Bay View

Paxos , Greece

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  • Delightful Simpson Hotel
  • 6 suites – Adult Only
  • Light, bright and welcoming
  • Glorious harbour views
  • Gaios tavernas and shops 5min walk

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With its emerald sea, moon-white beaches and enchanting harbour villages, there’s nowhere quite like Paxos to soothe your mind and open your eyes to the natural beauty of the world. Life here is disarmingly simple, and all that’s really needed to appreciate it is your own comfortable spot and a glorious view, both of which charming Bay View delivers from its gentle hillside position above Gaios.

Set in one and a half acres and spread out over three individual buildings, we are delighted to introduce our latest Simpson Hotel on the island. Bay View’s six suites are light, bright and welcoming and the simple style allows the views to take centre stage, using occasional flashes of colour to create a restful atmosphere. Each suite has its own large balcony or terrace with fine views of Gaios and the Ionian Sea. You’ll find everything you need to hand, including a kitchenette and a small fridge so you can have your morning tea or evening G&T just the way you like them.

The hotel is the domain of Villy, a long-term Paxos resident with a passion for her island and very happy to share her local knowledge. It’s blissfully easy to lapse into the laid-back rhythm of island life; linger over breakfast served on the beautiful dining terrace, then laze by the new pool or spend the day discovering Paxos’ tiny hidden coves and perfect picnic spots in a small hired motor boat. Then, as the sun dips low over the horizon, it’s just a five-minute walk into Gaios for drinks and dinner. Slow and sleepy in May and October, Gaios opens its arms to visiting yachting flotilla in the main summer months, creating a livelier atmosphere. However, if you prefer a more intimate setting, simply pour yourself a drink and retreat to your terrace to enjoy the herby fragrance of a Mediterranean evening beneath a canopy of southern stars.



  • 6-suite hotel (each suite sleeps 2)
  • 70 steps throughout the property between entrance, breakfast area and pool
  • Due to the number of steps, Bay View is unsuitable for guests with reduced mobility

General accommodation details

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air conditioned
  • Safe and TV (English-speaking news channel)
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Complimentary Korres bathroom products
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels


  • Adults only (18 years or older)
  • Shared swimming pool 3.5m x 8m (depth 1.1m – 1.6m) 
  • Daily breakfast on dining terrace
  • Tea and coffee available
  • Honesty bar with water, wine and beer
  • Local concierge service available in the mornings and one hour in the evenings
  • Maid service 3 times/week with linen change or light clean on other days
  • Laundry service available on request (payable locally)
  • Uneven footpath leads down from the pool area into Gaios
  • Private parking for several rental cars 
  • Small outboard motor boats can be hired from Gaios
  • Shopping can be bought in Gaios and delivered
  • Takeaways can be ordered and delivered


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes, due to factors beyond our control, reliability can be affected.

National tourist licence (EOT): 38383


  • Corfu airport to Corfu port is either by taxi, minibus or bus 10min
  • Waiting time at Corfu port is usually between 1hr to 2hrs at the port café where there is an area to store luggage
  • Corfu port to Paxos port is by hydrofoil, sea taxi or ferry and depending on the mode of transport the journey will take between 1hr 10mins to 2hrs 15mins
  • Shared transfers to and from Gaios port


  • Gaios (tavernas, bars, mini-markets) 5min downhill walk
  • Nearest pebble beach along Gaios harbourfront 15min walk 

Bay View is an oasis of calm and tranquility. An idyllic setting. Villy and her team made us very welcome. Villy suggested places to visit, offered to book taxis and restaurants if required, and was readily available throughout our stay.

Mrs Caroline Tompsett, September 2023

Very pleasant. The gardens were very peaceful to relax in.

Mrs Jean Ainsworth, August 2023

Second visit to Bay View. Villy our wonderful host was a delight as always, as were the lovely staff. Overall a great location and facilities. Nothing was too much trouble and they made our stay as idyllic as our first visit.

Mr Robert Wotherspoon, August 2023

This was a real treat of a holiday. What a superb place to stay and such a warm and welcoming owner and staff. Wonderful breakfasts. Nothing was too much trouble. Great view and position in Gaios.

Susi Hemsley, August 2023

This was our second visit to Bay View and it did not disappoint. The overall standard of service and facilities was excellent and Villy and her staff made our stay so pleasant.

Mrs Susan Vincent, August 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bay View on Paxos. The accommodation was comfortable and spacious, with a lovely landscaped garden area where we ate breakfast every morning, and swam in the pool. The host Villy was very welcoming, knowledgeable and warm. She definitely went the extra mile to make us feel welcome and to help organise our stay, booking restaurants and suggesting beaches and activities for us to enjoy. Paxos is a beautiful island, with plenty of beaches, food options and things to do. We will definitely be back soon!

