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- An exquisite Adult Only Simpson Hotel
- Refreshingly unconventional
- 7 eclectic suites
- Taverna 8min walk
- Gaios/beach 5min drive
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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.
- 7-suite hotel (each suite sleeps 2)
- All suites accessed by steps
General accommodation details
- Complimentary WiFi in all suites
- 180cm beds
- TV (limited satellite channels) with DVD player
- Complimentary Korres bathroom products
- Bathrobes and slippers
- 2-ring hob, fridge, kettle
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- Adults only (18 years or older)
- Concierge service
- Reception open 3 hours/day (6 mornings/week)
- Breakfast included and served on terrace (one day each week breakfast hamper delivered to suites)
- Book library
- Honesty bar by swimming pool
- Shared swimming pool 6m x 11.5m (depth 0.6m – 2.5m)
- In Greece, a nominal visitor tax applies, known as the Overnight Stay Tax, which varies depending on the accommodation. During your stay at the Purple Apricot Hotel, €0.50 per night per suite must be paid locally in cash and will be collected either by the property owner or our local representative on their behalf.
- 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): 0829K123K8269001
- 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
- Taverna 8min walk (high season)
- Taverna 20min walk
- Beach 5min drive
- Gaios 5min drive
- Loggos 8min drive
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.
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 C1 – Fiat New Panda 4x4 or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*
Group D – Dacia Sandero Step Way or similar, 1.4 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’ve had a fabulous week in Paxos. Still retaining its charm and authenticity, despite the many new builds going up across the island. So many unspoilt beaches to discover and the sea is glorious! We have used the hire car daily and feel that, even in our short stay, we got to see so much that Paxos has to offer. Anti Paxos was a highlight and our boat skipper took us into the Blue Caves on the journey back. Also, the walk to Tripitos Arch was well worth doing. Thank you to our hosts, Lionel and Aline. Delicious breakfasts and tip-top advice on where to eat locally. We will be recommending Purple Apricot!
Bendigedig! [Welsh for fantastic!] Purple Apricot is bliss, heaven on earth. It far exceeded our expectations in every way. This is due to the care and attention lavished on us by Aline and Lionel. Absolutely everything was perfection and the island of Paxos is a gem.
A blissful week. Special thanks to Aline and Lionel for all their help with bookings and the splendid breakfasts. We shopped for simple basics and ate ‘at home’ several times – the peace and quiet is so seductive. We hope to return and stay again – utterly gorgeous! Thank you to Lionel and Aline and thank you Paxos.
Our second visit in two years to Purple Apricot. Paxos, the island, is always beautiful, filled with lovely beaches, tavernas and good food. But Lionel and Aline are the most important constant. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The breakfasts as good as ever and their attention to detail and care of the hotel excelling. Thank you, both of you.
A lovely week in Paxos despite some dodgy weather – dramatic thunder and lightning. A very relaxing stay and great service from Lionel and Aline and their team. Thank you. We have done some lovely walks on Paxos and Anti Paxos, eaten some delicious food, fun boat trip around the islands and lots of chilling. Many thanks.
What a wonderful holiday we have had at Purple Apricot – we can’t find anything negative to say! Lionel and Aline and the girls have looked after us so well – a huge thank to all. We go home relaxed and suntanned and full of the joys of Paxos.
We have had a glorious, relaxed week with perfect weather on this lovely island. Our highlights were a boat trip around Paxos and Anti Paxos and a walk to Tripitos Arch. Too much lovely food! A special thanks to Aline and Lionel, who made everything so easy and cooked delicious breakfasts to start each day.
Our first time to Greece! And what a beautiful discovery this is. We had no idea we were going to be so beautifully looked after by Lionel and Aline – exemplary care indeed! Homeward bound to tell the pugs what fun we had! We will be back to beautiful Paxos.
Our sixth Simpson holiday but first in a hotel, which has much to commend it. Our week has been totally relaxing with perfect weather. Lionel and Aline have been so efficient and friendly – amazing breakfasts.
Back for our third visit to Purple Apricot, but only for one week this time. Despite this we have packed a lot in. Lionel and Aline have been just fantastic – nothing too much trouble and the breakfasts fantastic. Also, thank you to the ladies for keeping our room spotless and restocking us. Wonderful addition having the fresh water – saves having to carry bottles back from the supermarket.
Everything has been great! Perfect hotel and beautiful island. Thank you to the exceptional Lionel and Aline.
A wonderful but all too brief stay at Purple Apricot. Medina was ideal for our needs and Aline and Lionel were great hosts. Recommendations include Averto (best restaurant though not a typical taverna), boat hire from Pappas in Lakka, beaches on Anti Paxos and the walk up to Bella Vista is well worth it! We will return!
