The Best Hotels in Paxos, Greece

Loggos is one of the most beautiful villages to discover on Paxos
Loggos is one of the most beautiful villages to discover on Paxos | © freeartist / Alamy Stock Photo
Amy Blyth

Dreaming of a getaway to Greece? For a taste of traditional culture away from the crowds, head to Paxos. This dreamy island is the smallest in the Ionian Sea chain and the lesser-visited neighbour of famous Corfu. With no airport, there’s an undiscovered feel here, evidenced by tiny seaside villages, soaring sea cliffs and hidden coves. Whether you’re looking for a sleek spa resort, boutique property or private apartment, here are some of the top hotels in Paxos – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Paxos Club Resort & Spa


Paxos Club Resort & Spa
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Enjoy a pamper break near Gaios in an original stone house that dates back to 1896. The property has been artfully refurbished, offering contemporary rooms and suites with private terraces. A saltwater pool takes centre stage in the garden, where palm trees are strung with hammocks and you can dine al fresco. Settle in for some chill time at the spa, complete with bubbling jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Decadent treatments use local ingredients like lemon, organic honey and extra virgin olive oil.

2. Paxos Beach Hotel


Planted in its own isolated bay, this beachfront hotel features sweeping views of the glittering Ionian Sea. The collection of stone buildings sits on a slope among pine and olive trees that lead down to a pool terrace. Picture earthy, natural decor in the chic suites, which all have balconies. Relax by the pool or on the secluded beach, which has berthing for modestly-sized boats or yachts. The expansive grounds also boast a tennis court and for local culture, you’re less than 2km from the village of Gaios.

3. Torri e Merli

Boutique Hotel

Torri e Merli
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Stay in a 17th-century Venetian manor house that’s been transformed into a five-star boutique hotel. Picture grand stone buildings nestled in an olive grove, where you’ll find a Zen Spa for perfume oil massages. There’s a range of suites to choose from, including the lavish two-bed Landlord Manor with its own patio. By night, the garden is lit by lanterns and dinner is served on the terrace or in the old cellar tea room. Torri e Merli lies near Lakka, the island’s northernmost harbour.

4. Purple Apricot Hotel

Suite Hotel

Come to Purple Apricot for a peaceful, adult-only oasis. The hotel has just seven suites that have been individually styled by award-winning designer Jaxx Russell Flint. Enter through carved wooden gates to find a secret pool garden that overlooks the sea, decorated with lanterns, a fountain and oriental floor cushions. Suites come with kitchenettes, but breakfast is served on the shaded terrace and features granola with local organic honey and yogurt. Take snorkelling gear down to Gaois Beach, which is just a five-minute drive from the hotel.

5. Hotel Ilios


Hotel Ilios offers stylish rooms in the slow-paced, northern village of Lakka. You’ll be greeted warmly at this family-run hotel by the sea, where you can savour views of the sleepy port from your room and wake to a generous breakfast spread every morning. Planning a self-catering stay on Paxos? The family also owns Studios Lina at the same location, also facing the bay. Each modern apartment comes equipped with a kitchenette and private patio, centred around a flower-filled Grecian courtyard.

6. Paxoi Resort


Paxoi Resort
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The large, L-shaped pool and separate jacuzzi really steal the show at this quiet resort, which lies only four minutes from Gaios Beach. Relax on loungers in the exotic garden, which is full of olive trees, and relish the adult-only vibe. Paxoi Resort has just six suites for couples, each with its own kitchenette. When it comes to style, you’ll find stone walls, fine art and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open onto your exclusive patio. There’s also a pool bar that’s perfect for cocktails at sunset.

7. Paco’s Resort


Paco’s Resort
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This swanky, village-style resort is set on huge grounds dotted with olive groves that overlook the Gaios channel. Sea views abound, and you’re within walking distance of pebbled beaches lapped by Greece’s signature crystalline waters. Paco’s Resort is known for its luxurious details – think marble finishes and Italian linen in the mix of villas, studios and bungalows. All rooms are set in stone buildings that blend with the landscape and at the heart of the resort, there’s a deep pool surrounded by loungers.

8. Adamantia Hotel


Adamantia Hotel
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Adamantia Hotel is a former mansion originally built in the 17th century. The property is named after Aunt Adamantia, whose niece Martha decided to turn the property into a series of holiday cottages in the ‘80s. Perched on a hill only a kilometre from Gaios, the 12 houses reflect traditional Ionian architecture, with stone walls and wooden beams. Each one boasts its own courtyard or balcony with distant sea views. The Adamantia family also has a newly renovated pool villa, which sleeps five, just a few minutes away from the hotel.

9. Glyfada Beach Villas


Glyfada Beach Villas
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Seaside vibes are the order of the day at these beach villas in eastern Paxos, a 15-minute stroll from Loggos village. Set over 17 olive-tree-covered acres, you’re just a five-minute walk from both Monodendri and Glyfada beaches. Enjoy two pools, a jacuzzi, tennis courts and a taverna for Greek dining. The mix of villas, studios, family beach houses and authentic stone houses cater for up to four people. Decor-wise, picture chalk-white walls, bright painted shutters and tiled floors, topped-off with private terraces and balconies.

10. Bastas Hotel & Studios


Bastas Hotel & Studios
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Stay near the vibrant village of Lakka, located just a few minutes from a boat-studded harbour and pretty coves, including popular Kanoni Beach. Bastas Hotel offers simple, three-star rooms in typical whitewashed Paxos style, set around a communal pool. While its location is the star feature, there’s also a lively pool bar and the balconies are great for breakfast with views over the island and sparkling Ionian Sea. Run by a local family, you can expect a friendly, welcoming vibe.

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