Simon Fenton, July 2023

The Bay View is ideally located close to town with panoramic views of the harbour. The hotel is an oasis of tranquility, just a short walk from the centre of Gaios. The town had a wonderful atmosphere with plenty of tavernas to choose from and a selection of boutique shops. The service from Villy (the owner) and her staff made our stay perfect.

Robert Bune, July 2023

I found the Sampson’s website very informative and was able to choose the hotels with detailed knowledge of the rooms and facilities. In both Bayview and White Orchid we had the top suite which afforded us excellent views. The hosts at both locations were extremely friendly and wanted to please. The welcome meetings proved an ideal opportunity to meet fellow guests which created a pleasant environment for the holiday. Being able to walk into Gaios from Bayview was a real bonus.

Sonia Stocks, June 2023

We had a wonderful holiday at Bay View - mainly due to its great location near Gaios and views from the hotel. The whole experience was enhanced by Villy's friendly approachable manner, her knowledge of Paxos and her excellent staff. We look forward to returning soon.

Ann McGarry, May 2023

We enjoyed a fantastic week at Bay View, a small 6 suite hotel with pool, five minutes walk into the lovely harbour town of Gaios, the largest town on Paxos. Our host Villy was available on arrival and every day at breakfast and throughout the day to guide us and assist with restaurant recommendations, boat hire etc. The restaurants were excellent and we ate out for lunch and dinner every day, good quality and value in the main, especially if you stick to carafe's of the local Greek wine! Definitely a place we intend to return to.

Simon Reid, May 2023

We had an amazing holiday with Simpson Travel. We had some special needs and they tailored our trip to make the travel arrangements as smooth and stress-free as possible. The accommodation was beautiful and felt very exclusive and the staff were so friendly and helpful. I can't thank Simpson Travel enough for going the extra mile to ensure we had a successful and enjoyable holiday.

Julie Stockwin, May 2023

Bay View is an excellent location - it is "in town" (5 min walk), but also "out of town" (if you want port views, a quiet location). Vinny is great host, and her staff looked after us well at breakfast. It is a very relaxing spot effectively located in an olive grove. You can enjoy the pool or your balcony. As you mention the steps within the site are significant - thankfully not a problem for us.

Richard Caswell, May 2023

We had a lovely week at Bay View Villas. Our host Villy was friendly and very helpful. All the staff were very pleasant and added to the experience. Our room was at the top of the hillside and top floor so had terrific views. Overall we had an excellant holiday and would recommend this Island and resort to others.

Jane Richards, May 2023

I found this Company when searching for holidays to Greece and what a find, from their informative, patient staff in reservations through to their ground staff and style of accommodation, this Company understands the needs of the traveller. Our accommodation was the Bayview Apartments and it was exactly as the pictures depicted. Villy, the Owner, made us so welcome, helped us every day with ideas of where to go, where to eat, offering to book restaurants, taxis she was marvellous, it meant we could really enjoy Paxos. The accommodation was comfortable, well laid out and our room had a beautiful balcony overlooking Gaios. We saw the most lovely sunrises and sunsets. We had a great holiday and would be very happy to return.

Deborah King, October 2022

Bay View surpassed our expectations. The view from our balcony was a beautiful view of the bay, which never failed to make us say how beautiful it was.The host and owner Villi went the extra mile to ensure our stay was perfect, from advise on restaurants to ordering taxis and arranging a boat trip with BBQ just for the 11 residents at Bay View. Wonderful gardens in which to eat a delightful breakfast each morning. We shall return to this haven.

Sibyl Glover, October 2022

This was a holiday booked in a different form from 2019. Many things have happened and eventually this holiday was arranged and …From leaving and arriving back home, both Simpson Travel and Villy at Bay View on Paxos have exceeded all my expectations on so many levels. This has been a life enhancing and changing holiday - going solo for the first time. You both have wrapped your compassionate proverbial ‘holiday arms’ around me with your attention to detail with precise well organised travel arrangements and I have felt safe and nourished with Villy’s wonderful expressions of care allowing me to explore this amazing island and have fun. I am now ready to ‘rock and roll ‘ with my life.

Sam Sole, September 2022

A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable week at Bay View Hotel, Gaios. Great location, fantastic views and only a short walk to a multitude of bars and restaurants. Our concierge, Villy, could not have been more friendly or helpful - a perfect host.

