The Aghia Irini Villas Gardens

 

The Aghia Irini Villas Gardens

For the perfect Greek Island get-away holiday.
 

The development of the gardens has been an important project for the owners of the Aghia Irini Villas. Since the year 2000 there has been tremendous progress in transforming the local garrigue to gardens with a mixture of exotic plants and native Mediterranean species.

The development of the gardens is dynamic and changes will be seen from one year to the next. Together with other Mediterranean species and the exotic plants, the gardens provide a natural habitat for the local wildlife - birds, butterflies, lizards, etc. For bird lovers: Paros, like many other islands in the region, is a stepping stone for birds on migration.

Down by the sea with its special microclimate there are the exotic plant species. Aghia Irini Villas boasts one of the largest collections of Plumerias (frangipani) in Europe.

As we move away from the sea we come to an area of native garrigue. The Mediterranean garrigue is characterised by spiny, extreme drought tolerant plants, dwarf cypresses and juniper trees and is found throughout the Cycladic islands. A portion of the native Mediterranean garrigue can still be seen and will be left as an important habitat for native species.

Finally, we arrived at the Mediterranean garden. This area is planted with mainly, but not exclusively, Mediterranean species and with Mediterranean climate plants.

The change in the environment has been a boon to wildlife and now supports many more species than the original garrigue.

Take a look at the gallery of photographs and see if you agree with our aims.

These delightful Greek island style holiday homes, in a beautiful setting,
are available for rental all year-round.

The Gardens

 

The Gardens

Photos copyright © David Hands

Wildlife

 

Wildlife

Photos copyright © David Hands