Kastanida House

Paxos , Greece

  • 6
  • 3
  • 2
  • Welcoming family home
  • Comfortable and private
  • Delightful extensive walled gardens
  • Loggos/Lakka/Gaios 10min drive
  • Simpson family extras available

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.

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  • 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Single storey

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with Greek satellite TV (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-conditioning in 2 bedrooms (not in the small twin bedroom)
  • Washing machine
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Extensive gardens and terraces
  • Built-in barbecue area
  • Private swimming pool 5m x 9.5m (depth 0.8m – 1.8m)

Simpson family extras

  • Family favourite range of toys and games, suitable for ages 5-11


  • 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


  • 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



  • Beach 10min drive
  • Magazia (mini-market, bakery, seasonal tavernas, bar) 20min walk
  • Tavernas/shops 10min drive
  • Loggos/Lakka/Gaios port 10min drive

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 C1 – Fiat New Panda 4x4 or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*

Group D1 – Automatic Dacia Sandero Step Way or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 3 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.

We have had a such a peaceful, restful and very happy time at Kastanida – everything has been perfect for us all – the villa, the quietness and of course the comfort! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be here and truly enjoy ourselves. Katerina, who owns the villa, and her son, Lucas looked after us exceptionally well. Katerina is a very warm-hearted person who speaks a little English, while Lucas, whom we first met at the Erimitis restaurant, does speak English and was a useful source of advice.

Mr Richard Smith Wright, September 2023

We have had a wonderful stay at Kastanida. Beautiful villa in a wonderful location. A big thank you to Lucas and Katrina for looking after us so well during our time here in Paxos. We have spent our time relaxing in the villa and the children have especially loved the swimming pool. A truly memorable and enjoyable holiday. Thank you.

The Perkins family, August 2023

We’ve had a wonderfully relaxing stay in this lovely villa. So well-appointed and peaceful. We have got round a lot of this beautiful island. Thank you so much Katerina and Lucas. We very much hope to be back.

Steve, Rebecca, Jasmine, Harry & Ted, August 2023

This was our first holiday with Simpson Travel. I am normally the family concierge, but on this occasion the holiday was not only stress free for my family but for me as well. A Simpson Travel representative appeared at all points on our journey when I normally would be doing the thinking and organising and all of them were a credit to you. In addition the quality of the accommodation was excellent and just as advertised. We will definitely be booking with you again.

Andrea Murtagh, July 2023

Kastanida is a beautiful villa in an ideal and peaceful location with a lovely pool. Katarina and Lucas’ generosity and hospitality makes you feel very welcome.

Megan Rosser, May 2023

A wonderful holiday was had at Kastanida House. Its setting was off the beaten track, tranquil yet within easy striking distance of amenities and local villages. We relaxed and the children had a fantastic time in the pool. We would most definitely return.

Anne-Marie Scott, August 2022

For two of us it's our third visit, and we'll all be back again some time. It's such a wonderful place on a beautiful island to bring the rest of the family.

Liz, Richard and family, June 2022

Our second visit to Kastanida House, and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Such a wonderful relaxing spot, we shall return.

Linda and John, June 2022

First time in Greece for Teddy (2.5) but what a place to start. Everything about Paxos remains enchanting. Thanks to the family at Kastanida for making us so welcome. An early evening drink on the waterside in Gaios can't be beaten.

The Hunters, May 2022

Kastanida House has been the perfect place to relax. So peaceful and comfortable and we've been so well looked after by Katerina and Loukas.

Andrew and Catriona Freeman, May 2022

Our experiences in over a decade with Simpson Travel in Greece has always been excellent. Advertised details on villa, accommodation and travel details are always honest, then well thought through and immaculately executed - and the standards of villas frequently exceeds expectation. Local knowledge and 'contactability' of the reps is brilliant. We have been to several islands but are particularly fond of Paxos (4 visits in 10 years), where Frances goes out of her way to ensure that travel connections run smoothly, and that our stay is easy and peaceful – but also that we are up to date with local nuance. We’ve stayed at Kastanida House in a peaceful olive grove twice now. Great local walking (note that walking can be steep – you need to be reasonably able-bodied), stress-free, comfortable experiences, utterly restorative.

Susan Aubrey-Cound – via TrustpPilot, July 2021

I really cannot fault Simpson travel one bit. They are a complete pleasure to deal with. Patient when we had a last minute passport issue, accommodating of requests and their team on the ground were simply brilliant and looked after so well. Thank you Frances, Steph and Graham. Kastanida House was ideal and we will return ASAP.

Charlie Savory – via TrustPilot, September 2020

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

Simply wonderful! Kastanida is a beautiful villa in the most peaceful and ideal location. Our second time on Paxos and we’re sure not our last, it’s a beautiful island and the people are lovely. We’ve enjoyed touring, delicious food, stunning beaches and, most of all, the calm and tranquillity – perfect! A fantastic holiday and we’d love to return. Thank you to Katerina for making us feel so welcome and for the delicious cakes. Thank you to Julie and the team.

Linda & John, September 2019

This place is idyllic! So scenic and peaceful – it suits us so well. This is our 20th Simpson holiday and it ranks in the top 5! Just walk out of the door and explore or sleep under the olive trees by the pool with the cat. Wherever you choose to eat will be just fine or stay at home and barbecue under the stars. Katerina and Lucas have made this a lovely home, beautifully kept and cared for. Keep up the good work, Julie! Thank you.

David & Jane, 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

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

Nothing short of perfect.

Robert & Louise, 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

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

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

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

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

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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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