John Barnes, September 2022

Willy and the girls at Bay View were fabulous and made our stay wonderful. Many thanks to them.

Noel Pearson, September 2022

Bay View is a very unique place. The staff and owner were all excellent and could not do enough for us. The position of bay view is close to the town and the views over the bay are stunning . We would not hesitate to recommend this destination.

Fiona Pepper, August 2022

Our first experience of Simpson Travel did not disappoint - great service all round . Gaios is a beautiful village and Bay View one of the best locations. So good to not need a car - the local boat / bus transport worked fine. We will return!

Susan Vincent, August 2022

Another wonderful stay at Bay View on the beautiful island of Paxos. Everything was absolutely perfect....and we came back engaged to be married!!!!

Sarah Newby, July 2022

We received a wonderful welcome to Bay View Hotel and our room was perfect, with the most stunning view of Paxos harbour. Our first visit to Paxos and definitely not our last.

David Abbott, June 2022

Our stay at Bay View was absolutely magical. Everything about it was perfect (apart from the climb up the path back to the hotel after a long hot day on Anti Paxos! 😁). Villy the owner and her staff were a delight - so helpful and accommodating and the room was perfect. It was the first time in a long time for us that a room and hotel in general exceeded the descriptions in the holiday company blurb. If we go back to Paxos we will definitely visit Bay View again. Highly recommended!

Jo Adamou, June 2022

Enjoyed our holiday at Bay View Gaios. Accommodation and situation excellent, as was the owner and staff. Transfers and representatives were very good. The owner  Villy was always available and attentive to our needs. Mirella who served breakfast everyday was very efficient and remembered our preferences from day to day without needing to be reminded.

Robert Wilde, May 2022

Villy at Bay View Hotel exceeded our expectations. Her love and personal knowledge of Paxos was clear to see, but her dedication to ensuring that each guest staying at Bay View had a successful experience went far beyond any expectation.

David Walters, May 2022

Villy and her staff looked after us incredibly well making us feel very welcome. Our room and terrace was lovely with a wonderful view of Gaios and really well placed to walk through the olive grove into the town. We really didn’t want to leave and we would definitely go back!

Georgina Baker, May 2022

My wife and I came to Paxos and chose Bay View as our hideaway for a week together after enjoying a week in Corfu with our grown up children and their partners. This is a lovely small hotel in a fantastically convenient position for Gaios and all it has to offer. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Villy is just a wonderful host and is on hand every morning as you enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast under the olive trees, to help with bookings, taxis, advice on where to go etc. We had a lovely stay and the local rep Frances was always on hand to help and her efficient attendance to any queries was very much appreciated, especially given the difficulty with Covid restrictions. All in all, a really lovely place to stay.

Roger Hughes, February 2021

Despite the doom-mongers and even our family thinking we were mad to get on a plane...we did and it was fantastic! Perfect virus antidote! Not once did we feel our safety was compromised. Postponing our planned trip in May, Simpson could not have been more helpful in rescheduling our travels for August/September – with a few tweaks along the way. Our first week was as The Saints in Corfu and we are almost loathed to say how lovely it was, as we may have trouble booking again! Perfect location, amazing views and the on-site concierge Debbie, was fantastic! What a welcoming, nothing too much trouble and always one jump ahead for anything we needed or wanted to know about. Second week on Paxos at Bay View was lovely too. It was a real contrast to Corfu…busy little port and lots going on! Villy looked after us very well and served a great breakfast under the trees. This was our first trip with Simpson Travel. Don't know how we’ve missed them, as we have done our fair share of travelling over the years. However, we are so impressed with the service, the attention to detail and the people they employ – we have already made a booking for next year…hopefully when the world is back to some normality!

Sue & Peter – via TrustPilot, September 2020

We were impressed by the attention to detail throughout. All our transfers were monitored by Simpson staff who, without exception, greeted us with a smile and ensured that our passage was smooth and relaxed. Villy, our concierge, worked tirelessly to ensure our enjoyment of her lovely hotel and the island of Paxos.

Mr Kershaw, October 2019

Bay View was a sublime introduction to the Simpson Travel portfolio. Seamless meet/greet and transfer to Paxos (and back) and a beautiful location, comfortable accommodation and welcoming helpful and very friendly staff.

Greg & Wendy Pearce, September 2019

This was our first holiday with Simpson Travel. A great experience. Every detail was taken care of and we were so well looked after from booking our holiday to travelling to our destination and during our stay at the wonderful Bay View Hotel. Villy, who ran the hotel, was excellent at recommending restaurants, places to visit on the island and would take care of things such as booking taxis, restaurants and car hire. All excellent.

