Kastanida House

Paxos, Greece

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Welcoming family home
  • Comfortable and private
  • Delightful extensive walled gardens
  • Loggos/Lakka/Gaios 10-minute drive

At the end of a small country lane on the west coast of Paxos lies Kastanida House, where you are instantly immersed in the natural beauty of this magical island. Nestled amongst ancient olive trees, with the deep blue of the Ionian Sea as a backdrop, this delightful Paxiot house is a very special place.

The outdoor area allows you to absorb the tranquillity of the locale, whether you are relaxing in the sun next to the refreshing infinity pool or reading a book in the balmy shade of the expansive walled garden, a garden perfect for peaceful relaxation.

The airy living area provides all the facilities for enjoyable comfortable living and opens onto the outdoor terrace and blends effortlessly with the original traditional house where the three bedrooms are situated.

A 20-minute walk will take you to the village of Magazia complete with tavernas, café, bakery, supermarket and mini-market. Villa Kastanida with its location and stunning surroundings provides everything required for a very special Paxos experience.



  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with Greek Satellite TV (with English-speaking news channel), DVD/CD player
  • Kitchen includes cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room
  • Twin bedroom (110cm x 190cm beds)
  • Small twin bedroom (75cm x 190cm beds) suitable for children
  • Shared shower room


  • Complimentary wifi
  • Air-conditioned (except for small twin bedroom)
  • Washing machine
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Extensive gardens and terraces
  • Built-in barbecue area
  • Private swimming pool 5m x 9.5m (depth 0.8m – 1.8m)
  • Kastanida House is unsuitable for wheelchair users


  • 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): 0829K10TK8180001


  • Beach 10min drive
  • Mini-market/bakery (Magazia) 20min walk
  • Tavernas/shops 10min drive
  • Loggos/Lakka/Gaios port 10min drive
  • Transfer Corfu airport to Paxos by hydrofoil, sea taxi or ferry (depending on the mode of transport and the departure port, the journey will take between 1hr 10mins to 2hrs 15mins)

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group B, Fiat Punto or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 Group C, Grande Punto or similar*
  • 5 guests – 1 Group D, Dacia Sandero Step Way or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 Group B, Fiat Punto or similar*

*  All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group B – 1.2-1.3 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group C – 1.3-1.4 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group I – Suzuki Grand Vitara 7 seater or similar, 2.8 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

Group G – Cabrio Fiat 500 or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group J – Automatic car or similar, 1.2-1.3 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*.

Group K – Fiat Doblo A/C 7 seater or similar, 1.5-2.0 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

Idyllic place at the end of a track, totally peaceful with beautiful sea and olive views! Easy to relax in the grounds around the pool. Walked into the village most evenings to sample a variety of very acceptable local food and wine. Very friendly service and atmosphere. Well done to all for enabling us to enjoy our 20th, yes 20th Simpson holiday!
Mr & Mrs Duggleby – September 2019

Third time to Paxos, sixth time with Simpson – this is our favourite. Katerina and Lucas are perfect hosts and it’s a perfect villa. A special thank you to Julie for sorting our daughter’s 18th birthday for us – above and beyond. We will be back, jealous of who is visiting after us.
Robert, Louise Esmé, Luca & Silas – August 2019

Nothing short of perfect.
Robert & Louise – August 2019

We have had the best week at Kastanida. Thank you to the Simpson team for their help, care and professionalism. The house is wonderful and the perfect place for a family holiday.
Ed, Laura, Mary, Johnny, Hector & Vickie – August 2019

Kastanida is a real gem – an oasis of peace and privacy – in an ancient olive grove overlooking the sea. As a yoga/meditation teacher, I really value a quiet, peaceful, earthy location and that’s exactly what this place is. We enjoyed lazy family days by the pool.
Olivia & family – July 2019

Thank you for making our stay at Katouna so fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble and you are all such lovely people. We have been to Lefkada several times but this hotel is a real gem.
John & Julie – July 2019

Second visit to Kastanida – and returning next year. We love this villa – the location is perfect, as is our host! Huge thanks to Katerina and Lucas for looking after us and making everything in this villa perfect.
Barry & Shân – June 2019

We liked it so much we are coming back next year. A lovely house beautifully looked after in an idyllic spot. A perfect holiday.
Susan, Gill & Andy – May 2019

Kastanida House is so peaceful and in a wonderful location. There are lots of circular walks from the cottage, so it is not necessary to drive every day, though it is well placed to explore Paxos. This was our fourth visit to the island and Kastanida House has been the best property so far. Thanks go to Katerina for her welcome and Julie of Simpson Travel for looking after us.
Mike & Penny – June 2018

