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What the Press Say

What the Press Say

24-Feb-2019 - Sunday Times Travel

24-Feb-2019 - Sunday Times Travel

50 BEST VILLAS
There's no air-conditioning here, but if any Greek villa can get away with it, it's Hilltop House.
High above the seafront village of Kioni - a footpath through pine forests and olive groves is a pretty 10 minutes down, but a sweatier 15 up - the handsome three-bedroom pad is cooled by sea breezes and has a shady terrace and, unusually for these parts, a pool.
16-Feb-2019 - The Times

16-Feb-2019 - The Times

According to Homer's Odyssey, Odysseues was returned to his Ithaca homeland by Phaeacians, who dropped him off at this small beach north of the island capital of Vathy.
These days it's relatively quiet, as Ithaca is overshadowed by noisier neighbours such as Kefalonia and Lefkada.
The beach is instantly instagrammable: an arc of fine sand backed by pines and olive trees, and lapped by shallow waters.
Just off the sand is a pair of villas, Dexa Beach House 1 and 2 ....

26-Jan-2019 - The Times Travel

10 TOP VILLAS IN GREECE

Hilltop House, Ithaca
Set in tiny Kioni village, Hilltop House overlooks the islands of Atokos, Arkoudi, Meganissi and Lefkada from a pool deck.
Inside, the three-bedroom villa has exposed beams and wooden floors.
A beach is ten minutes away.
25-Feb-2018 - Sunday Times Travel

25-Feb-2018 - Sunday Times Travel

50 HOT VILLAS
Sea views and proximity to the beach are the holy grail on this Ionian island.
Villa Avra has all that - at a bargain price - with vistas over Lakka Bay (10 minutes on foot) and cooling cream décor.
The pool isn't huge, but you're mere minutes from Harami Beach (turquoise shallows, tick; seafront tavernas, tick).
3-Feb-2018 - The Times Travel

3-Feb-2018 - The Times Travel

THE 50 BEST VILLAS IN THE MED
ASPRO ALOGO
The British owners of this pretty stone house near the port of Loggos have transformed it into a contemporary and cosy bolt hole.
They have done a good job: a double bedroom sits on a mezzanine above the open-plan living area, with its stylish kitchen and shower room.
A private courtyard has a plunge pool and wooden sunloungers, and is fringed by beautiful bougainvillea.
28-Jan-2018 - Sunday Times Travel

28-Jan-2018 - Sunday Times Travel

More than 1,000ft above Afales Bay, on Ithaca's north coast, is the tiny red-roofed village of Exogi. The name means "out of this world", and it's home to Fassoulou's Cottage.
Fassoulou was a widow who grew fabulous vegetables irrigated with water she carried up the hill from the spring, balancing her bucket on her head.
There's running water in the two-bedroom cottage now, but that's probably the only running you'll encounter in this sleepy village, where birdsong and the tinkling of goat bells are the loudest noises.
The sea views should be enough to keep you glued to the terrace, but if you need to get closer, there's a cove at Polis, two miles down the hill.
13-Jan-2018 - Daily Express

13-Jan-2018 - Daily Express

.... The Loutsa Retreat is at the end of Vathy's port road which hugs the bay and narrows as it winds around the port.
And what a villa it is. Secluded and shrouded by a fine landscaped mature garden of pines and olive trees, the property has a vast open living cum dining area, with offshoots where you can relax on pebbles under pines, by the pool, or the terrace overlooking the bay.
This is a serious party house, with a shaded outdoor dining area and a little cottage in the grounds with bathroom and mini kitchen.
It's homely and yet a bit posh. Maid Mimosa will not only sort the place out, she'll also cook you the most incredible dinner and serve it.
All you hear is cicadas, children splasging in the sandy beach opposite and the gentle whirr of the boats chugging into port. Bliss.
A tiny white church sits halfway up the hill opposite, which appears to have no roads leading to it, and beyond that there's nothing but the green hillsides and deep blue sea.
We could be the only inhabitants.
26-Feb-2017 - Sunday Times Travel

26-Feb-2017 - Sunday Times Travel

This cute four-bedroom villa is not named after the Greek word for eagle's nest for nothing.
High on the pine-scented slopes above Gaios, Aetofolia offers picture-postcard views of the pretty port from the pool, the terrace and the shaded dining table.
Rental boats - arranged by a local manager - can be moored on the shore below.
1-Jul-2016 - Sunday Times Travel Magazine

1-Jul-2016 - Sunday Times Travel Magazine

The founder, David Watrous - ex MD of Greek Islands Club - has lived and breathed Ionian villas for 40-plus years.
On Paxos, a five minute stroll from Lakka's beaches and tavernas, Villa Elissa has killer views and a 9m pool.
Corfu's 300 year old Perivoli has a glorious terraced garden, with views over bougainvillea to Corfu Town.
21-Feb-2016 - Sunday Times Travel

