Purple Apricot Hotel

Paxos, Greece

Part of theSimpson Hotels collection

United by warm welcomes, excellent service and attention to detail, our handpicked Simpson Hotels include our unique Adult Only Collection and, for families, comfortable, versatile accommodation in locations well suited to guests of all ages.
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  • Exquisite Simpson Hotel
  • Adults Only
  • Refreshingly unconventional
  • Taverna 8min walk
  • Beach/Gaios 5min drive

Paxos is exquisite, a superlative spot to simply rest, relax and recharge batteries depleted by day to day life. Yet despite its obvious natural attractions and enviable selection of private villas, this island has precious few hotels.

As the name suggests, Purple Apricot presents a rather irreverent take on the standard hotel style, refreshingly unconventional and aimed at those who value individuality and personal service. Each suite is an eclectic one-off; bohemian, flamboyant and a touch exotic, all individually styled by designer Jaxx Russell Flint, who lives on the island for part of the year and understands perfectly Paxos' laid-back appeal.

The emphasis is on rich colours and textures both inside and out, a vibrant tapestry to fire all the senses. At the heart of the hotel is the swimming pool with delightful sea views and a comfortable relaxation area festooned with bright floor cushions and adorned with Eastern-inspired tables, lanterns and candles as day melts into dusk. Breakfast is served under a silvery canopy of trees and the gardens are subtly landscaped to create private spaces for rest and contemplation. Yet however relaxed the atmosphere, the Simpson standards are maintained, thanks to our own concierge who personally oversees the running of the hotel.

By combining exciting new design with our traditional hallmarks of warmth, friendliness and unobtrusive professionalism, Purple Apricot has proved a very successful addition to our Simpson Hotel portfolio: our own collection of hotels with soul and a passion for personal service, regardless of star rating. In order to preserve an atmosphere of calm for all, we have designated it an adult only hotel, aimed at couples, groups and anyone who relishes a calmer, grown-up environment.


Accommodation

General details

  • Adults Only
  • Concierge service
  • Reception open 6 hours/day (6 days per week)
  • Complimentary WiFi in all suites
  • Breakfast included and served on terrace (one day each week breakfast hamper delivered to rooms)
  • Book library
  • Laundry service available (payable locally)
  • Honesty bar by swimming pool
  • Shared swimming pool 11.5m x 6m (depth 0.6m – 2.5m)

Layout

  • 7 suites (sleeps 2)

General accommodation details

  • All suites accessed by steps
  • 180cm beds
  • TV (limited Satellite channels)
  • DVD player
  • Complimentary Korres bathroom products
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Air-conditioned
  • Safe
  • 2-ring hob, fridge, kettle
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided

Nationl tourist licence (EOT): 0829K123K8269001


Location

  • Taverna 8min walk (high season)
  • Taverna 20min walk
  • Beach 5min drive
  • Gaios 5min drive
  • Loggos 8min 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 10min to 2hr 15min)

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 guests – 1 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*

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

Group C – Grande Punto or similar, 1.3-1.4 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*

Group D – Dacia Sandero Step Way or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*

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

It was our first time travelling with Simpson Travel but it will definitely not be our last. We were guided through every part of the journey and holiday-as if we had our own private representative on call every moment- if needed.
Mrs Batch – September 2017

This was our third fortnight in the Purple Apricot in a row! Our return each year confirms our love for this island! Wonderful service, as usual by Sophie and Marco and the ladies. Fantastic restaurants, boating and beaches - snorkeling is a must!
Trevor & Kate – August 2017

Perefect. Part Paxos, Part Victoria. Wonderful Simpsons team - a wonderful holiday. Thank you Sophie and Marcos for excellent, above standard care and service (by miles)
Sandy & Sara – August 2017

This is our first visit to Paxos + certainly not the last! What a little jewel of an island and hotel. Sophie + Marco are exceptional hosts, nothing is too much trouble. They are truly delightful. Purple Apricot is a truly great find, calm, serene, peaceful and beautiful room.
Thank you for a great holiday!
Sarah & Andrew – August 2017

If you're looking for style and relaxation this is the perfect place for you. - a very special place.
Mr Smith – August 2017

Our second visit to Paxos, this verdant gem of an island, an oasis of peace and tranquility in our very troubled world. We are so happy to have stayed at Purple Apricot during Marco & Sophie's reign.
Chrissy & Ray – July 2017 

This has been our fourth visit to Paxos over a 12 year period and we still love it! The Purple Apricot is a lovely little Boutique Hotel. We have been lucky enough to have been here with a really nice bunch of people, we got along very well! This has probably been at least our tenth trip away with Simpsons, Simpson travel do not disappoint!
The Simons – July 2017

This is a truly wonderful retreat, on a beautiful island ran by a very special couple. Wish to be back!!
Claire & John – July 2017