We had a fabulous stay at the Purple Apricot Hotel, made even more enjoyable by the hosts. Every day we were offered a different beautifully presented breakfast while we sat under the olive trees in the garden. As a small hotel, it provided a more intimate setting, and we enjoyed meeting our other guests and swapping tips on which beach or taverna to try the next day. With a large pool and plenty of sunbeds, there was room for everyone, and the honesty bar was a lovely touch. Although not on the coast, we had views of the sea and were a short distance from beaches and towns. Would definitely recommend a stay here for a relaxing break away from it all.
Perfect quiet location, a car is definitely required to reach the coast and other parts of the very small island. Aline and Lionel were exceptional.
We continue to use Simpson Travel due to many years of exceptional service, personal attention and efficiency. Purple Apricot is just such a wonderful holiday experience and made that much more special by Lionel and Aline.
We had a fantastic holiday at the Purple Apricot. The hotel is so relaxing and friendly. Lionel and Aline were very attentive and knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts were delicious and varied and eaten on a lovely shady terrace in the gardens. Having a water dispenser at the hotel was a great idea and perhaps one that should be extended to more of your hotels, saving on plastic waste. The honesty bar was very well stocked with plenty of ice available. We used Lionel and Aline’s recommendations for all our restaurants in the evenings and didn’t have a bad meal once. They are an asset to the hotel as are the whole team at Purple Apricot. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Purple Apricot Hotel is a lovely, peaceful oasis in the centre of this beautiful island, providing a select number of strikingly decorated suites and a lovely pool, with a good honesty bar facility and within a few minutes drive of all the key villages and beaches. The wonderful husband and wife concierge couple are very welcoming and friendly and provide a great breakfast service. They were an invaluable source of suggestions for activities and restaurants on the island and made everyone feel right at home from day one.
Can highly recommend travelling with Simpson, all the staff were extremely helpful, especially Aline & Lionel at our hotel.
First time with Simpson Travel. First rate from start to finish. We felt we were in safe hands. Professional and friendly service.
We had a lovely time at the Purple Apricot mainly due to the excellent all round service of Aline and Lionel. Aline provided an amazing freshly made breakfast every morning and it was served impeccably by Lionel. Nothing was too much trouble for them, they had strong knowledge of Paxos and provided lovely restaurant recommendations and made reservations on our behalf. The customer service was exemplary and they are a real asset to Simpson Travel.
Purple Apricot was perfect for a relaxing holiday with Aline & Lionel to look after us. They were ideal hosts preparing delicious breakfasts and helpful with advice on making bookings etc. Paxos is a wonderfully pretty island.
The staff at the Purple Apricot, namely Lionel and Aline, were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Aline's breakfast menus were excellent, as was the quality of what she produced. They definitely added to the enjoyment of our holiday in making things so easy and pleasant. The two local cleaning ladies were also very charming and were always prompt with their cleaning regime. A great place to stay.
Lionel and Aline were brilliant, so personable and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble - we booked boat hire, restaurants and taxis through Lionel and his knowledge and recommendations were useful and accurate. Breakfasts, cooked by Aline, were an absolute joy. Together they made a great team. A word on the location: the views might be a little far from the coast but the central location, generally 10-15 mins from everywhere, was perfect, and the one local taverna (an easy walk down, a more challenging walk back) was lovely.
Had an AMAZING time at Purple Apricot – Lionel and Aline made it so special with their amazing service, information, top breakfasts and going the extra mile.
Purple Apricot is in itself such a lovely, peaceful location, but it is your hard work and friendly contribution that make it even more special. I was the only ‘single’ amongst the other couples but was made to feel so welcome and especially by you and the lovely fellow guests. Days of total relaxation and stimulating company – and the most stylishly served and satisfying breakfasts I’ve had in years! Who could ask for more? Thank you.
We have been looked after marvellously by Lionel and Aline and have much enjoyed Purple Apricot. We are sad to leave – thank you.
The Purple Apricot was a hidden gem and the hosts, Lionel and Aline were fabulous. We had a fantastic week and enjoyed every minute. The accommodation was lovely, the hotel and pool were lovely and relaxing but Lionel and Aline made it a holiday that we will never forget .. thank you !!
We’ve really enjoyed our break at Purple Apricot. Very relaxing and peaceful surroundings. The drive to all the beaches – easy and no scary roads! Anti Paxos worth visiting just to experience the gorgeous looking water and sandy beach. A big thank you to Lionel and Aline, who were super helpful with reservations, directions and questions. The Simpson Travel company are lucky to have you! Thank you.
We’ve had a wonderful stay at Purple Apricot – our first to both hotel and Paxos – neither have disappointed. The hotel has been totally relaxing and our hosts, Lionel and Aline, have been incredibly welcoming and so helpful booking restaurants and giving us local knowledge. The breakfasts have been delicious and amazing – thank you to both. Loved Loggos and Lakka and the many tavernas to enjoy the lovely Greek cuisine. Recommend a visit to Anti Paxos – just beautiful. We will hopefully be back.
