The dramatic entrance to the port of Gaios has the pine-forested island of Agios Nicholas on one side and on the other side a waterfront of small fishing boats and yachts moored in front of just a few café bars. In between the café bars is the gated entrance to arguably the most impressive building in Gaios: the old British Residency.
Built during the Venetian occupation of Paxos in the early 18th Century, the Residency was home to the British Governor from 1815 to 1864, when Paxos and the other Ionian islands were ceded to and reunited with Greece.
The building fell into disrepair until 2014 when the owner of the middle of 3 floors decided to bring the apartment into the 21st Century.
Averto Avalli is now a stylish, spacious, comfortable, waterfront apartment. Views from the large front windows are across the water to Agios Nicholas' Venetian fortress, surrounded by tall pine trees and along the waterfront to Gaios square.
A rear terrace incorporates a barbecue and sitting area.
Waterfront café bars are just below. Gaios square, the pedestrianized side streets of shops and the waterfront tavernas are just a 2 minute stroll. A beach is a 5 minute stroll.
A hired boat can be moored directly below the apartment - an ideal way to explore the coastline of coves and beaches and to get to the sandy beaches of AntiPaxos (a speedboat shuttle service to AntiPaxos is just a 3 minute walk away).
Maid service & linen change twice weekly
Accommodation: open-plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen (dishwasher); one double bedroom (air-con); one twin bedroom (air-con); shower room; one twin bedroom (air-con) and en suite bathroom with shower. Washing machine. Barbecue.
The 2 floors (1 above and 1 below) are unoccupied.
Please ask us for reduced rates for 2-4 people staying outside July and August.