Pictures of Villa Adriana Paxos

The studio

Downstairs is an airy bedroom with its own bathroom and shower.

The kitchen dining area...

... opens onto its own private terrace...

... bordered with bright geraniums and plumbagos,

... and a garden shaded by olive trees,

.. where you can relax with a book.

The villa

From the car park...

...you approach the villa through a grove of ancient olive trees.

Upstairs are two bedrooms looking out onto views of olives and oleanders, with the sea behind. The master bedroom has a double bed.

The other bedroom can have a twin or double bed setting.

There is a spacious open plan kitchen

...which opens into the dining area and living room.

The living room opens onto a large barbecue terrace on one side...

... and an even larger terrace with a veranda on the other side.

 

Stone paths lead through the garden to the top pavilion...

...which has spectacular views of Lakka harbour and the open sea beyond.

The wild garden is magical in all seasons. In early spring there are small gladioli, wild garlic and orchids, in May a carpet of cream and yellow freesias appears under the olives, giving a sweet scent to the light breeze and there are large white irises under bright yellow broom . In summer we have oleanders, plumbagos, geraniums and bougainvillea near the terraces.

By October the deep pink cyclamen are everywhere, even between the stone steps. Guests in both the villa and studio have their own private terraces, outside dining areas and separate parts of the garden. You can pick wild herbs in the garden (there's a lot of sage) and we have planted rosemary and thyme near the terraces.

There are 45 olive trees in the garden, some of them over 400 years old.

"Staying at the Villa Adriana was a unique experience – the lack of rampant commerciality, the quiet, the pretty garden views, the quick access to the village for delicious evening dinners, the lovely walks all about the island, the sheer natural beauty of Paxos (and Anti-Paxos). However, what makes staying at Villa Adriana especially charming is the architectural attention to detail. We felt linked to this special island’s history and culture through the lovely stone walls and floors, the delicate salmon pink walls, the olive trees all about, the twists and turns in the garden walk and the multitude of bird song throughout the day. The friendliness of the people was also something we will never forget. We came away refreshed, energized and in great spirits – isn’t that what a successful holiday is all about?" A couple from Canada