It’s not every day that one comes across a place like this. The island, the people, our lovely hosts, Lionel and Aline, and this beautiful hotel – along with the delightful and enjoyable mix of fellow guests. The place and the moment is one to savour. Like the food in the lovely restaurant down the hill – it’s a hidden gem, welcoming, nourishing and never disappointing. From the cats in the yard by the pool to the collared dove that arrives promptly (cooing) at 17:30 each day – every little aspect fits naturally into a deliciously simple and rejuvenating environment. We have enjoyed every minute of it. Feel alternately blessed and spoilt – appreciative, rested and joyful.
What a beautiful hotel and what great hosts! Wonderful breakfasts and Lionel is the best concierge we’ve ever come across. It is a mistake to start your day without having him, organise your beach shade and dinner!
We were absolutely delighted with every aspect of our holiday. We were so particularly pleased with the way our concierges Lionel and Aline attended to everything during the holiday. We thought they were exceptional. Many thanks to all the team for their evident team work
Our first trip abroad since 2019 after the COVID lockdowns could not have gone better. We've used Simpson in the past and are always impressed by the quality of accommodation and the locations. Our hosts at the Purple Apricot also made a huge difference to our stay, Aline and Lionel are a real asset to Simpson, from the warm welcome, great breakfasts, and local knowledge. Little touches make the difference, from the thoughtful adaption of breakfasts to taking account of Lucy's dairy intolerance, to the nice card and bottle of bubbly we were surprised with upon mentioning that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary.
Fantastic stay – will highly recommend. Aline and Lionel have been wonderful hosts. Lovely breakfasts and always so helpful in every way. A great team. Great and varied food around the island but our highlight was having a boat to tour around the island to swim off the boat to inaccessible beaches except by boat. Fabulous!
We have had a lovely week! Lionel and Aline have been the perfect hosts, cooking the most delicious breakfasts and looking after our every need. They gave us restaurant recommendations – all of which were very good. Anti Paxos is a must – we took the water taxi from Gaios. Spent a lovely hour drinking in the taverna on the beach before walking on the road up to Bella Vista (or you can take the 200 steps up!) for a great lunch with amazing views. Thank you to all the team for making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable.
What an amazing island – one week was not enough. Will definitely return. Thank you so much to our amazing hosts, Lionel and Aline. Fabulous breakfast every day. Purple Apricot is peaceful and serene and in a great location. Thank you Simpson Travel and all the staff involved in our wonderful stay.
Our first trip abroad since Covid madness and has been just perfect. Greece we have missed you, and Paxos has been a beautiful way to get re-introduced. Many tasty meals at Thymari just down the hill, Lakka watching the boats from Fanis Bar, a fab meal at Akis restaurant on the water’s edge. Panos boat trip to the Blue Caves, Anti Paxos and Mongonisi not to be missed. Wonderful hosts in Aline and Lionel, thanks for looking after us and all the tasty breakfasts! We will be back soon.
Lionel and Aline are just about the perfect hosts. Purple Apricot – the perfect place to stay. Paxos – the perfect Greek island. This is Paradise found!
Our 2nd visit to Purple Apricot, lovely quiet location, our hosts Lionel and Aline were back from last year and amazing, they could not be any more helpful and are a lovely couple, many thoughtful touches and wonderful breakfasts-if you enjoy peace and quiet with stunning views just book.
First time to Paxos and we loved our stay – the island as well as Purple Apricot! Lots of great restaurants, too many to list, but Averto down the road in Magazia was delicious with good views and vibe! Thank you, Lionel and Aline. Delicious breakfasts every day – good hosts.
We’ve had a really beautiful holiday at this special ‘hideaway hotel’. A very special thank you to Lionel and Aline – a truly beautiful couple in every way, who made our stay so wonderful. Aline, your breakfasts are sublime and Lionel your kindness and service, always given with charm and a smile really made our stay!
A beautiful and relaxing week at Purple Apricot – Lionel and Aline were very welcoming and helpful hosts, and the breakfasts were fantastic! Paxos is a perfect Greek island. Thymari restaurant is an easy walk from Purple Apricot, superb food and friendly staff. A firm favourite!
We’ve always wanted to stay in the beautiful Purple Apricot as so many other Simpson travellers have talked so highly of it. It did not disappoint. We had a magical week in stunning surroundings. Our wonderful hosts made our stay especially special. We rented a boat for the day from Loggos and thoroughly enjoyed it. We are so sad to leave but will most definitely return.
Paxos was everything we hoped it would be, the staff at the Purple Apricot were amazing - and Simpson Travel could not have been more efficient and helpful.
A charming experience, the Purple Apricot is a tranquil place to stay. The hosts Lionel and Aline are both superb and work very hard to make your stay perfect in every way.
