A-Z of Paxos

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AIR-CONDITIONING

Air conditioning is available upon request in most of the villas. It costs 21,00 euros per week. There is no need to book in advance, just ask for the remote control at Reception. To help us save energy in Paxos, please use it sparingly.

ARRIVAL

On arrival at Corfu airport, you will be greeted by our GBV representative (Agent Meander Travel), who will organise your transfer. Depending on arrival time at airport and weather conditions you can travel by flying delphin ferry, (1 hour journey) Despina (1'30), Krista (1"15)  and in rare circumstances sea-taxi  to Paxos (1 hour journey). Upon arrival in Paxos, we will pick you up from the harbour; the trip to Glyfada is then approx. 15 minutes by minibus. For more information about our transfer service click here.

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BEACH

There are 2 beaches in Glyfada: MONODENDRI beach just below the villas and GLYFADA beach, which can be reached by the path opposite the swimming pool. Most of the beaches on Paxos are pebble beaches. For your own comfort & safety we advise you to wear jelly shoes or something similar. The sun beds on Monodendri beach are free for our clients.

BOAT HIRE

Boats can be rented from a number of small boat hire companies in Loggos. Click here for information. There are boats ranging from 30HP to 50HP. Boats can be booked with Doreen at the reception. There is no need to book in advance (EXCEPT IN JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST)

BREAKFAST

Breakfast is served from 8.15am - 10.15 am in our Glyfada Taverna by the beach. It is served as an extended continental buffet and there are fruits, fresh local bread, fresh white and brown rolls, cake, croissants, several kind of cereals,Greek yogurt with peaches, honey, several tastes of marmelades, cheese, ham, salami, cooked eggs, coffee, tea, fresh milk, orange juice (instant) available. It’s a great start to the day, so make sure you don’t miss it!

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CAR HIRE

Glyfada Beach villas has its own rent-a-car company and cars can be rented or online through our website www.glyfadabeach.com or from the reception in Glyfada or click here for information. Car hire starts from approx €176 per week, or you can rent one for just a few days. It is a great way to explore the island and do some sightseeing.

CHAIRS

Sun beds are available by the 2 swimming pools and on Monodendri Beach for GBV clients. They’re very comfy, but please put them back after use!

CHURCHES

The small Island of Paxos has an impressive 60 churches scattered through the Island. Several near the villages and many only to be found by exploring the miles of pathway that eminate from the villages and crisscross the Island. The most unique place of worship on Paxos is the quaint monastry on the island of Panayia in Gaios harbour. During the Feast of the Virgin Mary at the 15th of August on the small island of Panayia you are able to visit this monastry. If you want to visit this church outside this unique event you need a permit to visit this Island. This can be obtained from the local authority in the village tel. (+30) 26620 32100

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DEPARTURE

1 day before your departure you will be informed about your departure by Doreen during breakfast

DESPINA

The Despina and Krista are the new services from Kamelia Lines. It started to work with an regular service between Corfu - Paxos - Corfu in the year 2013 and 2016. The journey takes 1'30 and 1`'15 and it arrives in Gaios. For more information click here

DINNER

Evening meals are served at our Glyfada Taverna, usually on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – check always the black board at the Taverna for details.

DISTANCES

  • The flight time from the UK to Corfu is approx. 3 hours.

  • Corfu Airport to Corfu Harbour takes 15 minutes by (private) taxi.

  • Corfu to Paxos takes approximately 1 hour - 1" 30 min. by ferry or sea-taxi.

  • Paxos Harbour (Gaios / Loggos) to Glyfada takes 15 minutes.

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EATING OUT

Since the introduction of the Euro, prices in Paxos have increased. Goods are more expensive and eating out is not as cheap as it used to be. For this reason we will keep the Glyfada Taverna open a few nights a week. As a resident of Glyfada you will be able to enjoy delicious Greek cooking at a friendly price. 

ENERGY

Paxos is a very small island and both water and electricity are in short supply. In Glyfada we try to be very energy conscious so please use these resources carefully. Don’t waste water and please switch off the air-conditioning when you leave the villa. Otherwise there may not be enough electricity for everyone and you could end up sitting in the dark with a pack of candles!