21-Feb-2016 - Sunday Times Travel

Villas book up quick on Cephalonia - blame Captain Corelli and direct flights from the UK - so it pays to scout for fresh stock, where word is not yet out.
New to the UK market this summer, Villa Marika clings to a hillside terrace, 10 minutes' walk from sandy Trapezaki beach, and has an airy open-plan lounge that leads out to a 30ft pool.
22-Jun-2014 - The Observer Travel

22-Jun-2014 - The Observer Travel

Fewer than 100 people live on AntiPaxos, and accommodation is hard to come by. You will, however, feel like you have the pretty 2km-long island almost to yourself.
Ionian Villas has three properties here, including secluded two-bedroom Villa Kaliopi, which has spectacular views over a valley of vineyards to the sea and to the mainland.
9-May-2014 - Le Figaro Magazine

9-May-2014 - Le Figaro Magazine

Ce specialiste des iles Ioniennes offer un grand choix de villas a louer a Paxos et AntiPaxos, Presque toujours avec piscine. Une solution ideale pour partir en famille ou entre amis, comme la villa Barba Yanni perchee en nid d'aigle et gardee par un troupeau de moutons.
A noter ce bijou a AntiPaxos: la villa Villa Kaliopi
5-Apr-2014 - The Times

5-Apr-2014 - The Times

50 SECRET BEACHES ON THE MED
VRIKA - ANTIPAXOS

Holidaymakers on the island of Paxos will often jump on the regular fishing boat shuttle to the neighbouring island of AntiPaxos to swim off its golden beaches, of which Vrika is the best.
As the last returning boats leave at 5.30pm and with only 20 residents on the island, you can have unfettered access on summer evenings if you stay at Villa Kaliopi above the beach.
The two-bedroom villa also has its own pool and the owners can arrange supermarket deliveries for you by speedboat.
26-Jan-2014 - Sunday Times

26-Jan-2014 - Sunday Times

50 BEST VILLAS
BEACH - SEASIDE ESCAPES

Of the handful of villas on AntiPaxos, Morpheus is the poshest. Above a vineyard, looking out to sea, it offers acres of terracing and a big pool house, as well as spacious, modern interiors.
Five minutes in a 4x4 will take you to the harbour, and the villa's owners can organise boat hire.
11-Jan-2014 - The Times

11-Jan-2014 - The Times

THE BEST VILLAS IN THE MED

Beach House, Paxos
There's no pool at Beach House but with the sea just outside the door there's no need for one.
Comfortable and homelike, rather than grandly stylish, this villa is perfect for a family holiday, with four bedrooms sleeping up to seven, and the tavernas and gentle hubbub of Gaios town a five-minute drive away.
29-Dec-2013 - Sunday Times Travel Clinic

29-Dec-2013 - Sunday Times Travel Clinic

Q: We'd like a charming villa on a Greek island for a week in late June, up to £4,000. Eight of us will be staying for a family get-together. Can you suggest somewhere near a beach, with a pool and a little nightlife?

A: Villa Samantha, on Paxos, would also suit you brilliantly. Set on a hillside terrace, it sleeps up to 10 and is a 20-minute walk from the harbour town of Gaios, where you'll find many tavernas and bars. The house has great views and a dreamy infinity pool. A week in June costs £2,300 with Ionian Villas, which can also arrange a one-hour speedboat transfer from Corfu for up to nine people; it costs £215 each way.
18-Dec-2013 - The Sunday Times

18-Dec-2013 - The Sunday Times

Cut adrift from the mainland in some of the clearest waters of the Ionian Sea, the tiny island of Meganisi offers a seductive glimpse of Greek life before the charter flight, with three small villages and one taxi, but a glut of tiny coves and beaches lapped by a mosaic of cobalts and blues.
Arenia, on a hillside among the olive groves on the southeast coast, is a minute's stroll from a gently shelving bone-white beach, but good luck dragging yourself away from the villa's terrace pool.
7-Apr-2013 - Sunday Mirror

7-Apr-2013 - Sunday Mirror

The tiny island of Paxos marks Greek Orthodox Easter with candlelit processions, feasting, fireworks and the opening of the island’s churches and houses to visitors.

Ionian Villas offers Mermaid Cottage, which has one of the best locations in Loggos, a private balcony over the sea and views to the mountainous Greek mainland.

7-Apr-2013 - Observer Magazine

7-Apr-2013 - Observer Magazine

Hide yourself away in a waterfront house on the sunny but wonderfully sleepy Greek island of Paxos.

Mermaid Cottage, in the pretty fishing village of Loggos, has a balcony with direct views of the sea.