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Corfu - A picture postcard setting

Corfu’s spectacular north eastern coastline is a haven of white pebbly coves, glittering turquoise waters and stunning views. It’s a medley of cosmopolitan and time-honoured Greece, from the livelier resorts of Kassiopi and Ipsos, to outlying villages steeped in Greek tradition. While time seems to have forgotten them, you will not. The majority of our villas are dotted along the peaceful mountainside, surrounded by olive groves, orange and lemon trees and famously friendly natives.

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Nissaki

With a mountainous coastline and pretty horseshoe-shaped beach, Nissaki offers excellent bathing and swimming. A winding road from the main village, with its few shops and church, leads down to a little cove with a couple of tavernas and local shop selling daily essentials.

  • 40mins fromCorfu

Kassiopi

The charming resort of Kassiopi offers something for everyone. The bustling harbour is lively both day and night, with an excellent selection of bars and restaurants serving international food. You’ll find a choice of five pebbly beaches with boat trips that take you snorkelling, swimming and picnicking on castaway beaches.

  • 1hr fromCorfu

Yaliskari

Yaliskari is a pretty bay situated between Agni and Kalami. The beach is a real gem – a sheltered bay watched over by pine-tree clad mountains which seem to extend into the sea itself – a stunning collision of green and blue. Wander down through olive groves to the beach, and enjoy a meal accompanied by a glass of local wine.

  • 40mins fromCorfu

Almiros

Almiros and its fantastic long sandy beach is nestled on the north coast of the Corfu between the resorts of Acharavi and the fishing village of Kassiopi. Unlike the east and west coasts of the island, the area of Almiros is relatively flat offering scenic fields and farmland, which then borders onto undulating hills and mountains set at the back of the area. Scattered along Almiros' beautiful sandy beach, several tavernas and cafés can be found which overlook the beach and sea. The bustling resort of Acharavi offers a host a large variety of amenities from lively bars, to quaint little tavernas and can be found within 10 a minute drive, whilst the small bustling fishing village of Kassiopi can be found within a fifteen minute drive away. Alimros offers a great holiday location for those wishing to be set in peaceful countryside location, with a lovely sandy beach and a few local tavernas close at hand, whilst being able to reach a bit of 'life' within a short drive away.

  • 1hr 10mins fromCorfu

Barbati

Barbati is a small, pretty coastal resort with a mile-long shingle Blue Flag beach and offers a small selection of tavernas and shops, along with some small water-sports centre. Venture up to the main village of Barbati, a ten minute hillside walk, for more bars and restaurants. The quaint little village of Nissaki can be reached within a 10 minute drive north of Barbarti, whilst the livelier resort of Ipsos with its broad selection of tavernas, bars and shops can be found in a 10 minute drive south of Barbati..

  • 35mins fromCorfu

Gouvia

A short drive from Corfu Town, Gouvia is a popular destination offering both lively nightlife and quiet hillside spots. It is home to the island’s premier yacht marina, a wide selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars, plus a narrow beach offering sun loungers and boat trips.

  • 20mins fromCorfu

Halikounas

The Halikounas area boasts the best of beautiful, tranquil countryside, olive clad hillsides and lovely, quiet beaches. Unchartered with mainstream tourism, Halikounas is perfect for those wishing to enjoy a quieter holiday, and experience typical Corfiot / Greek food in the several tavernas found scattered around the surrounding area. The larger typical village of Agios Matheos can be found within a 10 minute drive, where a larger selection of amenities can be found including supermarkets, butchers and bakers.

  • 45mins fromCorfu

Lake Korrison

Get away from it all in a peaceful, beautiful location at Lake Korrison. The lake - or lagoon - here is a nature reserve and home to many rare bird species, offering the ideal place for walking and being close to nature. The gorgeous long sandy beach is framed by undulating dunes, and is perfect for sunbathing and swimming. You’ll find amenities nearby in the peaceful village of Halikouna, or the popular resort of Agios Georgios, which has a wide range of shops, restaurants, tavernas and activities.

  • 45mins fromCorfu

Avlaki

Avlaki is just a five minute drive from the resorts of Kassiopi and St. Stefanos. Here you’ll find a long, white-pebbled beach with crystal clear water, ideal for swimming. A small sailing school and water sports centre is open in peak season and a selection of tavernas and cafés serve local cuisine.

  • 1hr fromCorfu

Kalami

Set between the secluded bay of Agni and the quiet harbour of Kouloura, Kalami boasts a great choice of tavernas, shops and bars. Popular walking routes along the coastal path take you to Kerasia and St Stefanos, while the steep track to Agni Bay is lined with rows of olive trees. The bay offers a popular shingle beach, which features a number of facilities and watersports.

  • 45mins fromCorfu

Kokkini

Kokkini is just a few minutes drive from Kassiopi and St. Stefanos, and is set on a lush, green hillside. From here you can gaze out to sea and enjoy the breathtaking, panoramic views across the Ionian sea to Albania. Various local tavernas can be found within a few minutes drive, whilst shops and other amenities can be found in the larger resorts of Kassiopi and St. Stefanos.