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FETA CHEESE

This is a traditional Greek cheese, which is found in Greek salad. When it is fried it is called saganaki.

FLIGHTS

Our clients can book their flights easily on the internet For more information click here. For our clients from the U.K. always check if your flights are ATOL protected. We advice our clients to arrive before 15.00 hours so we are still able to organize your transfer on the same day.

FLYING DOLPHIN

The Flying Dolphin or the SANTA II is the regular hydrofoil ferry service between Corfu and Paxos. The journey takes one hour. For more information click here

 

FOLK MUSEUM

At the southern side of the harbour is the Paxos Folk museum. Here you can take a glimpse into the history of life on Paxos. The museum is located in a building that dates from 1906 andwas formerly the village junior school. there is a small charge to enter the museum which is open for an hour every evening through the main holidayseason (May to October) tel: (+30) 26620 32566

FOOD

Much of the food served in Paxos is traditional Greek food, such as Greek salad & souvlaki. If this does not appeal, then there are some Italian restaurants on the island. For vegetarians there are some healthy vegetarian dishes on the menu in Glyfada.

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GAIOS

Gaios is the capital of Paxos. To find out more about Gaios, click here.

GAMES

Once a week there there is a water polo match played in the swimming pool. This is always great fun to watch and join in!

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HATTA

Glyfada Beach Villas is a member of HATTA: The Hellenic Organisation of Travel and Tourist Agents

HONEYMOON

Paxos is the perfect destination to spend a honeymoon. The Stone House is ideal for honeymooners because it's in a private location and tranquil surroundings.

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INFORMATION

Any questions? Give us a call on our Greek number 0030 - 26620 31769. We’ll be happy to answer any queries during normal office hours. Or contact the reception in Glyfada during your stay. Alternatively click here to e-mail.

INSURANCE

Please make sure you have travel insurance; it’s really better to be safe than sorry. Of course you can choose which company you prefer.

IONIAN

Paxos is the smallest of the Ionian Islands. The group of seven Ionian islands is called ‘Eptanisa’ in Greek. These are Corfu, Paxos, Kefalonia, Lefkas, Ithaca, Zakynthos & Kithira.

JAMES BOND

Did you know that the movie ‘For Your Eyes Only’ starring Roger Moore, was partly filmed in Corfu? The main location was Pontikonissi or ‘mouse-island’ near the airport. You can actually see it from the plane when you are coming into land at Corfu Airport.

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JOURNEY

The journey to Paxos is very straightforward. To find out more about travelling to Paxos, click here.

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KERKYRA AIRPORT

Ioannis Kapodistrias is the Greek name of Corfu's (Kerkyra) airport. On arrival here, you will be greeted by our Glyfada Beach Villas representative, who will be waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall. She will be holding a clipboard with GBV written on it.

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LAKKA

Lakka is a popular harbour, attracting many impressive boats by day and offering a lively atmosphere at night.

LANGUAGE

The local language is Greek, although English and Italian are also well spoken in restaurants, bars, shops and tourist offices.

LATE AVAILABILITY

Sometimes we offer last minute deals to Paxos.

LAUNDRY

We offer a 2-day laundry service in Glyfada. Ideal for those beach towels that can turn into "cardboard" after a week or so on the beach! We can also have all your clothes cleaned for you. Just let us know and it will be arranged.

LOGGOS

Loggos is one of the smallest fishing villages in Paxos. To find out more about Loggos, click here.

LUNCH

Lunch is served between 1pm and 4pm in the Glyfada Beach Taverna by the beach. There are always a wide variety of (Greek) dishes available, all our food made and prepared with fresh and local ingredients. Try also the every days "specials". Please make sure you order your lunch by 4 pm.If you are vegetarian please let us know before arrival so we can inform our chef.

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MINIBUS

Glyfada Beach Villas offers a minibus service 1 x per week (Euro 2,00 per person one way). It will drive to Loggos or Lakka. In both villages you find a variety of Greek restaurants and bars. The minibus usually leaves around 19.00 and comes back at 22.00. Always check the black bord in the taverna for details.

