Iremia

THE IONIAN ISLANDS

Antipaxos

  • 4 Sleeps
  • 2  Bedrooms
  • 2  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

Your own private paradise on the tiny, island hideaway of Antipaxos!

Utterly charming in every way… that is how one of our Villa Specialists described Iremia after her first visit! Intoxicating views take in the nearby vineyards, the turquoise sea and a large expanse of this dreamy island’s coastline. Enveloped in total peace and quiet and boasting a lovely pool, Iremia is a unique, simple villa built with an inspiring love!

"Iremia is an amazing villa!" AS, Sweden, June 2019

Iremia in the press:
Spectator Life, August 2018

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  4
  • Bedrooms  2
  • Double beds  1
  • Flexible doubles/twins  1
  • Bathrooms  2
  • ... of which en suite  1
  • Infinity pool (LxW in metres)  8x4
  • Air conditioning ¹
  • Safe 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Microwave oven 
  • iPod docking station 
  • TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Stereo 
  • Satellite Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Outdoor kitchen 
  • Wood-burning pizza oven 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Car ²
  • Boat ³
  • Shopping service 
  • Transfers 
  • Boat trips 
  • Sea views 
  • Easy walk to beach/sea access 
  • Walking distance to restaurant(s) 
  • Restaurant meal delivery 
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
  • Boat mooring 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ in the bedrooms
² a run around Suzuki Samurai is available for guests free of charge. Petrol will be charged locally though this will be minimal considering the tiny size of Antipaxos! On arrival guests will sign a car rental agreement at zero cost, including CDW (Collision Damage Waiver). Guests may purchase extra FDW (Full Damage Waiver) to avoid any excess charges for damage caused
³ can be arranged for an extra fee
the service charge for your arrival shop is included in the price (ingredients are extra). Subsequent shopping services (i.e. supplies being brought over to you from Paxos) may be requested at an extra cost
A taxi transfer from Corfu Airport to Corfu New Port, the hydrofoil crossing from Corfu New Port to Gaios on Paxos and a boat transfer from Gaios to Antipaxos are included in the rental fee for clients staying at Iremia. For the latter part of the journey the owner Yiannis will pick you up and drop you off with his speedboat
to a couple of tavernas on the beaches nearby (generally open from June to September and often only open at lunch). There are no shops on the island

 

Inside: the main entrance of Iremia leads into a large open-plan sitting, dining and kitchen area, furnished with comfortable leather sofa and armchairs and a large farmhouse table. The combination of lofty wood-beamed ceilings and panoramic French windows make for a luminous environment. The two bedrooms, a double with en-suite shower room and views of the gardens and countryside, and a double-twin with adjacent shower room, are accessed from this living space and the overall effect is one of a simple, beautifully crafted - the owner built it himself over many years - and extremely homely villa.

Outside: arrival at Iremia is an experience to remember. As you walk in through the gate, past an organic vegetable garden, one is greeted by the most idyllic views: first of the surrounding vineyards and then of the enchanting coastline and sea of this little island paradise. Outside the living and dining area, and accessed by large French windows, is a shaded terrace fitted out for lounging and relaxation. This also boasts a superb panorama that takes in the sea, the Greek mainland and the cliffs of southwest Corfu. A few steps lead down to the curvaceous pool and a covered outdoor kitchen and dining area. It is here, thanks to the presence of a barbecue and a wood-fired oven, where you will probably end up cooking and dining most of the time. Iremia is totally private, totally romantic and totally peaceful, especially in the evenings when you only have the stars and the moon for company… the perfect place for really getting away from it all.

 

Think About

There are no proper roads and no shops on Antipaxos. You will find the house stocked with food and wine on your arrival (service included in the rental price, foodstuffs not included) and then you can either go shopping yourself in Paxos or request the shopping service at a small charge. There are a couple of tavernas on the beaches (open from June to September), but they do not usually open in the evening.

Iremia features a fantastic infinity pool, offering swimmers stunning views while in the pool. There is a drop from the infinity edge so we recommend children are supervised at all times. Please refer to our general safety page if you would like more information about infinity pools.

For guests arriving in Corfu on a morning flight, a taxi transfer from Corfu Airport to Corfu New Port, the hydrofoil crossing from Corfu New Port to Gaios on Paxos and a boat transfer from Gaios to Antipaxos are included in the rental fee for clients staying at Iremia. For the latter part of the journey the owner Yiannis will pick you up and drop you off with his speedboat. If your flight arrives in Corfu in the afternoon/evening after the last hydrofoil has left, a taxi from Corfu Airport to Corfu New Port is included, but a private sea taxi is not (however, we would be happy to organise for you). In this case, the return leg from Gaios harbour on Paxos to Corfu Airport for your flight home is of course still included.

Due to the relatively limited number of hydrofoil/ferry connections between Corfu and Paxos in the shoulder seasons, if you are travelling outside July or August, we recommend you book flights that arrive in the morning of your first day or fly in the day before and spend a night in gorgeous Corfu Town. Similarly, for the return leg, we recommend you book a late afternoon/evening flight or fly out the day after leaving the villa.

Should you wish to discover the beaches and coast of Antipaxos by boat (which we would thoroughly recommend!), the owner of Iremia also owns a local boat company and would be happy to rent a boat to you that could be moored on Antipaxos. Please contact us for information and prices.

EOT Licence No. 0829K91000343801
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