Villa Heleni

Paxos , Greece

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  • Beautiful contemporary villa
  • Magnificent sea views
  • Spacious outside dining
  • Beach tavernas 5min walk

Dinner on the terrace of this fine property, with the most charming views across the Ionian Sea to mainland Greece, is a wonderful moment. With a stunning pool and comfortable seating you can linger and savour the phenomenal vista for as long as you wish. The house itself is beautifully contemporary, with three spacious en-suite bedrooms to suit a family or a group of friends. 

Villa Heleni sits above Monodendri beach, a 400m sweep of white pebbles lapped by translucent turquoise sea. In spring and autumn, it's a haven for those who prefer a relaxing sojourn with a scattering of like-minded visitors either scattered along the beach or sampling the fresh fish at one of the two waterside tavernas. In the height of summer, late July and August, a different clientele arrive: families with teenage children, young couples and those who enjoy a slightly faster pace, bringing a more upbeat feel and vibrant atmosphere. 

The beach is a mere five-minute stroll down a meandering lane that finishes at Monodendri (longer on the uphill journey back). In the afternoon on hot August days music may sometimes be heard wafting up from the beach, but by late afternoon most sunworshippers have departed and you'll have time to enjoy a quiet cocktail in one of the two tavernas before they close before dinner.

Whilst maintaining its own independence and privacy, Villa Heleni can be rented along with Monodendri Blue and Thanelli to provide a spacious venue for an extended family gathering or a group of friends.



  • 3-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)
  • 31 steps down to villa from car parking area
  • Due to the number of steps, Villa Heleni is unsuitable for guests with reduced mobility

Single storey

  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen with Greek satellite TV (English-speaking news channels), DVD/CD players
  • Kitchen includes full cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Double bedroom (180cm x 195cm bed) with en-suite shower room
  • Double bedroom (160cm x 195cm bed) with en-suite shower room
  • Twin bedroom (90cm x 195cm beds) with en-suite shower room
  • WC and washing machine


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Built-in barbecue area
  • Private infinity swimming pool 8.6m x 4.5m (depth 1m – 1.75m)
  • There are 31 steps down to villa from car parking area
  • Villa Heleni is unsuitable for wheelchair users or guests with reduced mobility


  • 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): 0829k10000431801


  • 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


  • Monodendri beach/tavernas 5min walk (longer on the uphill journey back), tavernas not open in the evening
  • Lakka 5min drive
  • Loggos 5min drive
  • Gaios 12min 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.

This has been our first experience with Simpson Travel and we cannot recommend them highly enough. The team are first rate both at the time of booking and in the destination country. There is a real desire to be hospitable and provide excellent service. Holly Judd and Chris Shagla are to be singled out for their service. Congratulations too on the highly effective app which provides excellent information. A very well run company with great attention to detail. Huge thanks.

Penelope Manuel, May 2023

We are booking again, just loved it!

Pete and Pen, May 2023

Everyone is lovely everywhere! Anti Paxos is a must for the clearest water ever - stupendous!

Milly, Rob, Peter, Tilly, Martha, May 2023

Yet again a wonderful stay, that is why we return to Simpson Travel and will again in the future.

John Denton, September 2022

Another wonderful stay at Villa Heleni. It has everything we need for a comfortable stay.

Dentons, Harwoods & Turks, September 2022

Had a gorgeous 2 week holiday at Villa Heleni! Highly recommend taking a small boat out for the day and exploring the island.

Simon, Sarah & Harriet, September 2022

A great holiday thank you very much. We loved Villa Heleni and hope to return next year.

Charlie Savory, July 2022

We had to change destination due to Covid-19 and we chose Villa Heleni on the beautiful island of Paxos. Flights, transfers and hire car were seamless with a Simpson representative every step of the way to help us and the same on the way back. The villa was frankly stunning. Wonderful house, spotlessly clean and beautifully equipped. A fabulous pool and stunning views. A charming pool man who was full of ideas for where we should visit and regular cleaning and linen deliveries. The Simpson staff on Paxos were in regular contact to check all was well and also gave some great tips for restaurants and days out. We enjoyed some fabulous meals, a wonderful boat trip around the island just for us, swimming in deserted bays and generally just chilling out in the lovely warm weather. I can wholeheartedly recommend both Paxos and of course Simpson Travel. If we are all alive next year and allowed to travel then Simpson Travel will be the team for us!

Chris & Liz, September 2020

I love travelling with Simpson Travel. Great service and knowledge with nothing to worry about, just enjoy your holiday.

Mark, September 2019

An absolutely fabulous holiday, super villa, wonderful location and great service from start to finish with Simpson Travel. We have been to Paxos several times before and this was definitely the best. Cannot wait for the next visit.

