Adamantia Hotel comprises twelve fully equipped independent stone apartments and -rooms, keeping the temperature nicely fresh. Each of them has its own balcony or terrace. They can sleep 2-6 persons.
The resort is located on a hill, between olive trees, 1.5 km from Gaios (capital) and the nearest beaches of the island.
The central building has been characterized as an architectural Building of Traditional Heritage. It dates (chronologically) from the end of the 17th century and it was renovated in 2010, keeping the stone walls and the inside architectural arrangements untouched.
General description and services
Free breakfast is served to your room every day 9:00-11:00. There is also a private parking area and wi-fi internet connection provided (all for free).
Maid service: The price is including every day maid service (every 2nd day towel change and every 3rd day bed linen change).
Each room type offers: • Orthopedic mattresses on all beds and sofas • Hairdryer in each bathroom • Sat. TV • Mini bar
Studio (2-4 pers. – approx.40 sq m) Entering you find the bathroom and the kitchen, that separates the bed- and living room with a pass. There is one double bed and one double sofa bed with orthopedic mattresses. All studios are independent and have their own balcony.
Maisonette of the 17th century (4-6 pers. – approx. 80 sq. m.) Two-floor apartment, renovated in 2010. The 1st floor consists of 1 bathroom situated inside of the master bedroom and 1 twin bedroom. On the ground floor there is 1 more bathroom and a kitchen-living room, which has a double sofa bed and can be separated with a curtain from the kitchen. There are 2 external doors, 1 leads to a beautiful veranda with a lot of shadow and the other is the main entrance.
Small Maisonette (2-3 pers. - approx. 28 sq.m.) This maisonette consists of 1 double bedroom with A/C on the 1st floor. On the ground floor there is 1 single bed and a bathroom. *Without kitchen
Rooms of the 17th cent. or brand new rooms built in 2011 (2 or 2-4 pers. – approx. 20 sq.m.) Located on the ground or 1st floor, with double bed - without kitchen. * One room has also a double sofa bed (2-4 pers).
*Some apartments have no A/C due to the stone construction, which makes them fresh enough. Even though fans can be offered as well for special occasions.
The island of Paxos is in the Ionian Sea, in the north-west Greece. Paxi is the name given to the smallest group of the Ionian Islands (the Heptanese), the largest of which are Paxos (Paxos comes from the word 'pax' which means peace in Latin) and Antipaxos (a smaller nearby island famous for its wine, and two of the finest sandy beaches in the Ionian Sea).
According to the Greek Mythology, Poseidon created the island by striking Corfu with his trident, so that he and wife Amphitrite could have some peace and quiet.
The island is at a distance of 7 miles from the south of Corfu, 8 miles from the coast of Eripus (in northwestern Greece) and 12 miles from the town Parga located. Paxos is approximately eight miles in length and covers an area of 19 sq. km and 3 sq. km respectively.
The west coast is dominated by steep white, chalky cliffs that are greatly eroded at sea level, and harbour many 'blue caves' which can be explored on launches departing from Gaios. There are also many natural beaches, which are hugging the island with their very clear turquoise waters. Olive oil making, soap manufacture and fishing were supplanted by tourism as the main industry in the mid sixties, resulting in a contruction boom which has greatly altered the coastline around Gaios, the 'capital' of the community. The visitor can admire the exquisite beauty of a rare nature, which keeps its picturesqueness through the ages and can enjoy the harmonic coexistence of the oil tree, the pine tree and the stone.
The seaside small villages Loggos, Lakka and Gaios, are waiting for the visitor to taste the cuisine of the Ionian Islands and to enjoy the fine taste of Antipaxos wine.
Worth visiting… in Gaios (the capital) • The fortress of Agios Nikolaos, on the island bearing the same name, upon permission from the municipal authority. • The Monastery of Panagia on the small island bearing the same name. • The church of Holly Apostles (Agii Apostoli). Located behind the bus stop. • The Paleo-Christian church of Agia Marina, in Porto Ozia, at the end of the coastal road, before turning to Moggonisi. • The Museum of Paxos. • The cistern of Eleousa, above the church, in Vlachopoulatika. • The cistern of Agii Apostoli, at the right of the church with the same name. • The cistern of Agii Anargyri, above the church. • The Mill of Lesianiti at Tranakatika. • The cliff of Mousmouliou, from Tranakatika. • Ostries, for the the sunset and the view of Avlakiou. From the road to the right of the church of Agia Paraskevi in Bogdanatika. • Beaches: Kloni Gouli, Kamini, Kaki Lagada. On the road after the new harbour, at the crossroads go right towards Platanos-Loggos.
Worth visiting… in Lakka • The house of Drigoutsi in Grammatikeika. On the road the lighthouse, deviate to the left. • The lighthouse, from the same road, deviate to the right. • Planous, taking the road to the lighthouse. • The Ipapanti (Gandlemas), from the road after the reservoir, going towards Lakka on the left. • Monodentri a beach that you can reach using Lakka˘s high road. Taking a right opposite the church of Agios Spyridonas in Argyratika.
Worth visiting… in Magazia • The church of Agii Apostoli, with a view to Erimitis. At the end of the road that begins opposite Agios Spyridonas, at the petrol station of Magazia, you will see the view of the Ortholitho (the great sea rock formation) as you go towards the left. • Kastanida, after the Elementary School on the right hand side at the end of the road, where the area Petrades is located. Magnificent sunsets can be viewed there.
Worth visiting… in Loggos • The Anemogiannis factory at the end of the settlement, next to the Elementary School. • The beach of Levrechiou and Marmaria. Coming from Platanos (Fountana) 100 meters before the settlement, take the road to the right.
Worth visiting… on Antipaxos • The Sandy beaches of Vrika and Voutoumi • The traditional vineyards. • The spring of Kalori.
It can be reached by 15-minute ride with a sea-taxi from the port of Gaios in Paxos.
Paxos International Festival Paxos is part of a European network called Cultural Village of Europe. Since 1985, it hosts a yearly classical music festival (founded by John Gough, and now organised by the Guildhall) which attracts some of Europe's finest young performers. This festival usually takes place in late August/early September at different locations throughout the island.
These sources, which have long been known to the inhabitants of the island, spring forth from the subsoil and empty into the sea. Today they are used for their therapeutic properties, especially in the treatment of rheumatisms. The most important is at Ozia.
Getting to Paxos
The island is serviced by hydrofoils and ferry boats from the mainland port of Igoumenitsa (1.5 hours), from Corfu (1–1.5 hours) and from Bari and Brindisi (about 4 hours).
In addition, there are small high-speed boats, which cover periods when no service is available in case of an emergency.
From Corfu: Daily ship service in summer, less routes in winter. From Igoumenitsa (mainland): Daily ship service in summer, less routes in winter. From Parga (mainland): Daily ship service in sommer. From Athens: Bus service to and from Athens via Igoumenitsa.
Paxos Port Authority: Tel. (+30) 26620 32533 Igoumenitsa Port Authority: Tel. (+30) 26650 22235-22240 Corfu Port Authority: Tel. (+30) 26613 65200 Parga Port Authority: Tel. (+30) 26480 31227