MONEY

The Euro is the local currency in Paxos. There are 2 cash points in Gaios and 1 in Lakka. In Glyfada you are welcome to settle your bills on a daily, weekly or fortnightly basis. Please tell the manager how you want to settle your bills upon arrival. You’d be surprised how many ice creams you can eat in 2 weeks (and forget about it!)

MOSQUITOES

Like all Greek Islands, there are some mosquitoes on Paxos. We recommend that you bring some good Mosquito repellent. Some people have been known to have an allergic reaction to mosquitoes; this is not dangerous, just a nuisance!

MUSEUM

The Glyfada Museum was established in 2002. It displays a charming collection of historic pieces and artefacts from Paxos. Just ask us for the key. Of course you do not pay any entrance fee!

 
 

MYTHOS

This is a Greek beer that is found almost everywhere in Greece. In the Glyfada Taverna we serve cold draught beer, perfect for a hot day.

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NATURE TRAILS

Paxos offers some interesting walks among olive groves and hills. If this is your scene, come prepared with long trousers and walking boots as many paths are overgrown. Please note, some paths are no longer accessible as they are on privately owned land. Also remember that you are in a foreign country where different laws apply than in the UK and that the ‘right to roam’ does not exist in Greece. So if you see a closed gate or a sign that says ‘No Entry’, that’s what it means!

NIGHTLIFE

There is no ‘wild nightlife’ on the island. There are some very nice bars and Greek Tavernas in Loggos. The villages of Gaios and Lakka are the busiest at night, offering an even wider selection of bars and a variety of restaurants. The nightclub, Phoenix, overlooks the port of Gaios (strictly for the younger generation!)

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OLIVE OIL

Paxos produces its own olive oil, which can be bought from some local groceries. 

OLIVE PRESS MUSEUM

Between Loggos and Lakka near the village of Magazia, there is an olive press museum. Built in 1865, the press was in use until 1960. It has been restored in recent years. Opening hours: 11.00 - 14.00 and it is possible to buy some of the local produce here. 

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PAXOS

The smallest and one of the most beautiful islands of the Ionian Sea. To find out more about Paxos, click here.

PHARMACY & DOCTOR

 There are two pharmacies on the island. One is located in Gaios which is approx. 15 minutes drive away from Glyfada. The second pharmacy is located in Lakka which is approx. 5 minutes drive away from Glyfada. There is also a medical centre and a GP who can visit you in Glyfada in the case of an emergency. Please ask the manager for more information.

POOL

There are 2 beautiful (sea water) swimming pools for the residents of Glyfada: 1 located up on the hill and 1 located close to the beach. The pools are open daily, but we would like to advise you that the swimming pools are used at your own risk. Young children should not be left unsupervised near the pools or the beach. Click here for more information

POOLBAR

There is a bar at the pool near to the beach. Poolbar is opened from 11.00 till 13.00 and from 15.00 till 19.00 hours. You are strictly prohibited not to use your own drinks from the villas or drinks from neighbouring restaurants at the poolbar. This because of tax reasons. 

PORTS

There are three main ports in Paxos; Gaios, Lakka and Loggos. The Dolphin, Despina, Krista and car ferries are arriving in Gaios. The sea taxi arrives in Loggos, Lakka or Gaios.

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QUOTE

To receive a personal quote for a holiday in one of the villas, please click here to fill in our enquiry form or book easily online. Please state the number of people and the dates you would like to travel. Of course you could "check availability" already and submit the message to us. 

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RECEPTION

The reception in Glyfada is located close to the tennis court. Opened every day (except Mondays) from 09.30 - 11.30 and from 17.30 - 18.30. Doreen or Spiros will be there for all your questions, problems or reservations. Here you can get all the information you need concerning car rental, boat hire, excursions, local bus time tables etc. There is a large selection of books available (on an exchange basis).

RESTAURANTS

You will find a selection of restaurants offering a wide range of food on Paxos. In some Tavernas you may even be invited into the kitchen to look into the pots and pans to see what's on offer! 

ROCKS

There are many rocks in Paxos that are used to dive from into the sea. This can be great fun, but TAKE CARE!

