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Paxos Island: Some Facts To Know!

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 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 Island:

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 Paxos 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 Tranquil Location To Enjoy Relaxing Vacation

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 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.

Paxos Island: A Glimpse

Interestingly, tranquillity, an abundance of the greenery, pollution free atmosphere, rocks, caves and cliffs are few words to brief the description about 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 the 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 the Paxos Island will come to an end as soon as you will come to know about the holiday villas located at 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 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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