Simpson Travel makes Greek island hopping a real stress free pleasure. Their plentiful staff are 'can do' people with a wealth of useful advice.
Mr Redshaw – July 2017

Can't fault the Simpson Travel team. What an amazing holiday. Thank you
Mrs Miller – July 2017

What a wonderful week we have all had in Paxos for a wedding but our stay was made all the better by being at the Purple Apricot hotel. A beautifully designed hotel with all that one could want but in Sophie and Marco you have the perfect hosts to look after us all. The rest of the staff were delightful too. Sophie and Marco's attention to detail and the care that they gave your guests could not faulted. Thank you for taking care us of all.
Jonathan & Gabrielle – June 2017

We've had a wonderful week at the Purple Apricot Hotel, accompanied by gorgeous weather, beautiful rooms but not least being looked after so well by Sophie & Marco - nothing was too much trouble! Paxos is heavenly and we hope to be back and to stay here again.
Beverley & Anthony – June 2017

You will love this hotel and all its staff - they are amazing! - have a great, relaxing stay. Many thanks to Sophie and Marco and all the staff for making our stay so memorable. Paxos is an idyllic + fabulous island - we will not be leaving it another 29 years before returning again! - another visit is definitely on the cards! Goodbye Paxos - so tranquil and relaxing.
Alan and Alias – June 2017

Our first visit to Paxos, Sophie and Marco are excellent hosts - friendly and professional, as are their helpers. Comfortable room and brilliant breakfast. The island is beautiful, the sun has shone and the sun and skies have been deep blue. We rate this the most relaxing and tranquil holiday we have ever taken and hope to come again. Simpsons Travel deserve full credit for their smooth and efficient service throughout.
Jill & Roger – June 2017 

Beautiful island, marvelous bays and beaches, plenty of very good tavernas ; wonderful hotel with a view that can't be beaten. Lovely people all around, full of warmth and kindness. Thanks to the whole Purple Apricot team who made this stay unforgettable. We traveled a lot around the world, this hotel and this island is amazing... the best we've experienced!
Laura & Adrian – May 2017

The Purple Apricot is the most relaxing and tranquil heaven. Sophie and Marco were fantastic - so helpful, friendly , efficient and fun. We will miss them and all our fellow residents. We had the most wonderful time and will be back!
Ian and Louise – May 2017

It was like arriving in heaven - thank you Sophie, Marco & the team for making everything perfect! What a memorable week in this special place and gem of an island - hanging like a pearl earring at the ear of Corfu... A jewel amidst peaceful Greek islands. With all our gratitude!
Richard & Georgia – May 2017

 

 

Sophie and Marco made our stay at the Purple Apricot, they are outstanding hosts and serve a mean breakfast!!
Mr Bliss – August 2016

Our holiday at The Purple Apricot was a dream. The hotel and the island were perfect and we had the most relaxing holiday you could wish for. Sophie and Marco are an inspirational couple and made the hotel like a paradise, and could not do enough to help us, and provided continual support if needed and the most amazing breakfasts !! We cannot recommend this place highly enough ! Go !! We wish we were still there every day !!
Mrs Macmorland – July 2016 

Well done your efficiency helped make our holiday a very enjoyable experience . Your staff on the ground were first class and very helpful
Mrs Edwards July 2016

Our holiday with Simpson to Paxos was fantastic from start to finish, the Purple Apricot Hotel is amazing. As the impressive gates close behind you, you are in an "Apricot Bubble", and your stress just floats off over the hills never to return. Marco and Sophie were quite simply excellent, nothing is too much trouble in fact they delight in being able to assist. I would not hesitate to return here or recommend this wonderful holiday.
Mrs Davies July 2016

A very caring holiday company who make sure that everything goes on oiled wheels. Very difficult to find these days. Excellent accommodation, great staff, we love you Simpson !!! Thank you.
Mrs Dickenson July 2016

We really enjoy travelling with Simpson Holidays and have already reserved for 2017
Mr Jones July 2016

We have just returned from another great Simpson holiday. We usually stay in a villa, but this time thought we would try The Purple Apricot and we are so glad that we did. Apart from the high standard of the accommodation and tranquil ambiance of the setting, we must mention our hosts, Sophie and Marco, who were superb and could not do enough for us. We would like to say a big thank you, both to them and also to the two local ladies who help them. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Mrs O'Connor July 2016

Just returned from a wonderful week at the Purple Apricot. The hotel is all you could wish for and is run by the the lovely Sophie and Marco. From making delicious breakfasts to recommending good restaurants they were really amazing
Mr Halse June 2016

Our first time travelling with Simpson and not disappointed. The Purple Apricot is an Oasis of Tranquillity and our hosts Sophie and Marco were perfect. I am a little embarrassed to admit that I was overwhelmed by the beauty of this hotel when we went through those wooden doors, speechless even. Loved it...
Mrs Knight June 2016