Thank you ever so much for such a restorative, healing and inspiring holiday. Our experience from start to finish has been exquisite and has truly surpassed our expectations. This is our first time in Paxos and it will not be our last. On top of the beauty and comfort of this beautiful hotel, the care and attention we received from Lionel and Aline has been the true golden nugget of luxury. They are both worth their weight in gold.
Our first time in Paxos so a little late discovering this little slice of paradise. Purple Apricot is an amazing find and our stay here has been seamless – from the whole breakfast experience to the room and the facilities. Simpson deserves much praise. Lionel and Aline are both charming hosts, very hard working and in no small way made our time here very special. We shall definitely return.
Another wonderful week at Purple Apricot. Lionel and Aline do such a great job – thank you. All the usual eateries are still great.
A big thank you goes to Aline and Lionel for taking such care of us and the wonderful ladies who kept our room looking so clean and tidy. A return for us to Paxos and we love it! As ever, Simpson Travel is simply the best!
We really enjoyed staying at Purple Apricot and would definitely return. The hosts were lovely and the weekly drinks was a great opportunity to get to know other guests.
Our third visit to Paxos and staying in beautiful Serenity. We love it here and don’t want to go home! Thank you to Lionel and Aline for your kindness, consideration and help in making our holiday truly wonderful. We will be back.
This was our third visit to Purple Apricot and it was just as fabulous as ever. Lionel and Aline are fabulous hosts. They make everything so special. They are so very kind, considerate and feel like old friends.
Fabulous... just fabulous. My wife and I have just spent a wonderful week at The Purple Apricot hotel in Paxos. The service that we received from everyone associated with Simpson Travel from our very first enquiry through to returning to the UK was exemplary, and we will certainly be booking our next holiday through Simpson Travel. We would particularly like to give praise to Aline & Lionel our wonderful concierge team at Purple Apricot - they are the most attentive, thoughtful and simply brilliant couple, where nothing is too much trouble for their guests. They are a huge asset to the Simpson Travel team contributing so much to our overall holiday experience - thank you all.
The Purple Apricot hotel is a stunning venue and we enjoyed immensely our 2 week holiday there. Aline and Lionel (the Simpson on site staff) were delightful and nothing was too much trouble for them. Magnificent hosts!
Although only staying 3 nights, we felt relaxed and started winding down on the ferry trip from Corfu to Paxos. Paxos weaved its magic and the Purple Apricot did not disappoint! All the transfers were super easy, the Simpsons staff are very efficient and put their guests at ease. Aline and Lionel were charming and so willing to ensure you have a special holiday. They deserve 5 stars for hospitality!
Thank you all for such a lovely holiday. Not only is the Purple Apricot a little slice of heaven, but the people really make it perfect. Nothing is too much trouble and please know it is very much appreciated. Thank you for all your hard work.
Purple Apricot looked lovely in the brochure, but it was stunning in reality. Lionel and Aline are first class hosts and couldn't do enough for us.
Paxos is such an unspoiled, wonderful place to be and the Purple Apricot hotel, a lovely fusion of charm and beauty, a speciality of Simpson’s holiday properties. The hosts, Aline and Lionel, really care about service, ensuring your holiday is relaxed & happy. Aline provided delicious and beautifully presented breakfasts, enough to sustain one through the day, til dinner at any of the many excellent tavernas. The fireflies were the magical added bonus.
The whole Simpson experience was fantastic from start to finish. We stayed at The Purple Apricot hotel and it was a delightful place to stay. The staff were amazing but we must give a special shout-out to Lionel. He makes Purple Apricot that extra bit special. He is well trained in the hospitality industry and that shines through! What an asset you have in him.
First time with Simpson Travel and also Paxos . We had a fantastic holiday on this beautiful island and will definitely return . We normally arrange holiday details ourselves but will think again as we were completely spoilt by all the staff at Simpson who managed to make this a completely relaxing and stress free experience. Special thanks to Aline and Lionel at the Purple Apricot Hotel.
Thanks for a fabulous time in Paxos. The Purple Apricot hotel is gorgeous – the perfect mix of plenty of space in our suite plus relaxing 'common' areas by the pool and under the trees. We liked that it's a small hotel and felt more like staying in a luxury-hosted villa. Ailine and Lionel (plus their team) were wonderful hosts who went out of their way to give us yummy breakfasts with gluten-free options and tips to make the most of our holiday including booking restaurants for us. The whole Simpson Travel experience has been exception – we love they way you have people meeting us at each stay of the journey, taking away any potential hassles. Thank you!!!
We had a most relaxing, lovely and typically Simpson holiday, ie excellent. Lionel and Aline are the perfect hosts and go to great lengths to make sure you are happy. Bravo.
