On an island as small as Paxos, wherever you stay you are never more than a 10 minute drive to a village or a beach.
This applies to the Ipapandi Retreat but its totally private and secluded location gives the wonderful feeling of total escape.
Up in the hills above Lakka a cluster of small hamlets hide away amongst ancient olive groves and pine forest. Vassilatika is one of these hamlets and was once a safe retreat for local families hoping to evade 18th Century pirates but is now deserted apart from a few recently converted houses.
A narrow and uneven track (4x4 jeep hire is needed) winds its way past Vassilatika and up to a west coast hilltop. 1.5 acres of this hilltop are the private grounds of Ipapandi Retreat.
The Retreat’s private estate has been artistically sculptured to create a series of hillside terraces. The Pool House and swimming pool is on the top terrace with stunning views down to “Submarine Rock” beside the white cliffs and indigo blue of the west coast sea. And to the north-east, the west coast of Corfu and the mountains of the Greek mainland.
From here one has perhaps the best vantage point on the island to enjoy both sunrise and sunset.
Intermediate terraces contain planted areas and a citrus grove, all with views over forested valleys and olive groves above Lakka Bay. There are many special features including an elaborate outside kitchen and a variety of dining and relaxing verandahs.
The lower terraces house the main accommodation, which opens out on to wrap around terraces to dine, relax and breathe in the dramatic views.
Interiors are spacious and stylishly furnished to provide high modern standards of comfort.
Daily maid service
Private swimming pool (salt water) 18 x 3.5 metres
Location: Jeep hire essential. The villages of Lakka and Magazia are 6 kilometres away.
Main House ground floor: Four double bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom and dressing room. Two of these bedrooms can be converted to twins. First floor: open-plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen.
Annexe House (adjacent to the Main House): One double bedroom and en suite bathroom; two single bedrooms; bathroom.
Pool House: two sofa beds, which convert to one double bed; open-plan kitchen; Bathroom.
- Air-con throughout (ceiling fan in kitchen)
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
- Outside shower
- Pool towels & hairdryers provided