Psacharopoulos House is an authentic and historic holiday villa built during the middle of the 19th century.
How would you describe Paxos Villa in a nutshell?
Paxos Villa is laid back and lovely. It is the perfect perfect house for that perfect summer holiday. Chic interiors, breathtaking vistas and unforgettable sunsets. Walk through olive groves down to the stunning beach and its crystal clear water.
What’s your background and what was your inspiration behind Paxos Villa?
I’d been to Paxos as a child and it stuck in my head as the perfect summer holiday. I never found anywhere comparable. When we stumbled across the house, which was a ruin at the time, it was love at first sight.
How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of the villa?
It’s a simplistic, contemporary approach to a traditional greek stone house. It mixes traditional Paxiot architecture with easy luxury. The house is designed so you are always connected to the outside, the views and the smells of the garden.
To you personally, what is so special about the villa?
Watching the colours change on the cliffs in the evening with something cooking in the outside kitchen. A warm breeze. It’s like a spell, there is no place like it.
Please tell us about the food.
You have some really excellent restaurants ranging from classical Greek tavernas to beach bars serving exquisite Italian food. Down the road is Erimitis bar and restaurant which has one of the most spectacularly beautiful views in the Mediterranean.
If you want to cook, the outside kitchen is ideal for long warm evenings with family and friends. You can buy locally caught fish from the main square, the local supermarket has all the basics and in Giaos you can find just about anything else.
Is the villa best suited for couples, families, groups? What’s your policy on kids?
The villa is ideal for a couple, group of friends, or a family with older children. The olive grove has steep drops and old stone walls so its not really suitable for children under eight years old.