If you are looking for somewhere quiet to unwind, the Purple Apricot is the perfect place. It has an understated, homely feel allowing you to settle in straight away. Lionel and Aline will take good care of you and ensure you don’t need to worry about anything.
Thanks for a fabulous break in Paxos. The hotel is gorgeous - the perfect mix of plenty of space for our own time with relaxed areas by the pool and under the trees for breakfast. We like that it's a small hotel, felt more like staying in a luxury villa. Aline and Lional are wonderful hosts who have gone out of their way to give us yummy breakfasts with a gluten free option. Also been great for recommendations and booking tables at restaurants. Everyone at Simpson Travel has made this trip so easy by taking away any hassles.
Very relaxing break to recharge and regroup after a difficault year. Our first time using a travel company and the experience took alot of the hassle out of travelling especially with multiple transfers. Hotel was perfect,a quiet, small boutique hotel that ticked all the boxes, breakfast was exceptional.
Thank you so much for the most fabulous week. Despite appalling weather most of the time we had such fun and LOVED the Purple Apricot hotel. Lionel and Aline are the PERFECT hosts and delicious cooks! Thank you SO much.
Lionel and Aline were wonderful hosts and could not have done enough for us. Lionel guided us on where to go and arranged restaurant and boat hire bookings. He was extremely helpful. They really added value to the holiday experience.
Aline & Lionel are the perfect hosts at The Purple Apricot Hotel, the whole team at the hotel looked after us beautifully during our stay. Nothing was too much trouble for them, the breakfast was presented so well and was such an enjoyable beginning to the day. During our stay, we celebrated both an Anniversary & Birthday, Aline, Lionel, Lydia & Sylvia all helped to make both days so wonderful to remember, we are so grateful.
The stay at the Purple Apricot was excellent, we had a fantastic holiday and all the team from Simpsons from booking through transfer reps to the team at the hotel have all been superb.
Having been on other Simpson holidays the bar was high. This visit to the Purple Apricot raised it even higher. Everything about the property was of the highest standard, the room, pool, garden, were of the highest quality, however it is the staff that really made it. Both Lionel and his wife, Aline, together with their two assistants were outstanding, starting with our welcome at the port, their preparation for the guest, their knowledge of the island and everything that went with it and their catering for our every whim. They really were outstanding. This was something we have only experienced in top class hotels and that achieve with an army of staff. My wife and I have no hesitation in recommending this Simpson property (and the island) as the perfect destination for complete relaxation; very classy.
Lionel and Aline were perfect attentive hosts. They always recommended places to visit and eat. Their breakfasts each morning were delicious and varied. Had one of the best peaceful and relaxed holidays ever on the beautiful island of Paxos.
We had an amazing memorable honeymoon with Simpson Travel in two beautiful hotels. The concierge teams were so friendly and made our stay incredibly enjoyable with all their knowledge and tips. Everything was simple and easy from start to finish so we’d love to travel with Simpson again!
Lionel and Aline were perfect hosts, it was like visiting friends, nothing was too much for them and their knowledge of the island is outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the restaurants they recommended and booked for us, such a huge help.
The accommodation and holiday in general exceeded our expectations. The Purple Rain suite was simply stunning. The staff (Lionel and Aline) were perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you to the Simpson Travel team.
Lionel and Aline were fabulous hosts, nothing too much trouble! A serene and beautiful place to relax by the pool. Paxos is stunning and the boat trip from Loggos is to be recommended.
The Purple Apricot is a delightful hotel encompassing everything we love - big rooms, beautiful setting, good sized, warm pool but most of all a complete sense of relaxation and serenity. Lionel and Aline are the best hosts, calm, helpful, smiley, wonderful cooks but most of all lovely lovely people.
Purple Apricot is an oasis of calm. I don't think we could have dreamt of a more stylish and elegant place to stay.
Purple Apricot is a magical place. We love it! Thanks to Aline and Lionel for making our second stay so wonderful. Hoping to see you again next year.
Another wonderful holiday at Purple Apricot. From booking to returning home everything was superb and everyone so helpful.
We had a great week in Medina, thank you to all the Purple Apricot team. Aline and Lionel made us feel at home straight away and the breakfasts were delicious. We got to see all the island and explored most of the beaches. Kipos and Marmari were our favourites.
This was our second time to the Purple Apricot hotel. It was just as good as before and exactly the relaxing stay we needed after a the dreadful couple of years we’ve all been through. Friendly and helpful staff and the hotel itself is a little piece of paradise in the Ionian Sea. I’m sure we will return and hopefully bring our family with us next time.
We would like to thank the Simpson team for a really enjoyable holiday experience, in particular Lynn who ensured the arrival & return transit process from the airport to the port went smoothly and even looked after our suitcases whilst we visited Corfu town.
Our first visit to Paxos and we've had an amazing time, very relaxing. Highlights were taking a boat out and swimming in the waters of the clear turquoise coves. Thank you to Aline and Lionel for making our stay so memorable, we have enjoyed every minute.