John Denton, September 2019

Thank you to the whole team at Simpson travel – Paxos was truly a wonderful holiday for my family and a dream destination. From start to finish everything was done so seamlessly, and when we arrived at the villa it was delightful. We loved that we got to explore the whole of the island with ease both by car and boat. Stuart, our rep, was very knowledgeable and fantastic at recommending things for all of us to do. Great service from Julie at the port waiting to catch our boat transfer – we didn't have to queue in the heat with the baby and our 5-year-old, she very kindly took us to the front to board first and the same happened on our return, and at the airport security, massive plus for people travelling with children.

Mrs Garcia, August 2019

First time we have returned to a villa – and Heleni was just as wonderful the second time round. Hoping to return to Paxos again next year.

The Duncans, June 2019

An amazing week in Paxos, our first time of what we’re sure will be many to come. The villa speaks for itself – fantastic location and great facilities.

The Sullams, May 2019

Simpson Travel takes the 'package out of the package' by making it so personal with professional people who really do care from start to finish with an ethos of high quality in both properties and service. The word ‘genuine’ springs to mind, rare these days.

John Davis, September 2018

We have had a lovely week in Paxos. The villa is in a great location and is very comfortable. The views are fantastic. We didn't stray too far (although nowhere is too far!). Monodendri Beach, with its amazingly clear sea, is a great place to spend the afternoon if you can tear yourself away from the pool. We hired a boat for the day and went around the island, stepping off briefly at Anti Paxos. We are very sad to be going home, but hope to make a return visit soon. Hope you enjoy your holiday as much as we have.

The Benstead Family, September 2017

We always love going on holiday with Simpson Travel because we know they will always be attentive, friendly and caring, as well as having great quality properties, great local knowledge and lots of attention to detail.

Ms Clifton, August 2017

We also had a fabulous time here. We've been to Paxos several times and it's always interesting to see the island from different view points. This was our first time at Villa Heleni and being so close to the beach, bars and restaurants at Monodendri was a real plus.

Don & Lizzie, August 2017

We have never 'done' package holidays in the past, but have over the past four years with Simpson Travel. Why? Well, thye really do take the 'package' out of the 'package' and make it all so easy and personal with unobtrusive service. The back-up is there in spades if you need or want it, but if you don't then you are left alone as if travelling alone. The villas are pretty much the best you will find anywhere in the world, all in all a pleasure which keeps us coming back for more. Thank you.

Mr Davis, July 2017

Wonderful place, fabulous reps.

Mrs Callaghan, June 2017

Our second annual family holiday with Simpson Travel and it was fabulous – again! Our holiday representatives were friendly, accessible (if you needed them) and very informative – every step of the way! Makes everything so much easier! All the extra bits requested, especially for the smallest one in our family, plus there were some additional touches such as a baby bath! Thank you all – we'll be back again in 2017!

The Lewis Family, July 2016

I like Simpson Travel people, I like their sense of humour, I like their care and attention, I like them being in the background but oh so available and I like Simpson Travel properties. Someone somewhere pays a great deal of attention to detail and it shows, it shows at every step of the journey and very clearly in the accommodation. You guys 'hit the spot' for us, you are people like us, you like the same things and have very high standards which I thank you for, you certainly don't disappoint and for me it is money very 'well spent', which is why we return to you year on year on year. Thank you, you make a difference.

Mr Davis, June 2016

I just got back from Paxos staying at Villa Heleni. Impressed doesn't even start to describe my feelings about the holiday. I was a little sceptical on doing Europe being a Caribbean connoisseur of many years, but Simpson Travel staff were totally impeccable. On arrival our hostess met us at the airport, then another at the jetty in Paxos where our car awaited. We then got a welcome pack and even a little bag of Easter Eggs! With great driving instructions we made it and parked in the driveway of this beautiful villa. The cleaners were great and we chilled out the moment we got there. The weather wasn't brilliant for the first couple of days but to be honest we didn't really care! When the time came a private ferry taxi was arranged and we were boosted by our Simpson Travel hostess to the front of a long public queue and boarded our water taxi with minimum wait. On arrival in Corfu we were met by two extremely friendly ladies from Simpson Travel for who again nothing was too much trouble. In the taxi to the airport I was just commenting to the rest of my party of four how Simpson Travel really went that extra mile and we would definitely return again and use Simpson Travel, when the door opened and we were welcomed to the airport arrivals by another Simpson Travel agent, who promptly whisked us straight to the Club Check-in and booked us in within minutes in front of the queues.... Fantastic service, professional people managed by a clearly professional company. Well done Simpson drawer!

Mr Moore, May 2016

What a fabulous villa – love the stonework. Great pool for swimming at all times of the day.

Mr Davis, June 2015

A beautiful place to have a comfortable half-term week. Views are brilliant. What a great house!

Mrs Lacey, May 2015

A wonderful place for a truly relaxing week.

Mrs Lloyd, May 2015

Villa Heleni is a beautiful villa with amazing views – just perfect!

Mrs Latham, August 2014

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.


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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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