Alison & Ted Doherty, September 2019

Bay View is an oasis of calm but so brilliantly located to get into Gaios. We had a lovely holiday here in Paxos and were brilliantly looked after by Villy and the girls. Breakfast on the beautiful garden terrace was delicious. Villy recommended a restaurant in Loggos which we visited and our last night was spent watching sunset in Erimitis Bay restaurant – magical. Our favourite restaurant in Gaios was Mambo on the seafront. We hired a boat and went round the island and visited the tree lined beach at Marmari bay. All in all a truly lovely holiday.

Pip & Andrew Hart, August 2019

As a solo traveller I have had the best time exploring Gaios, Paxos and relaxing in this delightful hotel. I could not say MORE about how lovely Villy and the ladies are – so welcoming, kind and helpful. This has been the treat of a lifetime – thank you Simpson and Villy.

Lizzie, August 2019

Thanks to Villy and staff – Bay View is wonderful and the attention to detail and helpful advice from Villy made our stay on Paxos all the more memorable. If you stay a week you wish you could stay a fortnight. A boat is more use than a car on Paxos.

Phil & Caroline, August 2019

Oh my word! Feeling blessed to have spent two weeks in magical Paxos – swimming in the turquoise sea, boat trip with skipper, delicious meals, fantastic cocktails, and dips in the pool. We’ve loved every relaxing minute. Thanks to Villy and the girls for the wonderful breakfasts and the ever-smiling faces and Villy’s recommendations.

James, Ruth, Charlotte & Luke, August 2019

We had a wonderful stay at Bay View. Villy and her staff were the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them. The bus service is good for getting to Loggos and Lakka, very punctual as well. This was our first Simpson holiday, Villy and her team made it an absolute pleasure. Villy took trouble over my need for gluten-free food and decaffeinated coffee, it was such a relief not to have to worry about that every day. We loved everything, the location, rooms, views, pool, food and most of all the people.

Julia & Peter, August 2019

We had a wonderful week at Bay View, with the balcony and the very best view. Villy and her team have looked after us so well – Villy was so welcoming, friendly and full of information. We felt right at home straight away. All of the girls were lovely, attentive and helpful – with the best smiles. Mimosa Upper is a great apartment and the balcony is the best, great to watch Gaios go by with all the laughter. We will be back soon.

Ruth & Pete Davies, August 2019

Our holiday at Bay View was everything we hoped for – and more! Convenient location, fabulous views, comfortable accommodation, wonderful staff, excellent food – and the most comfortable beds and pillows we have ever experienced in any hotel in Greece! Villy and her team are simply fabulous; they go out of their way to do anything required to make your holiday special.

J Neal, August 2019

Thank you for a fantastic stay in a place that we will never forget. We have had a wonderful two weeks. You have a very special island here. We have felt so relaxed. The restaurants, kayaking in the evening, boat trip around the island to name a few activities.

Mark, Kim, Lucy & Archie, August 2019

So many thanks to Villy and the girls for a wonderfully special week in Paxos after 36 years! We absolutely loved Bay View and the VIP treatment we received every day. And Paxos has not lost its magic.

Simpson Traveller, July 2019

A wonderfully relaxing holiday in a beautiful location. Villy and her team make you feel at home and look after you from the minute you arrive, until the sad moment you have to leave. Bay View is a great spot to enjoy Gaios and explore Paxos.

Clare, Lily & Graeme, July 2019

Paxos is such a beautiful place and our stay here has been made very special by the peace and quiet of Bay View. Villy and her lovely team were wonderfully helpful and we hope to return. What a find!

David & Maggie, July 2019

Bay View was a lovely location to explore the island of Paxos. Villy and her team looked after us extremely well and made us feel at home. Lots to do and thoroughly enjoyable.

Tim & Julia, July 2019

Our first visit to Bay View but our fourth to Paxos which was magical as ever, with very little changed in the four years since we were here last. Bay View has been really relaxing with its beautiful views, room, pool and garden area. We have not been disappointed. Thank you to Villy and her staff for a lovely holiday.

Gill & Charles, July 2019

Our first visit to Paxos and also first time with Simpson. Wonderful find on both counts and made even more special because of Villy and her two great girls. She is a fount of local knowledge and even came out to help us when we got stuck one evening!

Rosie & Copsey, July 2019

Bay View is a fabulous place to stay. Amazing location.

Simpson Traveller, July 2019

We have had a wonderful stay. Villy and her team have made sure we have been well looked after. We shall very much miss the best view of Gaios.