The whole experience of the Purple Apricot Hotel was first class. Lionel and Aline are a credit to your organisation.
Third time in beautiful Paxos and second visit to Purple Apricot. Good to travel again with Simpson , as always nothing is too much trouble.
We have travelled with Simpson before, and so when faced with pandemic restrictions, we had no hesitation in picking them again as we knew we could rely on their professionalism and quality and we were not disappointed. We had a sunny and warm 10-day stay in Paxos last week, combining three days at the lovely Purple Apricot Hotel hosted by David and Steph followed by a week at the nearby Secret Garden villa. The Simpsons and their staff know how to make your holiday both comfortable but also run smoothly. We have no hesitation in recommending them.
David and Steph were instrumental in making this an extremely enjoyable holiday. Simpson Service excellent as usual.
Another wonderful week at our favourite destination. Little changes on the island and yet we are still surprised by new experiences. David and Steph are excellent hosts providing lovely breakfasts, offering good advice on restaurants and had walks for us to explore new areas of the island. A perfect week of R&R.
This was our first Simpson holiday but will not be our last and we will highly recommend it to our family and friends. Purple Apricot was perfect and our hosts (David and Steph) were exceptional. I would stay at other locations just because they were the hosts.
An absolutely fabulous stay at Purple Apricot. The Simpson staff were brilliant at making sure the whole experience from beginning to end was seamless – from the reps at the airport, to the ports, to our lovely hotel managers. David and Steph were fabulous hosts – what breakfasts! – and we'd definitely book again both with Simpson and with the same hotel. A huge thank you to everyone for making it a really relaxing and memorable holiday that exceeded our expectations.
Another fantastic stay at Purple Apricot with its beautiful pool, quirky rooms, delicious three course breakfasts and outstanding concierge service. Steph and David will make you welcome! The location is perfect, too; you can be anywhere on the island quickly and easily.
Paxos and the whole experience of staying on the island and at Purple Apricot with Simpson Travel was exceptional and an unforgettable holiday.
A lovely restful stay at Purple Apricot with no compromise on quality. The hosts, David and Steph, work extremely hard to ensure you get the most from your stay, whilst being highly knowledgeable, friendly and professional. They are the icing in the cake!
This has been a wonderful holiday for us both. The hotel is a real gem. David and Stephanie have a wealth of knowledge about all the places to see and beaches to explore. They really couldn’t have been more helpful and welcoming if they tried. Medina has everything you would need and is truly stylish!
Our first visit to Paxos and we leave feeling relaxed and refreshed having spent a week on this beautiful island. We have been delighted by Purple Apricot, not least because of the kindness and care provided by David and Steph, who really are marvellous hosts. From the moment we stepped off the hydrofoil at the port feeling very hot and tired, we knew we were in good hands and this continued all week.
First visit to Paxos for us both and so glad we chose to stay at Purple Apricot. Steph and David have been first class hosts. Their friendliness and thoughtfulness have in no small part made this one of the best holidays we have had. They simply want their guests to have a wonderful holiday. This was achieved – 100%. They are both a mine of useful/helpful information. A small island with so much to see and do.
Purple Apricot is very well situated and beautifully appointed. The hotel’s managers, David and Steph, were extremely helpful, knowledgeable of their locale and charming. The breakfasts they prepared and served were excellent. We loved the peace and tranquillity of Purple Apricot and particularly appreciate the fact that it wasn't spoilt by the use of 'musak'.
As a hotel experience, the Purple Apricot is excellent. The Simpson hosts, David and Steph, are beyond excellent with exemplary service provided for every minute of our stay. Just a fantastic experience all round.
We’ve had a wonderful two weeks – it really is a superb hotel, great location and expertly run by David and Steph. They are both excellent hosts.
People make a holiday. David and Steph were exceptional. Although Purple Apricot was close to paradise, these two angels were helped by their local cherubims, who were also utterly charming.
A wonderful stay in Medina. David and Steph made us so welcome and could not have been more helpful. We have walked the island from top to bottom which we highly recommend and had a great day hiring a boat from Loggos. Lakka and Loggos are real gems – so friendly and fantastic food. You are in for a treat. Thank you.
Purple Apricot is a joy. Apart from the great facilities and position, the care and support provided by the representatives, Stephanie and David Cowley, was outstanding throughout – the phrase 'beyond the call of duty' is often overused but certainly not in their case. Simpson should be proud of their example. Their judgement was just right at all times. One should add that the whole process of both journeys, which required complex transfers and ferries, were handled by Simpson representatives effectively.
We have had a wonderfully relaxing time at Purple Apricot. Steph and David are exceptional hosts and have made us feel so welcome. Thanks also to Lydia and Sylvia for looking after us so well. We will recommend Purple Apricot to all our friends.
