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“Peaceful villa in beautiful gardens”
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10 reviews
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BATHROOM WITH SHOWER
ENTRANCE WITH SAFETY PRIVATE PARKING
FROND STONE YARD
Entrance
WHERE ARE THE CATS???
Our lemon tree
Garden in May
Our orange tree
Homemade orange jam(marmalade)
The garden during winter
Homemade sweets from our fruit trees.
The garden in May
Olive and fruit trees.
Front stone yard.
BACK YARD
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Magazia, Paxos, Ionian Islands

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Aloedent
Lewes, United Kingdom
1 review
“Peaceful villa in beautiful gardens”
Reviewed 17 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Charming clean villa in the middle of the island so easy to get everywhere..A lovely walk through olive groves to the beach and the village has everything you need..supermarket bakery and tavernas.
Sotiria the owner was helpful and charming... The only problem would be if you didn't like cats as they are a couple who live outside the villa

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gabriele...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
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“Very nice vacation awesome sea”
Reviewed 6 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
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We went in 5 Person from Dubai and Italy in the Villa 11 days. Very nice unforgeatable place. Sotirya the Owner she is a Special and very nice Woman handled everything organized and perfect. The Villa Elvira is in very good top hill position very large and nice surrounded by Hundred of Olive threes. Cleaning and confortable for family... Friends..and romantic quiet loving People. You need a car to visit all this awesome islands beachs or quad if in couple or walking to go a near beach down to the villa hill position. 20 minutes to walk but car or quad for a couple is necessary. Many rent car in the island many nice turists high level quality and cery friendly Peoples. Go and take this Villa like stay your Home food to buy nearbay. SUGGESTED !!! Gabriel Dubai

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Catherine...
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“Wonderful holiday.”
Reviewed 10 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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We were the last of this season visitors to Villa Elvira, but for those of you looking to stay here next year here is our review.

Sotiria the owner – what a lovely lady. A very genuine and helpful person who works very hard to keep the Villa spotless. Her English is very good, both spoken and written. She works very long hours during the summer months in her jewellery shop in Gaios, but still manages to come every three or four days to change sheets and towels and clean villa. (She or her husband come every day to a patch of land behind the house to see to their hens but the patch is hidden and you would not know that they had been and gone unless you made an effort to look out for them.)

The villa is in a peaceful and tranquil environment. There are no sea views but the extensive outside paved areas and little courtyards allow sunbathing all day. There is a large veranda surrounded by many beautiful flowering plants and a mixture of lemon, orange, fig and olive trees.
(We were given a bottle of Sotiria's olive oil pressed from her own olives. Delicious.)

The villa has the typical Greek disdain for soft furnishings but the beds are comfortable and there is plenty of space. The cooking facilities are good. The wi fi speed is fast and seemed very reliable. All the windows have pull down fly screens on them which certainly makes a big difference to the number of mosquitoes that get into the bedrooms.

Although there are a couple of tavernas within 10-15 minutes walk and a mini-market that sells all the basics that you would need we think you do need your own transport. We hired a quad bike which was fun if a little bumpy for €20 per day (cheaper online and booked in advance).

This allowed us to get to our favourite beach at Erimitis in 10 minutes rather than the 25-30 minute walk there and the slightly longer walk back. Be aware that the last bit to Erimitis is on a steep path. Like most beaches on Paxos it is pebbly and the sea does tend to be a bit rougher on the west side of the island but we rarely found more than 6 people on the beach.

There is a semi feral family of cats attached to the villa whom Sotiria leaves cat food for. Great fun watching the kittens.

We visited an amazing animal charity called "Paws" based in Gaios, (check out their web site) but with a vet led clinic in Magazia, just around the corner from Villa Elvira. They do much needed work to help better the lives of dogs and cats in of Paxos

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Liked best: The peace and tranquillity of the location. Sitting outside on the veranda watching the kittens play.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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HubertLK
Milan, Italy
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5 reviews
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“A very charming house under the olive trees with a helpful owner”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We spent 2 weeks in Villa Elvira and enjoyed it very much. The cleanliness from the house was excellent and the maid service came every few days. The owner was extremely helpful and efficient. Wifi worked perfectly. The location is perfect, right in the middle of the island - 4 km from each of the three main villages. A nice breeze blew in the evening making our staying in the garden even more enjoyable after the hot hours at the seaside.

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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Lyon, France
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The calm setting, the surrounding vegetation
Liked least: the closest beach (Emeritis) is very far from being easily accessible from the Villa
Travelling group: Young Children
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