Ancient village house extensively enlarged, preserving old-world charm whilst incorporating modern amenities and comfort. Good-sized pool and patio with barbecues set in beautiful secluded child-friendly private garden. Spacious lounge and large well-equipped kitchen are a feature. There is central heating and air-conditioning. Private parking. Well-furnished with TV, Audio, DVD, library, washing-machine, and many extras. Fire-extinguishers and smoke alarms included.
Our location in the centre of the island means that such activities as are not available on site are within easy reach, either a stroll, a short drive or bus-journey away. A main cross-island road, with bus-stops, passes only 100 m from the villa.
Paul, Lula and Lionel, who manage the villa, live nearby, on call 24 hours every day, but we do not intrude upon our guests' privacy, wait to be approached.
Just as close is a taverna serving inexpensive delicious meals.
Corfu Town: This fascinating town is a product of centuries of influence by various cultures, Ancient Greek, Roman, Angevin, Byzantine, Venetian, French, British &, last but not least, modern Greek. Our villa is six miles from this cornucopia of history. Walk amongst faded Venetian edifices, haggle in the Jewish quarter, climb the massive fortifications, stroll along the French elegance of the Liston whilst watching a cricket match on the green, a heritage of the British. Barge through the crowded modern market or admire one of the many beautiful ornate churches. At night the ethnic disco strip is a must for party-goers and the shimmering lights of a hundred restaurants draw you in. Corfiots are justifiably proud of their catering. Food is prepared and cooked on the premises using only organic produce; no G-M junk here! There is virtually no crime on the island; the very old and very young wander around in safety at any hour of day or night.
Beaches and Countryside: Despite Corfu being a well-known and popular destination, there are still many quiet and unspoilt beaches awaiting the discerning visitor. Some of these are accessible more easily by boat, a splendid way to build up an enormous appetite before disembarking for a private picnic or lunch at family-run tavernas serving excellent Greek fare, including wine, at reasonable prices. For the adventurous there are caves to explore.
Beaches are extremely varied, some offering water-sports including windsurfing, hang-gliding, scuba diving, fishing, water skiing, banana boats, jet-skis etc., others safe bathing for little ones, yet others fiercer elements.
Hire a car; we can arrange that. Stop in a mountain village to admire the spectacular scenery whilst sampling the delicacies of the local taverna including their vintage.
Our villa is right in the centre of the island. All facilities are within easy walking distance or only a short drive or bus-journey away.
Guest Book: We welcome you to write what you will in our guest-book. These comments remain unedited for all to read. We think they provide the best testimony for you to add yourself to our list of friends. Excerpts from this book are available on request. One of the things most pleasing is the large percentage of guests who return, in some cases annually. Nobody has ever left us with a scowling face. We have even needed upon occasion to 'burgle' our own property in order to extricate a child who has locked himself/herself in, trying to avoid going home at the end of their holiday!
First-time guests arrive as strangers, depart as friends. Lula, Paul and Lionel live nearby and are on call 24 hours of the day, but we respect your privacy and wait to be approached. The village was the destination of the first back-packers who 'discovered' Corfu thirty years ago. It has extended a hearty welcome to visitors ever since, often greeting 'veterans' from those early days.