Our holiday at Purple Apricot was truly special and one we will never forget. We fell in love with the island and explored its length and breadth with the excellent information provided by David and Steph and fuelled by the amazing breakfast and homemade cakes. Thank you.
This was our sixth holiday with Simpson Travel and we thought the others were good but Purple Apricot exceeded all our expectations. The accommodation has been carefully and thoughtfully set out and each room decorated with attention to detail. The breakfast prepared by Steph was a reason to get up each morning and David and she offered an excellent service. Nothing was too much trouble. Paxos is an easy island to drive round but we made the most of Purple Apricot and never really ventured very far. Why would we?
We had the perfect holiday at Purple Apricot – lovely hotel – lovely staff – lovely rooms – a haven of peace and tranquillity and very stylish. We can't recommend it enough.
Paxos and Purple Apricot in particular, were a delight. Steph and David were fabulous in every way without ever being intrusive. We will be back!
What differentiated Simpson Travel from other holiday companies was the care and friendliness of the Simpson Travel personnel and especially the attention to detail that was shown. It might not sound significant but it makes all the difference. When choosing staff for overseas locations Simpson Travel must take special care in choosing the people and this shows when they are interfacing with guests. The organisational abilities were second to none and we never came across a problem with our multiple cars, water taxis and ferries. There was always someone from Simpson to guide us on our way. Also the locations that Simpson Travel has managed to find tick all the boxes for seasoned travellers.
If you want a get-away-from-it-all spot, it's got to be Purple Apricot! Big rooms, stunning position, and the flexibility of doing your own self-catering rather than eating out every meal.
Paxos is a wonderful island and Purple Apricot provides the perfect location from which to enjoy and explore this jewel. It is convenient to everywhere and a joy to return to at the end of a day spent discovering the sleepy harbours, rugged coastline, dramatic scenery and a wealth of friendly tavernas. We enjoyed several peaceful walks surrounded by olive groves, dipping down to white pebbled beaches and climbing up to historic windmills. In the words of Phil Collins "just another day in paradise".
We had a fantastic holiday at Purple Apricot and were really impressed by the warm but very professional service provided by the Simpson Travel team. Steph and David are outstanding hosts and the hotel is a great place to relax and a good base from which to explore the island.
Purple Apricot is a gem of a boutique hotel, set on the idyllic island of Paxos. If you're looking for a holiday to get away from it all, with stylish accommodation, friendly service, authentic Greek tavernas and a low key atmosphere, then this is the place to come to. We will certainly use Simpson Travel again, they have been delightful.
Purple Apricot is a piece of paradise on an island where time really has stood still...magical!
Purple Apricot is an indulgent delight to the senses! From walking through the Moorish gate which opens onto an exotic vista, to the individual suites that are colourful and striking with artistic flair. A wonderful ambience in which to spend a relaxing holiday.
I would like to extend my thanks for a magical experience at Purple Apricot. I can recommend Simpson Travel to anyone considering a holiday with them. A seamless experience throughout. Thank you.
Simpson Travel were exceptional from start to finish. The holiday booking was quick and painless and actually made talking to a person on the phone, how lovely! When we arrived in Paxos, we were greeted by Steph, who was the host at the hotel. Our car hire was ready and waiting, no paperwork to fill in, this had all been taken care of before. The hotel is perfect. David and Steph were fantastic hosts and cooked the most delicious breakfast each morning. The hotel is tranquil, a beautiful pool area, lovely sunbeds and towels – a little oasis. Our room, Purple Rain, was simply stunning. This was our second trip with Simpson Travel and staying at Purple Apricot and would 100% recommend it. We will be back!
Our expectations of a repeated excellent experience at Purple Apricot were well and truly met by David (great advice) and Steph (great food) who were both keen to make sure we were happy with everything within their control. Our friends found the whole holiday as delightful as we'd told them it would be, so another successful Simpson Travel holiday in the bag! A great format and one we look forward to repeating in another of their similar boutique hotels in due course.
A lovely stay at Purple Apricot enhanced by David and Step’s great hospitability and breakfast cooking! Paxos – a lovely unspoilt corner of Greece. We would love to come back. We can recommend taking a boat all around the island and swimming in a quiet cove. We moored at Mongonissi beach for lunch at the taverna. Great walks too.
Simpson travel offers a fabulous service and well-researched accommodation. Paxos is a beautiful island, and Purple Apricot is a very special hotel – comfortable and peaceful. The trip exceeded my already high expectations. I travelled with my 22-year-old daughter – we both loved it, and plan to return to Paxos next year with the rest of the family.
It was out first holiday using Simpson Travel, I hope it will not be the last. Steph and David at Purple Apricot were fantastic hosts! From their very warm welcome, their splendid service and willingness to help and advise; nothing was too much trouble for them. I should also mention the two ladies that assisted them and served us so well, Lydia and Sylvia. Our only regret was that our stay was only for one week instead of two.