  • 55mins fromCorfu

Danilia

Nestled in the centre of Corfu, amidst woodland, farmland and olive groves sits the quiet, sleepy little village of Danilia. The village itself is located only 4 kilometres to the west of Gouvia, which is the closest main resort and here you will find the nearest main selection of tavernas, amenities and a sandy beach. Danilia provides an ideal holiday base for those wishing to relax and get away from it all, whilst also offering a great location for those wishing to explore both east and west coasts of Corfu.

  • 30mins fromCorfu

Kaminaki

Just north of Nissaki, Kaminaki offers a beautiful pebble beach lapped by turquoise waters. This romantic setting is ideal for those seeking peace and tranquillity, with one taverna on the beach, another high on the rocks overlooking the bay. A few mini-markets are dotted around in the local area.

  • 40mins fromCorfu

Kerasia

The long, sweeping, pebble beach of Kerasia is one of Corfu’s finest, with a beautiful, mountainous backdrop with olive and cypress trees. Tucked between Kalami and St.Stefanos, the cove is ideal for a relaxing afternoon in the sun, perhaps followed by a coastal walk or a meal in a waterfront taverna. Our villa is situated just up the coastal road from the beach, offering captivating views.

  • 1hr fromCorfu

Korakiana

Surrounded by mountains, olive groves and citrus orchards, Korakiana is a large traditional country village. You’ll find a selection of local tavernas, mini-markets and restaurants serving local cuisine, as well as plenty of footpaths for lazy afternoon walks through olive groves to connecting villages.

  • 30mins fromCorfu

Paramonas

Nestled on the west coast of the island, this beautifully unspoilt region of Corfu offers a delightful Greek experience - from tiny Greek villages nestled within the olive clad mountains, to beautiful quiet beaches. Paramonas is small typical village spread over a hillside which leads down to the waters edge. A fantastic long part sand, part shingle beach can be enjoyed here, where probably some of the most magical sunsets on the island are on offer. A few tavernas can be found scattered around the surrounding area, whilst the larger resort of Messonghi can be reached within a fifteen minute drive, where a greater variety of amenities can be found.

  • 45mins fromCorfu

Perithia Loutses

This quaint little village is situated on Corfu's north coast, only a few kilometres away from the bustling resort of Kassiopi. Situated in a great location, surrounded by beautiful citrus groves and orchards, this area enjoys tranquillity and spectacular views. This means that Perithia Loutses is an ideal choice for those wishing to relax and get away from it all, whilst being close enough to enjoy the amenities of the neighbouring resorts and villages.

  • 1hr 10mins fromCorfu

St. Stefanos

Located on the north-east coast (and not to be confused with the resort of the same name in the north-west!), the popular fishing village of St. Stefanos is set against a backdrop of dramatic rugged hills, looking out across the sea to Albania. Also known as Agios Stephanos, this unspoilt resort is full of traditional Greek charm and character, and the locals are warm and hospitable. The small pebble beach is lapped by warm, clear water and a boat trip is the ideal way to explore the beautiful, secluded coves around the bay, which are inaccessible by land.

  • 45mins fromCorfu

Your Corfu Villa holiday

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Outdoor pursuits in Corfu

Soak up the island’s magnificent sunsets with a walk across the headlands and coastal paths. The views are particularly magical – offering uninterrupted seascapes and panoramic scenes of untamed hillsides and white sandy bays.

Explore the shoreline scenery by small boat and go cove-hopping to one of many peaceful and very pretty bays. You can even trek on horseback around the wild and rugged countryside with an experienced instructor. Bird watching, cycling, windsurfing and waterskiing are also available.

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On the beach in Corfu

The beaches in Corfu are pebbly and sandy with many sloping gently into the sea. The secluded coves and clear blue waters have made the island a particular favourite with families. Most beaches are equipped with waterside tavernas, beachside shops, with pedalos and sun loungers for hire.

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Hints of history in Corfu

An island immersed in legendary Greek history, Corfu’s ancient sites have survived through the centuries to remain standing today. Corfu Town is a maze of narrow, stone-paved streets dominated by two stunning Venetian castles – the Old and New Fortresses. Other architectural attractions on this Greek Island include well-preserved palaces – one famously home to the Greek royal family.

Monasteries, chapels and old Roman ruins are dotted around the Corfu countryside, while mosaics, sculptures and frescoes have been carefully retained in their original domains for public viewing.

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Local cuisine in Corfu

Rich in Mediterranean flavours, traditional cuisine on the island consists of local ingredients. In particular, olives, lemons, tomatoes and freshly caught fish feature strongly in most dishes.

Find a waterfront taverna and dine on the terrace overlooking the sea, as homemade Greek dishes are lovingly prepared and served to your table. Back in the tranquillity of your own private villa, feast on a long, lazy lunch of grilled fish and fluffy fresh bread drizzled with just-pressed, golden olive oil.

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Not to be missed...

  • Explore the narrow streets of old Corfu Town, the dungeons and battlements of the Byzantine and imposing Venetian forts.
  • Take a boat trip from the charming little fishing villages of St Stefanos or Kassiopi.
  • A trip to the two islets of Vlakhérna and Pondikoníssi: The first for its photogenic white convent and the second for its legendary Odysseus connections.
  • Visit Albania, just 2kms offshore by boat, and take this unique opportunity to experience the state’s fascinating history.
  • Dine in idyllic surroundings at the tiny harbour at Kouloura.

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