Villa Stelios is a three-
Fotini is a private one-
The major part of an old village house which has been undergoing steady refurbishment in recent years, Villa Aglaia is a two-
The smaller part of an old village house which has been undergoing steady refurbishment in recent years, Aglaia studio is a one-
Properties in and around the village of LOGGOS:
Properties in and around the village of LOGGOS & MARMARI BEACH:
Situated directly above Marmari beach and just a short stroll down through the olive groves, is Poseidon, a modern and beautifully finished three-
Right above Marmari beach is Amphritite, a modern two-
Properties in and around the beach at MARMARI and walking distance of Loggos:
Nicoletta is a rarity, a private cottage for two with its own small pool within easy walking distance of the sea. It is also one of several Paxiot properties whose owner Katina takes great pride in tending the gardens, which are abundant with mature trees, shrubs and exotic flowers and plants... read more
The Normans invaded the islands in the latter part of the eleventh century and remained there until the Emperor of the Byzantine Empire sent in a fleet allied to the Venetians to reclaim the islands in 1147. When the Byzantine Empire fell to the Crusaders in 1204, the Venetians made their claim on Corfu and Paxos. Venice had a profound influence upon the Ionian islands, from architecture to education, fashions, art, music, medicine and food, and this is still much in evidence today. It was the Venetians who brought the tomato to the island and instigated the huge programme of olive tree planting, paying a silver coin for each tree planted, in order to keep the peasants out of politics.
Napoleon captured Corfu and Paxos in 1789 but the French only occupied Paxos for
a year before a Russian/Turkish fleet took control and declared the island part of
the Eftanisos State -
By the beginning of the nineteenth century people on the Greek mainland wanted their independence and, joined by hundreds of men from Paxos, they fought against the Turks. They gained their independence in 1821 and this encouraged the islanders to rise up against their own foreign occupiers in a struggle that lasted over 40 years. The islands were finally joined to Greece after the Greek King had been deposed and in 1864 the London Protocole was signed stating that "the islands Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kythiara, Paxos and the other little ones are united with the Kingdom of Greece in order to be its part forever, in one and only state".
Corfu and Paxos officially declared a position of neutrality in the First World War. However, at the beginning of the Second World War, Mussolini attacked Greece and, although he lost to a smaller Greek army, the Germans decided to take Greece. This they did rather quickly and ruthlessly and Greece was occupied by the Italians and the Nazis for most of the war. The Italians were given administrative control of Corfu and Paxos in 1941 but this was seized back in 1943 with considerable bloodshed as Italian soldiers sided with Greek freedom fighters. Liberation came with the advance of the Allied Forces in 1944.
Organised tourism first came to Paxos in the early 1980s and this, combined with fishing, the production of olive oil and the ability to be relatively self–sufficient and turn their hand to anything in order to survive, is the way of life on Paxos today.