Purple Apricot is an excellent hotel, Paxos is a beautiful island and we had a wonderfully relaxing and indulgent time after a busy and stressful year. It was quite simply the best and given the choice, I would not holiday with any other company. I am delighted to have discovered Simpson Travel.
Purple Apricot is a delight and an excellent member of the Simpson Travel Adult Only hotels. David and Steph exemplify the ethos of caring hosts who really go the extra mile to ensure their guests have the most enjoyable of stays. Paxos is a gem, and we were pleased to note the addition of further Simpson Travel properties on the island. Certainly food for thought for future holidays. Last, but not least, the transfer teams were, as ever, very helpful and cheery. Thank you for another excellent holiday.
Very many thanks to David and Steph for all their help in every way. We felt at home straightaway, surrounded by friendly, like-minded people. We would recommend Erimitis Bar at sunset and a boat trip round the island – it’s a lovely way to see the rocky west side of the island.
This was our third trip with Simpson Travel and our second to Purple Apricot. Once again thoroughly enjoyed our time on the island, despite the weather being somewhat mixed. Thank you to David and Steph who were our new hosts and who can’t do enough for you. Thanks also to Steph for the lovely breakfasts!
We had a week at the Purple Apricot Hotel in Paxos which we thoroughly enjoyed. David & Steph are excellent hosts. The breakfasts under the olive trees were a real highlight. The pool was beautifully positioned and in excellent condition throughout. We had a most enjoyable and relaxing week for our late honeymoon.
Paxos and Purple Apricot never fail to delight. Thank you to David and Steph for helping to make our fifth visit to Paxos a holiday to remember. Paxos is an island we have come to love; total relaxation, a chance to recharge the batteries with good food, lovely pebble beaches, super swimming, snorkelling and walks along donkey tracks with stunning views. An island full of surprises and wonderful people.
This was our second time to Purple Apricot so we knew what to expect. Purple Rain is a lovely room with a balcony that we love a lot. Steph and David provided all the support and information we required, cheerfully and efficiently. Steph’s breakfast are amazing – delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented: the perfect start to a day.
Purple Apricot is a delightful hotel. The accommodation is excellent, comfortable and beautifully designed. The breakfasts were outstanding and the service from David and Stephanie was without fault. We can't wait to return!
Purple Apricot is simply a beautiful, tranquil and peaceful haven on a quiet, unspoilt island. Breakfast is served under the olive trees and the food is individual, local and fresh. David and Steph are the perfect hosts but never obtrusive. The ambience and décor is tasteful with an Eastern touch with candles and lamps creating a calming atmosphere. Go there to totally unwind and relax in a beautiful place.
Purple Apricot is simply a beautiful, tranquil and peaceful haven on a quiet, unspoilt island. Breakfast is served under the olive trees and the food is individual, local and fresh. David and Steph are the perfect hosts but never obtrusive. The ambience and décor is tasteful with an Eastern touch – candles and lamps creating a calming atmosphere. Go to totally unwind and relax in a beautiful place.
Purple Apricot is an excellent place to unwind and relax with perfect hosts.
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.
This was our third fortnight at 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 – snorkelling is a must!
This is our first visit to Paxos and certainly not the last! What a little jewel of an island and hotel. Sophie and 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!
If you're looking for style and relaxation this is the perfect place for you – a very special place.
Perfect. Part Paxos, part Pure Victoria. Wonderful Simpson Travel team – a wonderful holiday. Thank you Sophie and Marco for excellent, above standard care and service (by miles).
Our second visit to Paxos, this verdant gem of an island, an oasis of peace and tranquillity in our very troubled world. We are so happy to have stayed at Purple Apricot during Marco and Sophie's reign.
Simpson Travel makes Greek island hopping a real stress-free pleasure. Their plentiful staff are 'can do' people with a wealth of useful advice.
This has been our fourth visit to Paxos over a 12-year period and we still love it! 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 Simpson Travel and they do not disappoint!
This is a truly wonderful retreat, on a beautiful island ran by a very special couple. Wish to be back!
Can't fault the Simpson Travel team. What an amazing holiday. Thank you.
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. Simpson Travel deserves full credit for their smooth and efficient service throughout.
We've had a wonderful week at Purple Apricot, accompanied by gorgeous weather, beautiful rooms but not least being looked after so well by Sophie and Marco – nothing was too much trouble! Paxos is heavenly and we hope to be back and to stay here again.
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 and 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.
What a wonderful week we have all had in Paxos for a wedding but our stay was made all the better by being at Purple Apricot. 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.
It was like arriving in heaven – thank you Sophie, Marco and 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!
Beautiful island, marvellous 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 have travelled around the world a lot and this hotel and this island is amazing...the best we've experienced!
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!
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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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