Marco and Sophie at the Purple Apricot hotel were fantastic, made our holiday!!
Mrs Smith May 2016

Great location and Sophie and Marco were great. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful they really made a difference to the hotel. Purple Apricot is a lovely place to stay... we'll be back!! The whole Simpson experience was also very good from start to finish.
Mr Dyer May 2016

We had a lovely holiday at the purple apricot hotel, our host Marco was excellent - so friendly, couldn't do enough for us and everyone else during our weeks stay. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds where we had our sumptuous breakfast over looking the pool to the sea beyond. We were so sad to leave this stunning property and fabulous Paxos for our British weather!!!!!!.
Mr Cooke September 2015

As seasoned travellers (and fairly critical ones at that) we experienced very high standards throughout our first holiday with Simpson Travel.
Mrs Jones August 2015

This was a honeymoon for us and couldn't have chosen anything more perfect. The location and the hotel were beyond expectation, and we would love to explore more of your properties. The staff at Purple Apricot made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We were looked after from the moment we landed until the day we left.
Ms Dale August 2015

Writing this the first day home from our stay at the Purple Apricot. This hotel will not disappoint. There is a feeling of calm and tranquility as soon as you open those wooden doors and step inside. Our room 'Purple Rain' had great views and if you can tear yourself away there is the beautiful island of Paxos to explore. Marco and Sophie are exceptional and enthusiastic hosts - Their attention to detail, knowledge of Paxos and recommendations made sure that we got the most out of our holiday and it was a sheer delight to get up every morning and be greeted by one of Marco's beautifully cooked to order breakfasts.
Mr Williams August 2015

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themselves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading Help

Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5

    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

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  • Location

    3.5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    3.5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    4/5

    Proximity to beach, restaurant and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

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.

Read more on our Paxos region page



Distant Plains

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Immaculately tailored to appeal to men and women alike - this suite has a simple, ageless appeal, celebrating craftsmanship and traditional style.

Accommodation details

  • Upper ground floor
  • Countryside view
  • Accessed by steps
  • TV (limited Satellite channels)
  • DVD player
  • 1.80m double bed
  • Complimentary Korres bathroom products
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Safe
  • 2-ring hob, fridge, kettle
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided

High Skies

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Relaxed beachcomber style with timeless rattan furnishings set against pale natural shades, simply accented by pure Mediterranean light, blue-skied barefoot bliss.

Accommodation details

  • Ground floor
  • Partial sea view
  • Accessed by steps
  • TV (limited Satellite channels)
  • DVD player
  • 1.80m double bed
  • Complimentary Korres bathroom products
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Safe
  • 2-ring hob, fridge, kettle
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided

Pure Victoria

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Antique lace, an opulent bedstead, snowy linens and a touch of Victoriana conspire to create a beautifully fresh and romantic suite.

Accommodation details

  • First floor
  • Partial sea view
  • Accessed by steps
  • TV (limited Satellite channels)
  • DVD player
  • 1.80m double bed
  • Complimentary Korres bathroom products
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Safe
  • 2-ring hob, fridge, kettle
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided

Full details

Inspired by distant lands but furnished using local materials, this suite features bold animal prints, a rugged four-poster and original African artefacts offset by calming natural colours.

Accommodation details

  • Couples/adults only
  • Concierge service
  • Reception open 6 hours/day (6 days per week)
  • Breakfast included (one day each week breakfast hamper delivered to rooms)
  • Book library
  • Laundry service available (payable locally)
  • Honesty bar by swimming pool
  • Shared swimming pool 11.5m x 6m (depth 0.6m - 2.5m)

Full details

Rich colours, polished brass, hand crafted rugs and a quirky blend of antique and modern furnishings recall the giddy exuberance of Turkish and Moroccan markets.

Accommodation details

  • Ground floor
  • Partial sea view
  • Accessed by steps
  • TV (limited Satellite channels)
  • DVD player
  • 1.80m double bed
  • Complimentary Korres bathroom products
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Safe
  • 2-ring hob, fridge, kettle
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided

Purple Rain

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

Full details

Decked out in the traditional shade of royalty and emperors, Purple Rain is moodily atmospheric, softened by tactile velvets, luxurious tapestries and natural wood.

Accommodation details

  • First floor
  • Partial sea view
  • Accessed by steps
  • TV (limited Satellite channels)
  • DVD player
  • 1.80m double bed
  • Complimentary Korres bathroom products
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Safe
  • 2-ring hob, fridge, kettle
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided

Full details

Our top floor suite is a lofty oasis of subtle colours and cool contemporary design. A calming room dressed in soft, sky shades of pearl, lavender and grey.

Accommodation details

  • First floor
  • Partial sea view
  • Accessed by steps
  • TV (limited Satellite channels)
  • DVD player
  • 1.80m double bed
  • Complimentary Korres bathroom products
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Safe
  • 2-ring hob, fridge, kettle
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pool towels provided

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