Paxos Ferries Over The Years

The only way of getting from Corfu to Paxos in 1965, my first visit, was aboard a weather-worn, wooden caique called “Aspasia”. A central deckhouse cum cockpit provided hard bench seating for around 40 passengers. The Aspasia’s crossing time varied between 5 and 7 hours depending on the weather. The journey south from Corfu Town,…Read Article

Carnival Season on Lefkas

The Greek word “Apokries” means abstaining from meat and is used to describe Greece’s carnival season, which precedes the 40 days of fasting (Lent) that lead up to Easter. In Ancient Greece there were celebrations at this time of year to commemorate the end of winter and the coming of spring, which were associated with…Read Article

Moor a Hire Boat on Your Doorstep

For many people, the concept of a relaxing holiday is not to be dependent on a car. The smaller Greek islands are therefore conducive to chilling on foot and not slumped behind a steering wheel. On most of the Ionian islands you can hire fibreglass boats and larger ribs with outboard engines ranging from 30HP…Read Article

A Taste of Greece

As a family we enjoy visiting the Ionian islands for so many reasons… their hidden beaches, the glorious weather and the friendly people but one thing we most definitely love is the FOOD!! During the Winter months we spend most of our time in the office based in the UK. In January we start dreaming of…Read Article

IONIAN ESCAPES ON LAND & SEA

The Ionian islands of Greece have some of the most beautiful, natural coastlines and crystal clear waters in southern Europe. The islands offer a diverse playground for both explorer and cushioned deckchair enthusiast. Say you are the one responsible for planning the family holiday or for trying to get a party of friends together –…Read Article

Our Paxos Wedding

Ever thought about getting married amongst the olive groves or on a beach looking out to the Ionian Sea? Is it your dream to have Greek musicians playing bouzouki whilst you dance the night away underneath the stars? Well we can help you make this happen especially as we know first-hand what it is like…Read Article

Escaping to Ithaca Needn’t Be an Odyssey

After the Trojan War it took Odysseus 10 eventful years to return to his Ithaca home. Reaching the end of his journey, Odysseus was taken from Kefalonia to Ithaca in a Phaeacian longboat. Seeing the Phaeacians returning to Kefalonia, Poseidon raised his trident and turned the boat and oarsmen to stone. Tzika House and the…Read Article

Villas with the Wow Factor

What boxes need ticking when you look for that special Greek island holiday? Most people look for: a modern villa with pool but one that feels Greek; the biggest and most dramatic sea views possible; seclusion but close to a village and beaches; privacy and tranquillity. All of our Ionian properties have one or more…Read Article

Share the Durrell Adventure

In Episode 5 of the latest series of The Durrells, the family are invited for dinner by some Italian friends. The beautiful Manor House was chosen as the filming location for this dinner. You too can be part of the Durrells’ adventure and have a special holiday escape on Corfu at The Manor House. The…Read Article

New Year Newsletter 2017

Our newsletter brings you Warm Wishes and a Few Things New for the New Year. Our office has some new family faces. Alex’s wife, Catherine, has joined our team. Catherine (Cat) has spent three years on Paxos as a Representative for Ionian Villas and Scott Williams. She has visited the other Ionian islands and will be…Read Article

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