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reconverted early 18th century oil mill
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pergola with a view to the sea nearby beach Kipiadis
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10 reviews
reconverted early 18th century oil mill
pergola with a view to the sea
nearby beach Kipiadis
near-by beach Alati
courtyard with pergola
inner courtyard
BBQ and pizza oven
entrance
preparing the meal in the pizza oven
dining al fresco
front courtyard
southern-western facade
back courtyard and storage hut
view of the house from the cisterne
kitchen area
aspect of the living room
dining table
bedroom
a blend of old and new
Bathroom
traditional aprons
old and mighty
back garden
organic orchard
spring time
nature morte
near-by church of San Giacomo
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Loggos, Paxos, Ionian Islands

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Helen R
2 reviews
“Very peaceful....the perfect retreat....yet not too far from the village”
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in June 2018

We ‘ve visited Paxos many times & wanted somewhere to stay where we could either cater for ourselves or eat out that was in walkable distance from a village....we like Fontana so were very pleased to find Monolitharo
The house has everything that we require & is a perfect retreat from everyday hassles....we like it very much & would like to return out of season.

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Celia C
1 review
“Beautiful house, set amongst the olive groves!”
Reviewed October 6, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We had a such a wonderful time staying at Monolitharo. Aliki was very helpful in the run up to our trip giving helpful tips on what to do / where to eat etc and arranged our taxi transfers from the boat to the house for us upon our arrival which made everything very easy. The house was lovely; clean, well equipped and in a beautiful, quiet setting amongst the olive groves but not too far from some lovely local restaurants and several gorgeous beaches nearby - would definitely recommend to others looking to have a peaceful and relaxing getaway and will hopefully be back again soon!

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cripwellc...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Wonderful for relaxation in an atmospheric setting”
Reviewed August 24, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We had a lovely time, no complaints at all. A beautiful cottage with great amenities in a secluded peaceful part of the island. Close to a wonderful small beach that we often had just to ourselves.Very well serviced with regular cleaning.

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Management Response
Aug 27, 2017
Thank so much Claire for your review and your visit. Hope to see you next year.
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chrisburg...
Tetbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Delightful Paxos cottage”
Reviewed July 14, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This charming cottage was once an olive mill and has lovingly been restored. It is ten minutes drive from Gaios new port and in a beautifully quiet area. The accommodation is perfect for two people but with extra bed space for two more in the lounge area. Facilities are good with everything you might need(except a toaster) and the outside area has a pizza oven and grill. We loved staying there and despite not meeting the owner...Aliki... she answered all our questions and could not have been more helpful. Paxos is stunning and has resisted the commercial temptations . We shall definitely return.

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Management Response
Jul 15, 2017
Thank you Annita and Chris for taking the trouble to write a review and for your comments. You are right about the toaster, I have avoided buying one fearing that someone might forget switching it off, but I'm might be exaggerating!
All the best,
Aliki
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travelbro...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Week”
Reviewed July 22, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A lovely place to stay. Tucked out of the way down a remote track. House was very clean, well appointed and furnished. Bed (memory foam mattress) was very comfy.
You have to walk down the track a teeny way to get the sea view, but its worth it.
Ireni was lovely, very helpful.

Nearest beach to the house (lovely for swimming and picnicking - had both shade and sun all day) was empty every day. It hard to find form the main road so everyone just drives straight past. Its a long walk down. Take a car down if you are happy doing 3-point turn in tight space at bottom!

Please feed the little black and white cat that hangs about when you stay... (she is very thin!) Her name is Anatonas.

There is very good wifi now - (since last review)

Highly recommend the taverna on Leverchio beach.

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Liked best: Middle of nowhere....
Traveling group: Other
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Management Response
Feb 27, 2017
Hi, thank you very much for such a detailed and accurate review. Hope to host you again. Aliki
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DavidCM20...
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Wonderfully peaceful”
Reviewed May 25, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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This property is a restored and converted olive press in an isolated olive grove a few hundred metres down a rough track from the road from Fortuna to Loggos. The village of Fortuna is actually only about 10 minutes' walk up a footpath from the property. The furthest corners of this little island are about 15 minutes' drive in all directions. Gaios is about 10 minutes by car and Lakka 12 minutes (roads are winding, hilly and slow).

The property is well-equipped and comfortable. There is no swimming pool and the nearest beach is a 20 minute walk further down the track (which inexplicably is surfaced from below the property). You could drive down, though parking at the bottom is limited. The Paxos beaches are beautiful with lovely clear water but rather pebbly. Except for one morning, when it rained, we ate all our meals outside under the shade of the pergola. The owner lives in Athens but was there to meet us as we were the first guests of the season. She gave us a warm welcome and left her phone number for us to contact her if there were any problems. The cleaner who comes in once every other day doesn't speak English.

Our main criticism of the property is that the lighting inside is poor for reading by in the evenings. The main light is dim and the walls are bare stone so do not reflect light.

Internet is provided by means of a USB dongle, which works fine for MS-DOS but I am not sure it would install easily on a Mac and doesn't work, of course, on an iPad. Speed is dependent on the availability of a 3G signal which was fine most days. It didn't work over the weekend, which may be due to heavy use of the network or a failure of the local 3G network.

Two words of advice for anyone new to Paxos:

i) bring beach shoes as almost all the beaches are pebbled (which adds to the beautiful clarity of the water)
ii) if you like walking there is a great network of paths and Ian Bleasdale's 'The Bleasdale Walking map and Guide of Paxos and Guide' is recommended. By it from the bookshop in Gaios or direct from him: www.iankbleasdale.co.uk.

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Liked best: Location in the olive groves
Liked least: Internal lighting
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Brooklyne...
Mt. Dora, FL
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“Irenic”
Reviewed September 15, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Anyone needing a real getaway that is truly peaceful will find this hideout amidst olive groves to be a real treasure. The house and environs are superlative. The kitchen is so well appointed that you can make any style of coffee from French press to caffetiera to American drip. The beauty of the place and thought that has gone into it is impressive! Stone and wooden beams lend an air of rustic style. Outside you will find a barbecue and a wood burning oven. You can season your meal with the perfume of the flowers and herbs that adorn the place and if you're lucky,you may be able to pick peppers, eggplant and tomatoes form the backyard garden. A glass of Greek wine, some olives and bread and you're on Mt. Olympus. A car is recommended to shuttle between the various villages, though Platonos(Fontana) has a wonderful taverna, a small market and a bakery. All the proprietors are friendly. There is housekeeping three times a week by a local woman who has no English or Italian but manages to communicate cheerfully. The house is located about a half a mile up from a small rocky beach that is nearly private. The trek is down the mountain road and can be a little challenging for the walker, particularly uphill, but it's possible to drive down and back. I can't wait to return!!

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