Your paradise on Paxos

Villa sleeps 4 Studio sleeps 2

What makes the Villa Adriana special?

The Villa Adriana and studio - a romantic Venetian early 19th century pink-stuccoed house with thick stone walls - is one of the landmarks of Lakka. Newly restored to very high standards, our home is set in one acre of ancient majestic olive trees offering complete seclusion, tranquillity and privacy. Yet it is only 5 minutes' walk down the hill to Lakka's village harbour with its excellent tavernas and beaches with crystal clear water. And 2 minutes down the path to a large hotel swimming pool, which our guests are welcome to use for free.

When we bought it in 2005, the house had been owned by the same local family for about 150 years. But it had fallen into disrepair. We painstakingly restored the outside to its former glory and transformed the interior into a comfortable contemporary living space, while preserving original features such as the olive wood lintels and stone window alcoves. Large shuttered windows and high ceilings give a luxurious atmosphere of spaciousness and light.

Beyond the large terraces, paved walks through the upper garden lead to the pavilion, which looks out onto spectacular views of Lakka Bay with its famed turquoise waters and the open sea - perfect for watching the sun set while enjoying a glass of wine. The lower half of the house is a light and airy separate studio apartment. The house is paradise for families, walkers, writers, artists, nature lovers, honeymooners and other romantic couples. You can live the romance of Mamma Mia! We've spent 30 summers visiting Greece in a happy search for the perfect island with the perfect house: we think this is it.

"The house is gorgeous and very comfortable. The island itself is stunning!" A young Dutch family