and offered their services to the struggle for freedom. At the top of the list of heroes is the name of Georgios Anemogiannis, captain of a fire ship who gave his life to the cause at the age of 23 at Nafpaktos.

In 1821, the residents took part in the Greek War of Independence, but it was only in 1864 when the Ionian islands, and Paxi in particular, were united to Greece. The parliamentarians from Paxi, Ioannis Vellianitis and Dimitris Makris, voted for unification in the Ionian Parliament on the May 21, 1864.

During the Second World War, the Ionian Islands were under the Italian control but the oil trade gave prosperity to the people and saved them from the difficult situations that other Greek places were facing.

Paxi Beaches

Monodendri, 9 km north of Gaios, is a pebbled beach close to Logos village. It is partly organized with sun beds and gets quite popular in summer. The beach is pebbled and family friendly.

Logos, 8 km north of Gaios, is a small and picturesque beach close to the port of Logos. Due to this closeness, it gets very crowded. The beach is pebbled, family friendly and non organized.

• Levrehio beach, 7 km north of Gaios, is only 5 minutes walking distance from Logos. It is popular among tourists and the locals. Its size is small but the environment is scenic. The beach is pebbled, family friendly and non organized.

• Mogonisi, 5 km south of Gaios, is a picturesque beach located on the southern side of Paxi. The beach is not organized, except for some nice taverns. The beach is sandy, family friendly and non organized.

• Harami, 8 km north of Gaios, is a well-organized beach with sun beds and chances to practise water sports. Harami is actually a bay with calm and clean water. The beach is pebbled, family friendly and non organized.

• Kipiadi, 4 km north of Gaios, is a large pebbled coast between Loggos and Gaios. It is mostly accessible by boat. The beach is pebbled, family friendly and non organized.

• Marmari, 5 km north of Gaios, is located between Gaios and Logos. It is a tiny pebbled beach worth to visit for its clean waters. The beach is pebbled, family friendly and non organized.

• Plakes, 2 km south of Gaios, is a very pretty place, covered in dense olive groves and exotic vegetation. It actually consists of a big stone. The beach is pebbled and non organized.

• Pounda, 5 km north of Gaios, is generally not crowded and can be reached through a track road or by boat. Also many sailing boats usually moor there. The beach is pebbled and non organized.

• Agios Nikolaos, in front of Gaios, is a tiny green islet in front of the port of Gaios. Visitors go there by boat and swim in the narrow beaches.

• Mesovrika, located on Antipaxos island, is a lovely secluded beach that can be reached only by boat. Its coast is sandy and its water crystal clean. Boats go there frequently. The beach is sandy and non organized.

• Voutoumi, located on Antipaxos, is a nice sandy beach on the eastern side of the island. It is ideal for snorkeling and can be accessed by boat from Paxi. It is a sandy and non organized beach.

Gastronomy and Nightlife

Paxi is not the place to go for a wild nightlife. It has only few lounge bars that stay open till a bit after midnight and most of them are found in Gaios, the capital of the island. Few such bars are also found in Lakka and Logos. Alternatively, you can enjoy a long dinner in the many seaside taverns of Paxi that stay open till late at night.

Price per Rental Period

May 31 – June 28 € 6,900 per week
June 29 – July 12 € 8,300 per week
July 13 – August 31 € 9,360 per week
September 1 – September 30 € 6,300 per week

Villa's Policy

• Security Deposit: 800 €

• Housekeeping 6 days per week (Sunday off)

• Change of linen & towels twice weekly

• Port transfers

• Vehicle rentals (optional service)

• Yacht / boat rentals (optional service)

• Helicopter / Learjet rentals (optional service)

• Pre-arrival shopping services (optional service)

• Child care (optional service)

• Chef / Battler (optional service)

• Massage and beauty treatments (optional service)

• Gourmet food and wine supply (optional service)

• Approval for rent and controlled by National Tourism Organization (EOT)