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SCUBA DIVING

There are 2 scuba diving offices in Paxos. One in Lakka and 1 in Gaios. Are you interested to learn how to dive or follow a course, or are you already experienced diver and you want to make a dive under guidence of an experienced instructor. Click here for information for paxos oasis in Lakka and here for information about waterplanet in Gaios

SPIROS

Spiros is the owner and manager of The Glyfada Beach Villas. He is always happy to help you if there are any problems, and runs the minibus service most evenings to Loggos. He will also meet you on arrival at the port in Gaios and drive you to Glyfada.

SUN CREAM

This is an essential item to pack in your suitcase and should be used regularly throughout the day. If you run out you can buy plenty in Loggos.

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TAVERNA

The GBV Taverna is open all day, serving breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks. It is also open on some weekday evenings. There are always a wide variety of dishes available, all prepared with local ingredients. There is also a ‘Special Dish of the Day’ – definitely worth trying - and vegetarian dishes are also on the menu.

TAXIS

If you want to go to Gaios or Lakka you will need a taxi unless you take a bus from Loggos. There are 5 taxi drivers on the Island. They all speak well English and they are very reliabel. The pick up point is at the reception, next to the tennis court. You can contact them yourselves on the following numbers: Mr. Tasos Mourikis (+30) 6976648486, Mr. Nikos Mourikis (+30) 6984220011, Mr. Kostas Anthiohos (+30) 6974002236 Mr. Christos Argyros (+30) 6977472747 and Mr. Haris Bogdanos (+30) 6974135660. Make with the taxi driver who picks you up also an appointment to bring you back. 

TENNIS COURT

There is a tennis court in Glyfada. It is situated on the hill near the swimming pool. For access times and prices please contact the manager. There will be some basic tennis gear available but if you are a keen player please bring your whites and your own fancy racket! The tennis court can be booked with Spiros or Doreen at the reception. (10,00 per hour). Please wear appropriate shoes and do not walk on thecort when it's wet!

TRANSFER

Once you arrive at Corfu airport you will be greeted by a GBV representative. A taxi will be organised to take you to the 'old port' or the 'new port' where you can catch the flying delphin ferry, Despina or the Krista to Paxos (times and sailings subject to change). On arrival in either Loggos or Gaois you will be greeted by Spiros, the manager of Glyfada Beach Villas. He will drive you to the Glyfada Beach Villas, so look out for his white minibus with the GBV logo. For further information about our transfer service, please click here.

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UMBRELLAS

There are straw umbrellas on the beach to offer shade and there are also some umbrellas at the swimming pool.

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VALUE

A holiday in Paxos at Glyfada Beach Villas offers excellent value for money! To get a quote please click here to contact us.

VEGETARIAN

A lot of the Greek cuisine consists of vegetarian dishes, such as tzatziki, fasoladha (greek beans) and briam (mixed vegetables) and salads. Please ask at the Glyfada Taverna about the vegetarian dishes available on that day.

VISITORS

The Glyfada Beach Villas are situated on private property If you want to bring any visitors or friends who are staying somewhere else on the island, please ask permission first from the manager.

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WATER

During the summer there is a water shortage on Paxos. Please be careful whenever you use it. Tap water is slightly salty and not for consumption, but bottled water is widely available. 

WATER SPORTS

There are some activities available on Monodendri Beach. There is windsurfing, ringos, and pedalos.

WEATHER

The weather is usually very good in Paxos, from May to October. To find out the weather forecast for the region Corfu / Paxos, click here. It is not always 100% accurate but it will give you an idea!

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antipaXos

This is a small, almost uninhabited island, about 30 minutes from Paxos. There is one sandy beach and the sea has a beautiful turquoise colour.

paXos

The smallest and one of the most beautiful islands of the Ionian Sea. To find out more about Paxos, click here.

X-RAY

There is a medical center in Gaios which now also boasts an x-ray machine! If you need any medical assistance, please ask the manager, Spiros, in Glyfada.

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YACHTS

Many impressive yachts can be seen in Gaios and Lakka.

YOGURT

Greek yogurt is available at breakfast. Try it with peaches!

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ZERO

When you arrive in Paxos, you will very quickly relax and realise that you have no worries!

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