Welcome to Villa Charchala. The name comes from the Greek expression for 'the sound of children’s laughter'. The property is also known locally as Villa Kipos (Greek for garden).
It is beautifully situated on the site of an old orchard approximately 200 meters from the centre of Kassiopi and the surrounding beaches.
With 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms the Villa is ideal for a large family, groups of friends or several families together. With the ample space inside and out, the house offers the occupants a rare opportunity to satisfy the desire to either socialise or to enjoy a little private time around the well kept grounds. All bedrooms have air conditioning and all the rooms have ceiling vans. Especially for the guests who make use of the house in the winter, the house has central and under floor heating. And for those who would like to celebrate Christmas in the Villa, a Christmas tree and decorations will be available. Logs for the open fire can be ordered upon request.
The Villa has a large garden, and is surrounded with an authentic wall, topped with railings and a large gate, this ensures privacy, tranquillity and a safe environment for children to enjoy the garden and the play equipment. The swings can easily be interchanged to suit the appropriate age of the child.
The Villa has a secluded outdoor swimming pool, where after dark the atmospheric lighting creates an ideal setting for long cosy evenings on the terrace enjoying the spectacular night sky.
The well equipped BBQ has its own working area, refrigerator and lighting so can used either during the day or well after sunset.
From the house, especially from the balcony you have a magnificent view over the village Kassiopi, the sea and in the distance Albania.
The house is fitted with free WiFi, a safe, alarm system, satellite receiver with flat screen TV, DVD player, hair-dryers, child gates, Playstation 2 including games etc.. An assortment of multilingual books and games are available. This also includes an outdoor pool table. There is adequate parking facilities for four cars.
The villa is serviced three times weekly by the villa manager, who will ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible.
-1 master bedroom with en suite bathroom
-1 double bedroom
-3 twin bedrooms
-1 shower room
-Air conditioning / central heating
-Satellite TV, DVD player
-10 Pool loungers
The ground floor is given over to a large open plan living area that includes a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge. The lounge has a satellite television system. There is also a twin bedroom and family bathroom situated on this floor.
THE UPPER FLOOR
The upper floor is given over to a spacious master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and balcony with sea view. This balcony is shared with an adjacent large double bedroom. There are two further twin bedrooms and an additional bathroom on this floor. The master and one of the twin bedrooms can easily accommodate cots for infants that can be booked in advance if required.
GARDEN AND SWIMMING POOL
Outside the 900 square meter garden features two large lawns, one with a children’s play area. They are planted with a variety of local fruit trees. Visitors are welcome to help themselves at their own risk.
The swimming pool is serviced three times a week, its dimensions are 10 meters (30 feet) long by 5 meters (15 feet) wide and slopes gently from a set of wide entry steps to a depth of 1.8 meters (six feet). It is surround by a non slip patio that is a natural sun trap all day.
A Pergola with jasmine covered patio overlooks the swimming pool and provides an ideal outdoor seating and dining area that is especially enjoyable when using the build in barbecue. This patio is also accessed from the kitchen area of the villa.
The shaded pool table is always very popular with all our visitors.
Corfu is one of the most popular and beautiful islands in Greece. With a wealth of natural beauty, a rich culture that spans centuries and a gentle magnetic appeal it is easy to see what draws people back year after year. Corfu's diverse coastline offers beaches that range from glorious sweeps of golden sand and bustling seaside resorts to enchanting white-pebbled coves. Inland the scenery is spectacular, and there is an abundance of charming traditional villages where you still encounter donkeys, occasional traditional costume and of course the gloriously lazy pace of life Greece is so famous for. Corfu has an immensely long and chequered history. Renowned as a place of beauty, culture and hospitality since ancient times, Corfu plays her part in many ancient myths and legends. Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian powers have all held fort on Corfu's shores and although excavations are relatively few there are many traces of these great powers to be found around the island and in the excellent archaeology museum.
The capital of the island Corfu town is a joy. Dominated by two impressive Venetian fortresses, graced with the inspired architecture of several different cultures and surrounded by the azure Ionian Sea the old town is a delight to explore. A maze of elegant narrow streets lead the curious onto hidden little platias arcaded avenues and Byzantine churches. A stroll through the park brings you to the sophisticated arcades and cafes of the 'Liston', the perfect place to sit in the shade and indulge in a good coffee or 'ouzo meze'. Shopping is excellent and provides for all tastes. From chic little boutiques and hand crafted jewellery, leather, or art studios to cheap and cheerful souvenir shops, Corfu has it all.
Kassiopi is historically a small traditional fishing village. However 2000 years ago it was the capital of Corfu Island. The village lies approximately 40 km from Corfu town (Kerkyra). The attractions of Kassiopi are the picturesque harbour with its terrace bars and fishing boats. The medieval fortress (1386) that has recently been renovated completely. Panagia, Kassiopi's seventeenth century church has several frescoes and icons of great interest. Kassiopi has everything you want for young and old. The gorgeous bays and clear waters make snorkelling and scuba diving very popular, the diving school in the village will give test dives in the swimming pool at the villa upon request. There are many varied walks, road cycle tours and mountain bike trails that can be taken in the area around the village and across the whole island. Kassiopi has a wide range of bars and restaurants and there are plenty of places nearby to visit: Avlaki beach, San Stefanos, the sandy beaches at Kalami and St Spiridon etc. To rent a boat is a different and fun way to visit the small secluded beaches and enjoy a completely different view of Corfu island and its coastline.
• Amenities such as Bars, Restaurants, Supermarkets, Banks and Doctors, are all within easy walking distance of the villa.
• Restaurants are varied and cater to all tastes, from Janis with its sea view and traditional menu, Little Italy with its authentic Italian dishes and take away service to the souvlaki vendors you are assured an interesting mealtime treat. Don't forget your breakfast at Dawn's...
• Shopping in Kassiopi can be fun and exciting, from the trinket shops to the olive wood and jewellery offered at the Olive Grove you will find that special piece of memorabilia.
• Night Life in Kassiopi can be as diverse as you wish, from wining and dining through to dancing the night away at an air conditioned club or watching others perform authentic local Greek dances. Every age and taste is catered for.
KidsWorldsClub Aqualand in Agios Ioannis 75.000 m2
Hydropolis waterpark 30.000 m2 waterpark in Acharavi.
• Excursions for example:
o To Albania
o Around Corfu Island
o A Beach BBQ
o Corfu East Coast
o Horse Riding
o Sunset Cruise's
Car, Scooter and boat hire and trips can also be arranged by emailing or by telephone to The Travel Corner in Kassiopi.
For diving courses, experience dives and dive master training contact Angelo or Danny at the Corfu Divers' shop which can be found just above the harbour in the main street of Kassiopi.
Boat hire you can contact Filippos Boat hire in the harbour of Kassiopi.
There are many places of interest to visit around Corfu, from the huge flat sandy beach of Kalami, the scenic views from the old fort in Kassiopi, or the breathe taking spectacle that is Paleokastritsa to the extensive array of shops in Corfu town.
Corfu Golf Club has a challenging 18 hole course at Ermones in the Ropa Valley.