Villa Katerina is one of a group of three semi-detached villas with very modern appearance and fantastic hilltop location, commanding beautiful views. Situated just outside Lakka, it is within walking distance of the harbour waterfront, for which Lakka is noted, and nearby tavernas. The view from the balconies is utterly breathtaking and must rank as one of the most striking views in the Ionian - a vista of unbelievably turquoise water, sheltered by the green headlands. Spacious, bright and comfortable, Villa Katerina is the perfect choice for a family or group of friends looking for a quiet holiday on Paxos.
Katerina is situated above Lakka and is in the centre of this photo.
From just below the villa, the background melody of gently lapping waves can be heard.
View from the balcony of Katerina.
Two bedrooms on ground floor (1 double, 1 twin) sharing a bath/shower room, one bedroom (master double) on first floor with en suite bathroom (bath with shower). Large living/dining room (with sofa bed sleeping 2), opening into kitchen area. Extensive balconies with views.
Furnished in appealing, cool pastel shades, the sitting area is spacious and opens on to a balcony with superb views.
The kitchen area, open-plan with the dining and sitting areas, reflects the choice of light colours in the decoration of the villa.
All of the bedrooms are air-conditioned. The master bedroom (with en suite bathroom) is located upstairs, and has its own balcony from which to admire the stunning view.
From here the view is quite amazing - across shimmering turquoise water to the harbourfront of Lakka.
Master Bedroom En Suite
Full bath with shower fitment and glass screen, and a well-lit vanity unit.
The two bedrooms on ground floor share a bath/shower room.
Downstairs bathroom, shared by the downstairs bedrooms. Fitted hairdryer.
The master bedroom has a private en suite bathroom.
The above aerial view, taken from the Corfu to Paxos seaplane, shows Lakka and the location of Katerina. (Note also the secluded beaches that are below and behind the villa.)
The beach below the villa, with an excellent taverna, is accessed via a small coastal path. (The path down is approximately 180 metres and takes less than 5 mins to walk.) The beach is fine sand and white shingle, but once you are in the sea there is soft sand underfoot.
View from beach up towards Villa Katerina, Paxos.
Secluded beach behind the villas with fantastically clear water.
View from the villa across to Lakka.
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Paxos is a very small island, and the distances between villages are such that walking from one to the other is a possibility. The footpath from the villa to Lakka is 900m, which takes approximately 15 mins to walk. At Lakka, you will find an excellent selection of Tavernas and shops.
Faros Lakka: is the headland just opposite the bay of Lakka. On top of the headland is the Victorian lighthouse (Faros in Greek means lighthouse.) From the water-front of Lakka there is a short coastal footpath which leads you to the Faros headland.
How to get to Paxos:
With no airport on Paxos, most visitors fly to the nearby island of Corfu and then transfer by hydrofoil, sea taxi or seaplane. It is an exciting start to your holiday! Charter flights to Corfu operate from most major European airports from May to October. There are also scheduled flights operating from Athens during the winter months: More Details on the
Transfer to Paxos
Corfu Flights Car Hire or Taxi Transfer
We can arrange a hire car to meet you at the port of Gaios or a taxi transfer:
Paxos Car Hire and Transfer Walking on Paxos
Paxos could easily be described as a giant olive grove! Shaded walks under the trees and coastal tracks, are a delight. The Agni Travel walking map will help you make the most of your holiday:
Map of Paxos Boat Hire
Renting a motor boat will give a whole new perspective to your view of Paxos. You won't believe how many quiet bays and coves you will find as you motor along the coast. A trip to
Anti-Paxos is a must and only takes 20mins from Gaios:
Paxos Boat Rental Taxis: there are 6 taxis on Paxos. They offer a convenient service and are not expensive as the journeys are so short. During the evenings, a waiting taxi is easy to find outside of the tavernas at Gaios, Lakka and Loggos. Buses: there are two buses offering a regular service around Paxos and the main villages. Anti-Paxos: A visit to the small nearby island of Anti-Paxos is a must during your holiday on Paxos. Only 15 minutes away by sea taxi or your own motor boat, it has some of the most gorgeous beaches in Greece - quite Caribbean in their combination of fine golden sand and transparent blue water. The sea taxis depart regularly from: Gaios, Lakka and Loggos.
More Information on Paxos
Nathan Pascoe is our 'Paxos Expert'. He visited Greece on holiday, 15 years ago, and ended
up marrying a local! Nathan takes our
Paxos photos and he has stayed in most of the villas and properties that we
offer on Paxos. For more
local information about our Paxos rental properties or Paxos in general, contact
UK: 020 812 31535 or send Nathan a message: Paxos Information Request
Paxos Reservations To place a hold or book one of our Paxos properties, please contact our sales office:
UK: 01983 568131
International: (0044) 207 1836468
Places Close By
Lakka lies in the north of Paxos at the head of a long
natural inlet of the most startling shade of turquoise - reminiscent of a
Caribbean bay. It is a perfect harbour and is filled with a fascinating
array of yachts in summer. The village itself is small and focused almost
entirely on its harbour-front, with a selection of useful shops and several
good restaurants and bars, including a very good Italian restaurant. The
shores of the bay are fringed with beautiful natural beaches, shaded by
trees, and it is possible to walk to other, more unfrequented, beaches on
the other side of the headlands: Lakka Paxos
On an island famed for its small-scale beauty, Loggos stands out as one of the most enchanting places on Paxos. Visitors never fail to succumb to its unique charm, and many of them have been returning year after year, glad to see that the changes are negligible, and that you still have to get up from your taverna meal to let the local bus squeeze past! The boats still bob along the curve of the quayside, fascinating in their variety, from sleek yachts to less glamorous fishing boats. The tiny harbour of Loggos, colourful enough for any artist or photographer, has a refreshingly intimate atmosphere, unspoiled by the daily influx of curious visitors. At night, little can be heard but the buzz of conversation from the busy tavernas where fresh fish always tops the menu and there is an intriguingly cosmopolitan atmosphere. Three mini-markets, a bakery with wonderful fresh bread every day, and supplies of fresh fruit and vegetables brought over regularly from the mainland, make self-catering a simple matter - but who could resist the conviviality and choice of excellent food at the waterfront tavernas? A pleasant beach lies to one side of the harbour - other more secluded beaches are within easy reach: Loggos Paxos
Gaios is the 'capital' of Paxos, the largest of the three
main settlements and the only one that can be called a town, albeit a very
small one. Its Venetian and British heritage is visible in the colourful
buildings that line the long harbour-front. Gaios now has two harbours - the
newer one is a short walk or drive from the centre, and serves as the port
of call for ferries, excursion and cruise boats. It is also the setting for
the often spectacular arrivals and departures of the Corfu-Paxos seaplane
service. The older harbour, sheltered from the open sea by two small
islands, is a never-ending source of entertainment in summer, with its
plethora of cosmopolitan yachts. Gaios continues its daily business
regardless of its exotic visitors, and it is this contrast that makes it so
entertaining to spend an hour or more at one of the cafes in the main square
alongside the quay. An intriguing variety of eating establishments, chic
boutiques and old-fashioned stores make Gaios quite fascinating: Gaios Paxos