We had a wonderfully relaxing time at Kastanida House which has a well-kept garden and is surrounded by many olive trees. Most of the time we could only hear the cicadas and the wind in the trees. The pool is surrounded by lavender bushes which gave off the most amazing scent as we relaxed in the sun. The owner, Katarina, is charming and treated us to homemade food gifts and her own olive oil. If you like to be away from it all and yet be only a short drive from tavernas, bars and beaches I couldn't recommend Kastanida House highly enough.
Mrs Gebhardt – June 2018

A flawless and professional experience from start to finish with Simpson Travel. The team made sure we were well looked after and the villa was great. I wouldn’t hesitate to book again and to recommend it to anyone. Thank you.
Miss Jackson – June 2018

This was our sixth visit to Paxos, but the first to Kastanida House, and not, I hope our last. A beautiful calm oasis away from the stress and noise of home. The olive groves provide delightful shade and we enjoyed afternoons sitting and reading by the pool. A thank you to Katerina for keeping the villa spotless and to Julie, the Simpson Travel representative, for looking after us. This was one of our best holidays in Paxos.
Barbara & Tom Suffolk – May 2018




Our ninth time in Paxos and it was excellent as ever! It has been a lovely stay in a lovely villa. Thank you so much Katerina for your lovely food, gifts and kindness. Also need to mention, ever helpful and happy Simpson Travel staff.
The Kitching Family – July 2017

Kastanida House offers seclusion in a peaceful Paxiot village with an easy short walk to great sunsets and a friendly taverna. The property is traditionally built with comfortable furniture, well-equipped, good storage and a good-sized pool. Cleaning three times a week also brings Katerina, the owner, who loves her garden and keeps it looking well and productive – we enjoyed the lemons and the plums. If you're lucky she will also offer you some of her own olive oil, cake and biscuits! We found we could get most things we wanted in the village shop in Magazia, a short 5-minute drive away, together with an excellent taverna doing a roaring trade in takeaway spit roasted chicken and kontasouvli pork. Beaches and walks abound.
Mr Firman – July 2016

Dealing with Simpson Travel has been a pleasure from start to finish, for a second year in a row. From the helpful, friendly, knowledgeable – and patient! – sales reps, to the wonderfully efficient dedicated check-in at Heathrow Terminal 5 and lovely local rep, Kate, our holiday could not have been easier. The villa was exactly as described and perfect for us. It was a wonderful week. Thank you.
Mrs Morony – August 2015

As first guests for the 2015 summer season – a big thank you to Katarina, Simpson Travel and team for a truly lovely, spotlessly clean and comfortable villa. We loved the peaceful and secluded location.
Mrs Morgan – May 2015

After a fabulous week in Corfu, another fabulous week in this lovely house!
Mr Hendry – August 2014

First trip to this island was over 30 years ago and I am glad to say it hasn't been spoiled. We have found no fault with Simpson Travel and the villa. The wi-fi was an added bonus and my son has thrived learning to swim and discovering the local wildlife.
The Greenall Family – May 2014

Our fifth Simpson Travel holiday. A faultless holiday again – Simpson always delivers the goods, we wouldn't do a package with anyone else.
Ms Mainwaring – September 2013

We really had a wonderful stay here. The villa is ideally situated, nestled among the olive groves and is very comfortable and clean. The locals are so friendly and it was one of the most relaxing holidays we have had in a long time. We hope to return next year.
The Wilford Family – July 2014

A lovely holiday – a beautiful villa and pool on the island of Paxos. We were very well looked after and the whole process was very efficient and relaxing. We would definitely book with Simpson Travel again.
Mrs Skulczuk – June 2014

Paxos is a very beautiful island. Kastanida House is a stunning villa within an olive grove with sea views across the trees. It is supremely quiet and peaceful with a perfect sparkling clean infinity pool surrounded by the beautiful gardens which were brimming with hydrangeas and roses. Easy driving on pothole-free roads to the many stunning beaches and tavernas. Driving was actually a pleasure with no parking restrictions. The locals are very friendly and hospitable – a perfect holiday destination.
Miss Polkinghorn – June 2014

What a wonderful place! We have loved the peacefulness here and have made the most of the pool. We loved it here and will be back.
Mrs Curtis – May 2014

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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.

Complete the picture with a stay in one of our handpicked luxury villas, apartments or our unique Adult Only Simpson Hotels and make the most of this peaceful island.

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