Paul & Barbara, July 2019

Our family has had the most fabulous week in this beautiful hotel. The balance between excellent, luxury and such a relaxed atmosphere is incredible. The staff are all outstanding. A magical piece of Greece! We have been blessed to be here! Many thanks.

The Hall family, July 2019

Thank you so much Villy, Mirella and Nika for giving us such a lovely holiday and for all your recommendations and warm hospitality. The suite was very comfortable and just what we hoped for. Paxos is really a lovely island.

Helena & James, July 2019

Such a lovely week! Another great holiday on Paxos thanks to Villy and her staff. A special place.

John & Mary, July 2019

What a truly beautiful island Paxos is.  We couldn’t have stayed in a more perfect spot.  The view is well worth the walk up from Gaios, which you soon get used to. Villy and her girls looked after us brilliantly.  Villy has lots of ideas of where to go and couldn’t have been more helpful.

Tim & Sophy, June 2019

What a pleasure to enjoy the attractions of Bay View – so perfect in every way. Thanks to Villy and her team for their friendly assistance in making our week in Paxos so special.

Anne & John, June 2019

What a perfect location for our second stay in Paxos – but our first Simpson holiday experience. It has been first class thanks to Villy and her lovely and efficient staff. Nothing was too much trouble. We also had the honour of meeting Graham Simpson himself – a charming and personable gentleman. We would love to return and/or visit some other Simpson destinations.

Kate & Roger, June 2019

Thank you Villy, Nika and Mirella for looking after us so well – we had a wonderful holiday, you run the most beautiful places.

Jane & Howard, June 2019

A beautiful place in a wonderful location, but it is Villy who makes Bay View so special.

John & Lynda, June 2019

Villy at Bay View was a fantastic hotel manager: most informative and helpful, with a great sense of humour. J.D.

A Simpson Traveller, June 2019

We have had a very special time here in Paxos. Bay View has been most wonderful – Villy and her staff were all brilliant and looked after us so very well.  Beautiful setting, the pool and gardens are so, so lovely.

Chris & Sarah, June 2019

This was our first Simpson experience – it was first class. This was our first visit to Paxos and we have fallen in love with it. A truly wonderful stay with Villy at Bay View. We hope to return. Thank you.

Carol & Alan, May 2019

We had a wonderful two weeks at Bay View – Villy was an exceptional host – friendly, welcoming and attentive, absolutely nothing was too much trouble, so helpful and informative for trips and eating out. Nika and Mirella worked so hard to keep our apartment spotless and provided wonderful breakfasts, always with huge smiles. Nika’s omelettes were to die for! Fabulous location with incredible views and great for local walks and plentiful tavernas and shops on tap in Gaios. Fantastic holiday – we will be back.

Lesley & Jonathan, May 2019

We had a lovely week at Bay View. Location of the suites is fantastic. Villy was an excellent host – looked after us very well and had lots of good ideas on places to visit and restaurants, bars, etc. Nika and Mirella looked after us really well – excellent breakfasts! Excellent holiday – thank you. Hope to be back.

Bob & Jan, May 2019

I’ve had a wonderful week. Everything was just perfect! I came alone for some thinking time and it was exactly the right thing to do. Villy was always at hand if you needed anything – but you have your own space here and can be as sociable (or unsociable) as you like. The room and its view were incredible and so relaxing. Nika and Mirella are so lovely and smiley and the breakfasts were always wonderful. The island is lovely for walking and swimming, pottering about, reading, thinking whatever you need to do. Thanks so much to Villy and the team.

Sarah, May 2019

Thank you Simpson Travel for another wonderful relaxing holiday, made special by Villy, for whom nothing is too much trouble, a delightful host. We have been looked after by Nika and Mirella, both so friendly and cheerful. We hope to return and enjoy the Paxos experience again. It was perfect. Thank you.

Steve & Rita Watkins, May 2019

Bay View in Gaios was a delightful experience. Its location is near the town but totally private and peaceful with a glorious outlook. Villy is a happy local perfectionist and her staff are very friendly and efficient and nothing is too much trouble. They go the extra mile to make your stay memorable. We found the whole Simpson holiday experience first class and will definitely use the company again.

Mrs Kathryn Isherwood, May 2019

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There are few better ways of relaxing than on a luxury holiday in Paxos, where days fill up beautifully with sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and dining in style, the sea just metres from your table. Amble through ancient olive groves and you’ll catch glimpses of startlingly turquoise bays, the dramatic west-coast cliffs or the Epiros Mountains. In spring, there’s also a haze of purple honesty, wild irises and lilies and a sky that’s alive with birdlife, from hawks to skylarks.

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